December 21, 2014 fourth Sunday of advent Dear Parishioners, As we come to this last Sunday of Advent, our excitement is peaking in anticipation of the holiest day of the year. We are ready to welcome the many guests that come to visit our Cathedral on Christmas. Our parish home is decorated. Inside, the trees are lit, and the poinsettias and roses are hung. Outside the crèche proclaims the coming of the Lord. “Prepare the way 2699 Peachtree Road, NE Atlanta, Georgia 30305 404-233-2145 www.cathedralofchristtheking.org for the Lord . . . And all mankind shall see the salvation of God.” [Isaiah 40:3, Luke 3:6] Please help me welcome all who will come to our parish home to celebrate the birth of the newborn king on Christmas, and may this holy time bring you the peace of silence, the joy of happiness and the wonder of God’s presence among us. WHAT’S INSIDE: Yours In Christ, Christmas Mass Schedule Page 2 Monsignor McNamee, Rector Career Opportunities Page 3 Recreation Update Page 4 December Prayer Intentions Page 5 Senior Luncheon Page 7 Around the Archdiocese Page 8 Hispanic Pages Pages 10-11 Parish Advent Penance Evening Monday, December 22 6:00 pm Priests from around the Archdiocese will be here to hear individual confessions. CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING Prayers To submit a non-published prayer request for our parish Prayer Chain, email [email protected] 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 Maurin family on the death of Renee Roberts Maurin, mother of Catherine Flynn; the Menendez family on the death of Frank Menendez; the Miller family on the death of Carol Miller. † We ask that you pause a moment to offer a prayer for the sick of our community, especially: William Abdella, Melissa and Larry Barnes, Daniel Bibb, Mary Braniff, Ann Merkle Breedlove, Evangeline Catot, Sharon Foy, Anna Martin, Cecile Malone, Eula Marshall, Marie Pearce, Elizabeth Pennington, Dorothy Shusta, Patty Steadman, Wai -yee Ubelhor. † Congratulations and prayers for those who were married in October: Alison Callaway Simmons and Ronald John Chenowith; Kelli Sikes Weingartner & Brett Alan Kneisel; Amy Kara D’Onofrio & Hari Gopal; Christopher Chaeyul Oh & Joanna Sungah Jang; Diane Nicole Lechleiter & Chrisopher Patrick Harney; Jessica Danielle Nelligan & Ryan Christopher Abalos Vizcarra; Mariela Alexandra Rodriguez & Nicholas James Constantino; Meghan Tyler Cotney & Zachary Paul Litwak; Arely Sanchez & Jose Enrique Hernandez; Helen Elizabeth Tarton & James Matthew Eshelman. † Congratulations, welcome and prayers for our new members through baptism: Porter Gregory Wright, Henry Matthew Walsh, William Oliver Stakemann, Matthew Noah Mwayo Daniel, Emerson Elizabeth Jones. 2 WWW.CATHEDRALOFCHRISTTHEKING.ORG Around the Parish The Advent Wreath The Advent wreath, one of our most important Advent traditions, is a circle, made of evergreen branches that has no beginning or end. The circular shape of the Advent Wreath is used to symbolize God the Father and eternal life. The wreath holds four candles that are lit over the four weeks of Advent. Traditionally, each of the four candles on an Advent wreath has their own meaning. The lighting of the last purple candle of Advent symbolizes Peace, reminding us of the message of the angels: “Peace on Earth, Good Will Toward Men.” Parish Offices Closed The Parish Offices at the Cathedral will be closed in observance of Christmas from Tuesday, December 23 through Friday, December 26. The offices will reopen on Monday, December 29 and close again December 31 and January 1 so our staff may spend time with their families. Sacramental emergency requests will be handled by the duty priest. O Antiphons-Advent Evening Prayer The “O Antiphons” refer to the seven antiphons that are recited (or chanted) preceding the Magnificat during Vespers of the Liturgy of the Hours. They cover the special period of Advent preparation known as the Octave before Christmas, December 17-23. They will be held nightly in the D’Youville Chapel at 6 pm. Vespers will also take place on Christmas Night at 7 pm in the Cathedral. Christmas Mass Schedule Christmas Eve Masses Wednesday, December 24 4:00 pm Cathedral, Kenny Hall, Hyland Center 6:00 pm Cathedral, Kenny Hall 8:00 pm Cathedral 10:45 pm Cathedral w/Archbishop Gregory Christmas Day Masses Thursday, December 25 All Masses in Cathedral 9:00 am, 10:30 am