Happenings - Christ King Parish http://www.christkingparish.org/pro/announcements_rss.cfm?detailid=292578 Announcements Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Masses http://www.christkingparish.org/about/happenings.cfm#ec_292578_368_short Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_368 <div>This year, the fourth Sunday of Advent falls on what is also Christmas Eve.&nbsp;Here are your options as you consider meeting obligations for both regular Sunday Mass as well as Christmas Mass:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Regular Sunday Masses at CK:</strong></div> <div>&bull; Saturday 23rd: 4:30 PM</div> <div>&bull; Sunday 24th: 9:30 AM</div> <div><strong>Christmas Masses at CK:</strong></div> <div>&bull; Sunday 24th: 4:30 or 10:30 PM</div> <div>&bull; Monday 25th: 9:30 AM</div> Oplatek - Christmas Wafer for Sale http://www.christkingparish.org/about/happenings.cfm#ec_292578_366_short Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_366 <p>Stop by the Parish office to purchase a packet of Oplatek and take part in this old European tradition.</p> <p>Each pack is $2.25.&nbsp;</p> Advent Giving Tree Outreach  http://www.christkingparish.org/about/happenings.cfm#ec_292578_353_short Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_353 <p>Beginning December 2, Christ King Parish will be collecting donations to help the poor and needy in our community, who are served by these three charitable organizations: Catholic Charities, St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Kids Matter. We ask that you once again support this mission by picking up an ornament/s on the Christmas trees located at either entrance to the church starting the weekend of November 25/26.&nbsp;</p> <p>Each ornament lists the organization and the specific items that they need. You may choose any or all of the items listed on the ornament. Drop off your gifts (unwrapped) during the following weekends: December 2/3, December 9/10 and December 16/17.&nbsp;</p> <p>Since many of you would like to get a jump on your shopping and take advantage of the great deals during Black Friday shopping, here is the summary of the items we are collecting this year. (Please donate NEW items.)&nbsp;</p> <p>This Advent season we are supporting three charities that serve men, women, and children and families in crisis in Milwaukee. They are Catholic Charities, St. Vincent de Paul Society, and Kids Matter.&nbsp;</p> <p>Catholic Charity, inspired by Christ&rsquo;s call to serve, is the US Catholic social services organization founded in 1910, whose mission is to provide support to those in need, to advocate for justice and to call upon others to do the same. Its vision is to improve the lives of those it serves, to empower the most vulnerable, and to help reduce poverty through quality, compassionate, and effective human services.&nbsp;</p> <p>The St. Vincent de Paul Society is an international Catholic organization of laypersons that seeks, in a spirit of justice and charity, and by person-to &ndash;person involvement of its members, to eliminate poverty and hunger. Vincentian help can include any person-to-person assistance that promotes human dignity and integrity.&nbsp;</p> <p>Kids Matter is a local charity located at 1850 N. Martin Luther King Dr. whose mission is to help abused and neglected children heal and thrive, to bring volunteer energy and community support to foster and kinship children, and to apply lessons learned from helping children heal to preventing further child abuse.&nbsp;</p> <p>Kids Matter Inc was founded in 2000, inspired by the compelling need to improve the lives of the many Milwaukee County children involved in the child welfare system. Far too many of these children are not thriving or finding permanent, loving homes and need help during these difficult times.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li> <div><strong>Catholic Charities Items:</strong></div> </li> </ul> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">All sizes: Winter coats, boots, hats and scarves, and socks for all ages of men, women and children&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> <div><strong>St. Vincent de Paul Society:</strong></div> </li> </ul> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">Bedding: single and double sheets, mattress pads, blankets, and pillows&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">All sizes: Children&#39;s winter jackets, hats, mittens, scarves, and boots&nbsp;</div> <ul> <li> <div><strong>Kids Matter:</strong></div> </li> </ul> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">For Older Children and Teens: sleepwear, diary or journal, markers, colored pencils, age appropriate book, baseball hat, jewelry or accessories, socks and underwear (all sizes)&nbsp;</div> <div style="margin-left: 40px;">For Younger Children: cuddly stuffed animals, sleepwear, children&rsquo;s blankets, games/toys/puzzles, coloring books, crayons and drawing paper, socks and underwear, night light, age appropriate books (all sizes)&nbsp;</div> <p>&nbsp;</p> <div>Again, THANK YOU for your generosity to help those less fortunate. God Bless you!