Sunday, October 4, 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Christ the King will celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi this Sunday, October 4th with a Blessing of Animals at 3:30 p.m. in front of the Marian Grotto, outside the entrance to the Parish Office and RE Bldg. Last year we had a wonderful procession of animals, everything from dogs and cats to hamsters and birds. This custom is conducted in remembrance of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures. Francis wrote a Canticle of the Creatures, an ode to God’s living things. “All praise to you, Oh Lord, for all these brother and sister creatures.” The bond between person and pet is like no other relationship, because the communication between fellow creatures is at its most basic. Eye-to-eye, a man and his dog, or a woman and her cat, are two creatures of love. The love we give to a pet, and receive from a pet, can draw us more deeply into the larger circle of life, into the wonder of our common relationship to our Creator.
Saturday, October 10, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Christ the King’s Women’s Ministry invites you to a HARVEST BAZAAR & Craft Show on Saturday, October 10th from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall. Over 25 vendors will have crafts for your holiday shopping. Homemade King Ranch lunch will be available for only $8 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., and includes salad, tea and dessert. Dine In or carry out. CALLING ALL CRAFT VENDORS: Spaces are still available, only $25 for 10’x10’ outdoor space. Table and canopy additional $10.
October 10, 5:00 PM - October 11
All high school teens are invited to join us for our annual camping event as we wait on the Lord! We are willing to camp out for concert tickets, new movies and technology without a second thought, but we often forget about the amazing reality of the Mass! Camping out on the parish grounds in anticipation of Mass is a way for us to refocus on what is truly important and show the parish that our youth love God! Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 3 at 5:00 p.m. through Sunday morning after the 10:30 a.m. Mass. Parental Consent Forms are on the High School Youth Ministry website. Contact Abby at 254-939-0806 or email@example.com if you can help chaperone!
October 22, 12:00 PM - October 25
Christ the King’s Women’s ACTS Retreat Ministry invites you to join them for an extraordinary weekend! An ACTS weekend is a three-day Catholic lay retreat presented by fellow parishioners like you who are past retreatants. It is intended for anyone who wants to develop a closer relationship with Christ. The cost is $165, and includes meals, lodging and round-trip transportation. For more information or to register, contact Lynn Hauger at 254-654-2496 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration deadline is October 9th.