w/Archbishop Gregory, 12:00 pm, 1:30 pm Spanish Mass, 5:30 pm FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT Around the Parish continued DECEMBER 21, 2014 Employment Opportunities CKS Seeks Teacher Christ the King Catholic School, a K8 Archdiocesan parish school is seeking to fill a fourth grade teaching position. Experienced candidates should possess a valid teaching certificate and either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Elementary Education. Professional educator application is available via website at www.christking.org. Fax resume and application to 404-266-0608 or email [email protected] On Saturday, December 6, at 6:30 am approximately 100 fresh Fraser fir trees, wreaths and garland arrived from the Horney Tree Farm in North Carolina. The CKS Christmas tree sale is a fundraiser for the Parent Volunteer Association. Volunteers and CTK maintenance unloaded the trees and families came later in the day and picked up their trees. You will also see some of the fresh trees in the Cathedral Christmas decorations. The Cathedral donated a beautiful 10-foot tree for the Christo Rey school to have on display during their first Christmas! Stewardship of Treasure How shall I repay the Lord for his goodness to me?” Psalm 116 When he discovered that Mary was with child, Joseph resolved to end their engagement with as little disgrace as possible. But obedient to the voice of God, he changed those plans and became instead the protector of the child Jesus and his mother, Mary. God grant that I may be as open to the leading of the Holy Spirit! Second Collection for Christmas Eve/Christmas Day The Christmas Eve and Christmas Day second collection will benefit Catholic Charities Atlanta. Catholic Charities Atlanta is an advocate and friend for individuals and families facing adversity. They provide a holistic combination of accredited social services—life skills education, counseling, family stabilization, and immigration legal services—that remove barriers to self-sufficiency and wholeness. Their impact in our community is real and measurable. Last year they served nearly 18,000 clients in north Georgia. Please give generously where it truly counts. Help Catholic Charities to provide help and create hope for individuals and families in need in Georgia. Nursery Help Needed Sunday/Monday morning, part time adult help is needed to provide childcare for younger children, in particular, for the Sunday morning Masses, as well as Monday morning Women’s Bible Study. Availability for occasional evening functions is also desired. Resume and background check are required. This is a paid position. Please contact Elaine McCollum, [email protected], if interested. 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 Offertory information was unavailable at the time of printing due to the Christmas holiday printing schedule. 3 CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING Recreation WWW.CATHEDRALOFCHRISTTHEKING.ORG Teen faith formation Adrian Stevens • 404-233-2145 x000 • [email protected] Grades 9-12 Updates CTK YOUTH MINISTRY Health and Wellness for adults with start dates in January and February. Soccer Registration is open for kindergarten through second grade. Karate’s new schedule for K – adults are posted and available for view. Come watch the CTK Cheerleaders cheer their teams to success. Chess continues this winter/ spring. Dodgeball returns this spring. Calling all girls for Girls On The Run (GOTR). Study engineering with PlayWell Teknologies and Lego. More Than A Lesson continues with teaching piano. SLAM Basketball. Spring Volleyball Training introduces 3rd grade and up intramural league for both boys and girls. Two yoga programs: one for adults and one for kids. Spring Basketball intramural for high school students in late February, early March. Tennis continues with PureTennis. Visit www.cathedralofchristtheking. org/recreation for more details! 