Religious Formation News – Grades Pre-K to High School – November 7, 2019

Updated Middle School Youth Group Flier 2019-2020

Dear Parents and Guardians,

The Escalera family wishes to thank all of you who have reached out to them through cards, calls, texts and hugs throughout this difficult time. Your love and prayers will continue to support them throughout their journey of grief and healing.  The Benefit Dinner was also a huge success and we thank all of your for your contributions.

On Saturday and Sunday, our Altar and Rosary Society will be hosting their annual Christmas Boutique to raise funds for Parish Priest projects.

Sunday November 10             Thirty-Second Sunday in Ordinary Time (green)

Elementary School:  Start Unit the Church, Our Community in the Spirit – Chapter 11

  • First Reconciliation—Children and parents meet in Sister Joan’s Room (South)

Middle School:   Topic: Source and Summit – “Where is the Eucharist found in Scripture?”

  • Save the Date – Middle School Youth Group Night on Thursday November 17th at 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m meet in Sister Joan’s Room.

Find attached the Middle School Youth Group Calendar of Dates for 2019-2020

  • Teen Advent Reconciliation Service – to be held at the Cathedral on Sunday December 1st at 5:30 p.m. (Youth from across the city attend together)

High School Discipleship – Topic “Second Coming of Christ”

  • Save the Date: First Confirmation Parent/Sponsor Gathering on Sunday November 24th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Sister Joan’s Room.
  • Teen Advent Reconciliation Service – to be held at the Cathedral on Sunday December 1st at 5:30 p.m. (Youth from across the city attend together).

November is the Month of Holy Souls in Purgatory:

If you have not had a chance to come and look at the altarcito in the Church, it is a beautiful reflection of our communion with our beloved departed and a wonderful reminder to offer prayers for their souls during this month.

With Halloween this past week, and praying for our beloved departed this month– what exactly is our Catholic view of “ghosts?”

This week my middle school daughter asked me this very question, and I came across an incredible faith filled Priest who gives us some good insight.

Check out his response here (its about 8 minutes long)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RgyX-aLMrGc&t=68s

Sarah Nelson

Pastoral Associate for Adult and Youth Formation

(719) 542-9248 x121

snelson@ctkpueblo.org

Registration forms are bellow (kindly complete both forms), or you may register at the Weekend Parish Office, or forms are available for you in the Narthex.

Please complete both sides of the Registration Form so that we can update our records. Return it by September 17th so class lists can be made. (Place in the box at the Weekend Office, or drop off, or mail it, to the Parish Office, 1708 Horseshoe Drive.)

You may also scan your forms and send them to mmeissner@ctkpueblo.org.

For the 2019-2020 RE Schedule click here.  (Copies are also available in the Narthex and at the Weekend Office.)

Liturgical Ministers Training for New and Continuing Ministers

THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! 190 Ministry Volunteer Sheets were turned in! 328 various ministries were chosen by this Amazing Parish Family during this Ministry call, with 98 new persons signing up for a ministry! WOW!

The compilation has been completed, the training dates are finalized, and the extra steps have begun for the Commissioning of Communion Ministers which will be on the Feast of Christ the King, November 23-24, 2019.

Training will begin for the Ministries for the Mass starting with:

Ushers and Greeters on Oct. 26-27;

Click here for Usher Guidelines.

Click here for Greeter Guidelines.

Proclaimers on December 7th and December 8th.

Click here for Proclaimer Guidelines.

Communion Ministers (Mass/Homebound/Nursing Home) on Nov. 9-10;

Servers on Nov. 16-17.

The training is for ALL liturgical ministers new and continuing.

Hands-on training for Communion Ministers will be held at a different time. The Blessing for Liturgical Ministers will be scheduled after all trainings are completed.

 

The Altarcito returns…

Let’s pray for your loved ones who have died. We’ll have an altarcito again this year, a shrine in front of the altar, during the month of November. Everyone is invited to bring a photo and/or memento and we’ll remember them in prayer for the month of November along with those noted on the All Souls envelopes.

Drop off your photos/mementos at the office before November 1st, or after Mass to the Weekend Office; just tape your name and phone number to them (on the back).  We will place them for you on the Altarcito.

All Souls envelopes are available in your envelope packets or in the Narthex. Please place your envelope in the regular collection.

 

Choir Practice – Consider sharing your voice with us – We practice on Wednesdays at 6:30p.m.

Why not join our parish choir? Share your voice with our parish family; it will bless you and us!  

“Music ministry provides beauty, joy, comfort, inspiration, and musical prayer for our communal liturgies and various parish celebrations.  This is possible because of the generous sharing of time and talent of diverse and committed members.  If you can carry a tune and want to learn, come sing with us!”
CHOIR meets every Wednesday from  6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m in the Music Room in the Little Flower Formation Center.….and sings for mass every other weekend.   
Click here for the October 2019 Music Planners
Click here for the November 2019 Music Planners
Click here for the Thanksgiving Music Planner

eOT22cic*It is an easy way to make new friends and feel a part of a group
*It is therapeutic; singers can put aside, for awhile at least, the other pressures and concerns of the day
*It provides musical memories that can momentarily remove you from difficult situations by calling to mind beautiful music and poetry
*It gives members a sense of pride and self-worth
*It instills beneficial posture and breathing techniques
*It develops better habits of good enunciation
*It reminds us that there are no short cuts to excellence; careful preparation leads to reaching goals
*It teaches an historical perspective through music and texts written during various periods of history
*It reminds us of the positive impact a Choirdedicated group can make beyond that which is possible for an individual….the value of teamwork
*It conveys that leadership, demeanor and good attitude make a significant contribution to the success of a group
*It adds beauty and aesthetic depth
*It provides a healthy cultural and creatively artistic balance
*It develops poise under pressure
*It is a foundation for a lifetime of enjoyment in music
–excerpts from Michael Kemp

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We are looking for more CTK musicians. If you are a vocalist (solo singer/choir singer) or instrumentalist (of any kind), please email me at judkins.lori@yahoo.com or call 719-542-9248 ext. 118— and let’s visit!  Become christmas_choir_2016a “family” with us; you’ll be welcomed with open arms!

Join us on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. and bring a friend!

 

Lori Judkins, Pastoral Associate for Liturgical Music

Find Your Greatness – Dynamic Catholic event at The Shine of St. Therese on May 2, 2020

We are excited to announce that Christ the King has teamed up with the Shrine of St. Therese to bring the Dynamic Catholic event Find Your Greatness to our faith community. Dynamic Catholic and Allen Hunt will be at The Shrine of St. Therese on May 2, 2020! Dynamic Catholic events are not just about feeling. They are about doing. They don’t just give you something to think about. They give you a plan. They help you make your life work better. Join us for this life-changing event on May 2, 2020 at St. Therese!

Tickets will be available on DynamicCatholic.com starting September 12th. This is an event you do not want to miss! Watch for the link to be posted next week.

We can’t wait to help you find your greatness!

New King Soopers Rewards Program! Our check this past quarter was for $601.33

How would you like to grocery shop and give back to Christ the King Parish?
So far we have 46 households participating in the parish.  Our check from April 1 to June 30, 2019 was for $601.33.
Sign up today if you are not one of the 46 households!
All you need is a King Soopers Loyalty Card and a valid email address! Simply enroll your Loyalty Card at https://www.kingsoopers.com/  by following the steps below from your desk top:

(Directions are a bit different from your smartphone.  Look for Community Rewards and Enroll.)

King Soopers Rewards Program Flyer - 4-18-19