Welcome from the Pastor
In the Spirit of our Parish Mission Statement that calls us to be a welcoming parish, as Pastor of Christ the King Parish, I welcome you to our new Parish Web-site. It is intended to provide general information about the parish, the sacraments, timely news concerning parish events and programs as well as ways to contact the parish directly. Besides a parish focus, it also provides easy access to information about the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Universal Church. There are also related links to websites that will inform and encourage your spiritual life, especially through the daily Scriptures. It is my hope that the new website will be a blessing for our parish—a blessing that will inform and inspire us along the way. Take advantage of the informational and inspirational opportunities it provides.
Parish News & Events
As citizens of the world, we were shaken by the happenings in Paris last week. Archbishop Chaput has released a statement regarding the tragic events that recently took place in France. The full text is below:
God is the source of love and life. People who kill in his name are not martyrs or saints, but murderers. Pilgrims from Paris and across France traveled thousands of miles in September to take part in the joy of World of Meeting Families. Their presence graced us all. We join with the Church in France in this moment of national suffering. I ask the clergy and people of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia to pray in a special way in the coming days for the families of all those killed in Paris.
As Church this weekend, we celebrate the Feast of Christ the King. With Advent beginning next week, today is the last Sunday of the Church year and a significant one for the universal Church. The feast was established in the midst of the turmoil of the early 20th Century, to remind the world that it is Jesus Christ to whom we owe our ultimate allegiance.
As Parish, needless to say, this feast is a most significant one for us as. Celebration of any feast or occasion includes past, present and future. It’s a time for us to remember who we have been, who we are today and who we hope to be in the future. May we give thanks for what our parish has been, what it continues to be and what we hope it to be in the days and years to come.
A long-standing tradition here has us celebrating our Parish feast with the Annual Forty Hours Devotion. Hope you can plan to spend some time in quiet prayer before the Lord in the Blessed Sacrament and our Sunday, Monday and Tuesday night 7:30 pm devotions.
This weekend begins with the Annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday. It’s always a nice part of our Parish tradition. Thanks to all who put it together and spend many hours making it work. Hopefully you can be with us.