4 Nick Labrie • 404-836-0628 • [email protected] LIFE TEEN & EDGE Christmas Break Life Teen and EDGE will be on Christmas break starting next week, both returning on Sunday, January 11. We wish you and yours a joyful Advent and Christmas. DISCIPLESHIP There will be no Jr/Sr or Underclassmen girls discipleship this week. We’ll start up again on Monday, January 12 from 7-8:30 pm in the youth room. LIFE TEEN MISSION:MEXICO Registration is open for our June 6-14th mission trip to General Cepeda, Mexico but there are only a few spots left! Head over to CTKyouth.com or email Nick at [email protected] for more information or any questions! More info on CTK Youth Ministry events online at CTKyouth.com Christmas Prayer A Prayer for Christmas Eve/Christmas Day I think about my family, my relatives, the neighbors, people with whom we will spend this evening or this day. Dear Jesus, as I look at their faces and remember their stories, there are feelings of gratitude and some fear and anxiety. Thank you for these loved ones and please forgive me for the ways I have been less than accepting and loving. Please heal the wounds, division and conflicts that stand between us and help me to remember how dearly you love them. I only want to remember that you have come to save us all. Let me just for a moment, Lord, hold this time in my heart. It is about mysteries and gratitude, unknowing and wrong sizes, snippets of ribbon and screams of delight. With each gift that is opened, no matter how perfect or not, let me feel again the many ways you gift us each day, especially with your presence in our hearts and the presence of each other in our lives. Amen. FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT Christ the King School Tricia Ward, Principal • 404-267-3669 • www.christking.org Jingle Jog Under the direction of our PE Teachers and with the help of parents and faculty, CKS students participated in the school’s fourteenth Advent Jingle Jog on December 5 to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Society at the Cathedral of Christ the King. After making a donation, the students donned bells and holiday hats as they jogged around the Garden Hills Duck Pond, ringing the Advent bells of hope, peace, joy and love for those who would receive their gifts. DECEMBER 21, 2014 family & Children faith formation Elaine McCollum • 404-267-3692• [email protected] Happy Caroling Many thanks to the parents and children that joined us for caroling in the neighborhood of the Cathedral on December 19. We took great joy in touching lives with our songs, making new friends, and enjoying cookies, cocoa and candy canes. REMINDER NO PSR Classes on Sunday, December 28 – Merry Christmas! Joyous Toys Kindergarteners at Christ the King School participated in the Joyous Toys project sponsored by the Buckhead Christian Ministry. They donated new toys to be given to children in families who are going through difficult times this holiday season. Many children will wake up to presents on Christmas morning thanks to Joyous Toys. December Prayer Intentions Every month Pope Francis announces his monthly prayer intentions, and requests that we include the intentions in our personal prayers. Christmas, hope for humanity. That the birth of the Redeemer may bring peace and hope to all people of good will. Parents. That parents may be true evangelizers, passing on to their children the precious gift of faith. 5 CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING ADVENT prayer & reflection Advent is almost over. Christmas is 4 days away. How have we prepared? No, not, “have all the gifts been bought and the decorations put up and the food prepared,” but how have we personally prepared. Today’s Gospel comes from Luke and recounts the Angel Gabriel appearing to Mary to tell her, “Do not be afraid.” Mary was to conceive the Savior of the world and her cousin Elizabeth would conceive John the Baptist, as well. We hear the message, “…nothing will be impossible for God.” Mary with deepest faith accepted the message and the mission. Our goal this Christmas Season and beyond is to accept God’s message and mission. Tough duty and something that will require our deepest faith. WWW.CATHEDRALOFCHRISTTHEKING.ORG Adult Formation & RCIA Teresa Vigil • 404-233-2145 x439 • [email protected] CBSW Cathedral Bible Study for Women All women in the Archdiocese are invited to join us as we continue our study of 1 Samuel and Philippians! January 12, 2015 through April 27, 2015 Mondays, 9:30-11:30 am Kenny Hall 1 Samuel & Philippians REGISTER ONLINE TODAY at www.cathedralofchristtheking.org/CBSW For more information contact us at 404-267-3671 or [email protected] Women of the Word A Women’s Bible Study Advent Prayer Oh, dear Lord, they are coming! Like the Wise men wandering toward the stable, visitors are heading to my house. I am so excited