September 3, 2023

Twenty-second Sunday in Ordinary Time

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The Marian Mass will be at 8am this Saturday, September 2nd.

All married couples celebrating a wedding anniversary this month are invited to stay after any Mass for a special blessing in front of St. Joseph.

As a reminder, our nursery is open during the the 5pm, 8am and 10am weekend Masses

The Parish Office will be closed Monday, September 4th, for Labor Day. Regular daily Mass will be celebrated at 9am on Monday, and there will be no Adoration or Benediction. 

We need parish families to sign up as Gift Bearers during each weekend Mass in September. Please consider this important ministry and sign up here.

Our OCIA classes (formerly RCIA) begin Tuesday, September 5th at 6:30pm. If you are interested in joining us and learning more about the Catholic faith, please register here.

Wednesday, September 6th, is the last day to register your child (Pre-K through 2nd grade) for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd.

A few other formation events are quickly approaching, so now's the time to sign up for Family Faith Formation or our two Adult Bible studies.

Our Senior Adult Ministry September calendar has been finalized; find the schedule here.

If you are able to tutor/mentor a student at Ridgeview Elementary please contact Dori Smith at 405-209-3258, 405-843-6264 or [email protected]. Tutors will begin the 3rd week of September and end in April.

If you have not already, 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. 

Do You Live Up to the Virtues of Love?

Read 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 and replace Love with your own name. For example: "John is patient, John is kind. John is not jealous, John is not pompous, etc." 

How do you live up to each of the virtues of Love? What do you need to work on? 

"Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."

Formal Dinner to Kick Off Marriage in His Image Date Night

Summer Relief at Sanctuary

Thank you to all the parishioners who answered the call to help clients at the Women's Sanctuary endure the summer heat. Your donations of sunscreen, bug spray, visors, deodorant and other summer essentials were greatly appreciated. Please continue to remember these ladies who have so little with your prayers.

Volunteers from our parish are now providing lunch and a game of Bingo monthly at the temporary Sanctuary location at Catholic Charities. It is truly a time of fellowship! Thank you for your continued support of this ministry.

History of the Gloria

On Sundays and many feast days, the liturgy calls for a sung Gloria. The Gloria first appeared in the third century- not as a hymn, but as a poem. The first sentence comes directly from the angels singing over the fields outside of Bethlehem: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests” (Luke 2:14). The remainder of the text was newly composed. Imagine the implication of singing this verse each week: the beginning of every Mass we celebrate on Sunday recalls the Incarnation. The Gloria falls into the category of psalmi idiotici, or psalms by private individuals, a genre created by early Christians for devotional use or in various places in the early forms of the Mass. Many of these songs of praise would begin with a verse from scripture, and follow it with a doxology, in which we praise God. Other examples of this kind of song include the Te Deum, and the Phos Hilaron. The first known use of the Gloria in a liturgical setting was as a morning hymn during the Divine Offices in the third century. Later, it appears in the Mass in some areas on special and important occasions, including Christmas and Easter. By the end of the eleventh century, its current status as a required text was largely in place. 

The GIRM (General Instruction of the Roman Missal) describes the Gloria in this way: “The Gloria in excelsis (Glory to God in the highest) is a most ancient and venerable hymn by which the Church, gathered in the Holy Spirit, glorifies and entreats God the Father and the Lamb. The text of this hymn may not be replaced by any other.” 

- David Anderson, Music Director

Belle Isle Night Returns Wednesday, September 6th

The first WEDNESDAY of each month is Christ the King School Night at Belle Isle Restaurant. That means that this Wednesday, September 6th is Belle Isle Night! Please go and enjoy yummy food anytime between 5 and 9pm (includes carryout orders as well) and let them know you are from Christ the King School and 15% of your food purchase will be donated to our school. Thank you to David and Sally Riesenberg, owners of Belle Isle Restaurant & Brewery, for their generosity. The Riesenbergs are also members of the parish, and sent all four of their children to CK school. We so appreciate their support of the school!

Important Confirmation Dates!

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Parent University: Raising Kids in a Digital Age

All parents, grandparents and caregivers are invited to attend CK School's first Parent University session at 6:30pm on Tuesday, September 12th. Educational consultant Emily Gills will present "Raising Kids in a Digital Age," exploring 

  • Positive and negative effects of social media usage
  • Health balance of technology at home
  • Impact of neurodevelopment with overuse and/or misuse of devices
  • Practical resources to utilize

Please RSVP for this evening. If you need childcare, please contact Margaret Ballas directly at (405) 242-4521.


Save the Date: CK School Events!

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]

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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