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Registration and Parishioner Status

Please make Christ Our King your parish by completing the online registration form or filling out a paper registration card.  The online form can be found by clicking here.  Cards can be found in the rear of the church or by visiting the Parish Office in the Life Center.

 

It has become a general procedure that statements testifying to the active, participating, contributing status of an individual be provided for those wishing to be sacramental sponsors or receive parishioner rates for Catholic school tuition.  We cannot issue such statements if you are not a registered and active member of Christ Our King.  You must use the offertory envelopes provided to registered parishioners to verify your active status.

Please click here for more information.

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Envelopes

The envelope system helps the Parish Office to determine a household's parishioner status (active or inactive). Weekly envelopes in the Sunday collection basket indicate regular Mass attendance.

Parishioners who donate electronically should place an empty envelope in the collection basket, checking the box labeled "online giving." Should a parishioner come to Mass without an envelope, he/she may use a blue supplementary envelope (available in the church narthex).

Visit the parishioner status webpage for more info.

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Becoming a Catholic

Are you interested in becoming a Catholic? Are you looking to complete your Christian Initiation? Visit the RCIA webpage or email Deacon Brian Justice for information about the Rite of Christian Initiation.

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Preschool Registration 2022-2023

2 yr-olds: Tu/Th from 8:30 am - 11:45 am 

3 yr-olds: M/W/F from 8:30 am - 11:45 am

Download information form

To register, please submit:

1. Registration form [PDF]

2. Parishioner status verification (email Office Manager)

3. Copy child's birth certificate

4. Pay $50 registration fee

Email Preschool Director for more info

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Marriage, Divorce, and the Church

Questions about Marriage? Convalidation? Family Life? Divorce? Annulment? Looking for resources and support? Visit marriage website, sponsored by the USCCB.

Additional USCCB resources:

Marriage: Love and Life in the Divine Plan

Homosexuality: Pastoral Care and Church Teaching

US Catholic Catechism for Adults

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Mass Attendance

"Keep Sunday holy" — this is God's commandment. Faithful attendance at Sunday Mass is the foundation of a Catholic upbringing. 

 

At Christ Our King, it's especially important for families with children enrolled in Christian Formation classes or Catholic School to use parish envelopes weekly as a record of Mass attendance. Sunday Mass attendance is a determining factor for evaluating a child's readiness to receive First Holy Communion or Confirmation. Mass attendance also determines a student's tuition rate at COK-SM School or BEHS.

Read the policy to learn more about Parishioner Status

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2022-2023 Christian Formation

Register online now for Christian Formation!

K-3 through Grade 8

Weekly classes resume Sunday Sep 11

10:30 AM until 11:45 AM

COK-SM School (K-3 through Grade 7)

Beach House (Grade 8)

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Catholic Schools

Christ Our King-Stella Maris School and Bishop England High School have resumed classes. Catholic school education is an essential ministry of the Church. Please pray for our educators and students, as they embark on a new year of learning. Visit the webpage for info about our schools.

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Confirmation 2023 Meetings

Grade 8 Candidates and Parent(s)

 

Sunday Aug 21

10:45 AM (Public/Homeschool families)

1 PM (COK-SM families)

Beach House at COK (across from Gym)

 

Sunday Aug 28 (Make-up)

1 PM (All families)

Beach House at COK (across from Gym)

 

Email Jonathon Santilli for more info

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Urgent Need for Teachers

The parish needs volunteers to teach Christian Formation classes, grades 4, 5, and 6. Teachers are needed also for the RCIA process adapted for children. Please consider helping out! Give of your time and talent, and help to educate children in their Catholic faith. Email Sharon Willi for more info.

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Ice Cream Social

The Ice Cream Social has been cancelled due to the spike in COVID-19 cases in the Lowcountry. We hope to be able to revive this wonderful tradition in future years! Thank you for your understanding.

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Items for Moms and Babies

Please consider helping a mom provide for her baby. Many moms have little support.

 

Birthright of Charleston is seeking donations of: 

  • New clothing for infants (0-12 months)

  • Gently used maternity clothing

  • Baby wipes

  • Newborn diapers

Respect Life Ministry volunteers will collect donated items on Sunday Aug 21 in Grace Hall (Parish Life Center) after morning Masses.

 

 

Email Mary Gair for info

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Monthly Collection

The weekend of September 10-11, members of the St. Vincent de Paul Society will be available after Mass to accept your out-of-pocket donations. Thank you in advance for your generous support of SVDP!

