february 22, 2015 First Sunday of lent 10 Things to Remember for Lent 1. Remember the formula. The Church does a good job capturing certain truths with easy-to-remember lists and formulas: 10 Commandments, 7 sacraments, 3 persons in the Trinity. For Lent, the Church gives us almost a slogan—Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving—as the three things we need to work on during the season. 2. It’s a time of prayer. Lent is essentially an act of prayer spread out over 40 days. As we pray, we go on a journey, one that hopefully brings us closer to Christ and leaves us changed by the encounter with him. 3. It’s a time to fast. With the fasts of Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, 2699 Peachtree Road, NE Atlanta, Georgia 30305 404-233-2145 www.cathedralofchristtheking.org WHAT’S INSIDE: Around the Parish Page 2 Children’s Book Drive Page 3 Adult Running Club Page 4 Easter Flower Donations Page 4 Around the Archdiocese Page 8 CRHP Retreat Page 9 Hispanic Pages Pages 10-11 meatless Fridays, and our personal disciplines interspersed, Lent is the only time many Catholics these days actually fast. And maybe that’s why it gets all the attention. “What are you giving up for Lent? Hotdogs? Beer? Jelly beans?” It’s almost a game for some of us, but fasting is actually a form of penance, which helps us turn away from sin and toward Christ. 4. It’s a time to work on discipline. The 40 days of Lent are also a good, set time to work on personal discipline in general. Instead of giving something up, it can be doing something positive. “I’m going to exercise more. I’m going to pray more. I’m going to be nicer to my family, friends and coworkers.” 5. It’s about dying to yourself. The more serious side of Lenten discipline is that it’s about more than self-control – it’s about finding aspects of yourself that are less than Christ-like and letting them die. The suffering and death of Christ are foremost on our minds during Lent, and we join in these mysteries by suffering, dying with Christ and being resurrected in a purified form. 6. Don’t do too much. It’s tempting to make Lent some ambitious period of personal reinvention, but it’s best to keep it simple and focused. There’s a reason the Church works on these mysteries year after year. We spend our entire lives growing closer to God. Don’t try to cram it all in one Lent. That’s a recipe for failure. 7. Lent reminds us of our weakness. Of course, even when we set simple goals for ourselves during Lent, we still have trouble keeping them. When we fast, we realize we’re all just one meal away from hunger. In both cases, Lent shows us our weakness. This can be painful, but recognizing how helpless we are makes us seek God’s help with renewed urgency and sincerity. Continued on Page 2 CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING Prayers To submit a non-published prayer request for our parish Prayer Chain, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Church office, 404-233-2145. † Monsignor Frank and the parish community of Christ the King wish to extend their deepest sympathy to: the Reeves family on the death of Kitty Reeves, mother of Paul Ragan; the Ward family on the death of Rebekah Candler Ward, mother of Scott Ward. † We ask that you pause a moment to offer a prayer for the sick of our community, especially: William Abdella, Barbara Azar, Harold Barry, Mary Braniff, Jeannie Stier Butler, Evangeline Catot, Cecelia Lapedus, Anna Martin, Eula Marshall, Sarah McKinney, Marie Pearce, Elizabeth Pennington, Isaac Saleumsy, Patty Steadman, Edward St. John. † Congratulations and prayers for those who were married January 3: Chantel Nicole Hagner & John Anderson Lanier; Kait Marie Murphy & Alan Wen Kwan. † Congratulations, welcome and prayers for our new members through baptism: Grant Michael Reis, James Allan Burris, Zack Augustus Cullens V, Benen McMurphy Reyher, Payton Collins Fite, Luke Joseph Schaeffer, Abigail Marie Barefoot. Short Sermons to Live By Prayer, humility, and charity toward all are essential in the Christian life: they are the way to holiness. Pope Francis 2 WWW.CATHEDRALOFCHRISTTHEKING.ORG Around the Parish Training Dates Please make note of the upcoming Lector Training & 3-year Re-certification dates: Monday, February 23, 6-8 pm Saturday, February 28, 11 am-1 pm Thursday, March 5, 6-8 pm Thursday, March 12, 6-8 pm If interested, contact: Shawne Giustra at email@example.com. We will also hold Extraordinary Minister Training & 3-year Re-certification: Saturday, February 28, 9-10 am (Hyland Center, Re-certification only) Wednesday, March 4, 6:30–7:30 pm (Kenny Hall, Re-certification only) Wednesday, March 18, 6:30-8:30 pm (Kenny Hall, new and re-certification) Contact: Jean Goodwin firstname.lastname@example.org Also, we have an urgent need for Ushers for the 4 pm & 5 pm Saturday Vigil Masses, and the 4 pm & 5:45 pm Sunday Masses. Contact: Sid Turner at email@example.com. Considering Joining the