Christ the King
As we celebrate this solemnity of Christ the King, I pray that we will all do everything in our power to allow Christ to reign in our hearts. May our kindness help further build the Kingdom.
Welcome to all who have come from far and near for the holiday weekend. As we give thanks for the blessings that are ours at St. Ben’s, your presence among us is one reason for our gratitude.
I’m with family this weekend celebrating the engagement of my niece. The wedding will be in June. Thank you to Fr. Nunning for being here for the weekend.
Stewardship Commitment Cards
Thanks for your wonderful cooperation with the Stewardship Commitment Cards. We are at nearly 30%. Amazing.
It certainly is the season to be grateful. For the Catholic, for whom the Eucharist is the center of our lives, giving thanks is a significant part of who we are. And so, some simple words of gratitude: To each of you who contributes to the work of our parish, I offer my thanks. To those of you who have forgiven me when I say or do something that offends you, my sincere thanks. For all the unsung heroes here, thank you! For all who have more actively served the parish over the decades and now offer your prayers regularly for the good of the parish, thank you. For those who pray each night or day with your children, raising them in the practice of the faith, thank you. For those who see my faults and are also willing to see some good, thank you. For those who allow their own suffering to become some type of blessing for others, thank you! For those who pray for a new resurgence of priests, consecrated religious, deacons, and loving marriages, thank you. For our young people who entertain the idea of a religious vocation freely with at least a “maybe,” thank you. For all who offer their own talents with the joy of faithful disciples, thank you. For those who teach the faith in this holy place, thank you. For those who readily help others, especially those who help our young families during Mass, thank you. For those who say the kind word about our parish to others, showing them hospitality, thank you. For those whose generosity makes our work possible, thank you. For those who believe that we can be more than we’ve been, thank you. For those who serve in the liturgy in every way from the generosity of your faith, thank you! For those who ever invite others to become more active in our parish, thank you. For those who have stepped forward to serve on a Council (Pastoral, School, Finance, Stewardship), thank you. For those who work on the parish/school staff and show cheerful generosity in this place, thank you. For the good zeal, the enthusiasm, and the unbridled friendship that the kids show when they come forward for Liturgy of the Word, thank you. For those who volunteer in any way at all, in the name of this great community of faith, THANK YOU!
I ask for your prayers for my mother who has Alzheimer’s Disease. Thankfully, she has maintained her cheerful disposition even as she finds ordinary daily tasks more challenging. My four siblings and I are trying to be as helpful as we can to Mom and Dad. I thank you for your prayers.
I encourage you to ask Chloe Burzynski, Kristen Eykamp, Magdalena Howard, or Jonathan Melendres about their experience at National Catholic Youth Conference!!