Project Description

Lent is starting this week!  Easter comes a little late this year, so hopefully all of us have had time to get ourselves ready for Lent, which is typically a season in which Catholics “step up their game” with acts of prayer, fasting and almsgiving.  I hope all of us have thought of concrete things that we can do to make this season a meaningful time of preparation for the joyous celebration of Easter.  Christ the King will offer many ways to help you in your preparation:

 

  • Extra weekday Masses will again be offered at 5:30pm Monday through Friday throughout the season of Lent.
  • Extra confession times will be offered each Wednesday at 6:00pm, plus some additional times during Holy Week.
  • Our Parish Mission will take place over three nights (Sunday through Tuesday, March 17th through March 19th). We will be led in prayer by Bishop Bill Wack and Fr. Neil Wack, and the Tuesday night session will conclude with a parish penance service.
  • Stations of the Cross will be offered every Friday during Lent at noon and at 7:00pm.
  • Taize Prayer, a beautiful sung prayer service, will take place the evening of Palm Sunday, April 14th.
  • Friday Night Soup Suppers will take place each Friday at 6:00pm, with a freewill offering benefitting our sister parish, Corpus Christi Parish in Jalchatra, Bangladesh.
  • Our Annual Fish Fry will take place on March 22nd, with profits also going to Corpus Christi Jalchatra.
  • Lenten Small Groups will again be formed, with different groups to accommodate different schedules.
  • Bible Study, offered on Tuesday evenings throughout Lent, is a great way to dive deeper into this season.
  • Lenten Prayer Materials are available in the vestibule to help you in your own personal observance of Lent.

 

However you choose to observe this season, I encourage you to start preparing now!  It takes some effort to dedicate this extra time to prayer, fasting and almsgiving, but it’s well worth it.  It’s amazing how much God blesses the effort that we put into this season!  I also ask you to pray in a special way for the catechumens and candidates who are preparing for their full initiation to the Catholic Church.  This is their final period of preparation for this momentous time in their lives, and I know they’re counting on our prayers!