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Year of Mercy at Christ the King - Events
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-589-8620 or complete and
return the registration form
by May 30. Cost
Saturdays, 9:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., June 4, 11, 18 & 25
Instructor: Suzanne Nelson
Jueves, 7:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., Junio 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 & Julio 7
Instructor: Paulina Sotomayor
MAY MARIAN DEVOTIONS: May is the month traditionally dedicated to Our Lady. Christ the King will continue its practice of having May devotions each Thursday in May at 6:30 p.m., consisting of Marian hymns, the Rosary and the Litany of the Blessed Virgin, followed, as usual, by Benediction at 7 p.m.
POOR BOX COLLECTION in May: Please be generous with your contribution to the poor box this month. It will be donated to the “Christians at risk campaign” of the Knight of Columbus.
CTK ROSARY AND CROWNING IN HONOR OF MARY: Our annual rosary prayer honoring our Blessed Mother Mary will be on Tuesday, May 31 at 6:00 p.m. in front of the statue of our Blessed Mother, and at 7:00 p.m. Spanish Mass sponsored by the Legion of Mary.
1st Communion Retreat, May 21, 2016: Thirty three candidates for 1st communion attended the retreat in the church with their catechists Marie McKeon, Adela Peñate, Bridey Medeiros and Maria Kendall. Fr. Ettore led the retreat with the Gospel reading and a talk about the sacraments of reconciliation and Eucharist. The children spent a half hour in adoration of the Eucharist and another half hour in craft activities. After a deliciouse potluck lunch, they played games. Finally, they prayed the rosary in English and Spanish and went to confession.
Confirmation Retreat, May 7,
2016, Franciscan Monastery. Twenty
attended the retreat to prepare to receive the sacrament of
confirmation. Fr. Ettore Ferrario led a lesson in the morning. There
was a quiz session in which the class was divided into 3 teams,
Trinity, Fatima, and Francisca and Jacinta. Fatima won and each
member received a gift from Fr. Ettore. In the afternoon, the
candidates went to confession in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel.
Afterwards, they played dodge ball in the playground supervised by
their catechist Jacob Lehman and adult chaperones Maria Kendall and
Adela Peñate. The two teams competed hard and thoroughly
enjoyed the games. Lastly, the group walked to the grotto of
our Lady of Lourdes to pray a decade of the rosary.Photos
Year of Mercy Talk: God, Rich in Mercy, May 7, 2016. Speaker: Stephen Brown,Ph.D., P.E., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Associate Dean of Engineering at The Catholic University of America. Photos
The Lord is My Shepherd Prayer Group Fundraiser Dinner Dance - April 30, 2016 Photos
CTK Prayer Group Fundraiser Luncheon - May 1, 2016 Photos
Mercy in Concert, April 17, 2016 Photos
Celebration - April 3, 2016
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. Photos
the King celebrated the annual Ecumenical
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.
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
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.
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. 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
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)
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)
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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