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Christ the King Church

WELCOME!
We are the Church of Christ the King, an assembly of Believers witnessing the real presence of the Risen Christ in our corner of the world, the corner of 51st and Zenith Avenue.

Wherever you are on your faith journey, you will find a warm welcome here - authentic, vibrant worship, and a place to grow in faith and love, where all are valued and no one is left behind.


We commit ourselves to God's reign of justice, love and peace through service to our community and the world. Please join us on this journey.

LITURGY UPDATE

Masks are now recommended at all liturgies and indoor gatherings at Christ the King.

 

 

NEWS & EVENTS

2022 First Communion

 

 

REFLECTIONS WITH Fr. Bill

 

   Happy Independence Weekend

     A dollar bill and a snowflake can help us understand this weekend’s gospel (Luke 10:1-2, 17-20). This gospel is all about mission. Jesus appoints seventy disciples and sends them out to proclaim the Kingdom of God. Of course, what the gospel is saying is that we are called to the same mission, to proclaim the Kingdom to others. But what does it mean to proclaim the Kingdom of God, and to whom should we proclaim it?

     The dollar bill has the answer. We probably handle a dollar bill every day (if we still use money instead of credit cards), but I wonder how often we look at anything other than the number one in the corner. If you look at the back of a dollar bill, what you will find is the Great Seal of the United States. The seal was designed by the founders of our country only a few months after the Declaration of Independence. On the front of the seal you will see an eagle, holding in its claws arrows to symbolize war and an olive branch to symbolize peace. However, what is important for us as we reflect on the gospel, is what you will find on the back of the seal. If you look there, you will find a pyramid.

     Now the pyramid clearly stands for our country, because at its base in Latin, numbers are printed seventeen seventy-six, the year of the founding of the republic, the day we celebrate on July 4th. But the most noteworthy aspect of this pyramid is that it is unfinished. It only goes about two thirds of the way up. The conscious decision on the part of the founders of this nation to represent our country as an unfinished pyramid was intended to make a statement. It asserts that America is unfinished. Despite all of our strength, wealth, and influence, the nation is not yet complete. We are still working to finish the principles of justice and freedom and peace on which this country was founded. It is still a task to be completed two hundred and forty years after the nation was formed.

     There is more. If you look at the unfinished part of the pyramid, what you find is an eye and a Latin motto that reads “Annuit Coeptis” which translated means, “God has favored the undertaking.” The eye is the eye of God. Together with the motto it forms an act of faith on the part of the founders of this country. It testifies that they believed that God was involved both in the founding and finishing of this nation, that God’s activity was a part of their vision.

     What the dollar bill tells us is that we are called to bring our faith to the finishing of America. Now clearly there are many faith traditions in America. There is the Christian faith, the Jewish faith, the Muslim faith, the Hindu faith, the faith of most religions of the world. What the symbol of our democracy tell us is that every person of faith is not to keep silent, but rather to contribute his or her beliefs to the free and public debate over the issues in our political life.

     We as believers are expected to contribute our faith convictions to the discussions on all the important issues that are facing our country – on abortion, on war, on guns, on violence, on race, on health care, on education, on capital punishment, on poverty, on immigration, on gender issues, on euthanasia, on the environment, on voting rights, on housing, and on hunger. All these issues have a moral dimension. The same Christ that sent out his disciples to proclaim the good news of the Kingdom expects us to contribute our voices to the future of what our country will become.

     The Great Seal of the United States calls people of faith to help complete America. In a specific way that is our mission today. But as soon as we hear the call, it is easy to become discouraged, to be overwhelmed. The issues of our country are so vast and so complex. Any one of us could say “What difference does my involvement make? Maybe I have the freedom to influence things in my own life, in my own family, but on these great political issues of our time, who cares what I believe, what I stand for, how I vote.”

     Here is where the snowflake is helpful. A field mouse met a mourning dove, and asked the question: “How heavy is a snowflake? How much does it weigh?”

