April 10, 2022
Palm Sunday of the Passion of the Lord
Weekend Announcements
  • This Sunday is Palm Sunday (also known as Passion Sunday). We will bless palm branches in the atrium before all Masses this weekend. At the 5pm, 8am and 12:15 services, we will process with our palms from the atrium to the church for Mass. At 10am, we will process from the atrium around the church before Mass. 

  • Due to the setup of the palm blessing, there will not be refreshments after Mass this weekend.

  • There will NOT be a 5:30pm Mass next Tuesday, April 12th. Our priests will be at the Cathedral for the Chrism Mass. (The additional Mass and confession times ended Thursday, April 7th).

  • Archbishop Coakley will celebrate the Chrism Mass at 6pm on Tuesday, April 12 at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 3214 N. Lake Ave. Here the bishop blesses three oils - the oil of catechumens, the oil of the infirm, and holy chrism - which will be used in the administration of the sacraments throughout the diocese for the year.

  • There will be no 7am daily Mass on Holy Thursday.

  • We need more volunteers for Adoration after Mass on Holy Thursday. If you can commit to a 30-minute session between 10pm and midnight to sit in the presence of Jesus in the blessed sacrament, please contact Mariam Daly at (405) 596-7086 or sign up here.

  • There will be NO confessions next Saturday afternoon as we prepare for the Easter Vigil.
Why the Purple Veil?
As you walk into church for Mass, you may notice something unusual.

Beginning on the Fifth Sunday of Lent, many churches cover their statues, crucifixes, and sacred images—except for the Stations of the Cross—in purple cloth. The veil on the crucifix will remain until Good Friday, at which time it will be removed as part of the liturgy. The other purple cloths remain until the Easter Vigil.

What is the meaning of this somber ritual? In the older church calendar, this Sunday is called Passion Sunday. The week is called Passion Week, and the entire section of Lent including this week and Holy Week—Passiontide.

The focus of these two weeks is completely upon the impending Passion of Our Lord. By temporarily depriving us of the consolation of our beautiful images, the veils sharpen our focus and help us to enter more deeply into the sorrow and austerity of this time. Seeing only the Stations of the Cross, which are left unveiled during Passiontide, we more readily direct our thoughts to the Passion.

The veils also remind us that Christ hid His divinity in His Passion, becoming the Man of Sorrows, disfigured and beaten for our sins. He is soon going to be taken away from us, veiled in a shroud upon His death and hidden until He rises again on Easter Sunday.

The “hiding” of Christ is emphasized by today’s gospel from the older rite of the Mass. After Jesus said that “before Abraham came to be, I am”—therefore declaring Himself to be God—the Jews tried to stone Him. But the Gospel continues:

“Jesus hid Himself, and went out from the temple.” — John 8:59

You can extend the beautiful tradition of the Passiontide veils into your own home by veiling your crucifixes, statues, and images. Seeing the veils daily can help us enter even more deeply into the spirit which Holy Mother Church inculcates in us at this holy time of year.

courtesy of The Catholic Company
Easter Egg Hunt April 17th
Christ the King Welcomes our Afghan Refugee Family
Christ the King has adopted an Afghan refugee family of ten - two parents and eight children ages 2 to 20. There will be many opportunities for Christ the King volunteers as we begin this ministry. They need both our support and our prayers. You can help share the gifts of love, compassion and hospitality with this family.
May 3 is CK Women's Spring Luncheon
All women of Christ the King are invited to join us for the CK Women's Spring Luncheon! This year's luncheon will feature our own parishioner Jessi Riesenberg, Senior Director of Development and Outreach at Catholic Charities. 

Tuesday, May 3 • 11:30am
CK Atrium

This is a very popular event, so please don't wait until the last minute to register! Seat reservations are due by April 26th
Summer at Christ the King!
The Children's and Youth Ministry offices have been busy planning fun and faith-filled summer programs for our young people! Sign up today!

Vacation Bible School - for children age 4 through incoming 5th graders. This year's theme is "Monumental: Celebrating God's Greatness." Children will spend the week exploring God's awesomeness and forming a rock-solid faith for the road ahead. June 6-10, 9am-12noon.

Knights in Service - for students entering 6th through 8th grade. Knights in Service is a week of group community service projects for junior high students that takes place each summer. Parent volunteers help coordinate and drive groups of students to various work sites each day. June 6-10, 8:30am-12noon.

CK Camp - for students entering 2nd through 6th grade. CK Camp is a week-long camp dedicated to helping the students have fun while learning and experiencing new things. CK camp will have outdoor games and activities, science experiments, and crafts. June 20-24, 9am-3pm.

Totus Tuus - for students entering 1st through 6th grade and for students entering 7th through 12th grade. Totus Tuus consists of a team of college age missionaries (2 men, 2 women) who engage with and help the students learn about our faith. This program strives to be fun and interactive so that the students see things through a new lens and long to live out their faith. June 7-July 1, 9am-3pm (incoming 1st-6th graders); June 27-30, 7:30-9:45pm (incoming 7th-12th graders).

Our Lady of the Lake Camp - for students 2nd through 6th grade. The CK Church Youth Office and CK School Kids Club have partnered up for a fun week-long camp at Our Lady of the Lake Lodge in Guthrie, Oklahoma. Children will enjoy the summer through fun outdoor activities like swimming and learning to create fun and quick meals all while being surround by a faith-filled environment. July 11-15, 7:30am-5:30pm.

Volunteers are especially crucial for successful summer programs! If you or your high school student are available to help, please sign up! Students will earn service hours for their time.

CK on the Links Golf Tournament
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