&nbsp;</div> <div>Christ King Human Concerns</div> Christ King to Pray Vespers during Advent http://www.christkingparish.org/about/happenings.cfm#ec_292578_358_short Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_358 <p>What are Vespers?</p> <p>Vespers, also called Evening Prayer, is part of the Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office. In the Liturgy of the Hours, the Church fulfills Jesus&#39; command to &quot;pray always&quot; (Luke 18:1). Through this prayer, the people of God sanctify the day by continual praise of God and prayers of intercession for the needs of the world.<br /> <br /> The Liturgy of the Hours includes several specified times of prayer. The most important times, called the &quot;hinge hours,&quot; are Morning Prayer (which takes place upon rising) and Evening Prayer (which takes place as dusk begins to fall).<br /> <br /> Bishops, priests, deacons, and many men and women in consecrated life pray the Liturgy of the Hours each day. Their work is organized around this prayer, keeping God always at the center of their days. Lay people are encouraged to pray the Liturgy of the Hours as well, especially Morning and Evening Prayer.<br /> <br /> Evening Prayer gives thanks for the day just past and makes an evening sacrifice of praise to God.</p> <p>Experience this beautiful and reflective Prayer of the Church on the Wednesday evenings of Advent (December 6, 13, and 20) from 5:30 until 6:00. Are you reluctant because this is your first Evening Prayer experience and aren&rsquo;t certain what to do? Fear not! This undertaking is new to Christ King&mdash;we&rsquo;re ALL learning as we go &ndash; JOIN US!</p> Christ King Christmas Book http://www.christkingparish.org/about/happenings.cfm#ec_292578_367_short Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_367 <p>Hi Friends of Christ King,</p> <p>We will once again be giving away a book at&nbsp;Christmas Mass this year. This year&rsquo;s book is&nbsp;&lsquo;Perfectly Yourself&rsquo; by Matthew&nbsp;Kelly and it&rsquo;s paired&nbsp;with a DVD about Michelangelo from the&nbsp;Catholicism: Pivotal Players series by Bishop Robert&nbsp;Baron. This is always a great way for us to share the&nbsp;gift of faith with our parishioners &amp; visitors at Christmas Mass. Thanks for your generosity in the past supporting this pro- ject. If you are able to contribute this year, please drop a check off at the Parish office with the memo &lsquo;Christmas book project&rsquo;.</p> <p>Make sure to save the date for the annual book wrapping party on <strong>December 20th at 6:30 pm in the Parish Center.</strong> We will be wrapping about 1200 books/DVD&rsquo;s this year and a team from St. Bernard&rsquo;s will be joining us to wrap about 800 books.</p> <p>May God bless you &amp; your family this Advent.</p> <p>Pat Masterson (<a href="mailto:patmasterson@yahoo.com">patmasterson@yahoo.com</a>)</p> 2018 Stewardship Commitment Pledge http://www.christkingparish.org/about/happenings.cfm#ec_292578_360_short Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_360 <p>Thank you to all who have returned their 2018&nbsp;pledge to Christ King Parish last weekend. We&nbsp;appreciate you sharing your gifts with us. You can&nbsp;still mail them back, drop them in the collection&nbsp;basket anytime or complete your pledge online at christkingparish.org under Service.&nbsp;</p> Tosa Trio High School Youth Ministry | Updates http://www.christkingparish.org/about/happenings.cfm#ec_292578_346_short Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_346 <div> <div>&nbsp;</div> </div> <div><strong>December 3rd Mass with Class&nbsp;</strong></div> <ul> <li> <div>Mass 6 PM Fr. Phillip Bogacki&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Class 7 &ndash; 8:30 All Grades Meet in Small groups!&nbsp;</div> </li> </ul> <div><strong>December 10th&nbsp;Summer Outreach Mission Trip Meeting</strong></div> <ul> <li> <div>7:00 PM &ndash; St. Pius X in the Cafeteria &ndash; enter through the Gym doors!&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Trip is June 10 &ndash; 15th to Mishawaka IN.&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Catholic Heart Work Camp.&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Scholarship money available.&nbsp;</div> </li> <li>We are called to be Jesus&rsquo; Disciples!&nbsp;</li> </ul> <div><strong>December 17th Mass and Special Eucharistic Adoration Night</strong></div> <ul> <li>6 PM at St. BERNARD&nbsp;(PLEASE note: New location for this night)&nbsp;</li> <li>7:05 &ndash; 8:05 PM at St. BERNARD Special Eucharistic Adoration Night with Praise and Worship Music led by Ben Wagner.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><strong>Questions Call Barb Abler 414-322-0298 or email babler@archmil.org</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Calendar Collection for Veterans Administration Hospital http://www.christkingparish.org/about/happenings.cfm#ec_292578_365_short Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_365 <p>The Veterans Administration Hospital services our veterans daily. They have a program to help our veterans<br /> remember their many appointments. The VA provides calendars for the coming year to the vets who need them. The VA Hospital is looking for 2018 calendars that can be donated for this service.