Welcome to Christ the King Church
|We are a vibrant community and welcome you to our parish family. We hope
that you will join with us as we grow in our love for the Lord and in
our love for one another. Newcomers are always welcome – please visit us soon!
Msgr. Francis I. Malone, JCL, PA, Pastor
|Twenty-third Sunday in Ordinary Time
September 6, 2015
The Church Office and School
|A Message From the Pastor
To all parishioners at Christ the King … It always amazes me how far in advance some people make plans to travel. Take, for example, the fact that as soon as the Labor Day weekend is over, folks are making solid plans for Spring Break 2016! That’s a full SIX MONTHS away!!!
My hope is that people will take note that Holy Week 2016 is ALSO SPRING BREAK!I don’t know exactly how Spring Break collided with the Holiest of Weeks for Christians, but there’s nothing I can do about that, except to encourage those who make vacation plans to consider cutting it a little short to be back in town in time for Holy Thursday. Given the weekend before, that would be a full five days vacation. There are no holier days for us than these days, and no greater celebration than that of Easter Sunday. Remember, please, where your spiritual home is located, right here at 4000 N. Rodney Parham Road, Little Rock, and make your plans now to be here so that Spring Break doesn’t trump celebrating the Paschal Mysteries here.
Given the sacrifice of the Lord for us, the kind of sacrifice that gave us the gift of eternal life, an abbreviated Spring Break doesn’t seem like much of a sacrifice. Please make your plans, but don’t lose these days among slopes of snow, beaches of sand, or lakes so far away.
I pray your summer was relaxing, and that your Fall is full of colors and a break from the summer heat. I pray for you, each of you, every day. May this message be received in the spirit in which it is being sent, with love for you, and a gentle reminder of why the Lord came to us in the first place.
God bless you in every way,
|A Growing Church for a Growing Faith - Capital Campaign
For information about the campaign in support the expansion and enhancement of our campus, please call the Church Office (501)225-6774 – or make a donation.
UPDATE – Construction of our new Family Life Center will begin soon!
Walking With Purpose – Women’s Ministry!
This Catholic Bible study for women aims to bring women into a deeper personal relationship with Christ. Through personal study and small group discussions, the study helps to link everyday challenges with solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church. Weekly Wednesday morning and Tuesday evening sessions begin on September 23.
Learn more & register »
|Primetimer Branson Trip
November 2 – November 4
Join the Primetimers on a fall adventure to Branson! Depart by motor coach, stay at Chateau On The Lake, and enjoy amazing shows, shopping, a winery tour & tasting, and lots of great fun! Learn more & register today! »
|PRE – Youth Faith Formation
Registration for PRE – Youth Faith Formation for the upcoming school year is currently under way. Classes for children in Kindergarten through High School began on Sunday, August 30. Preschool classes for children three and four years of age will begin on Sunday, September 13. Registration forms are available in the church vestibule, the church office or Click Here to download a form and to learn more.
|Fall Scripture Study - “The Gospel According to John”
This inspiring study will give you a greater understanding of the life and work of Jesus. It consists of personal study and weekly group sharing sessions with wrap-up lectures. September 14 to November 30-Monday evenings 6:45 to 8:30 p.m. OR September 15 to November 18-Wednesday mornings 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. Sign up and learn more »
|A Journey in Faith – RCIA
Explore the Catholic faith through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). Classes are held in Room A on the Third Floor of the Ministries Building on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. There is no obligation and there are no fees - please join us! Read More »
|Pray for Vocations
Let us pray for men and women who are discerning their vocation, especially CTK parishioners Stephen Hart, Patrick Friend, Joseph DeOrbegozo, Stephen Elser, Jon Miskin, Joseph Friend, Brian Cundall, Daniel Wendel, Ben Riley, and Brother Jacob Wisenbaker. Encourage them in their pursuit of God’s personal call by joining the CTK MOMMS Prayer Watch to pray for the intentions of each seminarian. Sign up to receive the Vocations Chalice to continue to pray for vocations at Christ the King.
Msgr. Francis I. Malone, JCL, PA, Pastor
4000 N Rodney Parham Rd – Little Rock, AR 72212
Church Office 501.225.6774 ~Fax 501.225.7169
Office Hours – M – F 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.