Catholic Church? Adults interested in learning more about the Catholic faith, and about the process of being initiated into the Catholic Church, are invited to attend “Adult Inquiry” on Monday, February 23 at 6:30 pm in Kenny Hall. Lent con’t from Page 1 8. Be patient with yourself. When we’re confronted with our own weakness during Lent, the temptation is to get angry and frustrated. “What a bad person I am!” But that’s the wrong lesson. God is calling us to be patient and to see ourselves as he does, with unconditional love. 9. Reach out in charity. As we experience weakness and suffering during Lent, we should be renewed in our compassion for those who are hungry, suffering or otherwise in need. The third part of the Lenten formula is almsgiving. It’s about more than throwing a few extra dollars in the collection plate; it’s about reaching out to others and helping them without question as a way of sharing the experience of God’s unconditional love. 10. Learn to love like Christ. Giving of ourselves in the midst of our suffering and self-denial brings us closer to loving like Christ, who suffered and poured himself out unconditionally on cross for all of us. Lent is a journey through the desert to the foot of the cross on Good Friday, as we seek him out, ask his help, join in his suffering, and learn to love like him. -Bishop David L. Ricken of Green Bay, Wisconsin, former chairman of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT FEBRUARY 22, 2015 Around the Parish continued Stations of the Cross Weekly Stations of the Cross will be held at 7 pm on the Fridays of Lent: February 27, March 6, March 13, March 20 and March 27. Children’s Book Drive Need to clean out your kids’ bookshelves? Love to buy books? Here is your chance! Christ the King is now collecting new and gently used Preschool – 12th grade books during Lent. There are so many kids who love to read, but don’t own a single book. You can either drop off books in the clearly marked bins near the elevator of the Parish Lobby OR for CTK School kids, drop off books during carpool February 23-27 If you have any questions, please contact Cassie VanLandingham at firstname.lastname@example.org, 404-964-6002, or Heather Jones at email@example.com, 678-612-4809, if you have any questions. Come Spend An Hour with Jesus The Cathedral has Perpetual Adoration which means there is always someone praying in front of the Blessed Sacrament in our chapel twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. We are always in need of guardians who will make a commitment to come one hour per week. We especially need guardians the following hours: 12 -1 pm on Monday; 3-4 pm on Wednesday; and 3-4 pm and 5-6 pm on Friday. We also need weekend guardians from 12 -1 pm, 1-2 pm, and 2-3 pm on Saturday, and 1-2 pm, 2-3 pm, 3-4 pm, and 4-5 pm on Sunday. If interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Stewardship of Treasure How shall I repay the Lord for his goodness to me?” Psalm 116 Baptism and repentance are the themes of today’s readings. In Baptism we are saved and called to be Christ’s disciples. Stewardship is how we act out this call to discipleship. At Easter, we will strengthen our discipleship by renewing our baptismal promises including a commitment to reject the glamour of evil in our lives. We, as Christian stewards, find inspiration in today’s Gospel where Jesus, in the desert, repeatedly stands firm against the devil’s temptations. May we seek the Lord’s guidance and strength in our times of weakness to avoid temptation that leads to sin. Second Collection The second collection this weekend is for the Black and Indian Missions. Help the American bishops and dioceses build the Church in African American, Native American and Alaska Native communities. Please be generous. Offertory Income Budget Year-to-Date $ 3,858,313 Offertory Income Actual Year-to-Date $ 3,881,232 Actual Over/(Under) Budget Year-to-Date $ For your convenience, electronic giving is available at www.cathedralofchristtheking.org. 22,919 Wedding Workshop If a wedding at the Cathedral is in your future, plan to attend this workshop on Monday, March 2 at 7 pm in the Cathedral. Brides-to-be, their mothers, their fiancés and any interested friends are invited to come. Sandwich Making The next Sandwich Making for the night shelters of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and Central Presbyterian churches is Monday, March 2 at 7 pm in the Christ the King School Cafeteria. This is a great service project for families and children of all ages, especially those needing service hours. This is emergency food used to feed the needy. For information on the different ways you can help with this project, contact Meg by emailing her at email@example.com 3 CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING Recreation WWW.CATHEDRALOFCHRISTTHEKING.ORG Teen faith formation Adrian Stevens • 404-233-2145 x000 • firstname.lastname@example.org Grades 9-12 Adult