From Deacon Joe Dietz 6-2-24


In a world full of demonstrations for one thing or another and having lived a lifetime of people demonstrating or protesting or gathering for any number of things, often times unpopular, divisive, angry and hateful things, I have often wondered what it would be like to be a part of a group of people who demonstrated for something positive they believed in.  Something that wasn’t divisive, wasn’t hurtful or hateful.  Something that would have no reason to offend or hurt anyone but instead spoke of truth and love and care for all and offered hope for all who would observe.

A gathering where police were present only to control traffic.  Where the purpose, the intention, the focus, and the display were meant to draw attention not to some political agenda, but to a Godly one.

Where no one was putting themselves above the other but instead were recognizing the true presence of the one who is above all.

To gather with a group of like-minded brothers and sisters who share the same vision and confident faith in proclaiming for all to see that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior.  And that this very same Jesus is present body, blood, soul and divinity in the most Blessed Eucharist.

To tell the world it can keep its divisive hateful messages, that we are a part of something greater, bigger and awesomely wonderful.  And that something is a someone, the God of the Universe that we are following down this road.

If like me you long to be a part of such a time to do just that, we here at Christ the King are going to do just that, this Sunday, June 2, 1:30 to 3:30, on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ, Corpus Christi.  Join us as we process with Jesus Himself down the streets of our community.  Bring your family and friends.  We will be walking down Darden to Laurel with a stop on the Healthwin property for a brief service, and then up to Brick, down Brick to Kenilworth before coming back to Darden and returning to CTK.  It’s a little over two miles but you can do all or part of it.  And if you are not able, we invite you to participate by praying in the church before the tabernacle while we walk and join us for the opening and closing.

This is a great opportunity to walk the walk and not just talk the talk.  And to obtain a plenary indulgence by doing so.  But most importantly to proclaim by our numbers, loud and clearly to others what we as Catholics believe about the Eucharist.  And by the grace of God attract them to share in this belief.

❖ Mass Schedule ❖

8:00 am | 5:00 pm (Vigil)

7:00 am | 8:45 am | 10:30 am | 12:15 pm

Monday – Friday
8:30 am
5:30pm (Lent Only)

❖ Sacrament of Reconciliation❖

9:00 am or by Appointment

❖ Eucharistic Adoration ❖

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

❖ Contact Us ❖

Parish: (574) 272-3113 | Fax: (574) 273-6702

School: (574) 272-3922 | Fax (574) 273-6707

After hours, please use our sacramental emergency line (574) 272-3113 ext 250 and leave a message so that a priest can call you back.

52473 State Road 933
South Bend, IN 46637-3853