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Masses Cancelled 5/26-5/31 – Positive parishioner

Masses Cancelled 5/26-5/31 – Positive parishioner

One of our parishioners has tested positive for COVID-19. They were in attendance at the 1:30 PM Spanish mass on Sunday, May 17, 2020. Please pray for this parishioner and their family. Although no one on the church staff is showing symptoms, out of an abundance of caution the church office will be closed this week and the church staff is going to self quarantine. We will also close the church this week and in person masses for the upcoming weekend are cancelled. We will still stream on Facebook and YouTube live. If you were in attendance at that mass and develop any symptoms, please follow the CDC guidelines and call the local hotline. (For clarification, this is the same person that St. Boniface mentioned in their post.) Uno de nuestros feligreses ha dado positivo por COVID-19. Asistieron a la misa en español a la 1:30 PM el domingo 17 de mayo de 2020. Oren por este feligrés y su familia. Aunque nadie en el personal de la iglesia muestra síntomas, por precaución la oficina de la iglesia estará cerrada esta semana y el personal de la iglesia se pondrá en cuarentena. También cerraremos la iglesia esta semana y las misas en persona para el próximo fin de semana serán canceladas. Seguiremos transmitiendo en Facebook y YouTube en vivo. Si asistió a esa misa y desarrolló algún síntoma, siga las pautas de los CDC y llame a la línea directa local.

Re-opening regulations

Re-opening regulations

Letter from Bishop Taylor May 4, 2020

Letter from Bishop Taylor May 4, 2020

Letter from Fr. Juan regarding COVID-19 Closure – March 13, 2020

Letter from Fr. Juan regarding COVID-19 Closure – March 13, 2020

My Dear People,    This morning as I was celebrating mass with our school children I spoke to them about not having fear. Fear is not from God. Fear should not be the driving force behind our decisions at this time.  Caring for others and ourselves is the main focus of this time. In this spirit, I invite you to read the following changes Bishop Taylor has mandated throughout the Diocese of Little Rock. After listing his changes, I will mention a few items relevant to Christ the King specifically. Effectively immediately, Sunday Mass obligation is dispensed for all Catholics. Hence, beginning immediately Catholics are not required to attend Sunday Mass through the end of April. Nonetheless, we will have regularly scheduled Masses this weekend (March 14-15) so I can address this unprecedented protocol with our parish family. You are not obligated to attend Masses this weekend, and anyone who is elderly or has health issues or a compromised immune system should stay home. Anyone who cares for the sick or elderly should also not attend. Still, perhaps now more than ever we need the strength, comfort and grace of the Eucharist. Churches will be kept open for private prayer and Eucharist Adoration during daylight hours as an alternative to Sunday Mass. Christ the King Church will be open from 8 AM to 6 PM Monday through Friday.  We will continue to do the same; we will, however, cancel daily Masses (English and Spanish) beginning Monday, March 16. Hence, no Mass on Monday, March 16....

Holy Souls Commemoration

Holy Souls Commemoration

The Blessing of Graves and Praying the Rosary will be held on Sunday, November 3. Calvary Cemetery at 2:00 PM Holy Cross Cemetery at 3:30 PM. In Barling, at St. Mary Cemetery at 11:30 AM

State of the Parish September 2019

State of the Parish September 2019

STATE OF THE PARISH HOMILY CHRIST THE KING CATHOLIC CHURCH September 29, 2019. Last June I began a new tradition. Every June I will offer you my annual report on the status of our parish.  However, it is the end of September.  The reason I delayed the state of the parish is so I could have final financial numbers to give you, and so I had a better understanding of the situation with the renovation of the main church. Like last year, this report includes where the church is financially at the end of this fiscal year 2018-2019, our accomplishments this past year, and a little about what to expect for our next fiscal year. THE NUMBERS: Last year I stood before you with a discouraging picture of the financial situation for the parish. However, this year I stand before you with good news, but still being very cautious moving ahead.  We need to be prudent and more than ever we need to keep up our financial giving. Let me begin with the good news. One of the church’s biggest ministries, our school, was budgeted for $79 thousand this past year and ended up only being $42 thousand.  This good news was the result of a lot of hard work to stay in budget at the school.  We budgeted according to the number of students enrolled and we staffed better according to our needs. We need to remember the parish has the obligation to support our youth through our school ministry However, we need to...