Running Group LIFE TEEN: MISSION NIGHT—GIFTED What does it look like to unleash the power of the Holy Spirit in your life? In powerful and subtle ways, the gifts of the Holy Spirit give us access to a life beyond our human means. Come explore these gifts with us and find out how to unleash them in your own life. This Mission Night is mandatory for all Confirmation 2 (10th-12th grade) candidates, as well as non-Catholic school Confirmation 1 (9th grade) candidates, but all High Schoolers are welcome to join! Nick Labrie • 404-836-0628 • email@example.com Cathedral of Christ the King is looking for adult runners who want to run 3 to 5 miles every Saturday morning beginning at approximately 7:45 am. Runs will conclude with breakfast or coffee. For information contact James at 404-422-0675 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Score Keepers Needed The Recreation Department is looking for score keepers for basketball and volleyball. For more information contact Adrian Stevens at email@example.com. UPPERCLASSMEN: This Sunday is your chance to step up in leadership! Come help us lead small groups for the underclassmen Confirmation candidates! EDGE: It Takes Two All 7th and 8th grade teens are invited to join us this Sunday in the Hyland Center for our EDGE Night: It Takes Two as we explore the incredible life we find in both Sacred Scripture and the rich beauty of the Church’s Sacred Tradition. Come out for food, friends, and faith building from 5-6:30 pm in the Hyland Center. HS MEN’S AND WOMEN’S DISCIPLESHIP High Schoolers! Come join us in the youth room this Monday from 7-8:30 pm for this small group experience where we aim to challenge ourselves and one another in our growing relationship with Christ. If you're asking questions or simply looking to go deeper, this is your time! Want more information? Head to CTKyouth.com/Discipleship. t t XtáàxÜ YÄÉãxÜá WÉÇtà|ÉÇá Remember a friend or loved one by donating to the Easter Flowers. Your name and the names of those you are honoring will be listed in the Easter Sunday Bulletin. The suggested donation is $25 for each name. Donate electronically at www.cathedralofchristtheking.org a Or, Donate Manually: Fill out the XtáàxÜ YÄÉãxÜá WÉÇtà|ÉÇ card. (Available in the pew or at the front desk). Enclose cash or check (made payable to Christ the King-Easter Flowers) Drop the XtáàxÜ YÄÉãxÜá WÉÇtà|ÉÇ envelope in the offertory basket, mail, or return it to the front desk. Donations must be received by Sunday, March 22 for the names to appear in the Easter Sunday Bulletin. 4 FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT Christ the King School FEBRUARY 22, 2015 Stewardship Bernadette Flowers • 404-267@cathedralctk 3690 • Tricia Ward, Principal • 404-267-3669 • www.christking.org Catholic Schools Week Christ the King School celebrated Catholic Schools Week, capitalizing on this year’s national theme, Catholic Schools: Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service. The week began with a special mass for school families on Saturday evening followed by dinner and bingo in the gym. The fun continued throughout the week with dress up days, decorated hallways, spirit bands, reading buddies, spiritual bouquets and a special ice cream treat from Msgr. Frank. The week ended with the annual Hot Shots, Cheers, and 8th Grade vs. Teachers Volleyball competitions during Spirit Day on Friday. Living Your Strengths Living Your Strengths Journey begins Thursday, February 26. Each of us is uniquely created in the image and likeness of God our Creator but it isn’t always easy to put our God-given talents into practice. The Living Your Strengths Journey gives us the ability to discover our God-given talents, explore and develop them and grow as good stewards of them. Over the 4 weeks, you will be able to answer with confidence these questions. Can you recognize your Top Five Strengths and the unique strengths of the people around you? Are you using your unique gifts to be the best you can be in your personal, professional and parish lives? Cost is $25. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-267-3690. 5 CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING All adults are invited to join us for food, fellowship and fun after the 5:45pm and 7:15pm Masses. Wearing o’ the Green WWW.CATHEDRALOFCHRISTTHEKING.ORG Adult Formation & RCIA Kathy McCormick • 404-267-3691 • email@example.com Parish Lenten Mission March 9 - 11, Monday - Wednesday fÑ|Ü|àâtÄ [xtÄ|Çz Sunday, March 1st Kenny Hall Check us out at www.cathedralofchristtheking.org/ SNL February Prayer Intentions The Eucharistic Principles of the Spiritual Life With Fr. Emmerich Vogt Two daily options in the Cathedral Morning Conference: Immediately following 8:10am Mass Evening Conference: 7:00pm - 8:00pm A Mission on Spiritual Healing can help you find that peace which the world cannot give—a peace that comes from a spiritual life led in union with Christ and according to Christian