Christ the King parishioners are actively involved in a number of organizations and ministries, both directly connected with the parish and associated with other parishes and Christian groups. These groups provide support to our own lives in Christ and the opportunity to serve the broader Body of Christ and the world. The groups mentioned below represent only a very small portion of the opportunities available to Christ the King parishioners. Please check the parish bulletin regularly for other opportunities.
We rely on our parishioners to fill a wide variety of liturgical ministries that aid in our celebrations. Training provided. If you are interested in serving in any of the following ministries, please contact Mark Zielman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion – Distribute Communion during Masses (weekday and weekend), take Communion to the sick and home bound.
Readers – Weekday and weekend Masses.
Sacristans – One time per month, Holy days and/or weekday Masses. Prepare sanctuary and sacristy for Mass.
Altar Servers – Assist at Mass. Youth servers must be 10 years old to serve on Sundays; can be younger to serve during the weekdays. Adult servers must be high school and older.
Ushers – One time per month, assist with Communion, collection, other tasks as assigned.
If you are interested in serving in any of the following ministries, please email Roger Holtz at email@example.com
Life Teen Music Team
Music Leader (Daily Mass)
Song Leader for Baptisms
Instrumentalists for Special Feasts
Clerical Assistance for Music Director
Please visit our music ministry page to find out more.
Provide media support for weekend and Holy Day Liturgies, Prayer Meetings, Upper Room, weddings, funerals, Parish Mission, and other parish events. Contact Doug Helderop at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sound ministry – Support live sound at parish events.
Video ministry – Video, audio and graphics support for live and post-production.
Web ministry – Support occasional live web casts and maintain on-line video library.
In addition to the ministries that are part of our Sunday Liturgies, other ministries aid in our worship and sacramental life. If you are interested in serving in any of the following ministries, please contact the person indicated below.
Flowers – Maintaining flowers and plants in the Worship Space and Adoration Chapel. Some creating of flower arrangements. Contact Martina Elpi (email@example.com).
Liturgical Art Committee – Aid in the design and creation of paraments and other works of art to beautify our Worship Space. Contact Claudia Burns (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wedding Coordinators – Serve as liturgical coordinator for weddings, as scheduled. Includes leading the wedding rehearsal, as well as assisting on the day of the wedding. Contact Mark Zielman (email@example.com).
Funeral Coordinator’s Assistant – Assist the liturgical coordinator for funerals. Requires availability on short notice. Contact Mark Zielman (firstname.lastname@example.org). (Assistance is also needed with funeral luncheons; see the Hospitality Ministry for more information.)
Sharing the Faith is not the task of a few individuals, but of the entire parish community. Please visit our religious education page to see the many ways you can get involved in this ministry.
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. See Peter Ziolkowski at email@example.com for more information on men’s and women’s groups.
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.
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 at 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.
Pro-life Action Committee
Christ the King is a pro-life parish with an active committee with the goals of educating, encouraging and providing opportunities for parishioners to become more involved in this crucial aspect of our culture. A monthly newsletter is published, a resource information center is provided, and a baby needs collection are ongoing activities. Meetings are held monthly, see the bulletin for current information. All are welcome to attend the meetings and volunteers are the only way the events and functions can take place. Please visit the pro-life action committee page.
A number of parishioners are involved with the local Carmelite chapter. For information visit the Carmelite page or contact Dcn. Rich Badics at 734-995-5869.