You’re invited this Friday, Dec. 14, to Upper Room Praise & Worship starting at 7:45 pm led by Dr. Mary Healy. Prayer ministry will also be available. Between the 5:30 Mass and Praise & Worship, you’re invited to join us for a Taco Bar dinner in the Gym. We’ll provide the main fixings; please bring… Read more
Advent Penance Services in the Ann Arbor area will take place beginning at 7 pm on the following days: Monday, Dec. 17: St. Thomas the Apostle Parish Tuesday, Dec. 18: St. Mary Student Parish Wednesday, Dec. 19: Old St. Patrick Parish Thursday, Dec. 20: St. Francis of Assisi Parish
The Christmas Mass schedule at Christ the King is as follows: Christmas Eve, Dec. 24 (No 6:45 am Mass on Dec. 24) 4:30 pm Mass (Confessions 4:00-4:25 pm) — no incense. The King’s Choir will serve at this Mass. 8:00 pm Mass (Confessions 7:30-7:55 pm) — incense will be used. The Adult Choir will serve… Read more
Join the fun on Sunday, Dec. 23, from after the 11:00 am Mass until about 5:00 pm! We need men during the earlier part of this time to carry items from the lower level, climb ladders, and set up our heavier items. We welcome families to serve together with their older children. Light snacks will… Read more
Ladies, save January 26, 2019 for a Women’s Day of Renewal! Suffering is something that touches everyone from the poor to the powerful. It can lead to doubts about God’s love, and can leave hearts unhappy for a lifetime. But it doesn’t have to be this way. What if suffering was the catalyst to our… Read more
We are offering the Christmas Giving Tree program again this year beginning the weekend of Dec. 1-2. Christmas trees with tags will be set up in the St. John Paul the Great Room. The tags list gifts, which parishioners buy and return to the host families. The hosts then take them to area needy families…. Read more
Come and join the Christ the King Adult Choir on Thursday evening, Dec. 13, at 7:30 pm, in the Church Worship Space for its Lessons and Carols concert. This evening of Advent prayer, meditation, and music will include readings from Scripture with carols and songs of worship led by the choir. Audience participation is encouraged;… Read more
Individuals who are over 70 ½ can use a special provision in the Internal Revenue Code to completely exclude from their income withdrawals from their IRA if those withdrawals are used to make charitable distributions. Many individuals traditionally use cash or checks to make charitable contributions. Many of those individuals use the standard deduction for… Read more
Under the new 2017 Tax Act, the standard deduction for a single individual was doubled to about $12,000; for a married couple, it was doubled to about $24,000. These increases to the standard deduction mean that most Americans will now be using the standard deduction rather than itemizing their separate deductions. Many individuals who give… Read more
Christ the King has been conducting a series of focus groups for parishioners to consider together how God is calling us to be a band of missionary disciples. Where are we going? What are we doing well? How can we improve? These groups are designed primarily as listening sessions; we want to hear from you. The final session… Read more
Note: This is the first of a series of five columns on the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass. The accompanying homily for the 14th Sunday in Ordinary Time is available to listen to online by clicking here. “Our eyes are fixed on the Lord, pleading for His mercy!” The Psalms contain a very beautiful section… Read more
“A voice cries out: In the desert prepare the way of the LORD!” In the Gospel for this Sunday, the beginning of the Gospel of Mark, we are again introduced to the great Saint of God, St. John the Baptist. He is that voice crying out in the wilderness, a voice that we are called… Read more
Note: Fr. Ed’s homily for the First Sunday of Advent is now available online! Click here to listen. “Ready or not, here I come!” How often did we use that phrase while growing up, indicating that the seeker was now going after the hidden! This is the theme that will dominate Advent, as we hear… Read more
Note: Fr. Ed’s homily for the Solemnity of Christ the King is now available online! Click here to listen. “The Lord is my Shepherd, there is nothing I shall want” It was a time when many different ideologies were vying for dominance in the heart of man, supplanting the role and place of the King of… Read more
“Stay awake, for you know neither the day nor the hour…” The story of the ten virgins (Matthew 25:1-13) highlights what can be a common experience for many of us: we know something very important is about to happen but we don’t exactly know when. At Christ the King this is a common occurrence, e.g.,… Read more
Note: Fr. Ed’s homily for the 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time is now available online! Click here to listen. “They sit in the seat of Moses, so do what they say…” It is a common approach to disregard what people say if their actions are not consistent with the values they articulate. In the common parlance,… Read more
Note: Fr. Ed’s homily for the 30th Sunday in Ordinary Time is now available online! Click here to listen. “The whole Law and the Prophets depend on these two Commandments.” The rabbis, in articulating the commandments of the Scriptures, have come up with a number traditionally valued at 613, the Taryag Mitzvot. (“Mitzvot” is simply the… Read more
Note: Fr. Ed’s homily for the 29th Sunday in Ordinary Time is now available online! Click here to listen. “Repay to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what belongs to God.” This is one of the most complex statements in the New Testament. Oceans of ink have been spilled trying to explain exactly what it means…. Read more
Note: Fr. Ed’s homily for the 27th Sunday in Ordinary Time is now available online! Click here to listen. “My friend had a vineyard on a fertile hillside….” The parables in the first reading and the Gospel both begin in the same way, describing how the Holy One of Israel created a vineyard for Himself. But… Read more
Note: Fr. Ed’s homily for the 26th Sunday in Ordinary Time is now available online! Click here to listen. “Do nothing out of selfishness or out of vainglory; rather, humbly regard others as more important….” This invitation to us by St. Paul serves as an introduction to his great Christological hymn about the Lord Jesus (Phil…. Read more
Forms and Resources
Room Scheduling Information
Our 2018-2019 “scheduling event” runs from May 17 through June 8, 2018. This annual process is for reserving space in the parish facilities for events, particularly ongoing events, that will take place between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019.
To request space for an event at Christ the King, please download the scheduling information and room request form by clicking on the links below. These are Microsoft Word documents. Please use the 2018-2019 Room Request Form. Please save and email the completed form(s) to the office at email@example.com. All room request forms for the scheduling event are due by June 8, 2018.
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