principles. Come and learn more about yourself by discovering a practical, spiritual program which, if lived one day at a time, leads to that “peace beyond all understanding.” Nursery will be provided upon request. For more information call 404-267-3671 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Every month Pope Francis announces his monthly prayer intentions, and requests that we include the intentions in our personal prayers. Prisoners. That prisoners, especially the young, may be able to rebuild lives of dignity. Separated Spouses. That married people who are separated may find welcome and support in the Christian community. Join other adults just like you each Sunday Night to Make New Friends, Grow in Faith, Connect to our Church Family Sunday Evenings in Kenny Hall after the 5:45 pm Mass SOCIAL HOUR - after 7:15 pm Mass Feb. 22 Stations of the Cross Presentation March 1 SNL Café - St. Pat’s Party March 8 7 Deadly Sins/Back to Virtue March 15 7 Deadly Sins/Back to Virtue March 22 7 Deadly Sins/Back to Virtue March 29 7 Deadly Sins/Back to Virtue For more info go to www.cathedralofchristtheking.org/SNL Save the Date Parish Lenten Penance Evening 6 Monday, March 30 6:00pm - 7:30pm FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT FEBRUARY 22, 2015 Pastoral Care Ministry Monsignor Frank and Linda Dyson • 404-233-2145 x440 • email@example.com Pastoral Care Ministry Extraordinary Eucharistic Ministers and Greeters Needed for Weekday Funeral Masses! Additional Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion and Greeters are needed to serve at funeral masses and memorials at the Cathedral. If you can be available during a week day to serve, and would like to be added to our phone tree, please contact Linda Dyson, 678-235-0505 for more information. New Ministry at CTK: Parents of Prodigals Do you have a child or young adult who suffers from any type of addiction and could use help from your church community? At the kick off meeting on Wednesday, February 25 in the Teen Room, Parents of Prodigals (POP) is screening the acclaimed documentary “Anonymous People”, a film which highlights how the shame and stigma associated with addiction can be a barrier to seeking the help. POP is also seeking your input to shape this ministry and interest in participating in bible study and prayer groups, and educational lectures from professionals in the field of addiction and counseling. Contact Suzanne Strang at 404-472-4477 for more information. CTK Knitting Ministry Relax, focus, and let your creativity blossom. Make new friends and be of service to the Lord. Think about joining the CTK Knitting Ministry. Do not knit? We will show you how—not a problem. We meet once a month at the Cathedral from 10 am until noon on the first Wednesday. We knit shawls, baby blankets and hats for Christ the King, the Shepherd Center and Piedmont Hospital. Call or e-mail Nancy Mattus at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 770-455-8738 Funeral Reception Volunteers Needed Invite our Senior Adults to join us for the 12:10 Mass in the Cathedral, followed by anointing of the sick, with lunch and camaraderie In Kenny Hall. Thursday, February 26 Reservations are Limited, Reserve your Place Call Pastoral Care at (404‐267‐3674) The Funeral Reception Committee provides loving hospitality for families who ask to have a reception following their loved one’s funeral. We offer a variety of opportunities to serve: to cook food, telephone committee or serve at the reception. Recipes are provided and you will be called only once or twice a month to volunteer. All is done on a rotation basis. If you are interested in volunteering on the Funeral Receptions Ministry, please contact Joanne Love, 404-256-1442 or email@example.com. 7 CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING Sophia Academy Hosts Men’s Group Join The Men's Club of Immaculate Heart of Mary on March 5 at Sophia Academy for an evening of friends, food and fellowship and Founding Director Marie S. Corrigan speaking on To Know, Love, and Serve as Jesus Did. Registration begins at 6:30 pm; $15 includes beverages. RSVP by February 28 to Sophia Academy 2880 Dresden Drive Atlanta 30341 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Priest Talent Show Join us for the 9th Annual Fabulous Fathers Priest Talent Show benefiting Regina Caeli Academy on Saturday, April 18. Doors open at 5 pm. Enjoy the talents of local priests while supporting Catholic Homeschooling Families. Evening includes dinner, talent show, silent auction and raffle. Tickets available at www.RCAHybrid.org. The show will be at our new home at 1565 Holcomb Bridge Road in Roswell. Symposium Piedmont College will host The Lillian E. Smith Symposium on Arts and Social Change on Saturday, March 14 at Piedmont’s Athens campus. The symposium will challenge participants to contemplate our struggles with race relations and how to initiate social change. For more information