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.
Next Sunday is Pentecost—-the Feast of the Holy Spirit and the Birthday of the Church. For many years we chosen this day to celebrate our Church by recognizing our many volunteers. There’s a special edition of the Parish Bulletin that will name our many parish volunteers and ministers. We name all who give of their time and talent for us. In a special way, we have also chosen a few for special recognition. Our Stewardship Council has chosen to give our Spirit of Christ the King Parish Awards this year to Jen Conlon, Agnes Murray, JoAnn Clark, Morgan Petsis, Kathy Dooner, Vince Gilorma, Carol Faulls, Pat Gozdan, Fran Williams and Ray Miller. We will also give to our retiring school principal, Sr Trudy Helder, our Pope John Paul II Award. Awards will be given out at the 5 PM Mass next Saturday. Hope you can be with us.
MANNA FOOD DRIVE
We are promoting this year a work of the Nutritional Development Office of the Archdiocese. At all our masses next week, we will have available “Manna Bags”. We will be part of a program that makes food available for local emergency food shelters. Canned food items in greatest need are: beef stew, tuna fish, fruit, vegetables, pasta, soup and pork and beans. Return your food donations at Mass next week. The food shelters will appreciate your generosity.
THE POPE’S MONTHLY PRAYER INTENTIONS – MAY 2016
- Universal Intention – Respect for Women. That in every country of the world, women may be honored
and respected and that their essential contribution to society may be highly esteemed.
- Evangelization Intention – Holy Rosary. That families, communities, and groups may pray the Holy Rosary for evangelization and peace.
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY TO ALL!