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Faith & Ale

Posted on February 16, 2017

If you missed this month’s Faith & Ale, make sure you make the next one: March 16, 2017: Jim Towey, President of Ave Maria University

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A Visit by Bishop Parkes

Posted on February 8, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, our new shepherd, Bishop Gregory Parkes, came to visit us here at Christ the King and celebrated the 11am Mass for us. The homily he preached had some great insights into his personality and his ministry as Bishop, so I would like to share with you a few of the […]

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Devotional Area Results Are In!

Posted on February 2, 2017

The results are in!  Last month, I asked our parishioners to fill out a survey (either online or from the bulletin insert) for our new devotional areas in the expanded church.  A list of twelve “finalists saints” was presented from a broader more open-ended survey which had been done a few months before.  I was […]

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Posted on January 26, 2017

I have a dream.  These words will forever be attributed to the late and great Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday we celebrated last Monday.  In the midst of a country with an unhealthy and faulty perception of the “American dream,” King dared to think outside the box of his own needs and wants.  Rather […]

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Together We Can Stop Human Trafficking in Tampa Bay

Posted on January 19, 2017

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness month Human trafficking is the second largest criminal activity after narcotics and the fastest growing criminal activity in the world. Contrary to popular belief, human trafficking is not just a problem in other countries, it occurs in our community. The Tampa Bay Area Task Force on Human Trafficking was […]

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Discussion Regarding Church Expansion

Posted on January 11, 2017

As you know, there has been an ongoing discussion over the past couple of years regarding the expansion of our church building. The church itself was actually built during the administration of President Truman. Aside from some aesthetic upgrades over the years (such as the interior marble walls and the Christ the King stained glass […]

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Bringing in the New Year with Faith, Hope, and Love

Posted on January 5, 2017

Happy New Year to everyone. I thought I would take this opportunity to reflect on how we can all be more conscious of the theological virtues of faith, hope, and love as we seek to better ourselves through New Year’s resolutions. To increase your faith, consider praying more this year. Maybe God is asking that […]

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Merry Christmas!

Posted on December 19, 2016

Merry Christmas!  This is such a beautiful time of the year when we treasure our family and friends, look for ways to show generosity to others, and to renew and deepen our faith.  Whether you are a regular parishioner or just visiting, I am so happy that you are here with us at Christ the […]

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Christ the King Catholic Church: 75 Years

Posted on December 19, 2016

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Gratitude for Bishop Robert Lynch

Posted on December 15, 2016

There’s a new sheriff in town. Bishop Gregory Parkes will be installed as the new bishop of our diocese next month. It seems that most everyone in our diocese is happy with this choice. Bishop Parkes ordained me a deacon along with my classmates in Boynton Beach. At six feet, eight inches tall, he is […]

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