and to register: http://www.piedmont.edu/ symp. 8 WWW.CATHEDRALOFCHRISTTHEKING.ORG Around the archdiocese School Job Fair The Office of Catholic Schools is hosting a Job Fair on Saturday, February 28 at the Chancery Offices in Smyrna from 9 am–Noon. Teaching positions in Grades PK (4) – 12 may be available for the upcoming school year. Principals from our 18 Archdiocesan Catholic Schools, Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School, Holy Spiri, and Sophia Academy will be present. Qualified candidates should bring multiple copies of resumes. For directions to the Chancery: www.archatl.com . Parish Lenten Mission Fr. Bill Casey C.P.M will be leading the St. George Parish Lenten Mission, “Fostering a life of holiness and joy” from February 23 – 26. There will be two identical sessions at 9:30 am and 7 pm daily. All are invited! Camp for Disabled Toni’s Camp Retreat is open to any person age 14 or older who is mentally or physically impaired, who possesses basic self-care skills, enjoys group activities, and does not have severe behavioral problems is welcome. Toni’s Camp Retreat will be held May 1 – 3. For additional information call 404-920-7682 or email: email@example.com. Registration for Toni’s Camp Retreat is now available online at: http://www.archatl.com/ministries/disabilities/toniscamp.html. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Faith & Sharing Mass Please join the Archdiocese of Atlanta’s Disabilities Ministry for a Faith and Sharing Mass on March 22 at 2:30 pm at St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 152 Antioch Road, Fayetteville. A potluck dinner will follow. Please bring a dish to share. Drinks will be provided. All are welcome. For more information please contact Maggie Rousseau firstname.lastname@example.org (Disabilities Ministry). Celebrating God's Gifts Immaculate Heart of Mary invites you to join us for our Parish Lenten Mission, March 9-11. Father James Friedel, OSA will present this three night mission on “Celebrating God's Gifts.” Please come - and bring a friend! - and spend some time considering the gifts God has given you and how he might be calling you to use them. Each evening will begin at 7 pm in the church. Visit www.ihmatlanta.org for more information. CHRIST RENEWS HIS PARISH Women’s Weekend Retreat March 7-8, 2015 Men’s Weekend Retreat March 14-15, 2015 CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING Is God calling you to take a break to have this renewal experience with Him? Do you desire to grow closer to God? Are you searching for a deeper sense of purpose? “Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you…” James 4:8 REGISTER ONLINE TODAY! www.cathedralofchristtheking.org/CRHP $50 registration fee is requested but not required. For more info, contact the Invitations Coordinator at email@example.com CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING CATEDRAL DE CRISTO REY 2699 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, GA 30305 MISIÓN CATÓLICA DE CRISTO REY 2620 Buford Highway Atlanta, GA 30329 MINISTERIO HISPANO Teléfono 404-267-3696 Horario Lunes a Viernes : 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CELEBRACIÓN EUCARÍSTICA EN ESPAÑOL Catedral Martes 7:00 PM Sábado 5:00 PM Domingo 1:30 PM Misión Domingo 9:30 AM CONFESIONES Lunes y Miércoles 7:15 - 7:45 AM 6:00 - 6:30 PM Sábados 8:30 - 9 AM / 3 - 4:00 PM Misión Domingos 9:00 - 9:30 AM Otros días, previa cita únicamente. BAUTISMOS Menores de 6 años Horario para inscripción: Lunes a Viernes de 10 AM a 1 PM en la oficina del Ministerio Hispano. Se requiere el certificado de nacimiento y un comprobante de domicilio. Preparación obligatoria para padres y padrinos el cuarto viernes de mes de 6-9 PM. Bautismos – Cuarto sábado de mes a las 9 AM. Deben estar inscritos en la Parroquia 3 meses antes de solicitar el Bautizo. Iniciación Cristiana para adultos Para adultos que les falte algún sacramento (Bautizo, Comunión y Confirmación) Las clases son los lunes de 7 a 9 PM Para más información llamar a María Goretti, 404-267-3696. MATRIMONIOS Deben estar registrados en la parroquia. Comunicarse con la oficina del Ministerio Hispano al 404-267-3696. PRESENTACIONES DE 40 DIAS Y DE 3 AÑOS Los 2do y 4to Domingo del mes, inscribirse al 404-267-3696, indicando el nombre del niño que será presentado. Los niños de tres años que van a ser presentados deben estar bautizados. 