</p> <p>Do you have any 2018 calendars sent to you in &quot;junk&quot; mail? These calendars could be used by this VA program. If you have any of these unsolicited 2018 calendars, please send them to the school and place them in Mrs. O&#39;s mailbox or in the collection box in Mrs. O&#39;s homeroom (Room 216). Ms. Kristy Fritz, one of our CK moms who works at the VA Hospital, will deliver them to the VA as the box fills up. There will also be a box to collect these unwanted 2018 calendars in the back of Church.</p> <p>Thank you so much for your help in this service to our veterans! This collection will continue until mid-January. Last year we&nbsp;collected over 1000 calendars for the Vets. Let&#39;s see if we can beat that amount this year!</p> <p>Sincerely, Mrs. O&nbsp;</p> Small Discipleship Groups http://www.christkingparish.org/formation/smallgrouptestimonials.cfm Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_369 <p>Jesus invited a small group of ordinary people to &ldquo;follow Me.&rdquo; His small group became his apostles. Christ King Parish presents the same invitation to follow Jesus by learning and growing together in faith with a Small Discipleship Group. Small Discipleship Groups are already enhancing the faith lives of those who participate. Read below for Kristin&rsquo;s story and see for yourself!</p> <p>Our parish goal is for each parishioner to find (or create) a small group that offers spiritual inspiration, faith sharing and formation, and social fellowship in a supportive environment that adapts to different faith levels and busy schedules.</p> <p>Small discipleship groups can be formed or joined at anytime! If anyone missed us at our Fall Information and Sign-up sessions, please know we can be found on the parish website at: christkingparish.org/formation/smallgroups.cfm. Because it is important to us that each person finds a group that is a good fit, we ask that you complete the online questionnaire using the web link above.</p> <p>If you have any questions or want more information, <a href="mailto:kristinangelafischer@gmail.com">email Kristin</a>.</p> <hr /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><em>My Small Group Expierence...</em></p> <p><em>husband Todd and I facilitate a small group between the masses on Sunday, made up of mostly young families with busy schedules and little free time. We&rsquo;ve been doing this for a couple of years now and every session is such a blessing to us. Childcare is offered in the playroom downstairs and the older kids are often at Religious Education. This offers us the opportunity to actually have uninterrupted conversations, something rare with young children in our lives. We always enjoy the lively and thoughtful conversations we have. We come with our doubts, questions, fear and failures and find comfort and hope in others&rsquo; words and experiences.</em></p> <p><em>love feeling like we have a church family now, something we&rsquo;ve never had before. Mass is filled with familiar faces and we have a sense of community here at Christ King. For Todd and I, as well as our two girls having a group of believers to do life with, see in the community, gather at church together, pray with, etc has been one of the most rewarding outcomes of our group. If our ultimate goal is to be disciples and to make disciples, I don&rsquo;t know of a better way to begin that journey or continue that journey than being in a small group.&rdquo;</em></p> <p><em>Kristin Fischer</em></p> Applications for the Lawrence G. and Aurelia M. Frank Scholarships are due January 15, 2018 http://www.christkingparish.org/about/happenings.cfm#ec_292578_363_short Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_363 <p>Scholarships of up to $1,000 for the 2018-19 school year will be awarded to the Catholic High School in the name of children of active parishioners of Christ king Congregation. Applications can be picked up at the Parish Office. Those who were awarded scholarships last year must re-apply to be considered for this year&rsquo;s award.&nbsp;</p> Tosa Trio High School Youth Ministry | 2017-18 Schedule http://www.christkingparish.org/about/happenings.cfm#ec_292578_277_short Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_277 <div>&nbsp;</div> <h6><strong>Parent &amp; Teen meeting at St. Pius X -&nbsp;Sept. 10</strong></h6> <ul> <li> <div>Freshmen and Sophomore:&nbsp;6:45 - 7:25 PM&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Juniors: 7:35 - 8:20 PM&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Welcome to Tosa Trio High School Youth Ministry Families&nbsp;</div> </li> </ul> <div>&nbsp;</div> <h6><strong>Mass with Class Sunday Dates&nbsp;</strong></h6> <div>(Mass at 6 PM,&nbsp;Class from&nbsp;7 - 8:30 PM)</div> <ul> <li> <div>Sept. 24 &ndash; Kick-Off&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Oct. 1, 15, 29.