The Sacrament of Baptism initiates us, sacramentally plunges us, into the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. For the Baptism of infants and toddlers, there is a baptismal preparation process. The early Church often spent several years preparing for the life altering celebration of Baptism. Our process begins with parents calling the parish to express their interest in Baptism for their child. Parents will be sent a packet of information to read and prepare before attending Baptism Session I and Baptism Session II. The Church’s requirements for godparents will be handled during this time. Scheduling the Baptism will occur after the completion of Baptism Session II. This baptismal preparation process is needed for any parishioners that have not attended formal Baptism classes at CtK in the last five years.
Confirmation is often and incorrectly seen as the affirmation of the Catholic faith for those who were baptized as infants; Confirmation is not an affirmation. Confirmation is about change. We affirm our Catholic faith in the use of Holy Water, professing the Creed, going to Confession and renewing our Baptismal Promises. Confirmation is the completion of the graces given in Baptism. Baptism inserts the person into the saving death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. They become a new creature (neophyte), an adopted son or daughter of God. Confirmation shares the graces of the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost to the baptized. The Holy Spirit is given in Baptism but the unique sealing of the Holy Spirit in Confirmation is to bring about a closer union with God, the Church and the mission to spread and defend the Catholic Faith. The Eucharist is the final Sacrament of Initiation.
|Weekend Mass||Daily Mass|
|Saturday 8:15 a.m., 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 8:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m.,
12 p.m. and 5 p.m.
|Monday through Friday
6:30 a.m., 8:15 a.m.*, 12:10 p.m.
* - No 8:15 a.m. Mass during the summer
The Mercy Hour is a holy hour from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. in the church with Eucharistic Exposition, inspirational music, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and prayers for physical and spiritual healing. It is held on the First Saturday of February, April, June, August, October, and December. An appetizer/dessert potluck is held after every Mercy Hour in our Parish Center from 8 p.m.-9 p.m.
Arrangements may be made at the rectory to have a Mass offered for your intention. Both the living and deceased may be remembered in this way. Mass Intentions are published in the parish bulletin. Mass cards are provided at the rectory for you.
RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults): RCIA is for adults who wish to inquire about the Church, or who wish to take steps to enter the Church enter more fully. It is for those who have never been baptized and now wish to be baptized; and it is for those who have been baptized and now desire full communion with the Catholic Church; it is for those who are Catholic but have not received all their Sacraments of Initiation. The entire community at Christ the King is involved in the process. Contact the rectory for more information.
- 30 minutes before the 8 AM, 10 AM, and Noon Sunday Masses (7:30 AM, 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM)
- First Friday of the Month from 11:30 AM - Noon
- Saturday from 3:30-4:30 PM
- Sunday from 6:00-7:00 PM (In conjunction with Be Not Afraid Holy Hour, unless otherwise stated in the bulletin or by appointment)
In addition, you may call the rectory to schedule reconciliation outside of normal times.
Those who are interested in becoming a permanent deacon should contact Father Cook, 402-391-3606 x203, for more information.