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Opportunities to Give
God has blessed each of our lives abundantly. As we have received much from Him, so we sense the importance of giving something back to Him. We express our gratitude to Our Lord by supporting our parish and its mission of bringing Christ to the homes and hearts of each of our parishioners.
Weekly offerings and special collections
Special Monthly Collections
• Seminary - January
• Home and Foreign Missions - February
• Black and Indian Missions - February
• Catholic Relief Services (American Bishops Overseas) - March
• Catholic Communication Campaign - May
• Peters Pence - June
• World Mission Sunday - October
• Retirement Fund for Religious - December
The Christ the King Educational Trust was formed in 1979, under the direction of the late Monsignor Robert J. Gass to ensure the availability of a Catholic education to all children of the parish. Many parishioners worked closely with Msgr. Gass to raise the initial money for the Trust. This Trust has been managed by a Board of Trustees since its inception, and now has assets close to $5 million. All of the assets in the Trust are endowed.
The money in the Trust comes from many sources. First, the assets are invested and any interest earned is returned to the Trust. Additional growth comes from donations, gifts from estates and fundraisers, such as SPICE.
Since its inception, the Trust has provided the money necessary for tuition assistance and for many special projects. These improvements have been and will continue to be important to the long term viability of the school and parish. If the funds were not available within the Trust, the money would be sought through the parish budget, higher tuition, special assessments or further fundraising.
The long term goal is to grow the Trust to $10 million in order to pay one third of the operating budget of the school through interest earned. This should serve to secure the financial future of Christ the King school and enable the parish to use more of its budget on other parish needs.
Please consider supporting the Trust through a donation either personally or through your business.
About the Annual Fund
Catholic schools are a great legacy of the Church in this country, and Christ the King is no exception. The founding members of the parish and the Servite Sisters began a tradition of excellence when the school opened in 1953. The legacy was further strengthened by dedicated parish leaders who sacrificed to establish the Education Trust Fund in 1979.
As with most independent schools, Christ the King's tuition does not cover the entire cost of educating each child. Christ the King relies on an annual stipend from the Educational Trust and support from the parish to cover the difference.
By supporting the Fund you are sending a message that you believe in the Christ the King School mission. Your generous donation will ensure the vision of our parish founders will continue.
Educational Trust Scholarships
CTK Educational Trust Scholarships
The Christ the King Educational Trust administers all endowed scholarship funds at Christ the King School. Many parishioners have been very generous and have chosen to demonstrate their faith commitment by establishing scholarships at our school or by contributing to a current scholarship fund. Please consider establishing your own scholarship for your specific purpose or adding to an existing one. The current scholarship are listed below:
Elementary in-house scholarships:
Kurt Fischer Memorial Scholarship - established in 1985, awarded to a 6th grader enrolled at CTK for the 7th grade.
Betty McAndrew Scholarship - established in 1985, awarded to 5-7 graders who use their God given talents to the best of their ability and are committed to the Catholic faith.
Lyle Bremser Family Scholarship - established in 1987, awarded to students who demonstrate most improved performance scholastically.
Dr. Edmond Walsh Memorial Altar Server Scholarship - established in 1988, honors a 6th or 7th altar server that has shown responsibility and a good Christian attitude.
Donna Burke Memorial Scholarship - established in 1990, financial need and desire to receive a Catholic education at Christ the King.
Mary Caggiano Witt Memorial Scholarship - established in 1991, parents of recipients must be registered and actively involved in Christ the King parish.
Fr. Carl J. Peter Memorial Scholarship - established in 1991, awarded annually to a most improved individual whose performance is outstanding and there is a financial need and a continued demonstration of excellence. Academic efforts will be considered.
David Blackwell Scholarship - established in 1992, recipient must demonstrate an interest and involvement in public speaking, debate and other oratorical related activities. Participation in school and community speech contests as well as school liturgies will have great importance.
Michael J. Firmature Memorial Scholarship - established in 1993, financial need based.
Dale and Suzanne Roxburgh Scholarship - established in 1993, financial need based.
Helene E. Malone Scholarship - established in 1995, financial need based.
Colonel and Mrs. Edwin E. Garrison Scholarship - established in 1996, awarded to a 7th grader with the highest math score for the entire year.
Olive B. Martin Family Memorial Scholarship - established in 1997, awarded to a 6th grader with an interest in history and in need of financial aid.
Joseph Forman Family Scholarship - established in 2000, financial need based.
Michael Korff Altar Service Scholarship - established in 1997, awarded to a 7th grader who has done dedication, commitment and reverence in altar serving.
Tracy Iwersen Memorial Scholarship - established in 2010, awarded to a student who exemplifies a positive attitude, enthusiasm and Christian values.
CTK Ladies Guild Scholarship - established in 2011, awarded to two students who use their God given talent in a positive way, display strong Christian character and demonstrate respect and active involvement in parish activities.
George and Susan Mack Memorial Scholarship - established in 2011, awarded to students who demonstrate a positive attitude and who put forth significant effort in school. Their parents must be involved members of the parish. Strong consideration for students who have battled health issues themselves or have supported a family member who has battled a health issue.
