Fr. Steve’s Column 2-5-2023

This month you’ll notice a difference in your monthly envelope packet.  The blue “Parish Poor” envelopes have been replaced by a new “St. Vincent de Paul” envelope.  This marks a big step forward in our fledgling St. Vincent de Paul Conference!   In the past, our Parish Poor envelopes have gone to fund many things, … [Read more…]

Fr. Steve’s Column 1-29-2023

Today marks the beginning of Catholic Schools Week, where we celebrate the importance of Catholic schools.  I can’t overstate how important Catholic education is to handing on our faith to the next generation, and our faculty and staff to a wonderful job of forming our children in the image of Christ every single day. This … [Read more…]

Fr. Steve’s Column 1-22-2023

Just a quick update on the Sneak Peek for the vestibule expansion.  I’m happy to report that things look very positive for this project.  The comments that I received from parishioners about the planned vestibule expansion were really helpful and very enthusiastic.  So many people spoke with great excitement about the ability to have gatherings … [Read more…]

Fr. Steve’s Column 1-15-2023

Last month I had the great joy of speaking to our St. Gianna Mom’s Group at their monthly meeting.  It’s always a lot of fun to be with this group, which has long been a place where young mothers can get together and take a break from the hectic-ness of parenting young children so that … [Read more…]

Fr. Steve’s Column 1-8-2023

This is a very special weekend for us at Christ the King as we celebrate the ordination of parishioner Andy Oross as a Permanent Deacon.  You’ve been seeing his picture in the bulletin for the last few years (and praying for him during this time, I know) as he’s gone through an intensive formation process, … [Read more…]

Fr. Steve’s Column 1-1-2023

Happy New Year!  I hope you all are still basking in the joy of Christmas as we come to the end of the Christmas Octave.  In addition to honoring Mary under the title “Mother of God”, New Year’s Day is also designated the World Day of Peace.  We all know that, sadly, there are many … [Read more…]

Fr. Steve’s Column 12-25-2022

Merry Christmas!  Please know of may prayers for all of you on this joyful day when we celebrate the birth of Our Lord.  For my bulletin column this weekend, allow me to share part of the Holy Father’s Christmas message from last year:   Dear brothers and sisters, Happy Christmas!   The Word of God, … [Read more…]

Fr.l Steve’s Column 12-18-2022

Even though Advent is almost over and Christmas is just around the corner, it’s not too late to make this season special!  In case you still need some ideas of how to make this Advent season meaningful – especially when the rest of the world has been singing Christmas carols since early November! – I’ve … [Read more…]

Fr. Steve’s Column 12-11-2022

At our Confirmation Mass a couple of months ago, Bishop Rhoades spoke to our 8th graders about sacred silence, and how it is an important component of our worship at Mass.  Our culture is usually uncomfortable with silence, and I know that those moments of silence in Mass can be particularly nerve-wracking for parents with … [Read more…]

Fr. Steve’s Column 12-4-2022

Last week our 2nd graders received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time.  That’s always such a special evening.  These young people have been preparing for this for quite a while, and I’m sure they must have been pretty nervous about making their first confession, but as they walked out of the church at … [Read more…]