10 WWW.CATHEDRALOFCHRISTTHEKING.ORG 10 Cosas para recordar durante la Cuaresma Recuerde la fórmula. La Iglesia hace un buen trabajo al recopilar ciertas verdades con fórmulas muy fáciles de recordar: 10 mandamientos, 7 sacramentos, 3 personas en la Trinidad. En la Cuaresma, la Iglesia nos da algo muy similar a un lema: Oración, Ayuno y Caridad. Estas son las tres cosas en las que tenemos que trabajar durante este tiempo. Es un tiempo de oración. La Cuaresma es esencialmente un acto de oración repartido en 40 días. Al orar, iniciamos un viaje, que esperamos nos acerque a Cristo y nos deje renovados para nuestro encuentro con El. Es tiempo de ayuno y abstinencia. Con el ayuno de Miércoles de Ceniza y Viernes Santo, y la abstinencia de carne los Viernes, y nuestros propios sacrificios, la Cuaresma es el único tiempo en el que muchos católicos ayunan. Y quizás por eso mismo es que nos llama tanto la atención el tema del ayuno y la abstinencia. “¿A qué vas a renunciar durante la Cuaresma? ¿Hot dogs? ¿Cerveza? ¿Caramelos?” Es casi un juego para nosotros, pero el ayuno y la abstinencia son realmente formas de penitencia, que nos ayudan a alejarnos del pecado y acercarnos más a Cristo. Es tiempo de trabajar en nuestra disciplina. Los 40 días de Cuaresma son también un buen momento para trabajar en nuestra disciplina personal. En lugar de renunciar a algo, podemos hacer algo positivo. “Voy a hacer más ejercicio. Voy a rezar más. Voy a ser amable con mi familia, mis amigos y mis compañeros del trabajo o de la escuela.” Se trata de morir a uno mismo. El aspecto más serio de la Cuaresma es que se trata de algo más allá que el auto control. Se trata de encontrar aspectos en uno mismo que no son tan cristianos y dejarlos morir. El sufrimiento y la muerte de Cristo debe estar presente en nuestras mentes durante la Cuaresma, y debemos unirnos a estos misterios. Al morir y sufrir con Cristo, somos purificados y resucitamos con El. No trate de hacer demasiado. Algunas veces nos sentimos tentados durante la Cuaresma a iniciar un período muy ambicioso de transformación personal. Pero es mejor mantenerlo simple y sencillo. Hay una razón por la cual la Iglesia trabaja en estos misterios cada año. Pasamos nuestras vidas enteras tratando de acercarnos a Dios. ¡No trate de hacer todo este viaje en solamente 40 días! Lo más probable es que no sea exitoso en su intento. La Cuaresma nos recuerda nuestras propias debilidades. Por supuesto, aún cuando nos pongamos metas simples durante la Cuaresma, aún tendremos problemas en cumplirlas y en ser perseverantes. Cuando ayunamos, nos damos cuenta cuán cerca estamos del hambre. La Cuaresma nos muestra nuestras debilidades. Esto puede ser doloroso, pero al reconocer que necesitamos ayuda, buscaremos la ayuda de Dios con urgencia renovada y sincera. Sea paciente consigo mismo. Cuando somos confrontados con nuestras propias debilidades durante la Cuaresma, nos sentimos tentados a molestarnos o a sentirnos frustrados. “¡Soy una mala persona!” Pero estamos equivocados. Dios nos llama a ser pacientes y a vernos a nosotros mismos, como El nos ve: Con amor incondicional. Sea caritativo. Al experimentar debilidad y sufrimiento durante la Cuaresma, debemos renovar nuestra compasión por quienes sufren hambre y otros padecimientos. La tercera parte de la fórmula de la Cuaresma es la caridad. La Caridad va más allá de poner algo más de dinero en la canasta de la colecta; se trata de acercarse a otros y ayudarles sin esperar nada a cambio. De esta manera compartimos nuestra propia experiencia del amor incondicional de Dios. FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT FEBRUARY 22, 2015 ADMINISTRACIÓN DE LOS BIENES DE DIOS “¿Cómo podré pagar al Señor todo el bien que me ha hecho?” Salmo 116 El bautizo y el arrepentimiento son los temas de las lecturas de hoy. En el Bautizo somos salvados y llamados a ser discípulos de Cristo. La corresponsabilidad es la manera de responder a este llamado. En la Pascua, reforzaremos nuestro discipulado al renovar nuestras promesas bautismales que incluyen una compromiso a rechazar el mal en nuestras vidas. Nosotros, como administradores cristianos, estamos inspirados por el Evangelio de hoy donde Jesús, en el desierto, se mantiene firme ante las repetidas tentaciones del demonio. Que busquemos siempre la guía y la fuerza en el Señor en los momentos de debilidad para evitar las tentaciones que nos llevan al pecado. Catedral: $1,456 Misión: $1,133 Da de Reflexión de Cuaresma ADORACIÓN AL SANTISIMO SACRAMENTO Se necesitan voluntarios para adoración al Santísimo Sacramento. Apuntarse en la oficina del Ministerio Hispano. GRUPOS DE ORACIÓN Si deseas formar parte del grupo de oración, este se reúne todos los sábados de 6 a 8 pm en el Salón de Conferencias I. Para más información por favor contactar a Luz Marina Amaya al 404-604-9286. I MAGEN P EREGRINA Si desea que la imagen Peregrina visite su casa, por favor registrarse con Imelda en la oficina del Ministerio Hispano. Q UINCEAÑERAS Si desea agradecerle a Dios el don de la vida en sus quince años, por favor inscribirse con tres meses de anticipación a las clases de preparación obligatorias. Le recordamos que es necesario haber recibido la primera Comunión, asistir al grupo juvenil de crecimiento o Confirmación y tomar el curso de quinceañeras. Inscribirse en la oficina 404-267-3696 MINISTERIOS ECLESIALES Si desea ofrecer sus servicios a la comunidad Le invitamos a participar en alguno de los Ministerios eclesiales de nuestra parroquia. Llame al 404-267-3696. E