July 23, 2023
Sixteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
Weekend Announcements
This weekend there will several religious items out on the Welcome Desk in the atrium. If you see something that you would like, please take it home with you. All remaining items will be donated to various parishes next week.

Sunday is the last day to donate to the Women's Sanctuary Summer Essentials drive. You may bring bug spray, sunscreen, deodorant, visors, and sunglasses to the box in the parish atrium.

Discover Oklahoma will be airing a story about the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine tomorrow (Saturday, July 22nd) at 6:30pm on KFOR Channel 4. If you would like to watch it, use this link, where it will be featured on the main page of their website the day it airs on TV, and continues on the page that week. After that week, it will then stay posted on the Episode page.

The Feed the Hungry Ministry still has several needs for this Sunday, July 23rd at 11:30am. If you are willing and able, please sign up here to provide items for the poor and hungry in OKC.

The Senior Adult Ministry will play Bunco next Tuesday, July 25th, from 1:30-3pm. We need at least 12 people to play; please call the Parish Life Office at (405) 842-1483 to reserve your spot. They're also taking a day trip to The Celebration of Quilts 2023 at 10am on Friday, July 28th at the Cole Community Center; lunch will follow. Admission will be $10 for the event; call the Parish Life Office to join the group.

The deadline for high schoolers to apply for the Knights of Columbus Jim Weinmann Bridge Scholarship is July 31st. This scholarship applies to those parishioners attending Bishop McGuinness or Mount St. Mary.

There are just a few tables left for the annual St. Joseph's Society Trivia Night on August 19th! You can purchase your tickets here.

If you haven't done so already, please complete the Parish Discernment Survey.

The Sunday Book Study will begin The Ball and The Cross by G.K Chesterton on August 6th. Contact Jill at [email protected] or (405) 641-7740 if you'd like to order a book and join in.
Pastoral Care of the Sick Pt. 2: Viaticum and Last Rites
July 28th is Blessed Stanley Rother Feast Day
The annual Blessed Stanley Rother Feast Day Mass is at 7pm on Friday, July 28th at the Bl. Stanley Rother Shrine in Oklahoma City. The Mass is open to the public. The shrine will also host other events throughout the week.

Each year, on July 28, the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, the Diocese of Tulsa, the Diocese of Little Rock, Ark., and parishes in the Diocese of Sololá in Guatemala celebrate the feast day of Blessed Stanley Rother.

This day marks the anniversary of Blessed Stanley's murder in his rectory in Guatemala during a bloody civil war in the country in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Blessed Stanley was killed July 28, 1981.

Learn more about Blessed Stanley, and ways to commemorate his life and martyrdom, by visiting https://archokc.org/stanleyrother.
A Midsummer Blessing
The joy of summer is leisure.

In the classical sense, leisure is an abandonment of time where the mind, spirit and character is renewed and cultivated. As you spend your summer in leisure my prayer is that you cultivate true leisure with your family and friends. May the Lord bless and inspire you with new dreams and hope. May He implant in your heart a creative wisdom for future endeavors and incite a new passion to help and serve others and to love what they have been inspired to do.

May the Lord bless you and keep you safe. I look forward to seeing you all again soon.

Fr. Rex
Catholic Inquiry Night: August 23
CK Kids Club is Hiring
Christ the King's Kids Club is looking for an enthusiastic person (16 years or older) to help out two or three afternoons a week. Kids Club is the after school program for students from all-day Pre-K through 8th grade. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact Tricia Perrault at (405) 620-5313. Must be Safe Environment trained.
Snapshots from the Week
Fr. Rex blessed the scouts and leaders from Christ the King Troop 120 last weekend as they set out for summer camp in Colorado
Adult Bingo was packed this week
It was a great day of service at the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma
Parishioners have been supportive and generous with donations for Women's Sanctuary
Junior high students participating in Knights in Service spent a day planting at the Center of Family Love in Okarche
Christ the King Catholic Church
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