Archdiocese of Chicago Strategic
YEAR OF SUNDAY MASS
Year 3: Year of Strong
(July 2013 - July 2014)
The third year will focus on fostering deeper connections with parents, particularly when they present their children for sacraments. This year may include but is by no means limited to some of the following elements:
•Creating consistent and Archdiocesan-wide sacramental programs for parents that include a deep understanding of the sacraments as well as a growing appreciation for them as encounters with Christ and as the basis of the Christian life.
•These programs should highlight parents' responsibility to raise their children in the faith. The vision is to create a family and home life that fosters a knowledge of faith, prayer, and service in the world. In that home and family, one would also value faith that works for justice and an appreciation of one's unique vocation or calling by God.
•Developing a "viral" implementation approach that encourages parental involvement over time beyond particular sacramental years. In other words, lateral ministry would take place. Program participants one year become the volunteer leaders the next year.
•Offering retreats or other programs for parents that encourage deeper reflections on their faith life and their role as models for their children
•Developing additional tools and materials that will encourage parents to reconnect with their faith and provide them with home-based guidance to raise their children in the faith
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We thank and bless You your
for continued support!
As pastor of Christ the King Catholic Parish, I warmly welcome you to our parish website, and invite you to find in its pages a glimpse of the abundant life and faith of our parish community.
For more than 75 years, our parish has been rooted in the beautiful neighborhood of Beverly Hills on the southwest side of Chicago. Our parish is active, friendly, and blessed with a wonderful spirit of belonging and hospitality. We are home to a wide spectrum of activities, ministries, organizations, and opportunities to grow in the knowledge and love of God. Christ the King Parish welcomes everyone to share their gifts and talents in the service of the larger community.
If you are new to Christ the King Parish, we hope you will find our church to be a joyful place to worship God. If you are looking for an excellent Catholic education for your child, we invite you to consider Christ the King Catholic School and explore the information within this web site. In addition, if you are a long-time parishioner, I encourage you to delve into these pages, and become even more aware and involved in our parish life.
God has been good to Christ the King Parish throughout the years. However, there is much yet to accomplish if the Kingdom of God is to be thrive in this place. The people of Christ the King Parish have remarkable energy, faith, perseverance, and hope. We take seriously the challenge of what our Lord Jesus Christ to be His family, and to live and proclaim the Good News. Today we will seek to build our future upon the dreams and accomplishments of those who, many years ago, founded Christ the King Parish. We pledge to share their vision and spirit with the next generation of believers.
If you have any questions about Christ the King Catholic Parish, please contact us at 773-238-4877 and we will assist you in any way we can.
Sincerely in Christ,
Rev. Thomas P. Conde
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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
"The most Blessed Virgin Mary was, from the first moment of her
conception, by a
singular grace and privilege of almighty God and by virtue of the
merits of Jesus
Christ, Savior of the human race, preserved immune from all stain of
(Pius IX, Ineffabilis Deus, 1854)
"Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!" (Lk 1: 28). We address the
several times a day with these words of the Archangel Gabriel. Let
us repeat them
with fervent joy today, on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception,
remembering 8 December 1854 when Blessed Pius IX proclaimed this
Dogma of the Catholic faith in this very same Vatican Basilica.
Christ the King Religious Education (CCD) Program
We are planning on having another great year in CCD!
Our enrollment in our grades is so good, that an aide or two would be very helpful with these enthusiastic students.
Please contact Loretta to see how you may help in education our
Classes meet on Thursdays,
class times starting promptly at 6:15 and end at 7:30 pm
in the school.
If you have ever considered giving your time
and talent to our Religious Education Program,
please call Loretta
Crotty at the Rectory
Year of Pontifical Council for the Family Oct. 2013 - Nov. 2014
For More information on the Year of the Family,
click here "Year of the Family"
Friday 25th, Speech to the General Assembly of the Dicastery;
Saturday 26th,To the Families in the Pilgrimage, the Video; Sunday
27th, Homily, Angelus, the Video of the Holy Mass
Year of Faith
Oct. 2012 - Nov. 2013
Catholic Community of Faith Radio Series
Year of Faith
Office of Radio and TV
Once a month, from 9 to 10 a.m. on Catholic Community of Faith,
Fr. Lou Cameli, Cardinal George's Delegate for Christian Formation
and Ministry, will lead a discussion on The Year of Faith. Joining
forces with the regular hosts of this hour-long broadcast, Fr.
Cameli will bring on additional guests to discuss the four
constitutions of the Second Vatican Council, the nature of faith and
the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Check this
website and the
Radio and TV website for a complete list of these programs that
begin in November 2012 and run through November 2013.
Year of Faith Lecture Series
Office for Mission Education and Animation
The Year of Faith is a call for all the faithful to renew their
commitment to Jesus Christ and to the Church, with enlivened hearts
and an emboldened spirit. The Office for Mission Education and
Animation invites all the faithful to take part in this series,
which will underscore the teachings of the documents of Vatican II
and the new catechism of the Roman Catholic Church. These bi-lingual
discussions will be offered twice a month between November 6th 2012
and November 19th 2013 at Saint Francis Xavier School Hall, at
Official Vatican Website for the Year of Faith 2012-2013
The Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization has
provided comprehensive information on this Vatican site for the Year
of Faith. Here you will find pastoral recommendations for the Year
of Faith, Social Media links, homilies of the Pope on the Year of
Faith, publications, an official events calendar and much more.
The Year of Faith will draw to a close on November 24, 2013 but will
be avaialble to all directly by clicking on the link below.
Click here to see more from the Vatican Website:
Pontifical Council for the Laity:
Pontifical Council for the Family:
Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace:
Pontifical Council for Culture:
Pontifical Council for Social Communications:
The Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization
Year of Faith:
Catechumens: Ready to pass through the door of faith
November 23, 2013 at St. Peter's Basilica
Click here for more information:
At the conclusion of the Year of Faith, Pope Francis will meet
with those, who as adults, have decided to become Christians. This
gathering will serve as a sign: That as the Year of Faith has come
to an end, what continues is the commitment of every Christian to
respond daily to the Lord Jesus, who calls us to be his disciples,
sent into the world to announce the Gospel and to bear witness to
the joy of a life lived in faith.
Invited to this gathering are all catechumens, their catechists,
and all those within the Christian community who are journeying with
these catechumens in their preparation to receive the Sacraments of
of the Consultors
The Chicago Catholic Scripture School (CCSS) Year 1 Site
Being held at Christ the King Parish
Welcome - Apply Now
9:00 a.m. -
Next session is
October 1, 2013.
will meet every two weeks from 9:00 am to 1:30pm
in the Parish Conference Center rooms 2 and 3.
The Chicago Catholic Scripture School
(CCSS) offers comprehensive Scripture study. Classes are presented in
conformity with the Catholic tradition for ministry, faith development, family and community life.
The school is a four-year program. and includes each book of the Bible. For more information contact Patricia
Malinowski at (312) 534-8053, pmalinowski@ archchicago.org or visit
The Chicago Catholic Scripture School (CCSS) began
as a program of the Office for Catechesis and Youth Ministry
in 1999. Since then, over 200 students have graduated from
the four-year program in our four graduating classes
(2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2010). In 2010/2012, about 90 students
are participating in CCSS at five different sites.
Study Group for CCSS
The study group will meet in addition to the regular
session from 7:00 pm to 9:00pm on Weekly basis starting October 8, in the Parish
Rectory on Tuesdays. For
more information contact the site coordinator Mary Jo at the Rectory.
Click here for more information about Chicago Scripture School
Click here to download Chicago Scripture School application
New Student Information - Click here for Brochure
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