We now have the look and feel of the autumn season upon us. With its arrival , be reminded of two special days this week:
- November 1, Solemnity of All Saints, a holy day of obligation. Masses that day will be celebrated at 6:30 a.m., 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 pm
- November 2, All Souls’ Day. Masses will be at 8:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. This is a special time to pray for the departed members of our family, friends, and community.
Every year at this time, Christ the King has traditionally held its Annual Giving Appeal. We did not do this last year due to the Beyond Sunday campaign that was underway. This year, we are putting a theme on our Annual Giving Appeal – Happy 90th Birthday To Us – as we celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the parish back in 1927.
In short order you will be receiving a “birthday/donation” card for this appeal. The money will go to the repair of the roof that will commence in the spring, provided we have the money. We have a grant request in with the Archdiocese to assist us. A generous parish family has offered a “challenge grant” of $50,000. They will match dollar for dollar up to $50,000. What a great gesture, a wonderful incentive for us, and a great assist to realizing the funds needed to have the roof work done. Please plan now to participate in this CTK Annual Giving as it will be applied to remedy our most pressing need -- the church and rectory roof.
On November 26, the Solemnity of Christ the King, please plan on joining us for a grand celebration of the 90th birthday of our parish at the 10:00 a.m. Mass. Former pastor and current bishop of Colorado Springs, the Most Reverend Michael Sheridan, will be our principal celebrant. The former pastors and associates of the parish, along with the Religious Sisters of Mercy, will be invited to join us in the celebration.
This Mass will be a featured “Mass Mob” in the Saint Louis Review, inviting former parishioners and friends to join in the festivities. There will be a reception with food and drink and photos and artifacts from the parish archives to enjoy afterwards. It will be a grand occasion and I hope that many of you will be part of the festivities.
May Christ the King reign in our lives.