Mission: To gather people from many lands and cultures and unite them in the love of Christ
Holy Spirit may my heart be open to the Word of God, may my heart be open to good, may my heart be open to the beauty of God, every day.” Pope Francis
Year of Mercy at Christ the King - EventsPlease read the 2016 Lent Program
ASH WEDNESDAY SOUP SUPPER Christ the King Parish Community will begin this year's Lenten sacrifice by gathering in the Colonial Room for a soup supper after the Ash Wednesday Evening Mass on February 10. Volunteers are needed to bring soup, bread and drinks and to set up and clean up after the event. To volunteer, please visit: www.SignUpGenius.com/ go/30E0D4AA4AE23A3FA7-ctksoup or e-mail Elise Mudd at Eliser413@gmail.com or contact the rectory. Recipes for the soups are located in the vestibule, Facebook and here.
ASH WEDNESDAY MASSES: February 10th 2016 at 9:15 a.m. in the
church (English Mass) and at 7:00 p.m. in the church (Bilingual
MIERCOLES DE CENIZA: 10 de febrero 2016 habrán misas a las 9:15 am en ingles en la Iglesia y 7:00 pm bilingüe en la Iglesia.
LENTEN MORNING OF RECOLLECTION: On Saturday, February 13, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Church. To register, please call the Rectory at (301) 589-8616.
OF THE CROSS:
Please join us at Church for the Stations of the Cross. Every Friday
starting Friday, February 12 until March 25 at 6:30pm in English, and
7:15pm in Spanish.
LECTIO DIVINA (Lectura Sagrada): Todos los jueves de cuaresma, desde el 11 de febrero (excepto el Jueves Santo), en el centro de educación religiosa de 7:30 pm a 9:00 pm. Los esperamos.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION: The 3rd
meeting for the 1st Communion parents is on Sunday, February 14 after
the 12:30 pm Mass in the Colonial Room.
EDUCACION RELIGIOSA: La 3era reunión de padres de familia de la 1era Comunión es el domingo 14 de febrero después de la misa de las 12:30 pm en el Salón Colonial
YOUNG ADULT BRUNCH: The young adult group will be holding their next monthly brunch on Sunday, February 14 after the 10:30 am Mass. All young adults are invited for fellowship and a short discussion on a spiritual reading. The brunch is potluck, so please bring a dish to share! For more information, please contact Elise Mudd at Eliser413@gmail.com.
MASSES & EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: The daily Mass and Adoration are held in the Religious Education Center except on special occasions when announced.
CONFESSION: Thursday: 8 AM - 9 AM, Saturday: 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM, and during Mass when announced.
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.
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)
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)
30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FRATERNITY OF ST. CHARLES BORROMEO:
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)
concert of remembrance of All Souls on November 8, 2015. The choir and
musicians, directed by Katie Yeago performed Henry Purcell’s
Funeral Music for Queen Mary and Tomas Luis de Victoria’s
Requiem Mass 4. View
Blessing of the statues of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and St. Anthony of Padua: Saturday, October 17, Fr. Ettore offers roses to the Saints. After the blessing, attendees were invited to the Rectory for refreshments. View photos.
Blessing of Animals, October 3, 2015 - Fr. Ettore blesses the dogs of parishioners on St. Francis' Feast day.
CTK Annual Picnic: Sept. 20, 2015 at Knights of Columbus Rosensteel Council. Parishioners spent a leisurely time at the picnic enjoying the sumptuous potluck lunch spread, hamburgers, and hot dogs . Children competed in games, busted pińatas and bounced in the moon bounce. Both adults and children enjoyed getting wet in the water slide and getting their face painted. Several parishioners won prizes in the raffle drawings and dance contests. Emily Ferman diplayed her smooth dance moves and won the 1st prize. Fr. Ettore showed off his hidden dance skills and won 2nd prize while Andrew of the Young Adults Group who also had some pretty good moves clinched the 3rd prize. Thanks to the hard-work of the picnic committee (composed of Elise Mudd, Terry Adula, Tom Kelly, Maria Kendall, and Fr. Ettore), the Knights of Columbus, and all the other volunteers (chefs, servers, face painter Katie Yeago, photographers Thad Winker and Creselda Paclob, CTK Prayer Group, The Lord is My Shepherd Prayer Group, the Young Adults group) for making this event a success. View photos.
New Year of Parish Activities: Christ the King Parish had the 40 hours of adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from September 11 to 13 to start the new year of parish activities. The Religious Education children, their parents and catechists joned the parish after CCD class on Sunday, Sept. 13 in the procession of the Blessed Sacrament . Let us pray that the Holy Spirit will touch the hearts of the children, the parents, the catechists, and staff to help them pray, serve, act, and that they may give thanks and praise to God for His greatest gift - His son Jesus. We love, because he first loved us. 1 John 4 :19
Fr. Jose's 5th anniversary - Let us praise and thank God for the five years that Fr. José Cortes served as pastor of our parish. Let us think of all the blessings that our parish received during that time and about how Fr. José has helped us grow spiritually. Please pray for him as he lives through the discernment period. (Photos from the anniversary reception)
Fr. José 's Homilies.
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