DUCACIÓN R ELIGIOSA Catecismo para niños de 3 a 16 años y Escuela para Padres de Familia y Adultos. Los Sábados a las 3:00 PM. Más información con María Goretti Guzmán al 404-267-3697. HÁGASE MIEMBRO DE NUESTRA PARROQUIA Inscribirse en la parroquia es una manera de afirmar: ¡Esta parroquia es mi familia! Mayores informes llamando al 404-267-3696. PORTAL EN EL INTERNET Lo invitamos a visitar nuestro portal de internet www.catedraldecristorey.org SERVICIOS DE C ONSEJERÍA 10 Cosas para recordar durante la Cuaresma (viene de la página anterior) 10.Aprenda a amar como Cristo. Al dar de nosotros mismos en el medio de nuestro sufrimiento nos ayuda a amar como Cristo, que sufrió y se entregó incondicionalmente por nosotros en la cruz. La Cuaresma es un viaje que nos lleva a través del desierto hacia la cruz del Viernes Santo, en este tiempo buscamos a Cristo y le pedimos su ayuda, nos unimos a su sufrimiento y aprendemos a amar como El. Ofrecemos consejería a bajo costo para individuos o familias. Consejeros profesionales están disponibles en el área metropolitana de Atlanta, el costo es basado en el salario que recibe la familia. Llame al 404-885-7266 o al 404-321-2900 de Servicios Sociales Católicos. 11 CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING ADULT INQUIRY: Adults interested in learning about the Catholic Church can attend meetings most months on the fourth Monday at 7:00 pm. Please see inside the bulletin for upcoming sessions. No further obligation or commitment is required. Call Teresa, 404-233-2145 x439. ANNULMENT: To help couples establish permanent and sacramental marriages, the Church encourages divorced and remarried persons to pursue the annulment process. Contact 404-2332145 for information on arranging a confidential discussion with a trained case sponsor. BULLETIN ADDITIONS D EADLINE is 6am, Thursday, ten days BEFORE the bulletin date. All new notices need prior approval; submit one week before this deadline. Fax to 404-233-9711 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. CHANGE OF NAME/ADDRESS/PHONE NUMBERS: Please notify the Parish Office at 404-233-2145 x432 of any change in your member information. FERTILITY CARE / NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING: For more information, contact Ann LaBar at 404-915-1685. MARRIAGE RENEWAL: Rediscover your marriage through Retrouvaille. Visit www.retrouvailleofatlanta.org or call 770-495-8592. NEW PARISHIONERS: Registration forms are available in the back of the Church. Drop them by the Reception Desk or in the Collection Basket at Mass. RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES: For children who do not attend Catholic School and are the age for Preschool (4 years old) through 8th grade. Registration forms are available in the Religious Education Office. STEPHEN MINISTRY: Are you going through a difficult time? Stephen Ministers are caregivers trained to provide confidential Christian care. Contact Dottie O’Connor, 404-233-2145 x440. NURSERY Nursery is available for children 6 months to 4 1/2 years of age at the 9 am, 10:30 am, 12 noon, and 1:30 pm Masses on Sunday. Please provide supplies (i.e. diapers, bottles) to the nursery worker for your child. Mark all personal items with your name. Donation suggested. 12 WWW.CATHEDRALOFCHRISTTHEKING.ORG MASS INTENTIONS THIS WEEK MONDAY, Lv 19:1-2 6:45 am 8:10 am 12:10 pm 5:30 pm MONDAY, 7:15 am 9:30 am 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm February 23, 2015 Mt 25:31-46 Gladys Marie Schultz (D) Mr. and Mrs. Mark McGahan (L) Peter Radosta (L) Mr. and Mrs. Joseph De Guzman (L) TUESDAY, February 24, 2015 Is 55:10-11 Mt 6:7-15 6:45 am Dr. Stewart Wilber (D) 8:10 am Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Thompson (L) 12:10 pm Martha Wall (D) 5:30 pm Lou Voekel (D) WEDNESDAY, February 25, 2015 Jon 3:1-10 Lk 11:29-32 6:45 am Sisters of The Visitation (L) 8:10 am Mr. Stephen W. Mooney (L) 12:10 pm Mr. and Mrs. Mark Pighini (L) 5:30 pm James and Michelle O’Sullivan (L) THURSDAY, February 26, 2015 Ps 138:1-3 Mt 7:7-12 6:45 am Ruth Behrends (D) 8:10 am In Thanksgiving for Mr. Huynh V. Hung (L) 12:10 pm Joseph Gaffney (D) 5:30 pm Donald Masserelli (D) FRIDAY, February 27, 2015 Ez 18:21-28 Mt 5:20-26 6:45 am Sully Greaber (D) 8:10 am Mr. and Mrs. Michael J. Egan, III (L) 12:10 pm Bud Shaw (D) 5:30 pm Thomas Shumaker (D) SATURDAY, February 28, 2015 Dt 26:16-19 Mt 5:43-48 8:10 am Dorothy Shusta (D) 4:00 pm Chris Pariseau (L) 5:00 KH Charlotte Hafley (L) 5:00 pm Sister Davilyn Ah Chick (L) SUNDAY, March 1, 2015 Gn 22:1-2 Mk 9:2-10 7:30 am Cassie and Wade Van Landingham (L) 9:00 am Joe Mitchell (D) 10:30 am Egla Zelaya (L) 10:30 KH Elizabeth Krause (L) 12:00 pm Kimberley Izor (L) 1:30 pm Jésus Riomána (D) 4:00 L/T People of the Parish 5:45 pm Joseph McEvoy (D) February 23, 2015 Confessions (CA) CBSW* (KH) Legion of Mary (CR2) Confessions (CA) Liturgy of the Hours (D’Y) L/T Men’s Discipleship Group (CR2048) 6:30 PM RCIA Adult