     The mourning dove responded, “Nothing more than nothing.” “Then explain this,” said the field mouse. “I was sitting on the branch of a pine tree, and it began to snow, heavily but quietly, without any violence. I began to count how many snowflakes landed on the branch on which I sat. I counted every one – 3,791,954 snowflakes. Then the 3,791,955 snowflake fell, weighing nothing more than nothing. The branch broke. What does that mean.”

     The mourning dove thought for a minute and said “Perhaps it means that there is only one person’s voice lacking in order to bring peace to the earth!”

     Perhaps the mourning dove was right. Perhaps there is only one person’s voice, weighing nothing more than nothing, which is missing to bring about freedom and justice for all that can complete America. Just be sure that that absent voice is not yours.

 

Forward together and no one left behind,

Father Bill

 

 

MINISTRY

 

Sunday Eucharistic Ministers Schedule

July 3            Jeanne Weber

                        Joanna Pendergast

                        Sarah Zimmerman

 

                       

July 10             Roger Johanson

                        Linda & Mike Mezzenga

                       

 

July 17             Paul Amla

                        Leon & Jane Rotering

 

 

July 24             Liz Kuebeleck

                        Mary Beth Hachiya

                        Mary Jane Mitchell

 

 

July 31             Lyn Osgood

                        Mickey Coppage

                        Maria Rivera

 


Sunday Greeter's Schedule

Team 6– July 3, 2022

Maureen, Matt, Ryan         

& Molly Stoez (both doors)

 

Team 7– July 10, 2022

Mary Ellen Halverson        

Kathy Serrill                         

 

Team 8 – July 17, 2022

Susan Anderson                 

Georgia Ewing                               

 

Team 1 – July 24, 2022

Liz and Dave Kuebelbeck  

(both doors)

 

Team 2 –July 31, 2022     

Pat & Tracey McGuinn      

& Family (both doors)

 

Team 3 – August 7, 2022

Theresa Punyko                 

Nina Holiday-Lynch            

John Gries                            

 

Team 4 – August 14, 2022

Jeannine Neuman              

Al Larson                              

 

Team 5– August 21, 2022

Jamie & Oliver Perez         

& Family (both doors)

 

Team 1 – August 28, 2022

Liz and Dave Kuebelbeck  

(both doors)

 

Team 2 – September 4, 2022      

Pat & Tracey McGuinn      

& Family (both doors)

 

Team 3– Septmber 11, 2022

Theresa Punyko                 

Nina Holiday-Lynch            

John Gries                            

 

Team 4– September 18, 2022

Jeannine Neuman                                      

Al Larson                                          

           

Team 5– September 25, 2022

Jamie & Oliver Perez & Family (both doors)

 

 


 

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Protection of Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Adults

We are committed to protecting children, youth, and vulnerable adults in all parish activities and sponsored ministries.

All clergy and parish, school and archdiocesan employees, as well as all volunteers who have either regular or unsupervised interaction with minors, (or with vulnerable adults) must complete the Essential 3 (E3) requirements:

  • Background Check
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safe Environment Training

Once completed, these are recredentialed every three years for those still in active ministry.

Please contact Terri Hunt, Director of Faith Formation & Discipleship for assistance.

You may find much helpful information at the Archdiocesan Safe Environment webpage by clicking here: www.safe-environment.archspm.org.

If you suspect abuse or need assistance, you can find the phone numbers for contacting authorities in the proper area of Minnesota at the MN Department of Human Services-Child Protection by clicking here: www.mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/children-and-families/services/child-protection/contact-us/.

Remember, if a child or vulnerable adult is in immediate danger, you should always call 911.

MASS & LITURGY TIMES
Weekend: Saturday, 4:30 pm
                  Sunday, 9:30 am

Daily Mass:
9:15 am, Tuesday - Friday

Reconciliation: Saturday, 3:30 pm or by Appointment

OFFICE HOURS

10am - 2pm, Monday - Thursday
Phone: 612-920-5030
fax: 612-926-0283

 

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