St. Michael’s Day Festival 9/28

St. Michael’s Day Festival 9/28

St. Michael’s Day Festival:  St. Michael Catholic Church in Van Buren invites you to their St. Michael’s Day Community Festival on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Church festival will include games, a raffle, silent auction, food (prices will vary) and much more! All proceeds benefit the St. Michael’s Expansion of Church Facilities and Programs. Admission is free!  The raffle prices for this year will be: 1st – $2,500.00, 2nd – $1,000.00. Tickets are $20 for the whole sheet of 15 tickets or only $2.00 each. Drawing will be Sept. 28, 2019 at St. Michael’s Day Community Festival.

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mass Schedule

Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Mass Schedule

There will be three opportunities for masses to celebrate the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Vigil – Wednesday, August 14 6PM in the Church (English) Thursday, August 15 8:10 AM in the Church (English) and 7PM in the Church (Spanish).

Help St. Anne’s Society

Help St. Anne’s Society

You can help support the St. Anne’s Society in the following ways: PLAY BINGO! – Every Monday evening at IC’s Parish Center. Doors open at 6:30 pm. For $15 you can play 17 games with bonus games that can pay up to $500. POOR BOX – Poor boxes are located at Christ the King, Immaculate Conception and St. Boniface Churches. We ask families to give one dollar a week to the poor box. ST. VERONICA’S CLOSET – Each week items needed are printed in the bulletin and can be left in the boxes by the exits of the church or at the Church Office. The closet is in need of the following: Deodorant for Men and Women, Body Wash, Hand and Body Lotion, Shaving Cream, Toilet Paper, Laundry Detergent and Feminine hygiene products.

Financial Peace University

Financial Peace University

Planning for the future is hard when you’re still paying for the past! Listen—there’s a better way! Join our Financial Peace University group, and we’ll learn how to beat debt and make a plan for the future . . . together! Interested? Join me at Christ the King Catholic Parish starting August 4, 2019. Coordinator is Scott Barr.  The group will meet Sunday at 10:00 -11:30 AM in the Parish Center from August 4 -September 29, 2019 Cost of the class is $109. That amount is refundable at the end of the course or can be a donation to CTK. Scholarships may be available.  Contact Scott for more information. To register, visit: www.FPU.com/1093982

Pastor’s Notes July 3, 2019

Pastor’s Notes July 3, 2019

Religious Formation Director I am pleased to announce Cindy Barr is our new director for religious formation. She will start  this coming Monday July 8, 2019. I am very happy for Cindy to join the staff of Christ the King. Please welcome Cindy to this new ministry. Fr. Juan  

Mrs. Myndi Keyton Announced as Principal

Christ the King Catholic School is proud to announce Mrs. Myndi Keyton as the new principal. Myndi has been at Christ the King Catholic School for 19 years teaching kindergarten, second, fifth, and sixth grades. She has her Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education from Arkansas Tech University and is certified for preK-6th with middle school endorsements in English, Social Studies, and Science.  Mrs. Keyton is also certified in Apple Connections OG in 3D for dyslexia and Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol (SIOP) for English language learners. She currently serves on the ISPD Steering Committee for Fort Smith Catholic Schools and the Trust and Endowment Committee for Christ the King. She has served as the CTK Student Council Sponsor, the cheerleading sponsor, Religion committee chair, curriculum committee chair, CTK PTO Secretary, Vice President, and President. She also served for two years on the board of the Crisis Center in Fort Smith. Before coming to CTK, Mrs. Keyton developed, implemented, and taught a domestic violence prevention curriculum to junior high and high school students, law enforcement officers and judges through the Crisis Center. Mrs. Keyton and her husband, Kris, have been parishioners of CTK for 25 years. They have four boys: Jacob (28), Skip (23), Sam (18), and Levi (14) who are all CTK graduates. Mrs. Keyton loves to read, travel, and spend time with her dogs: Loki, Lili, and Chewy. Mrs. Keyton said “Christ the King holds a very special place in my life. I believe that the strong faith filled foundation provided by CTK prepares children...