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Parish Youth Ministry

Good news! The parish has hired a new Coordinator of Youth Ministry. Details to follow. Thank you to the many parents who completed the recent survey. Thanks, too, to the parishioners who assisted Fr. Spencer in the selection process. It's an exciting time for our parish youth!

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Discipleship Series

Join Sr. Donna for a 12-week course based on 

Discipleship, a DVD Series presented by Fr. Anthony Gittins. Develop a deeper understanding of Christian discipleship by considering the importance of mission and evangelization.

Wednesdays at 10 AM in Conf Room A (Life Center)

Participate in person or via Zoom.

For registration, and materials, email Midge Moran

Classes begin Aug 10.

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Evening Bible Study via Zoom

Join Berrien Zettler for a weekly exploration of the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus according to the Gospel of John.

Tuesdays from 7 PM until 8 PM

Email Berrien Zettler to participate

Classes begin Aug 9

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Walking with Moms in Need

There are pregnant moms in our community who need assistance. Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes need to be "islands of mercy in the midst of the sea of indifference."

Walking with Moms in Need is a nationwide effort to help moms and families access needed resources and support. Please consider getting involved today in this important new ministry!  

If you would like to volunteer, or if you need assistance, email Stasi Gormley or call 843-345-2769.

Visit the Walking with Moms webpage for more info.

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Renovation News 

Architects at GBA Architecture are wrapping up the schematic design phase of the renovation and preparing for submittal to the Building and Renovation Advisory Committee of the Diocese. 

 

To date, the Diocese of Charleston has received 71% of the gifts pledged by Christ Our King parishioners. Thank you for your continuing support of the diocesan Bicentennial Campaign.

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Weekly Collection & Tithe

The collection for the weekend of Aug 14 was $37,032. Your generosity is appreciated!

Christ Our King tithes 10% of each weekend collection to worthy charities suggested by parishioners or to special collections sponsored by the Diocese. 

The tithe recipient for Aug 14 was JumpStart​

Visit Stewardship & Tithing webpage for examples of past tithe recipients and additional information. Call the Parish Office (843) 884-5587, if you have a charity you would like to nominate for a future tithe.

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Bridge

Bridge players gather at the Beach House on Mondays from 1 PM until 4 PM.

Email John or call 843-452-8999 for info.

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Bingo & Brunch for Seniors

Bingo & Brunch at the Beach House is scheduled for Friday Aug 19 at 10 AM

Call Dolly Thomason (843-532-5218) for info

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Beach House Senior Activities

The Beach House at COK is open for Senior Activities! Mondays and Fridays

10 AM until 2 PM

Drop by and visit!

Senior Exercise, Fridays at 11 AM

Bingo, 3rd Friday of the Month at 10 AM

Call Dolly Thomason (843-532-5218) for more info.

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Communion for the Homebound

Christ Our King has resumed EMHC distribution of Holy Communion to the homebound and to those in facilities and hospitals (where permitted).

E-mail Marie Donnelly, Pastoral Assoc. for Pastoral Care, for more info.

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Ultreya

Ultreya, a gathering of Cursillistas, takes place on the first Tuesday of the month. Participants in the Cursillo apostolate come together for rejuvenation and spiritual growth.

Eucharistic Exposition takes place at 6 PM in the main church, followed by Adoration, and 6:30 PM Benediction and Reposition

Email George Noyes for more information. 

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Annual Report

Interested in the financial health of the parish? Review the Pastor's Letter and Annual Report.

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Young Adults

Young Adult meetings take place on Mondays at 7 PM at the Beach House.

 

Email Amber Stewart for more information.

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Spiritual Direction

Looking for spiritual direction? Inquire now about meeting with a certified spiritual director at COK.  Embark on a new spiritual journey. Look closely at your life, and in contemplation, begin to recognize God’s presence and grace.

Contact:

Dir of Adult Faith Formation and Spiritual Direction

  • Marilyn Mauriello (201-602-0776)

Certified Spiritual Director

  • Carole Nicolini  (843-860-2611)

Certified Spiritual Director

Please include name, email address, and phone number. 

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Sunday Scripture Study

Discussion of the Sunday readings follows the 9:30 AM Mass in Russell House (adjacent to the Beach House).

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Prayer List and Mass Intentions

The Parish Prayer List and Mass Intentions are posted in the glass display outside the entrance to the church.

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Centering Prayer

Centering Prayer is a method of Christian meditation which places a strong emphasis on interior silence. It begins with a video excerpt prepared by Contemplative Outreach. A period of silent prayer follows.

Mon-Sat at 9 AM & Weds at 5 PM (duration: 20 minutes)

Thurs & Fri at 1:30 PM (Keating's Spiritual Journey series)

Email Lola Reilly for Zoom link.

