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Fr. Len’s Summer Trip 2017

Posted on July 20, 2017

July 9, 2017 Greetings from Sofia, the Capital of Bulgaria. I am at the starting point of my annual vacation that will take me through the Balkans. Sofia itself literally means “wisdom” thus one could say it’s the “wisest capital of all.” Interestingly enough Sofia takes its name from a 6th Century church that was […]

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A Comic Comparison by Fr. Bill

Posted on June 29, 2017

While I was on vacation, I saw Wonder Woman and Guardians of the Galaxy 2 with my brother and sister. I thought both were fantastic movies, with a good balance of humor and action in the midst of conflicts that force good people to make difficult decisions in a battle against evil. Marvel and DC […]

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Deacon Tim’s First Few Weeks

Posted on June 22, 2017

As I compose this article, I am beginning my fourth week here at Christ the King. I’ve been ordained as a Deacon for just over two months at this point, but these last three weeks have been the most active time of ministry that I have experienced thus far as an ordained Deacon. I thought […]

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Priestly News

Posted on June 14, 2017

As most of you are aware, I had the great privilege of serving as the Director of Vocations for our diocese for over a decade.  During my time in that office, I got to meet many awesome individuals as they discerned the question of whether God might be calling them to the holy priesthood or […]

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Pentecost Sunday – Now What?

Posted on June 8, 2017

This Sunday marks the great Solemnity of Pentecost, that day fifty days after Our Lord’s Resurrection when the Holy Spirit descended upon the apostles and Our Lady in the Upper Room, the same room where Jesus held the Last Supper and instituted the Eucharist.  In many ways, today is the birthday of the Church as […]

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Meet Tim Williford – Your Summer Seminarian

Posted on June 1, 2017

What led you to your decision in becoming a priest?    Even when I was young, I had an extreme joy and interest in things that were “churchy.” I went to St. Paul’s Catholic School in St. Petersburg from first through eighth grade. The school was on the same campus as the Church, just like […]

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Homily of Pope Francis – May 13, 2017

Posted on May 25, 2017

100th Anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady to the 3 children of Fatima & Canonization Mass for two of the visionaries:  Francisco Marto and Jacinto Marto  “[There] appeared in heaven a woman clothed with the sun”.  So the seer of Patmos tells us in the Book of Revelation (12:1), adding that she was about […]

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Ministry Highlight: Religious Education

Posted on May 18, 2017

This is an occasional series showcasing the many ministries at Christ the King. Watch for more ministry highlights in the coming months. Christ the King is very proud of our bustling Religious Education program.  It certainly takes a village to serve the over 650 children and families who participate in the various programs.  Currently, there […]

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Thoughts After Carnival

Posted on May 11, 2017

The day after Carnival at daily Mass on the feast of St. Joseph the worker, I preached a homily about remembering the dignity of all workers and their work, especially the ones that we mostly consider less than desirable. I felt that I came across too harsh, and after Mass, I asked a couple of […]

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Christ the King Carnival Thank You to Our 2017 Sponsors

Posted on May 4, 2017

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