about this visit. But I can get so side-tracked about how my house looks, or the food that I serve. I can only keep this prayerful with your help. Help me to stay humble this Advent and Christmas season. You invite us into the humility of the stable where you were born. Help me to remember that humble-ness and the simple joy of your birth. Let me stay focused on my guests, not on myself and my worries about my house. Guide me in rejoicing in who these people are and in loving them freely. Amen. January 13, 2015 through April 28, 2015 Tuesday evenings, 6:45pm - 8:30pm in Kenny Hall Want to slow down and focus on what’s really important in your life? Need help trusting God when life gets difficult? Then come and experience the Word of God, the Light of the World and the True Presence of Jesus Christ as we continue our journey through the Gospel of John. REGISTER ONLINE TODAY www.cathedralofchristtheking.org/WOW For more info, call 404-267-3671 or email [email protected] 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 Program after 5:45 pm Mass Social after 7:15pmMass Dec. 21, Dec. 28 & Jan. 4 Jan. 11, 2015 6 NO SNL – Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! SNL New Year Kickoff—Buckhead Scavenger Hunt. More details to come! Check us out at www.cathedralofchristtheking.org/SNL FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT Pastoral Care Ministry Linda Dyson • 404-233-2145 x440 • [email protected] Are You Experiencing a Nagging ‘Chill’ in Your Life? Our Stephen Ministers Can Help! The sudden chilly weather we've had recently can be symbolic of what can sometimes happen in life. A crisis hits and we feel like we're buried beneath a drift of snow. Relationships can become "frigid," or we can feel "frozen" by life circumstances. We can wonder, "Is God even there?" Stephen Ministers are trained to provide confidential Christian care, giving you the emotional and spiritual support you need to make it through a "winter" in your life. Our Stephen Ministers are ready to care for you. To learn more about how a Stephen Minister can help you or someone you know, contact Dottie O’Connor, 404-233-2675. Charismatic Prayer Group DECEMBER 21, 2014 Get involved at ctk Join the Circle Ministry at CTK Ladies who pray together, stay together. Join the Circle Ministry at Christ the King and share your faith, build friendships and support our parish. Contact Gayle Demarest at 404-374-6357 or [email protected], or Kerrie Bauer at [email protected] for placement in a circle that is right for you. “Be still for a while and praise You’re invited to join the Word of God Prayer Group on Wednesdays at 7-8 pm in the Nursery as we pray for the Church, our parish, our families, and the nation in the presence of the Holy Spirit. Come deepen your prayer life in a relaxed environment, where the love of God is celebrated and all are welcome. Contact Paul Ragan at [email protected] for more information. God for His favor, His grace and His awesomeness. God is able to do the impossible and is always near. He loves us unconditionally.” Esther 4:13 Holiday Senior Luncheon Welcome Committee The December Senior Luncheon was highlighted by the 4th graders from Christ the King School serenading those in attendance with songs of the season. The children then passed out Christmas Cards they had made and visited with the seniors. This was a joyful way to start the season. The luncheon was hosted by Brighton Gardens and Sunrise Lenox, two senior facilities where some of our parishioners reside. Santa and Mrs. Clause stopped by the luncheon to deliver gifts and good cheer. The CTK Welcome Committee members provide the first smiles and words of welcome visitors and new parishioners see and hear on Sundays. They help to make Christ the King parish home for many. The group needs your smiles. Volunteers are needed to greet parishioners before Mass, host quarterly Welcome Receptions and make welcome calls to newly registered parishioners. Contact Hayes Swann at [email protected] or call 404-877-9206 to share your smile. Praying the Rosary Won’t you stay even for a short time and pray the Rosary with us? After each weekday Mass 6:45 am, 8:10 am and 12 Noon; Saturdays after 8:10 am Mass. For information on the Holy Rosary, e-mail [email protected] 7 CATHEDRAL OF CHRIST THE KING A note of thanks WWW.CATHEDRALOFCHRISTTHEKING.ORG Stewardship Bernadette Flowers • 