August 13, 2023

Nineteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

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As a reminder, beginning this weekend we will only offer childcare for the 5pm, 8am and 10am Masses.

The Catholic Family Ministry will show the video Humanae Vitae: Cracking the Contraceptive Myths this Sunday, August 13th, at 1:45pm in Room 114.

We still need many Gift Bearers for all weekend Masses during August. If your family is able to volunteer, please sign up here.

This is the last weekend to bring donations for students and teachers at our parish neighbor, Ridgeview Elementary School.

Our Senior Adult Ministry is visiting the Stafford Air and Space Museum on Thursday, August 17th. We will leave CK at 9:30am; please call the Parish Life Office if you'd like to join us.

Catholic Inquiry Night at Christ the King will be Wednesday, August 23rd at 6:30pm. Those interested in Catholic classes are invited to register and attend.

To volunteer with children or vulnerable adults in any capacity with the school or parish, please login to the site at to complete your newest Safe Environment training course by August 30th.

Please call the Parish Office at (405) 242-4513 to inform us of any changes to your address, phone number, family members, etc. as we prepare to publish our annual Guide Book & Directory. 

Tuesday, August 15th is the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Tuesday, August 15th, is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, celebrating the entry of Mary into heaven, body and soul. It is a Holy Day of Obligation and we will celebrate Mass at 7am, 8:15am, and 7pm. 

The belief that Mary’s body (and soul) was “assumed” into heaven was defined as a dogma (core belief of the faith) by Pope Pius XII on November 1, 1950. It's also referred to as the "Dormition of Mary" in the Eastern Orthodox Church. Mary did not go up to heaven on her own, as Jesus did during His Ascension, but was assumed into heaven by God Himself. Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us!

From the Music Director

Our opening hymn this weekend is "The Church’s One Foundation." In the mid-nineteenth century, Bishop John William Colenso of Natal challenged the historicity and authority of many of the Old Testament books. Bishop Gray of Capetown wrote a response of defense, which, in 1866, inspired Samuel Stone, to write this hymn, basing his text on Article 9 of the Apostle’s Creed: “The Holy Catholic (Universal) Church; the Communion of Saints; He is the Head of this Body.” Now an affirmation of Christ as the foundation of our faith, this hymn declares that beyond any theological differences, cultural divides, and variances in practice, we are all part of the same body, the body of Christ.

David Anderson, Organist and Music Director

Bible Studies Start in September

"Who Am I To Judge?: Responding to Relativism with Logic and Love"

Tuesdays at 8:30am or 6:30pm (begins September 5th)

How do we talk about morality in a world that no longer believes in truth? When we’re bombarded with messages of “Be tolerant!” “Don’t judge!” and “Coexist!” many good people feel afraid to say anything is right or wrong anymore.

This book gives us an important key to responding to relativism effectively—a Catholic moral worldview. Learn how Catholic morality is all about love, how making a judgment is not judging a person’s soul, and how, in the words of Pope Francis, “relativism wounds people” and is “the spiritual poverty of our times.”

Catholics will have greater confidence in God’s moral law, greater clarity in how to explain it effectively to our secular friends, and greater compassion for those with whom we disagree. All ages are welcome, and childcare is available by reservation with your sign-up. Please register by August 25th.

Register Now!

Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom

Sundays at 1:30pm (begins 9/10/23) or 

Wednesdays at 1pm (begins 9/13/23)

Acts is the story of how a few Christians, empowered by the Holy Spirit, were chosen to bring Christ and the Good News to the ends of the earth. They faced secular forces, internal strife, and hostile crowds, and despite all of this, they brought the kingdom of God to a broken world and the love of God to the hearts of men.

Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom traces how the gospel witness spread outward in waves from Jerusalem, and reveals how the seeds of Church structure and authority took root. Presenter Jeff Cavins shows how the joys and struggles of the early Christians in living the life of Christ apply to us today. Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom will help you to see your place in the Church as a disciple of Christ.

  • Two (2) 10-week sessions, fall and spring - for 20 total sessions
  • Sundays at 1:30pm beginning September 10, 2023 through November 12, 2023 (first 10 weeks) and January 7, 2024 through March 10, 2024 (second 10 weeks), OR
  • Wednesdays at 1pm beginning September 13, 2023 through November 15, 2023 (first 10 weeks) and January 10, 2024 through March 13, 2024 (second 10 weeks)
  • 20 total sessions
  • Cost is $40 for materials. 

