Mission: To gather people from many lands and cultures and unite them in the love of Christ

Please read the April 20, 2014 bulletin.

April 13, 2014 bulletin.

April 6, 2014 bulletin.

** No Catechesis classes on April 20.  Classes resume on April 27  at 11:00 AM.

** Help with Math for students - Every Wednesday from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM in the Religious Education Building. Come meet with us to discover how interesting, easy and beautiful studying Mathematics can be.

** Youth Group for High School Students - every Friday from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Join Fr. José Cortes, Fr. Ettore Ferrario, and your peers for a moment of catechesis, dialogue, games, movies, and more. Call the rectory 301-589-8616 or email christ.the.king.church.md@gmail.com.

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Easter Triduum  - The parish's Holy Thursday liturgy commemorated the Last Supper. As a symbol of humility of service,  Fr. Roberto Amoruso washed the feet of several parishioners. On Good Friday,  the passion was read and the Cross was brought to  the altar front where parishioners kissed it.  After the service,  Fr. Roberto led the Stations of the Cross outdoors. Parishioners meditated the suffering of Jesus Christ at each of the 14 stations that were placed on the church grounds.   On Saturday evening, the church lights were out and a fire was lit outdoors  in front of the church.  Candles were distributed to the people and    everyone gathered around the fire.  Fr. José Cortes, assisted by priests from the FSCB, the deacon and several altar servers, blessed the fire and the Paschal Candle.  Fr. José lit the Paschal Candle from the fire and the people lit their candles from the Paschal Candle. Deacon Michele Benetti processed the Candle through the church lifting it three times while he sang Lumen Christi.  Then the people processed to the pews. The deacon sang the Exsultet and the readings were read in English, Spanish, and Tagalog.   The lights in the church were turned on and the Gloria was sung accompanied by the organ and bells. After the Epistle and the Gospel were read and  the homily delivered by Fr. José in English and Spanish,  the Baptismal Liturgy commenced.  Four catechumens were baptized.   See program.

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      Easter Vigil Click here

Palm Sunday Ecumenical Service - April 13, 2014
Christ the King and St. Paul Methodist Church celebrated an ecumenical service as they have done in the past for many years. CTK's pastor Fr.
José Cortes and St. Paul's pastor Rev. John McCauley distributed palms as members of both churches gathered  on the grounds of the Gwendolyn Coffield Recreation Center.  After the service everyone shared a light breakfast in the Center.  Pilgrim Baptist Church had planned to join the service but could not come because of an unforseen event. palm

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Holy Week Concert - Palm Sunday
Christ the King Church presented a performance of Pergolesi's Stabat Mater as  part of its concert series.  concert

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Ash Wednesday Soup Supper, March 5, 2014 - a CTK tradition
After the evening Mass parishioners dined on Minestrone Soup and Cream of Corn Chowder prepared by volunteers.ash

Bake Sale at CTK , Feb. 16, 2014
By M. Kendall

         A bake sale was held to raise funds for the parish and St. Ann's Maternity and Infant Home. The youth led by Victoria Peñate and assisted by adult volunteers sold scrumptious cupcakes and other baked goods.

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Feast of Sto. Niño, Jan. 19, 2014
By M. Kendall

         The Filipino community of the parish celebrated the feast of Sto. Niño on Jan. 19, 2014. The event was coordinated by The Lord is My Shepherd Group and commenced with a Mass celebrated by Fr. José Cortes. Images of Sto. Niño were placed at the foot of the altar and were blessed after the Mass. Then the attendees carrying their Sto. Niños processed around the church and continued to the Colonial Room for  the healing service led by Narcisa Daag and to hold the Sinulog.  Dinner and dancing capped the evening.

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Epiphany Feast, Jan. 5, 2014
By Chris Tan

         On January 5, 2014, approximately one hundred religious education students, their parents, and catechists led by Fr. Ettore Ferrario, Director of Religious Education, gathered in the Colonial Room to celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany. The assembly began with the recitation of the Angelus and the singing of two Epiphany songs, “We Three Kings” and “Campana Sobre Campana”.

        The children then displayed their creativity by dressing for and presenting a Nativity pageant featuring the visitation of the Magi.

       The event concluded with an inspiring talk by Fr. Roberto Amoruso and the promise of “goody bags” awaiting the children after Mass.

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Lessons and Carols, Dec. 22, 2013 photos.... Click here

Parishioners at the church picnic on Sept. 8, 2013 photos.... Click here

Inauguration of the statue of Our Lady - Sunday, May 12, 2013

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Pay homage to Our Lady of Guadalupe

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