School, Diocese & Beyond

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National Eucharistic Revival

The dioceses of the United States have embarked upon a  3-year journey of renewal in the form of a National Eucharistic Revival. The goal is to enkindle in the faithful a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.  

Year One is the Year of Diocesan Revival. Year Two (June 2023-June 2024) is the Year of Parish Revival. Year Three is the Year of the National Eucharistic Congress and Missionary Sending and commences with a National Eucharistic Congress set to take place July 17-21, 2024 in Indianapolis, IN. 

Visit the website for more info.

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Bishop's Annual Appeal 2022

As of May 31, 2022, the BAA has collected almost $3.5 million. Christ Our King has contributed $96,659 towards our goal of $139,173. This represents 69% of our goal from 12% of our registered families.

 

The BAA provides funding for programs and ministries doing critically important work throughout South Carolina.

 

Please consider making a pledge. If you have already made a contribution this year, thank you! All gifts are meaningful and deeply appreciated.

Visit webpage to participate.

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Lay Dominicans

Interested in belonging to a group of men and women dedicated to Dominican spirituality? Curious about life as a lay religious? 

 

A chapter of lay Dominicans is forming in Charleston. If you would like to know more, email Shelayne Witte, or call 843-725-8390 (Shelayne) or 540-256-2483 (Tom).

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Catholic Singles

Single and Catholic? Looking for an opportunity to grow and be in encouraged in your faith? Register now for the 

National Conference for Single Catholics, a unique opportunity for inspiration, fun, and fellowship! Dynamic talks, time for prayer, and social events.

 

Westfields Marriott

Chantilly, VA (near DC)

Friday Sep 16 – Sunday Sep 18 

Visit website to register

$50 off with promo code: PARISH22

Discount for first 50 sign-ups with promo code

Holding Hands

Virtual Retrouvaille Weekend

Does your marriage need need a lifeline?

Retrouvaille helps husbands and wives to reboot and reconnect. Virtual weekend workshops provide encouragement, hope, and practical tips. Engaging speakers include couples who have rebuilt their own marriages. Participants are given guided exercises and powerful communication tools to help them stay connected for years. 

Visit website for info

Next virtual workshop: Aug 25-28

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Marriage Encounter

Looking to rekindle the spark in your marriage? Wanting to nurture your married friendship? Sign-up now for the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend, Jan 27-29, in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Make it a priority! 

Visit website or email organizers for more information.

Phone: 803-810-9602

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Marriage outside the Church

Are you married outside the Catholic Church with a desire for your marriage to become a sacrament?

 

PATHWAYS™ offers insight into the process of having a marriage blessed by the Church. Participants learn about sacramental marriage, convalidation, annulments, and the steps to an exchange of vows.

 

Visit the PATHWAYS™ website for info.

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Rachel's Vineyard Retreat

Support and guidance are available for people who are suffering in the wake of an abortion. 

 

Rachel's Vineyard brings together individuals who are ready to begin the process of renewal and healing. In a supportive, nonjudgmental, confidential setting, men and women share experiences and emotions openly without having to fear judgment or condemnation.

 

Christ calls us out of darkness into his wonderful light. He calls each of us to be reconciled to God. He wants us to be healed and forgiven.

Lowcountry Area Retreat

Friday Aug 26 through Sunday Aug 28 

Call Christy (803/554-6088) or Kathy (803/546-6010) or inquire via email for more information.

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Mobile Pregnancy Center

Pro-Life Charleston is proud to be establishing the Holy City Mobile Pregnancy Center with sonogram services for women experiencing unplanned pregnancies.

Volunteers are needed, including ultrasound tech/nurses, drivers, greeters (English & Spanish). Assistance needed with prayer, scheduling, routes, fundraising, communications, cleaning, RV maintenance, and RV storage location. Program director needed.

Visit YouTube Channel 

Email Malcolm Brennan for more information.

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Pregnancy Support

Are you pregnant and in need of help? Two local pregnancy care centers provide services free of charge. 

Birthright of Charleston (843) 556-4403 offers pregnancy tests, maternity/baby supplies and emotional support.

Lowcountry Pregnancy Center (843) 553-3505 offers pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, STD tests, counseling and more.

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Diocesan Position in Youth Ministry

 

The Diocese of Charleston is seeking to fill the position of Associate Director of Youth Ministry. The Associate Director partners with the Director in serving youth and campus ministry programs, working with parish youth coordinators, campus ministers, and the Diocesan Missionary Team (DMT). The Associate Director also works with the diocesan office staff in implementing the diocesan strategic plan and programs.

Visit website for info