It would be fair to say that over the last year and a half the Catholic Church in the United States and governmental authority on a federal and state level have had a contentious series of disagreements. If we look at the most publicized disagreements, the Health and Human Services rule for implementation of universal health-care coverage, and immigration laws passed in particular states, one could say they are unrelated, and destined to be resolved in divergent ways according to the political process. Or, and I think this is the more realistic way to think, we can view the controversies as related on a deep level, and indicative of a significant cultural and social shift affecting the context within which the Church operates in the United States. Read entire text of lecture here...
Christ the King Annual Report
Fiscal Year 2012 (July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012)
We are pleased to offer you this snapshot of life at Christ the King in the form of our Annual Report. Inside this document, which you can read by clicking on the photo of our sanctuary, you'll find our sacramental statistics for the year, a religious education report, a listing of our two leadership committees of Pastoral Council and Finance Council, the fiscal 2012 finance report, a parish ministry report, and a summary of this year's major repair & maintenance projects and capital improvements. May God continue to bless us as we take care of His parish, Christ the King, and may we continue to be worthy of the trust He is placing in us as we seek to bring about Christ's Kingdom in our community!
The Nicene Creed (AD 325)...fully grounded in Sacred Scripture
From the beginning, the apostolic Church expressed and handed on her faith in brief formulae for all. But already early on, the Church also wanted to gather the essential elements of its faith into organic and articulated summaries, intended especially for candidates for Baptism:
This synthesis of faith was not made to accord with human opinions, but rather what was of the greatest importance was gathered from all the Scriptures, to present the one teaching of the faith in its entirety. Just as the mustard seed contains a great number of branches in a tiny grain, so too this summary of faith encompassed in a few words the whole knowledge of the true religion contained in the Old and New Testaments.
Such syntheses are called “professions of faith” since they summarize the faith that Christians profess. They are called “creeds” on account of what is usually their first word in Latin: credo (“I believe”). They are also called “symbols of faith.”
The Nicene Creed
Lost Without a Shepherd
Don't get in the way of the miracle!
Bread of Life (Oxford Movement)
Getting back to the Garden
Dying to Self
The Blind Man
The Widow's Mite
The Good News About Hell
Christ the King of the Universe
Our Holy Families
Fulfilled in your Hearing
Good Friday's Good News
Doubt as part of Faith
Obeying God Rather than Men