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April bulletins.

Year of Mercy at Christ the KingEvents

Please read Fr. Ettore Ferrario's letter about the Repairs and Improvements Fund.  Click here.

Two Faith Foundation Courses to be offered at Christ the King:  To register contact mariakend11@gmail.com or 301-589-8620.  Cost $29
   -  CREED
Saturdays, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., June 4, 11, 18 & 25
Instructor: Suzanne Nelson
  -  SACRAMENTOS
Jueves, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.,  Junio 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Julio 7
Instructor: Paulina Sotomayor

Fundraiser Dinner and Dance, Saturday, April 30, 6:30 P.M. to Midnight: 
in the Colonial Room. Cost $20. All proceeds go to CTK Maintenance and Improvement Fund.

PARISH LUNCH: Sunday, May 1st after the 12:30 P.M. Mass.  Join us in the Colonial Room. All proceeds will go to Christ the King Parish. Cost: $10

THE YEAR OF MERCY AT CTK, Saturday, May 7th 2016: God, Rich in Mercy, encyclical of St. John Paul II;  5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M. in the Religious Education Center. Guest speaker:  J. Steven Brown, Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean of Engineering at The Catholic University of America. 


CTK NEWS

Divine Mercy Sunday Celebration
Christ the King had a wonderful day of celebration. The Divine Mercy chaplet was prayed after the 10:30 A.M. Mass and at 3:00 P.M. A hearty lunch was prepared and served by the Spanish Prayer Group. In the afternoon, Fr. Ettore showed a film about the history behind Divine Mercy, enthroned the Divine Mercy image and led a discussion about the book "33 Days to Merciful Love" by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC. Attendees consecrated themselves to Divine Mercy. Afterwards, everyone ate and enjoyed the delicious dinner prepared by the Bauldry family and The Lord is My Shepherd Prayer Group. Photosdm

Christ the King celebrated the annual Ecumenical Service on Palm Sunday with St. Paul United Methodist Church and Pilgrim Baptist Church.  On Easter Sunday, CTK joined the two churches at a Sunrise Easter Service at Pilgrim Baptist Church. photos sun

Annual CTK Easter Egg Hunt: Children searched for the hidden eggs in the church yard after the 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Masses. photos

Holy Week Concert - Johann Ernst Bach's Passionsoratorium on March 20. photos

Fish Fry on March 19: The Knights of Columbus and CTK's Young Adults group held a fish fry for parishioners after the Stations of The Cross. photos

Year of Mercy Talk #3 on March 12, 2016: Mercy in art, Caravaggio’s paintings “calling of a wounded genius”, Abigail Holtz art

Year of Mercy Talk #2 on Feb. 20, 2016: Fr. Pietro Rossotti, F.S.C.B., S.T.D. delivered an inspiring talk about the life of St. Damien of Molokai and St. Katharine Drexel.talk

Ash Wednesday Soup Supper, Feb. 10, 2016:  After the 7:00 P.M. bilingual Mass, parishioners had their single meal of the day in the Colonial Room. Volunteers prepared and served a variety of soups: minestrone, creamy corn chowder, vegetable, lentil, and cheddar cheese broccoli.soup Photos 

Fat Tuesday Breakfast, Feb. 9, 2016:  Parishioners who attended the morning Mass were treated to a hearty breakfast prepared by Fr. Ettore Ferrario.   Photos

Year of Mercy: Jan. 30, 2016: The first in the series of talks was given by Fr. Ettore Ferrario about Pope Francis' Bull of Indiction. Photos 

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Festival of Lessons and Carols: December 20, 2015, was performed by a group of musicians and lectors  directed by Katharine Yeago and joined by parishioners.  Photos

Walking with Mary: December 12, 2015. Christ the King parishioners led by Fr. Ettore Ferrario joined the procession from the Shrine of the Sacred Heart to the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. People sang songs and prayed the rosary. Fr. Ettore led a decade of the rosary. Mariachi bands sang and played music. Upon reaching the Basilica, we paused to wait our turn to enter the Holy Door.  Inside the Basilica, Bishop Mario Dorsonville led the rosary. Different choirs sang songs to honorour mother Mary.. Many priests including Fr. Ettore concelebrated the Mass. An impressive show was presented by a big group of young dancers in impressive Indian costumes. As pilgrims, we were blessed immensely by the entire celebration. Viva nuestra Madre Maria!  (More photos and video)mary


Confirmation 2015: Eighteen confirmandi were confirmed by Bishop Mario Dorsonville on November 22, 2015 at a beautiful Mass. Thanks to the catechists Fr. Roberto Amoruso, Richel Velasco, Jenny Lechuga, and  Sarah Burkey, DRE and Parochial Administrator Fr. Ettore Ferrario, Maria Kendall and parents who helped prepare them to receive the Holy Spirit. Let us pray for these young men and women.  (more photos)conf


30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FRATERNITY OF ST. CHARLES BORROMEO:Mass >

L to R: FSCB priests: Fr. Paolo Prosperi, Fr. Jose Medina, Fr. Jonah Lynch, Fr. Pietro Rossotti, Fr. Lorenzo Locatelli, Fr. Roberto Amoruso, Fr. Ettore Ferrario, Fr. Antonio Lopez, altar server Joseph Forbin

The priestly Fraternity of St. Charles Borromeo celebrated the 30th anniversary of its founding on November 19, 2015 at a Mass at Christ the King Church. A formal dinner followed in the beautifully decorated Colonial Room. The tables were marked with place cards that had the different names of cities in which FSCB has a house. (A house in FSCB terms is a place in which three of their priests live together in community.) More than 150 guests enjoyed the delicious four-course dinner prepared by Fr. Michele Benetti and served by youth volunteers. (Special mention: Fr. Ettore grated the lemon rind for the sorbet. Smile. ) The highlight of the evening was the witness of invited guest, Fr. Lorenzo Locatelli, FSCB, who is the pastor of Puente Alta, a city in Santiago, Chile with 90,000 parishioners. In a video, he related the life he lives in Chile and the spectacular things God is doing among us. He showed his parish church and the house that he shared with his brother priests. He stressed that life in Santiago is perilous because young children are abandoned and many people lose their lives to drugs. He shared the life of a family that invited him to bless their home and the young son whose face was disfigured because of drug use. He prayed with and counseled the family. He helped the teenager enter a drug rehabilitation program which helped the teen’s face return to its normal state. Fr. Lorenzo said that he realized that he was not doing the work but that the Lord was doing the work through him. What a moving testimony!  (More Photos)


CCD Sponsorship:  Please read the letter from Fr. Ettore.

Patrocinio de la Educación Religiosa: Por favor lea la carta de Padre Ettore.


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