May 8, 2022
Fourth Sunday of Easter
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers and those who have shown a mother's love! Please take a flower as you leave the church after Mass this weekend.
It's Priest Appreciation Week!
This coming Sunday is Good Shepherd Sunday and it marks the beginning of Priest Appreciation Week, which runs through May 14. We pray for Pope Francis, Archbishop Coakley, Fr. Rex and Fr. Kalivela, and all pastors: may they follow in the footsteps of the Good Shepherd in the care and leadership of their flocks.

If you would like to show your appreciation to Fr. Rex and Fr. Kalivela, please take some time to thank them this week! Send them a card, thank them after Mass, or drop a note on our website so that we may share it with them! 
The End of an Era
Edwin Day, after 21 steadfast and faithful years of inspiring service to Christ the King’s music liturgy, is retiring.

Edwin’s integrity as a person is equaled only to his skill and knowledge of liturgical and intellectual talent on the organ. Not only is Edwin a highly talented organist, but he is a much beloved leader in the OKC classical chamber music community, and he is also a professional house sitter. But before any of that he is a man of prayer and a blessing of light to the staff and parish.

So why now? Edwin is having both hips replaced this summer and planning for one or both knees to be replaced later this year or early next year. Both wrists also need surgery so it is understandable that his overall pain level is high, chronic and unrelenting.

Edwin has literally given himself completely to Christ the King parish. It is now time for him to take care of himself. So the Edwin Era will be coming to a close in late summer, but he is committed to help with the search for the next music director and to make the transition as seamless as possible. Thank you, Edwin, for your love and loyalty to Christ the King parish for over two decades. May the Lord's healing love be with you now and forever.

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Fr. Rex Arnold
We Need Altar Servers!
Watch for Parish Council Election
The online Parish Council election for the 2022-2025 term will begin next Friday, May 13th, and extend through May 22nd. The Parish Council serves in an executive capacity to advise the pastor regarding the spiritual, social, and educational life of the parish. The Council, together with the pastor, also approves the annual parish budget. Please watch for next Friday's CK Crier as well as the bulletin for more information about the nominees and the link to cast your vote online.
Congratulations, First Communicants!
Fifty seven children made their First Holy Communion at Christ the King Parish on Sunday, May 1. Special thanks to all the teachers, relatives, and friends of these children who have helped prepare them for this sacrament, and who will assist them in their future growth in faith through their prayers and actions.
Afghan Refugee Resettlement Update
To date we have collected $8,629 to assist our Afghan refugee family. $3,722 of this amount has been collected by our CK school children! If you feel called to make a donation and help our family as they work to begin a new life among us, please donate below. 

Next Tuesday at 7pm, Catholic Charities will provide information on the Afghan Resettlement program in the atrium. There will be child care and no RSVP is necessary, so please join us to learn more.
All Parish Children are Invited to May Crowning Next Sunday
The women of St. Anne's Society invite all children of the parish to the May Crowning of our Mother Mary next Sunday, May 15th. They will process into 10:00 Mass and lay a flower at Mary's feet. We will have a reception with Marian treats immediately following Mass in Mary's garden, or the formal room if weather does not cooperate.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 11th in order to participate.  
Parish Life Events Coming Up
21&Up Bingo
Sunday, May 15 • 7:00pm
All parishioners 21 years and older should join us for Bingo! $5 cards, pizza & drinks and cash prizes.

50&Wiser Happy Hour
Thursday, May 19 • 5:30pm
All parishioners 50 years and older are invited to Happy Hour!

Food Bank Volunteer Day
Tuesday, May 24 • 11:30am
We'll meet at CK at 11:30 and go to lunch before our 1:30-4pm shift.

Lunch & River Cruise
Wednesday, May 25 • 11:30am
We're taking a Downtown Day Trip! Meet at CK at 11:30 before lunch at Toby Keith's I Love This Bar & Grill, followed by a 1:45pm cruise on the Oklahoma River. Please call Pam at (405) 842-1483 to reserve a spot.
Fr. Alex Kroll to Speak at May 21 Date Night
If you're married or engaged and would like to join us after 5pm Mass on Saturday, May 21st for "Date Night," please register by Tuesday, May 17th. This is an evening of fellowship, wine, hors d'ouevres and great discussion. Our topic will be "The Eucharist and Marriage," presented by Fr. Alex Kroll.
Christ the King Catholic Church
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