404-267-3690 • Your time & talent @cathedralctk Catch Up in 2015 Dear Monsignor Frank, Thank you for taking an active part in something so extraordinary. The 2014 Auxiliary Fund Drive had another successful year. Over $102,000 was donated to help Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cancer Home. A huge “thank you” to you and your parishioners who helped support this drive. God blesses those who give of themselves. May God reward you for being so kind and generous. Sincerely in Christ, Snack bag making returns on Wednesday, January 14 at 7 pm in conference room 2. Please contact Tosha Greer, [email protected], or Genny Kelly, [email protected], for more information. Sandwich making is on Monday, January 5 at 6:30 pm in the CKS Cafeteria. Contact Meg Burnet [email protected] to volunteer. The CTK Coffeehouse baristas are taking a New Year’s break in January. The Coffeehouse will return to the Hyland Center on Sunday, February 1 from 8 am to noon to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday! Your help is needed to make the Coffeehouse a reality each month. No experience necessary to be a barista. Contact Maria Elena Link at [email protected] Changing Careers? Need Help? Marie Murray, Auxiliary Drive Chairperson, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Home Address Change? If you are registered in the parish, please let the church office know when your name, address or other information changes. We will be happy to update your profile so that you will continue to receive information from the Cathedral. To update your information, please email Darlene Copeland at [email protected] If you are not registered and would like to be, please fill in a registration form found at the front desk or online at Cathedralofchristtheking.org. The CTK Career Ministry provides a pastoral-based approach serving those experiencing job transition and changing careers. We offer coaching, financial overview, resume and social media review. How may we assist you in accelerating your career? Contact: Charles Jones, [email protected] Counseling Services Holy Family Counseling Center provides counseling services at Christ the King for individuals, couples, and families. For more information or to schedule an appointment, visit their website at www.holyfamilycounselingcenter.com. In addition, the center offers an array of special programs and support groups geared toward meeting the needs of families in our parish. They have programs geared towards high school girls, women, men, and those grieving. To find out more, please call 678-993-8494. Elijah Cup At CTK, our parishioners have the opportunity to pray for vocations with the “Elijah Cup”. Praying for vocations is a responsibility and privilege of the laity. The “Elijah Cup” is a chalice that is presented to a family or individual each Sunday at the conclusion of the 9 am Mass. That family or individual takes the “Elijah Cup” home and uses it as a focal point while praying daily for an increase in religious vocations. In successive weeks, the “Elijah Cup” will be passed to other parishioners at the 9 am Mass. To participate in the Elijah Cup, contact Gail Gaboardi at [email protected] 8 FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT DECEMBER 21, 2014 Around the Archdiocese Adult Education Classes Prayer Chain Marist School is pleased to offer The Marist Evening Series, a program of adult education open to our community. Join friends, neighbors and peers for three nights of evening classes taught by the Marist School faculty and staff. The dates for this Monday night series will be: January 26, February 2 and February 9. Courses are offered in religion and spirituality; photography; computer applications; history; genealogy; college planning/career transition. The Prayer Chain allows us to pray for requests via email. As a link in the Prayer Chain, you may be one of many who will be praying for the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of our parish community. All you do is offer a prayer when you receive a request. If you are new or if you signed up to be on our email list and are not receiving any requests, please contact Karen Boyle, [email protected] Online registration is open at www.marist.com/eveningseries. Special discount for those who register by January 16. Questions? Please contact Claire [email protected]@marist.com. Youth Art