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St. Margaret Series Week 3

St. Margaret Series Week 3

Week 3 To recap where we left last week… Sister Margaret gained support for her mission and a spiritual director in Fr. Claude by reminding him that God doesn’t remember our sins once we confess them to a priest in confession, Fr. Claude helped gain the support of her convent AND I promised to tell you the 12 Promises that God revealed to Sister Margaret about His Sacred Heart.   So, let’s get busy, we have a lot of ground to cover!  Beginning in 1686 Sister Margaret’s convent celebrated the Feast of the Sacred Heart privately.  Two years later they build a chapel at the convent to honor the Sacred Heart.  Soon, the Feast of the Sacred Heart spread within Sister Margaret’s Order of the Visitation to other convents.  Sister Margaret’s brothers even devoted their lives to promoting the Feast of the Sacred Heart.   In 1689, Our Lord asked Sister Margaret to have King Louis XIV of France dedicate France to Jesus’s Sacred Heart.   Sister Margaret died on October 17, 1690, at the age of 43.  She suffered greatly before she died.   Her last words were “What have I in heaven and what do I desire on earth, but Thee alone, O my God”, then she died as she said Jesus’ name.   Sister Margaret’s holiness and her mission were written about and well known by Fr. Claude and his Jesuit (BCW- an order of Catholic Priests and brothers) superiors.    This helped to move the mission of the Sacred Heart forward, which the Church did even though...

First Communion Mass Schedule 2020

First Communion Mass Schedule 2020

Please check the schedule here for First Communion date assignments. Mass each day will begin at 6:30 PM in the Church. All attendees over the age of 10 are required to wear a mask. We will live stream the Mass on Facebook and YouTube. There will not be a reception.   July 28- 10 kids Amador, Annahi Guerrero, Ashley Arriola Hassler, Alec King, Henry Martin, Jack Molineros, Luciana Calero Pham, Savio Redford, Wyatt Rivera, Naya Schluterman, Max July 29-9 kids Calderera, Karis Canclini, Lucca Delgado, Sahid Fry, Annalee Grinnell, Reagan Jeruzal, Austin Sosebee, Addison Teague, Ella Valdez, Miguel July 30 – 10 kids Ahlert, Bennett Ahlert, Haven (Izzy)- RCIC Johnson, Alex Leonhardi, John Paul Nguyen, Caleb Pearcy, Brett Preston, Grace Simmons, Harper All 3 sacraments Simpson, Kylynn all 3 sacraments Woods, Parker (All 3 Sacraments) July 31- 11 kids Alvarado, Leonardo Amador, Karen Tayti Amador, Kevin Rivera Bankuti, Lucas Langowski Felipe Buenrostro, Ahtziri Carvajal, Jordan Urian Corbit, Eli Cordero, Alexander Cordero, Valerie Diaz, Jasmin Elizabeth Garcia, Guancarlo Aug 4-11 Kids Ibarra, Mia Naohmi Jennings, Alaina Lopez, Emmanuel Lopez, Melissa Luna, Elian Luna, Itzel Mares, Evelyn Martinez, Jasmine Martinez, Jimena Mendez, Zaira Wasson, Josslyn Aug 5-11 Kids Gonzalez, Joselyn Ochoa, Anthony Oliver, Claire Oliver, Lucas Raya, Hillary Raya, Iker Sanchez, David Mares Terrazas, Marijose Trejo, Nohema Sanay Vasquez, Marlynn Vega, Yaretzi Aug 6 11 kids Aldana, Yurith Daniela Caroline Clay Carvajal, Carlos Fernando Chavez, Josselyn Atonancy Claire Clay Gallegos, Gadriela Garcia Lopez, Vanesa Yareli Luna, Madelane Mares, Yessica Salazar, Vianey Villatoro, Cesar Ernaldo revised 6/23/2020

Confirmation Mass Schedule 2020

Confirmation Mass Schedule 2020

Please check your date below. Mass begins at 6:30 PM. Everyone over the age of 10 must wear a mask. There will be no reception and we will livestream the mass to Facebook and YouTube. Adams, Jaden 18-Aug Alonzo, Edwin 18-Aug Alonzo, Pedro 18-Aug Amador, Daniela (9hrs) 18-Aug Amador, Jocelyn 18-Aug Barroso, Adolfo Angel 19-Aug Barte, Nicole (20+) 19-Aug Biddle, Jordan 19-Aug Catsavis, Walker 19-Aug Chavez, Brenda (5) 19-Aug Coleman, Lucy Kathryn 20-Aug Diaz, Luis (10) 20-Aug Edwards, Audrey 20-Aug English, Rachel 20-Aug Espinoza, Ana Carol (11 hrs) 20-Aug Farmer, Blake 21-Aug Franklin, Joseph 21-Aug Garcia, Garardo 21-Aug Gilsinger, Madison 21-Aug Gonzalez, Anthony 25-Aug Gonzalez, Jessy 25-Aug Gonzalez, Leticia (2hrs) 25-Aug Hahn, Catherine 21-Aug Hernandez, Ana 25-Aug Hernandez, Osvaldo 25-Aug Hernandez, San Juana (7hrs) 26-Aug Hughes, Austin 26-Aug Leding, Payton 26-Aug Lopez, Brianna (10hrs) 26-Aug Mares, Julianna (2hrs) 27-Aug Martinez, Alex 27-Aug Martinez, Jesus 27-Aug Mendoza, Abril (4hrs) 27-Aug Montoya, Rodrigo 27-Aug Nerino, Yelena 28-Aug Ngyuen, Dat 28-Aug Ottman, Noah 28-Aug Paredes, Christina (5hrs) 28-Aug Perez, Monica (5hrs) 28-Aug Quintana, Danielle (10hrs) 1-Sep Raya, Jose 1-Sep Raya, Judith (2hrs) 1-Sep Robbins, Jacob (20+) 1-Sep Sharum, Abraham 1-Sep Uribe, Evelin (3hrs) 2-Sep Vargas, Abigail 2-Sep Vargas, Luke 2-Sep Vasquez, Judith 2-Sep

St. Margaret Series Week 1

St. Margaret Series Week 1

By Cindy Barr But First, I want to tell you about a new phrase and abbreviation I will be using, “BCW” or “Big Catholic Words”.   BCWs are words that you hear at Mass, in school or PREP, that sound hard and super complicated, for example, transubstantiation.  I will try to warn you of any BCWs and give a ‘not BCW’ word as well, as in our example the ‘not BCWs’ would be ‘the changing of bread and wine into the Body and Blood of Jesus’.  BCWs, not BCWs. Got it?  Great!  I challenge you to also look these BCWs up with your parents.  That always helps me remember what they mean and can bring a deeper meaning to your faith, together as a family.   Now on to this week’s story.   Are you ready?  Here we go… There once was a sweet young girl named Margaret who lived in France in the 1600s.  She was born July 22, 1947.    Her family didn’t have much money, but they were devout (BCW– loved and practiced their Catholic faith) Catholics.    Margaret had a very hard childhood.  Her father died when she was 8-years old.  Then when Margaret was 10, she became very sick and had to be in bed for 5 years.   She could not play, go outside and she didn’t have a phone, TV or video games.  She was quarantined in bed!  But Margaret led a life of penitence (BWC- feeling sorry for sins)– and devotion (BCW- a feeling of love) to the Blessed Sacrament.   Jesus started appearing to...

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...

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.