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December bulletins.

PLEASE JOIN US IN CELEBRATING ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS.  (SCHEDULE)

Office Hours: The office will be closed for Christmas from Wednesday, Dec. 24 through Friday, Dec. 26.


December 15 - 23, 2014 at 7:30 P.M.: Night  Mass of Simbang Gabi, a Filipino tradition,  will be celebrated in the church.

Diciembre 15 - 23, 2014 a las 7:30 P.M.:  Misa de Simbang Gabi  (Misa de Noche, una tradición Filipina) se celebrará en la iglesia. 


LESSONS AND CAROLS:  On Sunday,  December 21 at 4:00 P.M., there will be a Christmas concert at Christ the King, The  Festival of Lessons and Carols. It is a service of Scripture and song that dates to the late 19th century.  In this service, we listen to nine Scripture lessons which recount the Fall, the promise of a Messiah, the Incarnation, and the Great Commission to preach the Good News.  Each lesson is followed by a carol or other song that reflects on the lesson's message and a brief prayer. Please consider sponsoring this event. Contributors will be recognized in the event program. For more information, please call the office at (301) 589-8616.


RELIGIOUS EDUCATION:  Classes start at 11:00 a.m on Sundays.  FAMILY POTLUCK LUNCH: We invite all parents who have children in the  CTK catechesis program to join the Family Potluck Lunch on Sunday, Dec. 21 in the Colonial Room after the 12:30 pm Mass. Come and join us for a family gathering with the blessing of the food.  Please bring food to share.  EPIPHANY PARTY: We will have a celebration for children in the catechesis program on January 4th at 10:30 am in the Colonial Room. It is a special celebration because of the coming of the Magi. Every family in the catecehesis program is invited. Welcome and enjoy.

EDUCACIÓN RELIGIOSA:  Las clases comienzan a las 11:00 a.m. el domingo.  ALMUERZO DE COMPARTIMIENTO FAMILIAR:
Invitamos a todos los padres que tienen hijos en el programa de catequesis de CTK a unirse al almuerzo de compartimiento familiar en el Salón Colonial después de la misa de las 12:30 p.m. el domingo 21 de Diciembre. Ven y únete a nosotros para una reunión con la bendición de la comida. Por favor traer comida para compartir.   FIESTA DE EPIFANIA: Tendremos una celebración para los niños en el programa de catequesis y sus padres el 4 de enero a las 10:30 am en el Salón colonial. Es una celebración especial por la llegada de los Reyes Magos. Cada familia con su niño en el programa puede venir para esta celebración. Son bienvenidos y disfruten.


DAILY MASS ON WEEKDAYS AND ADORATION OF THE BLESSED SACRAMENT ARE  HELD IN THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION BUILDING CHAPEL.


RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) is a program for adults who have never been baptized, those who have been baptized in other faith traditions, those who have not completed the sacraments of initiation, usually confirmation, those who have been away for a long time who would like to be updated on Church teaching, and Catholics in full communion who would just like to learn more about their  faith.  Our  parish will be offering these classes from September 2014 to  June 2015.  If you are interested, please fill out the
 survey form placed at the vestibule of the church or online  and drop them at the office or the offertory  basket.  Online Form.

RICA (Rito de iniciación cristiana para adultos) es un programa para los adultos que no han sido bautizados, los  bautizados en otras tradiciones de fe, los que no han  completado los sacramentos de iniciación, por lo general la confirmación, los que han estado alejados por mucho tiempo  y les gustaría recibir información actualizada sobre la  enseñanza de la Iglesia y los católicos en comunión que  les gustaría aprender más sobre su fe.  Nuestra  parroquia estará ofreciendo estas clases desde Septiembre  2014 a Junio 2015. Si usted está interesado, por favor  complete el formulario de encuesta que se encuentra en el
 atrio de la iglesia o en nuestra página Web y déjelo en la  oficina o en el básquet de la limosna. Formulario En linea.

** 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.


Requiem in C minor Concert: Nov. 16    (More)

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Retreat of Confirmation Candidates :  The confirmation candidates attended a spiritual retreat to prepare to receive the sacrament of Confirmation and be sealed by the Holy Spirit. The retreat, led by Father Roberto and Fr. Ettore was held at the Franciscan Monastery on Saturday, November 15, 2014. The candidates participated in a discussion about Catechism, the Holy Bible, the sacraments, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit among others and spent time in the chapel for sacred adoration, prayer, and meditation. They prayed the rosary while walking through the monastery garden and took a pause at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes. After receiving  the sacrament of reconciliation, they took a tour of the monastery. 

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Please pray for the candidates  who received the sacrament of  confirmation on Nov. 23, 2014.  May they be filled with the Holy Spirit to spread the Gospel and serve others. 


Halloween Fundraiser Dinner: Thanks to all who supported this fundraiser.  It was a huge success and lots of fun!!!  Guess who this character is.

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Click on Parish Life for photos from the Parish Picnic.


New!  Facebook page for Christ the King


gg Giovanni Gemmani who has been helping the priests at CTK  returns to the seminary in Rome to finish his studies.  A Bon Voyage gathering was held in the Rectory after the Mass on July 8.   Photos

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Crowning of Mary - To celebrate the culmination of Religious Education classes, the children had an ice cream party and joined in the praying of the rosary to honor Mary in front of her statue.  Some first communicants led the rosary which was recited in English, Spanish, and Tagalog.

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More photos here.

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 was delivered by Fr. José in English and Spanish,  the Baptismal Liturgy commenced.

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      Holy Thursday  Click here
      Good Friday Click here
      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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