“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” — Acts 2:42 (RSVCE)
From her very beginnings, the Church has recognized the importance of fellowship with other believers as a key component to a healthy Christian life. Christ the King parishioners have a number of opportunities to share their faith lives with others:
All parishioners are encouraged to participate in small groups, particularly ones focused on fellowship, mutual encouragement, growth in holiness and fostering mission – which we have traditionally called “men’s groups” and “women’s groups.” Men’s and women’s groups have been a cornerstone of parish life, providing an important context for practical faith formation and fellowship.
Christ the King also sponsors many small groups organized around a common interest such as intercession for vocations or Christian book clubs (“affinity small groups”). See the small groups page for a current listing of affinity small groups and contact information for joining.
Young adults in their 20s and 30s have several opportunities for fellowship, both with other young adults at Christ the King and with young adults at other area parishes. For more information, check out the Young Adult page.
The Couples Ministry at Christ the King includes a variety of programs intended to bring the couple into a deeper understanding of the sacramentality of their very intimate marriage relationship. For more information, go to the Couples Ministries page.
Knights of Columbus
The Knights of Columbus Christ the King Council 13360 is a very active service organization for the men of the parish. The Knights provide numerous opportunities for service both in and outside the parish, spiritual growth, and fraternal support. Its activities include serving periodically at Coffee and Donuts, sponsoring fundraising events to support seminarians and pro-life activities, and staffing a weekly middle of the night hour of prayer at the Adoration Chapel. For more information about the CTK Knights of Columbus, go to their web site, www.kofc13360.org, or contact the Grand Knight (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Men’s Movement meets in the evening on the first Thursday of each month from September through May for Mass, fellowship and a talk. The Men’s Movement also encourages men’s groups, i.e., four to eight guys meeting together consistently for prayer, mutual encouragement, spiritual growth and fellowship. Please contact Peter Ziolkowski (email@example.com) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secular Discalced Carmelites
A number of parishioners are involved with the St. John of the Cross Fraternity of the Secular Discalced Carmelites, which meets monthly at Christ the King, usually on the second Thursday of the month. For more information, check the parish bulletin, visit the Carmelite page or contact Dcn. Rich Badics at 734-995-5869.