Contest Each year, the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) sponsors a Multi-Media Youth Art Contest. Students in grades 7–12 participating in this contest will learn about the issues of domestic poverty and the need to empower low income persons to address the challenges affecting their own communities. Then they are guided to utilize their talents and present their multimedia work (e.g. video, painting, photography, poetry, song, etc.) to educate others using this years’ theme: “Do Justice, Love Goodness, Walk Humbly with God.” The deadline for all entries is March 2, 2015. To learn more about the Multimedia Youth Arts Contest visit: www.archatl.com/artcontest. If you have questions, contact Rose Marie Inserni at [email protected] or 404-920-7899. A Cappella Group to Perform The Notre Dame Undertones are the University of Notre Dame's premier a cappella group. They will be performing locally on Thursday, January 8 at 8 pm. Founded in 1997 and composed entirely of Glee Club members, their repertoire includes chart toppers of the decades past and those of today. They tour nationally once a year and have released eight albums. For more information you may visit www.varietyplayhouse.com. High School Chastity Speaker Join hundreds of teens and parents at the 3rd Annual National Chastity Speaker presentation on Friday, January 30 or Saturday, January 31. Matt Fradd will speak with high school youth about the growing problem of pornography. Matt’s presentation will equip teens with the tools to fight against and break free from the scourge of pornography, and consider the life-long benefit of an understanding of human sexuality as God designed. Sponsored by the Archdiocese of Atlanta, the free event will be held in 3 locations: St. Benedict in Duluth, Christ the King, and Our Lady of Vietnam in Riverdale. For more information or to RSVP, go to www.atlyouth.org/event/mattfradd. 9 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. WWW.CATHEDRALOFCHRISTTHEKING.ORG Queridas familias, Llegamos al último Domingo de Adviento, y nuestra alegría está casi al máximo pues se acerca el día más santo del año. Estamos listos para recibir a todos los visitantes que vendrán a nuestra Catedral en Navidad. Nuestra parroquia está decorada. Los árboles están iluminados, y ya pueden ver las Nochebuenas y algunas otras flores. Afuera ya tenemos el nacimiento listo y nuestros carteles anuncian la llegada del Señor. “Preparen el camino del Señor … y la humanidad verá la salvación de Dios” (Isaías 40:3, Lucas 3:6) Por favor, acompáñenme a darle la bienvenida a quienes vienen a nuestra parroquia para celebrar el nacimiento del recién nacido rey en Navidad. Que este tiempo santo traiga la paz del silencio, la alegría y la felicidad ante el milagro de la presencia de Dios entre nosotros. Suyo en Cristo, Monseñor Frank McNamee, Rector La Corona de Adviento La Corona de Adviento, una de nuestras tradiciones de Adviento más importantes, hecha de ramas verdes que no tienen comienzo ni final. La forma circular de la Corona de Adviento se usa para simbolizar a Dios Padre y la vida eterna. La corona tiene cuatro velas que se encienden durante las cuatro semanas de Adviento. Tradicionalmente, cada vela en la corona tiene su propio significado. Esta semana encendemos la cuarta vela morada que simboliza la Paz, y nos recuerda el mensaje de los ángeles: “Y en la tierra, paz a los hombres de buena voluntad.” 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 Horario de Misas de Navidad en Español Miércoles 25 de Diciembre 10:00 AM Misa en la Misión de Cristo Rey. 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 1:30 PM Misa Solemne de Navidad, en la Catedral, celebrada por el Excelentísimo Monseñor Luis Rafael Zarama, Obispo Auxiliar de la Arquidiócesis de Atlanta. FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT ADMINISTRACIÓN DE LOS BIENES DE DIOS Cuando se enteró que María estaba embarazada, José decidió terminar su compromiso con el menor escándalo posible. Pero obediente al llamado de Dios, cambió estos planes y se convirtió en el protector del niño Jesús y su madre María. ¡Dios concédeme la gracia de estar siempre abierto a escuchar lo que deseas de mí! La información de la colecta no está disponible al momento de la impresión de este boletín. Servicio Penitencial de Adviento DECEMBER 21, 2014 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 Lunes 22 de Diciembre su casa, por favor registrarse con Imelda en la oficina del Ministerio Hispano. 