&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Nov. 5 &amp; 19&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Dec. 3 &amp; 17&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Jan. 7 &amp; 21&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>Feb. 11 &amp; 25&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>March 4 &amp; 18&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>April 15 &amp; 29&nbsp;</div> </li> </ul> <div>&nbsp;</div> <h6><strong>Confirmation,&nbsp;Monday, April 30, 2018 &ndash; 7 PM</strong>&nbsp;</h6> <ul> <li> <div>Juniors be sure you have thought of who your Sponsor will be.&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>&ldquo;YES&rdquo; your Sponsor needs to be Catholic.&nbsp;</div> </li> <li> <div>More info will be sent to you before the Parent meeting</div> </li> </ul> SAVE THE DATE | 2018 Parish Auction | February 24 | Everything Hollywood | http://www.christkingparish.org/service/parishauction.cfm Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_339 From the Desk of Fr. Joe http://www.christkingparish.org/about/happenings.cfm#ec_292578_335_short Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_335 <p>Fr. Joe has&nbsp;written several books for all ages and spiritualties. The books are available in the parish office for free. Yes, you read that right. The cost to you is to write a review on Amazon.com&nbsp;about the book. Go ahead and be honest. He can handle it. Please visit the parish office during regular hours and choose a book. Thanks.</p> <ul> <li>&ldquo;Soulful Muse&rdquo;</li> <li>&ldquo;Living Faith&rsquo;s Mysteries&rdquo;</li> <li>&ldquo;Spiritual Wonderings and Wanderings&rdquo;</li> <li>&ldquo;Letters From My Cats&rdquo;</li> <li>&ldquo;Bowling Through Life&rsquo;s Stages with a Christian perspective&rdquo;&nbsp;</li> </ul> Christ King Supports the Ronald McDonald House http://www.christkingparish.org/about/happenings.cfm#ec_292578_316_short Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_316 <p><strong>Aluminium Pull Tabs&nbsp;Collection! An On-Going Outreach!&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>Little things mean a lot&hellip; Saving pull&nbsp;tabs is easy! They&rsquo;re compact with a high concentration of recyclable aluminum. Since 2000, recycling little aluminum tabs from the tops of cans have generated nearly $270,000 for the Wauwatosa&rsquo;s Ronald McDonald House. Revenue from recycling these little bits of aluminum helps provide a &ldquo;home away from home&rdquo; for families whose seriously ill children are undergoing medical treatment in the Milwaukee area.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Here&rsquo;s how you can help&hellip;&nbsp;</p> <p>Collect pull&nbsp;tabs&nbsp;from&nbsp;aluminium&nbsp;cans, such as from&nbsp;cans&nbsp;of soda, all year round.&nbsp;When you have a&nbsp;bunch,&nbsp;bring&nbsp;them&nbsp;to the Christ&nbsp;King Rectory or&nbsp;School&nbsp;Office&nbsp;whenever you want.&nbsp;Spread the word to your family, friends, classmates and co-workers and bring theirs in as well!&nbsp;</p> <p>To learn more aboat the Ronald McDonald House please go to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rmhcmilwaukee.org" target="_blank">rmhcmilwaukee.org</a>&nbsp;</p> <p>It&rsquo;s an easy&nbsp;and simple&nbsp;way to&nbsp;support the Ronald McDonald&nbsp;House and help these families,&nbsp;especially during a very difficult time for them and their child!&nbsp;</p> <p>Thanks&nbsp;you!&nbsp;</p> Athletic Association - Committee Members Needed http://www.christkingparish.org/about/happenings.cfm#ec_292578_255_short Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_255 <p>We currently have several open positions on our Athletic Committee:</p> <ul> <li>Track Coordinator/Coach</li> <li>Golf Open Coordinator</li> <li>Gym Set-up/TakeDown</li> </ul> <p>If you are interested in learning more about these positions, please contact <a href="mailto:KHemauer@rwbaird.com?subject=Christ%20King%20Athletic%20Committee%20Member%20Inquiry">Ken Hemauer</a>, our Athletic Board Director.</p> 2017/18 Consultative Bodies Meeting Schedule http://www.christkingparish.org/editoruploads/files/Consultative%20Collaborative%20Bodies%20Info/C_2017-2018_Meetings.pdf Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_240 Marthas and Matthews  http://www.christkingparish.org/about/happenings.cfm#ec_292578_60_short Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_60 <div>The Martha and Mathews&nbsp;are a group that meet to&nbsp;do light cleaning and polishing in the Church once a&nbsp;month. The brass needs&nbsp;polishing, the kneeler pads need replacing, mopping of certain areas and making sure the pews are clean and respectable are just some of the duties.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>Do you have an hour or two to help keep our church looking so beautiful? Maybe you would want to form a small group and work together.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>The parishioners that have been doing this are in their 80&rsquo;s and 90&rsquo;s. They could use some help! If you can find the time please give Adam Hartung a call and he can give you the details 262-252-8073.