Easter Sunday - April 1, 2018
MASS TIMES:
Sunday—9:00am
Spanish—11:45AM
Monday—NO MASS
Tuesday— 9:00am
Wednesday — 6:00pm
Thursday — 9:00am
Friday — 9:00am
Saturday Vigil—5:00pm.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Confessions
Saturday - 4:00  - 4:45pm or
call for appointment
Eucharistic Adoration
1st Friday 9 am – 6 pm
SVdP Hotline 706-453-4744
Rosary Before Mass @ 8:40am
United in Christ, All for the Glory of God
Pastor: Father Roberto Herrera
fatherherrera@gmail.com
FOR EMERGENCY:
(24/7) 678-608-7829

PARISH OFFICE: OPEN MON - FRIDAY 9:00AM - 2:00PM
During Holy Week the Office will be closed on the following days:
Thursday March 29 - Office closes at 12 Noon
Friday March 30 - Office is closed all day.

Business Manager
John Steadman
cokas.business@gmail.com
Accountant 
Millie Browning
cokas.finance@gmail.com
Director of Faith Formation
Bev Fox
cokas.dre@gmail.com
Youth Ministry Coordinator
Kasey Lansford
cokas.youthministry@gmail.com
Pastoral Administration
Lily Vaughn
cokas.office@gmail.com
Office Reception
Tamara Prendergast
cokas.reception@gmail.com
Maintenance  
Clarence Drinkwine
cokas.maintenance@gmail.com
 
Here are the Weekly Highlights

  • NO Donuts on Easter Sunday.
  • No Youth Group during Holy Week (March 28th)
  • No Faith Formation Sunday April 1st


Father Herrera's Page
Welcome to Christ Our King and Savior Catholic Church! We are happy that you have chosen to celebrate the Holy Week and Easter Liturgies with us, and we hope you find warmth and hospitality here. By now, we have all received many Easter wishes and Easter Cards. In fact, we have heard the best news:
 
" Christ is alive!
He is risen and has appeared to his disciples. "
 
It's not easy to believe in Jesus' Resurrection . The disciples had to experience the dark night of the soul after Good Friday. Together with the trauma of Jesus' violent death, they suffered because of the silence of so many unknown elements. So what would happen now? We can understand their anguish if we compare it to what we feel when we are waiting for someone who doesn't show up. They tell us that mom is coming on a trip, but she doesn't arrive when we expect her to. What could have happened? Our soul gets worried, and all sorts of images pass before our eyes. That's what the disciples were like, with a knot in their stomach. The resurrected Jesus appears to Peter, to Mary Magdalene, and to Thomas, precisely to these three because they were doubting. They were more dead than alive. And he appears to the disciples of Emmaus because they had already lost hope. To all of them he brings new reasons to live.
Christ's Resurrection changed the world . Death was defeated when Christ accepted death; pain and suffering were conquered when Christ freely chose to suffer; sin was destroyed when Christ bore it on his shoulders. This is all true, even though death, suffering and sin still continue by our side. But they are no longer unable to be overcome. We must be men and women of hope. We can't walk through the world always predicting calamities; we must persevere in solid optimism, tested in love and in death, a realistic optimism that is also full of good humor. There is a new Beatitude intended for us: " Blessed are those who have not seen, yet still believe ."
Every Sunday is a little Easter that becomes a reality in the Holy Eucharist. It's as if the day arrives when I can go to the bank of mercy and cash in the check of life, joy and pardon that Christ gave me two thousand years ago on the day of his Resurrection. It's not written out to "the bearer"; it's written to my name, and no one else can cash it for me. Tomorrow could be too late. It's an invitation for us to live "like resurrected souls."
 
St. Paul invites us to " look for the things above, and not those of the world ." Make a practical resolution: spend some time reading the Gospel narrative of everything that took place after the Resurrection. It will fill you with joy and peace. And how much do we need them after hearing all the bad news about catastrophes, death and abuse on the radio or on TV. Let us rather fill ourselves with good news that is a sign of God's presence. Let us be men and women of hope!
 
My Parish Staff and I wish a Happy Easter to all of you!
 
Fr. Roberto Herrera
Pastor
 

MASS INTENTIONS
MASS INTENTIONS

Saturday, March 31
     8:00pm  People of the Parish
Sunday, April 1
     7:00am  Helen Collins        
     9:00am  Mohr Family          
     11:00am Caitlin Lea
     1:00pm  Nauser Family
Tuesday, April 3
     Communion Service
Wednesday, April 4
     No Mass/No Communions Service
Thursday, April 5
     Communion Service
Friday, April 6
     Communion Service
     NO adoration
Saturday, April 7
     5:00pm  Dennis J. Moore    
Sunday, April 8
     9:00am  Kenneth Walker     
     11:45am People of the Parish
PRAYER REQUESTS
Military Personnel
Tarah Thompson
Steve Piller
Nicholas Piller
Rod Piller
Barbara Koch
Deborah Stritt
Linda Chelena 
Harriet Thompson
Vicky Abbott
Sonya Stephenson     
Christopher Stephenson
Sean Scott
Stanley Sides
James Hause
Freeda Karwisch
Jeffery Crane
Guadalupe Patiño 
Carolyn Cates
Isabel Montiagudo
Jacob King
Larry Subacz Family
John Stathas
Amanda Parker
Walter Cochran
Andrea Vasquez
For those in critical need of daily prayers. Call 706-453-7292 x 4 or email cokas.office@gmail.com with updates.
Note: Names will stay on the Prayer list for 6 weeks and then they will be removed . 
Stewardship Scripture Reflection
Alleluia! Christ is risen and is victorious over sin and death! We are good stewards of our faith if, like St. Paul, we share this good news whenever and wherever we can.
 
Looking Ahead
31st    Blessing of Easter Baskets     11:30am
31st    NO CONFESSION
31st    NO 5:00pm MASS
31st    Easter Vigil Mass                      8:00pm

APRIL
1st      Easter Sunday Mass                 7:00am
1st      Easter Sunday Mass                 9:00am
1st      Easter Sunday Mass               11:00am
1st      Easter Sunday Mass (Spanish) 1:00pm
1st NO Faith Formation
1st NO CLOW
2nd Monday Morning Bible Study
4th NO MASS
4th Life Night/Edge Night  6:30pm
6th NO ADORATION
7th NO CONFESSION
8th DONUTS   After 9:00am Mass
                Social Hall
8th Faith Formation
8th CLOW
 

Stewardship of Treasure
Some complain that roses have thorns—
others rejoice that thorns have roses!

Offertory – At Masses & Online Giving (Week ending 3/25/18)   $ 13,352.

April second collections:
4/1/18 – Archdiocesan Seminarians
4/8/18 – St. Vincent dePaul Parish
4/29/18 – Catholic Home Missions
Faith Formation
No Faith Formation Sunday April 1st
Announcements
Easter Basket Blessing