“. . . and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always . . .”
My friends, living a life full of love and goodness and generosity is only made possible because of our loving God ... a God who is not at a distance, but is one who dwells with us and in us through his Spirit. It is this living God who can transform us in ways we can’t imagine, transform us into men and women who resist our urges to lash out, to get even, to judge, to ridicule, to get angry at every little thing. It is in our willingness to open ourselves up to this outpour- ing of grace that we get a completely new “default” position, a new attitude, a new way of being.
And make no mistake about it, this is not something “extra” added to discipleship, not something we can simply discard if we so choose. Rather, it is as essential to a life of faith as are our beliefs. In fact, it’s the ONLY evidence of
So let’s pledge to be, and committed to being; a little kinder, a little more patient, a little more forgiving and gentle and merciful. If we all did that, imagine what the world might look like. God doesn’t have to imagine it. He created it to be this way for all time.
As we are over half way through our Easter Season, we are still called to dig deeper into our relationship with Christ. To not go back to our old ways but to come to the realization that it is through Jesus Christ being in our lives that we grow deeper in our faith. Our relationship with the Father. Our relationships with one another. We begin to see the things that separate us from our God, and see that by having the Holy Spirit among us, we are not alone in this world.
With the “stay at home” restrictions being ruled unconstitutional, we will see some guidance set forth from Bishop Callahan soon. I will update each of you via email or mail on what the next steps are and what this means for the upcoming Masses. Please ensure that we have the correct address in our system. If you have moved or have an email address that we do not, please call the parish office and update them.
UPDATE on the new office/rectory:
If you’ve driven by the new location for the offices/rectory, you would have seen A LOT of progress on the build-
ing. When things seem so bleak and uncertain for our Church future, God’s glory still shines through. We are blessed that all the building materials have arrived when due and we are pushing forward with the anticipated move in date of July 1st. To date, all the windows and wood beams are up. We passed our first inspection and insulation will be going in next. Then drywall is scheduled for next week! Cabinets go in the first week of June, then flooring and trim!
Without your dedication, love, and support of Christ the King, we would not be seeing what we are experiencing with this project. God has a plan, and my promise to each of you is that I am here for you. It was through the same gifts of the Holy Spirit given to us by Christ that I dedicate myself to each of you and your needs.
May God Bless each of you in the coming weeks and am excited about seeing you in Church soon!