&nbsp;</div> WIFI in Church http://www.christkingparish.org/about/happenings.cfm#ec_292578_175_short Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_175 <p>Several years ago I asked the parish to commit to a multi-year project to include connected WIFI coverage across the entire campus. We have completed the last stage now in improved coverage in the parish center and the church itself. Once you save the information, you can walk from one end of the building to the other and stay connected to the same system. I encourage the healthy use of electronics, even in church, when they are used to help pray, to read the readings ahead of time, or to communicate with those who ought be with you at Mass.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>If you want to use our WIFI network, connect to &ldquo;GUESTS&rdquo; and use the password: &ldquo;ckguest06&rdquo;.&nbsp;Thanks, as always, to your dollars in the collection basket that help us improve what we can offer as a parish.</strong></p> Share Your Story of Why CK! http://www.christkingparish.org/about/cktestimonials.cfm Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_86 <p>Do you have a story or reflection (short or long) you&#39;d like to share about how CK (or a person or an event or an experience) has helped to strengthen your faith or deepen your love or increase your involvement? If so, we&#39;d love hear about it and share it with others! Visit our <a href="http://www.christkingparish.org/about/cktestimonials.cfm" target="_blank">Why CK webpage</a> or <a href="mailto:shearsl@christkingparish.org?subject=Why%20CK%20Story">email</a> Laura Shears, Communications Coordinator.</p> The Church is Open for Prayer & Reflection! http://www.christkingparish.org/about/happenings.cfm#ec_292578_70_short Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_70 <p>Christ King Church is open for personal prayer every Monday through Friday 6:30am -&nbsp;8:30pm.</p> <p>Also on Saturdays from 9:00am to 5:30pm and Sundays from 7:30am to noon.</p> <p>Stop by before or after work. Come during lunch. Bring the family after dinner.</p> Senior Priests http://www.christkingparish.org/about/happenings.cfm#ec_292578_59_short Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_59 <div>We currently have 128 Senior Priests living throughout our archdiocese. Many of these retired priests are quite active and live independently. However, they sometimes have a health episode that limits their abilities for a period of time. It is at times like this that they may need assis-tance with rides or shopping. If you would like to be put on a call list to assist our Senior Priests please contact Sharon Krueger at 414-769-3452.&nbsp;</div> Sunday Scriptures - Reflection & Prayer Group http://www.christkingparish.org/about/happenings.cfm#ec_292578_42_short Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_42 <div>All are invited to come together each Friday, for 20 to 30 minutes, to reflect on the readings for the upcoming Sunday and to join together in prayer and faith sharing.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&bull; <strong>WHEN:</strong> Fridays: 8:35 to 9:05 am following the 8:00 am Mass</div> <div>&bull; <strong>WHERE:</strong> St. Pius X office dining room (enter through the church, walk through the sanctuary and sacristy into the office area and take the second left.)</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>All our welcome. No registration necessary. No weekly commitment, just come join us at either session, whenever possible.&nbsp;</div> Wellness Clinic http://www.christkingparish.org/about/happenings.cfm#ec_292578_31_short Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_31 <p>Our Wellness Nurse offers a wellness clinic once a month for parishioners of St. Bernard and Christ King. She is sponsored by St. Camillus Home Health Services and her services are complimentary to parishioners on the first Monday of the month from 8:30 to 9:30 AM in the hospitality room in the back of STB church. Through education, counseling, visits, health screenings, referrals and advocacy, the Wellness Nurse will assist parishioners in leading a healthier lifestyle. Some of the services provided include: health screenings (i.e. blood pressure checks), health edu- cation, medication management, community resource coor- dinator and health related presentations.&nbsp;</p> Arch Physical Form http://www.archmil.org/CentersofExcellence/DOCsPDFs/Athletics/61452cPhysicalExamination.pdf Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_20 <div>All students participating in athletics must have this form on file prior to practice or participation.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> Release of Information Photography Consent http://www.christkingparish.org/editoruploads/files/Archdiocese/ReleaseofInformation_Form1112%20(1).pdf OK Sun, 17 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_36 <p>Archdiocesan parishes and schools are encouraged to use this Photography Consent Form to obtain permission to use a photograph of an individual for use on a web or social media site or in printed materials.</p>