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Fr. Chris' Weekly Bulletin Column: Coming Soon to CTK…

Posted by Jessica Davis

Coming Soon to CTK…

Many of you reading this will understand what I mean when I say that time truly does move quicker and quicker the older you get. I find it hard to believe that it’s been almost three months since me and Fr. Michael arrived, after all, ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Weekly Bulletin Column: You, Go Into My Vineyard

Posted by Jessica Davis

You, Go Into My Vineyard

We would probably be ticked off too! I am referring to the parable in this Sunday’s Gospel from Saint Matthew. The parable speaks of workers who are sent into someone’s vineyard at different times of the day; some go early and bear the heat ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Weekly Bulletin Column: Justice and Mercy

Posted by Jessica Davis

Justice and Mercy

We live in “an eye for an eye” world. Literature and movies revel in stories about those who “get even” after having been wronged; there is a part of our human nature that finds those stories satisfying. Our prison systems are focused on penalties more than ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Weekly Bulletin Column: Sound Advice from St. Paul

Posted by Jessica Davis

Sound Advice from St. Paul

Maybe it is just because I am getting older but I find it amazing how quickly time goes by, even in these ongoing pandemic days; I find it hard to believe that it’s Labor Day Weekend and the unofficial end of the summer. If ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Weekly Bulletin Column: The Conditions of Discipleship

Posted by Jessica Davis

The Conditions of Discipleship

Poor Peter. In last Sunday’s Gospel he gets the gold star for correctly answering Jesus’s penultimate question of “who do you say that I am?” Peter answers “you are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” This Sunday’s Gospel picks up right where we ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Weekly Bulletin Column: Lunatic, Liar, or Lord

Posted by Jessica Davis

I was first exposed to the writings of the English author C.S. Lewis when I was in fifth grade. Over the course of that year, our teacher read us four books, taking 15 or 20 minutes each day to read to us. One of those books was Lewis’s The ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Weekly Bulletin Column: 3…2…1…

Posted by Jessica Davis

3…2…1…

This Monday its liftoff for 2020/2021 school year at Christ the King School and I am sure that this will be a year like none other! Since mid-May, six weeks before my arrival as pastor, I have been “in the loop” regarding the tremendous work that our principal, ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Weekly Bulletin Column: In the Storm or In the Silence

Posted by Jessica Davis

In the Storm or In the Silence

In 2008, the music group The Fray released a song called “You Found Me.” The song begins with the lyrics I found God on the corner of First and Amistad, where the west was all but won, all alone, smoking his last ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Weekly Bulletin Column: Changes in Times for Weekday Masses and Confessions

Posted by Jessica Davis

Changes in Times for Weekday Masses and Confessions

I’m sure someone just read the above tagline to my column and thought “well, it’s been a month and here he goes.” Having spoken to and having sought the advice of the parish pastoral council at its most recent meeting, yes, ... Read More »

Fr. Chris' Weekly Bulletin Column: COVID, Chaos, and CTK

Posted by Jessica Davis

COVID, Chaos, and CTK

When I first learned that I was to be the pastor here at CTK, most people saw COVID-19 as predominantly China’s and Italy’s problem. It was on the move here in the US, but I would never have guessed how in just a matter of ... Read More »