6:00 pm 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. Sacerdotes de la Arquidiócesis estarán en nuestra parroquia para escuchar su confesión. Oración para el Adviento Benignísimo Dios de infinita caridad que nos has amado tanto y que nos diste en tu Hijo, la mayor prenda de tu amor, para que, encarnado y hecho nuestro hermano en las entrañas de la Virgen, naciese en un pesebre para nuestra salud y remedio; te damos gracias por tan inmenso beneficio. En retorno te ofrecemos, Señor, el esfuerzo sincero para hacer de este mundo tuyo y nuestro, un mundo más justo, más fiel al mandamiento de amarnos como hermanos. Concédenos, Señor, tu ayuda para poder realizarlo. Te pedimos que esta Navidad, fiesta de paz y de alegría, sea para toda nuestra comunidad familiar un estímulo; a fin de que, viviendo como hermanos, busquemos más y más los caminos de la verdad, la justicia, el amor y la paz. Amén. Las oficinas estarán cerradas Las oficinas administrativas de la Catedral estarán cerradas desde el martes 23 de Diciembre por las celebraciones de Navidad. Volveremos a abrir el Lunes 29 de Diciembre y cerraremos nuevamente el 31 de Diciembre y el 1 de Enero para que nuestro personal pueda pasar tiempo con sus familias. Todas las emergencias sacramentales serán manejadas por el sacerdote de guardia. 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 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 [email protected] 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, December 22, 2014 1 Sm 1:24-28 Lk 1:46-56 6:45 am Celia Cubriel (D) 8:10 am Roy Halverson (D) 12:10 pm Dottie O’Connor (L) 5:30 pm Fernan J. Peralta (L) MONDAY, 7:15 am 1:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:15 pm TUESDAY, Mal 3:1-4 6:45 am 8:10 am 12:10 pm 5:30 pm TUESDAY, December 23, 2014 6:00 pm The Great O’Antiphons (D’Y) 7:00 pm MIM Rosary Group (CA) December 23, 2014 Lk 1:57-66 Carmen Ayala (L) John Joseph Stanton (D) Maria Cabrera (L) Ignatius Akpele (D) WEDNESDAY, Christmas Eve 2 Sm 7:1-5 Lk 1:67-79 8:10 am Joy Churchwell (D) 4:00 am Sally McDevitt (D) 4:00 HC Mr. Christie McNamee (D) 6:00 pm Helen M. Longhi (L) 6:00KH Jeanne G. Gleason (D) 8:00 pm Robert and Deanna Erdman (L) 10:45 pm Louise Scalzo (D) THURSDAY, Christmas Day Is 52:7-10 Ps 98:1-6 9:00 am Richard Benkendorf (L) 10:30 am Sam Rob (D) 12:00 pm Alexandra Pastern (D) 5:30 pm Sharon Garrity Family (L) FRIDAY, December 26, 2014 Acts 6:8-10 Mt 10:17-22 6:45 am Jenny and Michael Moran (L) 8:10 am Teresa Ode (D) 12:10 pm Christopher Erdman (L) 5:30 pm Sean O’Reilly (D) December 22, 2014 Confessions (CA) Legion of Mary (CR2) Advent Penance Service (CA) The Great O’Antiphons (D’Y) Legion of Mary (HC) WEDNESDAY, Christmas Eve 4:00 pm Mass (CA/HC/KH) 6:00 pm Mass (CA/KH) 8:00 pm Mass (CA) 10:45 pm Mass (CA) THURSDAY, Christmas Day 9:00 am Mass (CA) 10:30 am Mass (CA) 12:00 pm Mass (CA) 1:30 pm Mass (Spanish—CA) 5:30 pm Mass (CA) 7:00 pm Christmas Vespers (CA) FRIDAY, December 26, 2014 6:00 pm Divine Mercy Apostolate (D’Y) SATURDAY, December 27, 2014 8:30 am Confessions 3-4 pm Confessions SUNDAY, December 28, 2014 4:00 pm LifeTeen Mass (CA) *Pre-registration required for this event. Call 404-233-2145 for more information. SATURDAY, December 27, 2014 1 Jn 1:1-4 Jn 20:1a,2-8 8:10 am Rafael Nguyen Van Dinh (D) 4:00 pm Ursula and Charles McIntyre (L) 5:00 KH Special Intention 5:00 pm Tony Galler (L) SUNDAY, Sir 3:2-6 7:30 am 9:00 am 9:30 am 10:30 am 10:30 KH 12:00 pm 1:30 pm 4:00 L/T 5:45 pm 7:15 pm December 28, 2014 Lk 2:22-40 Sara Mattingly (D) Nora Tarter Brown (L) Jovita Lopez (D) Suzanne Scherr Tarleton (D) Ernest and Dorothy Shusta (D)(L) People of the Parish Victor Andrade (D) Evelyn Cuarez (D) Suzanne Hopper (D) Kevin Rozas (D) CA-Cathedral CR-Conference Room D’Y-D’Youville Chapel GS-Gathering Space HC-Hyland Center KH-Kenny Hall 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) Reverend John Kieran (in residence) DEACONS 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 protected] HELPFUL CONTACTS Parish Office: 404-233-2145; Fax: 404-233-4984 Archdiocesan Catholic Information: 404-920-7800 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, 7:15-8 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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