Christ the King Chapel
Chapel Bulletin for the week of March 2, 2014
Regular Mass and Confession Schedule
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This week's readings
- 2 Sun: Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time—Is 49:14-15/1Cor 4:1-5/Mt 6:24-34.
- 3 Mon: Weekday or St. Katherine Drexel, Virgin or Blessed Liberatus Weiss & Companions, Martyrs of Ethiopia—1 Pet. 1:3-9/Mk 10:17-27.
- 4 Tues: Weekday or St. Casimir—1 Pet 1:10-16/Mk 10:28-31.
- 5 Wed: Ash Wednesday—Jl 2: 12-18/2 Cor 5:20-6:2/ Mt 6:1-6, 16-18.
- 6 Thurs: Thursday after Ash Wednesday—Dt 30: 15-20/Lk 9:22-25.
- 7 Fri: Friday after Ash Wednesday or Ss. Perpetua and Felicity—Is 58: 1-9a/Mt 9:14-15.
- 8 Sat: Saturday after Ash Wednesday (Commemoration of St. John of God)—Is 58:9b-14/Lk 5:27-32.
- 9 Sun: 1st Sunday of Lent—Gn 2:7-9; 3:1-7/Rom. 5:12-19 or 5:12, 17-19/Mt 4: 1-11.
Evangelistic Outreach Event
- Weekly Praise and Worship will held on Tuesday, March 4 at 9:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.
- Festival of Praise will be held on Saturday, April 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Finnegan Fieldhouse.
The Spanish Mass will be held on Thursday, March 20 at 4:45 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.
Latin Extraordinary Form – High Mass
The Latin Extraordinary Form High Mass will be held on Sunday, March 23 at 4:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.
Latin Mass – Novus Ordo
The Latin Mass Novus Ordo will be held on Tuesday, March 25 at 4:45 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.
Latin Extraordinary Form – Low Mass
The Latin Extraordinary Form Low Mass will be held on Saturday, March 29 at 12 Noon in Christ the King Chapel.
Adoration in the Portiuncula Chapel
Perpetual Adoration in the Portiuncula for spring break will close on Thursday, March 6th at 12 Noon and reopen on Monday, March 17th at 8:00 a.m. The Portiuncula will remain open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day for prayer; the monstrance will not be exposed.
Spring Break Mass Schedule in Christ the King Chapel
- Friday, March 7—6:30 a.m. and 12:05 p.m.
- Saturday, March 8—10:00 a.m.
- Sunday, March 9—10:00 a.m.
- Monday, March 10—12:05 p.m.
- Tuesday, March 11—12:05 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 12—12:05 p.m.
- Thursday, March 13—12:05 p.m.
- Friday, March 14—12:05 p.m.
- Saturday, March 15—10:00 a.m.
- Sunday, March 16—10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Travelers’ Mass
All Masses will be celebrated in CTK Chapel. The regular Mass and Confession Schedule will resume on Monday, March 17.
The distribution of ashes will take place after all Masses on Wednesday, March 5 (6:30 a.m., 12:05 p.m., and 4:45 p.m.) At 3:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel a distribution service will be held.
Stations of the Cross
The Stations of the Cross schedule is as follows: Friday, March 7 and Friday, March 14 are canceled because of spring break. The stations will be held on Fridays March 21, March 28, April 4, and April 11 at 3:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.
The annual Lenten season is the fitting time to climb the holy mountain of Easter. The Lenten season has double character, namely to prepare both the catechumens and faithful to celebrate the paschal mystery. The catechumens are prepared for the celebration of the sacraments of Christian initiation; the faithful prepare themselves by penance for the renewal of their baptismal promises.
Lent runs from Ash Wednesday until the Mass of the Lord’s Supper exclusive on Holy Thursday. Abstinence from meat (beast or fowl) is to be observed by all Catholics 14 years and older on Ash Wednesday and on all the Fridays of Lent. Also, Catholics who are 18 years of age until 59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, and if possible on Holy Saturday until the Easter Vigil. The paschal fast is observed everywhere to honor the suffering and death of the Lord Jesus and to prepare ourselves to share more deeply in His resurrection. Fasting means limiting oneself to one full meal; two smaller meals are also permitted during the fast day, but the two small meals together should not equal one full meal, and no eating of solid foods between meals on fast days is permitted. Let us pray for one another as we embark upon this Lenten journey.
From The Chaplain's Desk…
Wednesday of this week, March 5, 2014, is Ash Wednesday, and we will once again begin the holy season of Lent. The season of Lent is a very special time of grace, conversion, and renewal for all Christians as they journey together with Jesus toward Jerusalem. To help us on this journey of faith, the Church offers us many directives which can guide and strengthen us on our way. They are recommendations which have grown out of the very life of faith of the Christian community down through the ages. First and foremost we are asked to practice acts of prayer, penance, fasting and almsgiving. And for this year’s special theme, Our Holy Father has asked us to be especially mindful of the plight of the poor in the world, how they are treated in civil society, how they must be considered in the Church, and what a life of evangelical poverty means for us today. This also affords us the opportunity to rediscover the childlike simplicity and trust that all believers must cultivate in imitation of the Son of God.
It is in that same spirit that we are encouraged to be concerned for all the suffering, the needy, the hungry, the thirsty, strangers, the naked, the sick, and the imprisoned. In reaching out to them we are truly reaching out to Christ because he is truly present in all of them.
How we practice these qualities in our lives is entirely up to us, our good will, and our realization of just how much we need to grow continuously in our love of God and neighbor. However, we need to realize that as we seek to serve and to love God more and more each day, God’s love for us is always all-encompassing and ever-present. And the more we open our hearts to receive that omnipresent love of God the more we will be able to share it with others. Of course we realize that our gift of love pales in comparison to His, nevertheless, we must always give to the best of our ability.
Throughout this season, the Lord is asking us whether or not we are willing to share a portion of our love with those who are really in need of it. Perhaps this could encompass giving our forgiveness and love to someone who has hurt us in the past. Or perhaps it is calling us to give a few extra minutes each day of love to Jesus in prayer and sacrifice. Whatever form this self-giving in love may take, we have God’s assurance that every gift we may give will not go unnoticed and unrewarded. God will never be outdone in generosity. The Holy Spirit is always ready to pour Himself out upon us in a superabundant gift of divine love and providence, a gift that hopefully will always elicit a response of ever increasing love in us.
May we always be willing to give ourselves in love to both God and neighbor.
Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Dominic Scotto, T.O.R.