Bulletin for the week of September 14, 2014
Regular Mass and Confession Schedule
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This week's readings
- 14 Sun: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross—Nm 21:4b-9/ Phil 2:6-11/ Jn 3:13-17.
- 15 Mon: Our Lady of Sorrows—1 Cor 11:17-26/ Jn 19:25-27 or Lk 2: 33-35.
- 16 Tues: Ss. Cornelius, Pope & Cyprian, Bishop, Martyrs—1 Cor 12: 12-14, 27-31a/ Lk 7:11-17.
- 17 Wed: The Stigmata of Our Holy Father Francis—Gal 6: 14-18/ Lk 9: 23-26.
- 18 Thurs: St. Joseph of Cupertino, Priest—1 Cor 15:1-11/ Lk 7:36-50
- 19 Fri: Weekday —1 Cor 15:12-20/ Lk 8:1-3
- 20 St. andrew Kim Taegon, Priest, Paul Chong Hasang & Companions, Martyrs—1 Cor 15: 35-37, 42-49/ Lk 8:4-15.
- 21 Sun: 25th Sunday in Ordinary Time—Is 55:6-9/ Phil 1: 20c-24, 27a/ Mt 20:1-16a.
Evangelistic Outreach Event
- Weekly Praise and Worship will held on Tuesday, September 16 at 9:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.
- Festival of Praise will be held on Saturday, October 4 at 7:00 p.m. in the Finnegan Fieldhouse.
Solemn Vespers & Benediction
Solemn Vespers and Benediction will be held on Sunday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.
The Spanish Mass will be held on Thursday, October 9 at 4:45 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.
The Latin Extraordinary Form- Low Mass will be held on Saturday, September 20 at Noon in Christ the King Chapel.
The Novus Ordo Latin Mass will be held on Tuesday, September 23 at 4:45 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.
The Latin Extraordinary Form- High Mass will be held on Sunday, September 28 at 4 p.m. in Christ the King Chapel.
Born of the Spirit Retreat
If you are interested in coming to know the Holy Spirit in a personal way and would like to learn more about living in the gifts and charisms of the Spirit- please pick up an application for Born of the Spirit Retreat in the Chapel lobby.
SonLife Mission Trip
Applications for the SonLife Mission trip are in the Chapel foyer. They are due by Friday, September 19th in the Office of Evangelization in Assisi Heights.
Capture My Heart Retreat
Applications for Capture My Heart Retreat are now available in the Chapel foyer. Any female student who is interested in attending is invited to fill out an application an submit it to Pam Salatino in the Chapel Office no later than Friday September 19. This retreat will be held October 10th through the 12th. This retreat is a weekend for women to pray, learn more about the feminine genius, and experience God's love in a unique way.
Adoration in the Portiuncula
Christ the King Chapel is currently accepting sign-ups for fall perpetual adoration in the Portiuncula. This semester everyone must register online through Eventbrite.com
Are you ready to learn about becoming Catholic? RCIA classes will begin on Tuesday September 23rd from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Fireside Lounge, JCWC. To join, call or email Drake McCalister at 284-5312 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Marriage Preparation Program
Any engaged couples interested in participating in the Fall Marriage Preparation Program please stop in or contact Pam Salatino at the Chapel Office at 740-283-6276.
The components of the program include:
- Pre- Marriage Inventory: administered by Fr. Shawn Roberson, TOR. This is an on-line program that upon completion, Fr. Shawn will review the results with every couple.
- Pre-Cana Preparation: Catholic Engaged Encounter Weekend: November 21-24, 2014 at the Gilmary Retreat Center in Corapolis, PA.
- Natural Family Planning (NFP) Seminars: Stop in the chapel office for a copy of the NFP choices and dates.
From The Chaplain's Desk…
On Thursday of this past weekwe remembered in a solemn manner the terrible tragedy of 911 that struck thetwin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. This mindless and evil act of terrorismshowed us in very clear terms how far human hatred can go. If there is a lasting legacy of what happenedone year ago, it is that we do not attempt to sanitize death as easily as weused to. It is only by looking at deaththrough the eyes of our faith that we come close to recognizing the fragilityof our own lives and all that we hold dear.
As individuals we all share a common giftfrom God, namely, the gift of life. Fromthe very moment of conception in your mother’s womb until the moment that youleave this world in death, your life is sacred. Unfortunately, however, all too often, the world seems bent ondestroying that precious gift. Over theyears millions of babies have been aborted in the United States and throughoutthe world while countless numbers of the ill or the elderly have had theirlives ended in medically assisted suicide. Wars all over the world continue to claim large numbers of victims ofboth combatants and innocent civilians. Criminal violence on our streets or in our homes adds to the horrificlist of victims.
In “The Gospel of Life,” St. Pope JohnPaul II told us that: “Life comes from God; it is His gift, His image andimprint, a sharing in His breath of life. God therefore is the sole Lord of this life:…the sacredness of life hasits foundation in God and in His creative activity.”
Therefore as we recall that terrible actof international terrorism of 9/11, we need to continually reinforce in our ownminds the sacredness of the gift of life that God has give. Life is God’s greatest gift and He wants us touse it wisely. Each day of our lives weneed to thank Him by living our lives as He intended. Jesus’ own birth as a human being gives aspecial sanctity to life, underscoring the fact that each one of us is, indeed,wonderfully made in God’s own image and likeness, and is loved by God beyondour wildest dreams.
Asindividuals we need to let all of our family, friends, neighbors and co-workersknow our position on behalf of life. Weneed to speak out when necessary, reasonably, respectfully and courteously—on behalf of justice for all, especiallyfor the most vulnerable. We need toalways show our gratitude to God for the precious gift of our own lives and thelives of all. And we must always,whenever the opportunity arises, seek to promote the welfare and well-being ofall God’s people. We live ina world awash with hatred, and a low regard for life. Our own lives, lived in the values of Christ,must give living testimony to our respect for life and its infinite value inthe eyes of God. May God bless us alland help us to be the witnesses to the value of life that He wishes us to be.
Sincerely in Christ
Fr. Dominic F. Scotto, T.O.R.