Register Now!

True Reformers: Saints of the Catholic Reformation

Wednesdays at 6:30 pm (meets 9/13, 9/27, 10/4, 10/18, 10/25, 11/9)

In True Reformers, Dr. Christopher Blum explores the lives of six saints who spearheaded the Church’s rebirth after the turbulence and confusion caused by the Protestant Reformation. You’ll want to stay friends with them for life, even unto eternity, as you discover that their call to return to the adventure of following Christ is just as compelling today as it was 500 years ago. This series focuses on:

  • Saint Thomas More and the Age of the Author 
  • Saint Ignatius of Loyola: Soldier for Christ 
  • Saint Philip Neri, the Apostle of Joy 
  • Saint Charles Borromeo, the Good Shepherd 
  • Saint Teresa of Àvila, a Study in Perseverance 
  • Saint Francis de Sales: Pastor of Souls

Cost is $16 for materials. 

Register Now!

Enrollment for Children's Formation Classes Now Open

Because faith is best taught and lived out in the family, the Church calls parents to be the first and foremost educators of their children. All parish families who are not enrolled in Catholic school are invited to Family Faith Formation at Christ the King. In this program, students in kindergarten through 5th grade meet with their catechists every other Sunday from 11:20am - 12:10pm in the school classrooms and parents meet for class in the school cafeteria. For students in the 2nd grade, this class will also provide catechism for their sacraments. Parents will be given instruction on the information they will present to their children at home on the "off weeks" when class does not meet. Classes begin September 17th. Enroll here.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is a Montessori-based educational approach to the religious formation of children from 3 years old through 2nd grade. Children enter the mystery of the Eucharist in a variety of ways, including learning the names of the articles used on the altar, the preparation of the chalice, the Consecration, and the sign of peace. Through the experience of seeing these gestures, presented one by one, the Mass emerges as the Sacrament of the Gift. The child becomes acquainted with the historical character of the liturgy through the events of the Last Supper, Christ’s death, and His resurrection. Classes begin September 7th. Enroll here.

Calling All Parents, Grandparents and Caregivers: Raising Kids in a Digital Age

Save the Date: CK School Events!

If you are a grandparent of a CK student, please email Mary Schrantz ([email protected]) in the CK School Advancement Office with your name and address.

The CK Run is Saturday, September 30th. Sign up for this annual event at!

CK School is looking for donations to make its annual fundraiser a success! If you have an item or experience that you'd like to donate, please reach out to Colette Fudge at [email protected]

Support our Sister Parish in Peru

Do you know Christ the King is connected to a missionary parish in northern Peru, Santisimo Sacramento church in Piura? We have supported this parish for over 25 years. Their pastor, Fr. Joe Uhen, grew up at Christ the King and Fr. Joe’s mom, Marge Chesher, is still an active member here. Santisimo Sacramento is a powerhouse of a parish, with many religious and charitable programs to help the spiritual and temporal needs of its people. You can learn more at

Our support to Santisimo includes direct aid to families through the Family-to-Family and Adopt-A-Grandparent programs, where families here personally connect with families in Piura. The cost is very reasonable ($30/month to sponsor a family, $10/month for a grandparent) and your support goes a long way to help. Additionally, we assist two girls’ orphanages in Piura and, in the past, CK has supported specific projects such as their parish school and building homes for families.

You will find an envelope in your August offertory packet which you can use to support the cost of the project here in Oklahoma, with any excess funds going to the parish in Piura for other projects. You may also donate online; just select "Peru Mission."

In the past, many people from CK have made pilgrimages to Piura. But Covid hit Peru especially hard. Very few pilgrims from the U.S., and none from CK, have gone since the pandemic started. Deacon Jim and Dori Smith did travel there this past July. Things are going great at the parish, its programs are back in full swing, and their trip was very joyful and spiritual.

If you are interested in supporting our missionary effort to Santisimo, or traveling there next summer, please contact the CK office or Deacon Jim.

CK News

You can watch new episodes of the CK News each Friday during the school year. These videos are brought to you by our talented students as they discuss life here at Christ the King. Enjoy this week's episode here!

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