Inquiry (KH) 7:00 pm Monday Evening Bible Study* (HC) 7:00 pm New Day Bereavement (CKS Media Ctr.) TUESDAY, February 24, 2015 9:30 am Tuesday Women’s Bible Study* (CR2) 6:15 pm Legion of Mary (CR2048) 6:30 pm Women of the Word* (KH) 7:00 pm CRHP Men’s Meeting* (HC) 7:00 pm Men’s Bible Study (Life Teen Room) 7:00 pm Rosary Group Prayer Cenacle (CA) WEDNESDAY, February 25, 2015 7:15 am Confessions (CA) 7:15 am Men’s Bible Study (KH) 6:00 pm Confessions (CA) 6:30 pm Rediscover Catholicism* (CR2048) 6:30 pm 20/30s Lenten Series (KH) 7:00 pm Prodigal Child Parent Info Meeting (Life Teen Room) 7:00 pm Word of God Prayer Group (Nursery 2053) THURSDAY, February 26, 2015 12:45 pm Senior Adult Luncheon (KH) 6:30 pm Living Your Strengths* (CR2) 7:00 pm CRHP Women’s Meeting* (HC) 7:00 pm Life Teen Mission Trip Meeting (Life Teen Room) 7:30 pm Men’s Thursday Evening Bible Study* (CR1) FRIDAY, February 27, 2015 6:00 pm Divine Mercy Apostolate (D’Y) 7:00 pm Stations of the Cross (CA) SATURDAY, February 28, 2015 8:30 am Confessions 3-4 pm Confessions SUNDAY, March 1, 2015 8:30 am CTK Coffeehouse (HC) 4:00 pm LifeTeen Mass (CA) CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING ARCHBISHOP OF ATLANTA Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory AUXILIARY BISHOP OF ATLANTA Most Reverend Luis R. Zarama Most Reverend David P. Talley RECTOR Reverend Monsignor Francis G. McNamee PAROCHIAL VICARS Reverend Feiser Muñoz Reverend John Howren Reverend Richard Morrow Reverend Monsignor Richard Lopez (in residence) DEACONS Reverend Mr. Chris Andronaco Reverend Mr. John McManus, JCL Reverend Dr. Scott J. N. McNabb Reverend Mr. Whitney Robichaux, Jr. Reverend Mr. Gerald J. Zukauckas MASS SCHEDULE Saturday Masses: 8:10 am, 4:00 & 5:00 pm (Saturday Vigils) Sunday Masses: 7:30 am, 9:00 am, 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 4:00 pm Life Teen, 5:45 pm (Cathedral), 7:15 pm Weekday Masses: Monday–Friday: 6:45 am, 8:10 am, 12:10 pm & 5:30 pm (D’Y) En Español: 5:00 pm Sábado (Salon Parroquial) 9:30 am Domingo (Misión de Cristo Rey) 1:30 pm Domingo (Catedral) 7:00 pm Martes (Catedral) LITURGY OF THE HOURS Mondays at 6 pm ROSARY & DEVOTIONS After all 8:10 am & 12:10 pm Masses Tuesdays at 7:00 pm PERPETUAL ADORATION Spend an hour each week in adoration in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. Email email@example.com HELPFUL CONTACTS Parish Office: 404-233-2145; Fax: 404-233-4984 Archdiocesan Catholic Information: 404-888-7801 Faith Formation & Evangelization: 404-267-3691 Hispanic Ministries: 404-267-3696 Music Ministry: 404-233-2145 Pastoral Care: 404-233-2145 x440 Religious Education: 404-267-3694 Christ The King School: 404-233-0383; Fax: 404-266-0704 St. Vincent de Paul Hotline: 678-892-6163 13 WWW.CATHEDRALOFCHRISTTHEKING.ORG WELCOME FROM THE PASTOR AND CATHEDRAL STAFF Dear Friends in Christ, On behalf of Archbishop Wilton Gregory, the Clergy and staff, I welcome you to the Cathedral of Christ the King. I hope and pray that you feel welcomed by our parish community and that your spiritual and pastoral needs will be met. We are a very active parish with 5,500 families and over one hundred ministries. We encourage our members to share their gifts of time, talent and treasure. Our mission statement is to “Know, Love and Serve as Jesus Did”. This is the mission of each disciple of Christ and, if you are new, I hope and pray that you will join us and be part of the community of Christ the King. If you are passing through or visiting the city of Atlanta, I hope you enjoy your worship experience and please visit us again. If you would like to know more about our parish, you can visit our website at www.cathedralofchristtheking.org or email us. May we, this day and all the days of our lives, know, love and serve as Jesus did. Prayers and Blessings, Msgr. Frank McNamee, Rector THE SACRAMENT OF BAPTISM Parish families who wish to have a child baptized should be registered in the parish for 3 months and take the prebaptismal class BEFORE the birth of their child. Classes are offered monthly. Please contact Gail Gaboardi at 404-2332145 x694 to register for the class. All scheduling information is given at the class. (Note: Baptisms are scheduled after the class is completed.) THE SACRAMENT OF FIRST EUCHARIST Preparation is a two-year process. Enrollment in Catholic school or Parish School of Religion is required the year prior to receiving the Sacrament. THE SACRAMENT OF MARRIAGE A minimum of six months preparation is required. Call the Parish office, 404-233-2145 x673 for information and to register for the preparation process. THE SACRAMENT OF PENANCE Monday and Wednesday, 7:15-7:45 am and 6-6:30 pm. Saturday, 8:30-9 am and 3-4 pm, in the Cathedral. SACRAMENT OF ANOINTING OF THE SICK Please inform Pastoral Care Ministries of anyone homebound, shut -in or hospitalized so that they may receive the Sacraments. Please call 404-233-2145.
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