Jill and Terry Petersen Reading Scholarship - established in 2011, awarded to one girl and one boy who have put forth strong effort to reach their maximum potential in the area of readying.
Father Tom Fangman Alumni Scholarship - established in 2011, lottery award given to children or grandchildren of CTK alumni.
Father Steven Stillmunks Service Award - established in 2011, awarded to two 7th graders who have exhibited an outstanding commitment of service to God, the parish and the school.
Eighth Grade Scholarships:
Ronald Abboud Memorial Scholarship - established in 1975, awarded to an 8th grader who will be attending one of the Catholic secondary schools in Omaha.
Charles Ancona Memorials Scholarship - established in 1981, awarded to an 8th grader who will attend Creighton Prep.
Murphy Family Scholarship - established in 1992, awarded to an 8th grade girl who will attend a Catholic secondary school in Omaha.
David Bremser Memorial Scholarship - established in 1963, awarded to an 8th grader who will attend Creighton Prep.
Lucille Kratz Memorial Scholarship - established in 1989, awarded to an 8th grade girl who will attend either Mercy or Marian High School.
Jimmy Micek Memorial Scholarship - established in 1984, awarded to students who demonstrate an interest and ability in science and math and plan to enroll in a Catholic secondary school.
St. Sebastian-Brigid Scholarship - established in 1992, awarded to 8th grader who has shown improvement in athletic and scholastic ability and plans to enroll in a Catholic secondary school.
Lloyd Skinner Memorial Scholarship - established in 1990, awarded to an 8th grade boy who demonstrates a keen regard for his faith, understands the needs of others, makes use of his talents and plans to attend Creighton Prep.
Dr. James R. and Joan Dunlap Family Scholarship - awarded to a student who gives strong effort with an interest and involvement in music liturgies and programs, and plans to attend either Creighton Prep or Duchesne Academy.
Joseph Ponseigo Sports Club Scholarship - established in 1996, awarded to an 8th grader who will attend a Catholic secondary school and who has consistently demonstrated leadership, sportsmanship and the highest morals as a member of CTK athletic teams.
Parent's Club Scholarship - established in 1984, awarded to an 8th grader who will be attending one of the Catholic secondary schools in Omaha.
Timothy J. Burke Memorial Scholarship - established in 1988, awarded to an 8th grader who will be attending one of the Catholic secondary schools in Omaha.
Bernard A. and Francis A. Calandra Memorial Scholarship - established in 1998, awarded to an altar server who has been faithful, diligent and committed and plans to enroll in a Catholic secondary school.
Janice A. Bacon Memorial Scholarship - established in 1999, awarded to an 8th grader who will attend one of the Catholic secondary schools in Omaha.
The Baer Foundation Spanish Scholarship - established in 2007, awarded to an 8th grader who will demonstrates a love for studying Spanish as a foreign language and will enroll in one of the Catholic secondary schools in Omaha.
Monsignor Robert J. Gass Scholarship - established in 1993, awarded to students who will be attending one of the Catholic secondary schools in Omaha.
Monsignor Robert P. Hupp Founders Scholarship - established in 2000, awarded to students who will be attending one of the Catholic secondary schools in Omaha.
The Christ the King Legacy Society encourages and, in a special way, recognizes people that make provisions in their estate plans for Christ the King Parish and School. By making a planned gift now, you will enhance Christ the King Church in the future.
A planned gift is any charitable contribution (immediate or deferred) that considers the donor's personal tax, financial and estate planning circumstances. The most common types are listed below:
- Bequests - Make a gift through a will: a specified dollar amount, percentage of the estate value or a gift of specific property.
- Qualified Retirement Plans - Qualified retirement plans such as an IRA, 401(k), or Keogh naming Christ the King as the Plan beneficiary.
- Income-Producing Plans - Charitable gift annuities and charitable remainder trusts.
- Life Insurance - Accomplished by naming CTK as the beneficiary of the policy.
- Retained Life Estate - Transfer ownership of property (such as personal residence or farm) to CTK while retaining the right to use the property during lifetime.
- Restricted Endowment - Specified gift for establishing an endowed scholarship administered by CTK.
Please prayerfully consider putting Christ the King church in your will or estate plan. You may provide for Christ the King by making a will, modifying your present will (by adding a codicil) or by including the Church in your revocable Trust.
Memorials are a means of expressing condolence to surviving family members. Surviving family members and friends designate Christ the King for memorials as a way of connecting loved ones to the important spiritual role Christ the King had in their lives. Specific memorials need to be discussed with the pastor.
Please consider remembering Christ the King by designating it in your memorials.
Archbishop's Annual Appeal
Annually the Archbishop asks parishes in the Archdiocese to support an appeal to address the needs of education, ministries and clergy.
For the 2016-17 Annual Appeal, Christ the King's goal is $117,238.00.
As of September 7th, 2016, for the 2015-16 Annual Appeal, we have received pledges from 245 parishioners totaling $130,421.00 or 130% of the goal. We are most grateful for the generosity of our parish community.