On Thursday, Nov. 22, Thanksgiving Day, Mass will be at 9:00 am. There will be no 6:45 am Mass on Thanksgiving Day. The parish offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 22 and 23.
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
On Saturday, Nov. 17, at 4:30 pm, Christ the King will be having our annual Mass of Remembrance for children who passed away during pregnancy or immediately after birth. We understand that your loss and your grief are real and deep and that the lives of your children were precious. Please come and share your grief… Read more
Christ the King has an immediate opening for a janitor to clean the Church. Duties include dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, keeping rooms neat and tidy, dry & wet mopping floors, cleaning restrooms, cleaning windows, removing trash, etc. Individual must be self-motivated, efficient, and must use their time wisely. Hours are Monday, 8 hours; Thursday, early morning,… Read more
NOTE: The Holy Hour for Marriage and Family that would normally take place on Monday, Nov. 19, has been canceled due to work taking place in the Church Worship Space. Please join us when we resume on Monday, Dec. 17! Come and take a special time to pray before the Blessed Sacrament on the third… Read more
Searching the Heart of the Father Christ the King’s Parish Mission November 29 – December 1 Location: Church Cost: FREE Thursday, November 29 7pm-9pm featuring Sarah Kaczmarek Friday, November 30 7pm-9pm featuring Al Kresta Saturday, December 1 6pm-9pm featuring a potluck dinner, fun activities, and an Empowerment night! Simultaneous KidMission for the children! For more information… Read more
In the month of November, and especially on All Souls Day, Nov. 2, the Church offers many opportunities for the baptized faithful in the state of grace to help the Holy Souls in Purgatory through special plenary indulgences. Praying for the living and the dead is one of the spiritual works of mercy. Paragraph 1032 of… Read more
The Diocese of Lansing “Made for Happiness” Assembly on Saturday, Sept. 22, was an amazing day full of blessings. Talks and videos from the Assembly are now available by clicking on the links below: Audio mp3 of Bishop Boyea’s comments at Adoration Audio mp3 of Father Mike Schmitz’ talk Audio mp3 of Jennifer Fulwiler’s talk… Read more
I am happy to share with you the wonderful news that we have a new director for our Christ the King Choir! Mr. Peter Kadeli contacted us earlier this summer, explaining that he was moving to our area to study for his Master’s Degree in Choral Conducting at the University of Michigan. He expressed an interest… 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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