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.

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Parish Registration and

Active 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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Preschool Registration

2021-2022

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

For more information.

 

To register, please submit:

1. Completed registration form

2. Verified parishioner status (contact Parish Office Manager, dfisher@christourking.org)

3. Copy of the child's birth certificate

4. $50 registration fee

 

Contact Preschool Director with questions:

Kathy Jones

843-870-2008 or katjones68@gmail.com 

RCIA

Are you interested in becoming a Catholic? Are you looking to complete your Christian Initiation? Please visit www.christourking.org/rcia for more info on the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults or contact Brian Justice: bjustice9@gmail.com.

Mass Registration (Mar 6-7)

 

Mass registration here

Scheduled liturgical volunteers and their families are not required to register (they have already been counted). The Bishop's dispensation from Mass attendance remains in effect. Parishioners who are more vulnerable to serious complications from COVID-19 are encouraged to consult a physician before returning to Mass.

Second Sunday of Lent

 

Order of Worship here

Video here

Fridays of Lent

Fridays are days of abstinence from meat for Catholics age 14 onwards.

Stations of the Cross

 

Wednesdays during Lent at 6 PM.

Reservation not necessary.

Seating at Mass

Now that people are getting vaccinated, Mass attendance is on the rise. You can help us to keep things running smoothly and safely by:

1. Making a Mass reservation every weekend.

2. If you can't make it to Mass, cancel your reservation.

2. Arrive on-time. We cannot guarantee seats for latecomers.

3. Leave larger spots for families. Individuals should sit in chairs or in smaller pews. 

4. Please be kind to our sign-in volunteers and our ushers. Everyone is working hard to keep you safe.

 

Thank you for your on-going support and cooperation during this challenging time. 

Message from Fr. Spencer

As your pastor, I am frequently asked: "What should non-communicants do at the time of Communion? Should they come forward with arms crossed?" The answer may surprise you.

 

With the exception of little kids, the only folks who should be coming forward for Holy Communion are communicants. 

 

In recent decades, it has become popular for everyone at Mass to take part in the Communion procession. This is a bad habit, for a few reasons:

 

1. The communion procession is communal. It's an act of the Church, the Body of Christ. Those who are in full communion with the Church, if properly disposed, come forward to receive the Sacrament of Unity. The communion procession is a liturgical act that can not be separated from receiving the Eucharist.

 

2. The Eucharist is a sacrament. By contrast, a blessing is a sacramental. When blessings are administered side-by-side with Holy Communion, we risk teaching people that a blessing — a  mere sacramental — can substitute for the Body of Christ. Nothing can take the place of the Eucharist, the Bread of Life and the Cup of Salvation. 

 

3. Blessings of individuals are administered outside the Mass. The Mass is not a private celebration — it's a sacramental celebration of the universal Church. The blessing that takes place within the Mass (before the dismissal) is a blessing administered to everyone.

 

Moving forward, I ask that only communicants (and little ones accompanying parents) participate in the Communion procession. 

 

I know this will take some getting used to. For those who remain in the pews, I encourage you to pray. I also warmly invite you to consider removing barriers in your life that might be preventing you from receiving the Eucharist. Do you need to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation? Do you need Christian Baptism? Would you like to be received into the Catholic Church from another Christian denomination? Are you divorced and remarried outside the Church? Whatever the case may be, we have priests and deacons here to support and guide you. We want every member of our parish family to be fully initiated and able to partake of the Body and Blood of Christ. 

– Fr. Spencer

Singing?

 

Experts (including Dr. Anthony Fauci) have suggested that parishes refrain from singing together in church until vaccination rates are fairly high. In the opinion of a local immunologist, "It will be safe to sing in large groups again, when we no longer have to wear masks."

 

We will continue to monitor the situation and consult with medical experts. Thank you for patience and under-standing. When we finally lift our voices together in song, it will be a joyful day indeed!

Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation

 

Confessions are heard on Saturday mornings from 8:30 until 9:30 and on Wednesdays after the Noon Mass.

Vigil for Life

 

Help to build a culture of life by spending an hour in prayer for an end to abortion.

 

COK's Respect Life Ministry is sponsoring a Vigil for Life Sunday Mar 14 from 8 AM to 8 PM at Planned Parenthood (West Ashley).

 

Sign-up for a time slot here or by contacting Mary Gair: mary.gair@gmail.com.

40 Days for Life (Feb 17 - Mar 28)

 

40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil. More information here.

"The Gospel of Life must be proclaimed and human life defended in all places and all times.” Saint John Paul ll

Bishop's Annual Appeal

As stewards of God’s gifts, you are asked to support the needs of our diocese through your prayers. You are also asked to share your gifts and talents by participating in parish or diocesan ministries. Finally, all members of our diocese are invited to grow in generosity by making a sacrificial gift to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. 

 

Gifts to the Bishop's Annual Appeal help to sustain Catholic schools and parishes, Catholic Charities, and programs of religious education, campus ministry, vocations, and respect for life. 

Bishop Guglielmone's message:

https://youtu.be/u7t5OSUFjaw

More information:

https://charlestondiocese.org/bishops-annual-appeal/

Fr. Timothy Update

The Diocese has informed us that Fr. Timothy will be remaining at Christ Our King as our parochial vicar. We look forward to welcoming him back, when he returns from Ghana.

Renovation Update

The Renovation Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet with Terry Eason in March to make help Mr. Eason finalize two alternative proposals. Parishioners will have opportunities to weigh-in on the proposals, and Fr. Spencer will carefully consider this feedback before making a decision on how best to proceed. The process is moving forward. Please stay tuned!

Fr. Spencer appreciates your continuing support of the Bicentennial Campaign!

Vaccine Info

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has released a memo concerning the COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna. The USCCB has determined that neither vaccine poses an ethical problem for Catholics, because neither vaccine involved the use of fetal stem cells.

To read more about the moral permissibility of COVID-19 vaccines, click here

Prayer List and Mass Intentions

 

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

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.

Office Hours

The Parish Office will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9 AM until Noon. Please wear a mask, if you plan to stop by.

Help for Families

A list of resources for families seeking assistance during this time of COVID-19.  Compiled by the local St. Vincent de Paul Society.  Click here

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)

 

Contact Lola Reilly for Zoom link: reillylola@gmail.com.

COVID-19 Mass Guidelines

​Christ Our King's COVID-19 Mass Guidelines are available here.

Mass Attendance during the Pandemic

​If you are 65 or older, or if you feel sick, have a respiratory condition, or are immunocompromised, the CDC recommends that you continue to avoid crowds and public gatherings. Bishop Guglielmone's dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass remains in effect for those who wish to stay home for their own health and safety. 

Suspension of Nursery and Childcare

Until further notice, due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19, the Nursery and Child Care programs previously offered during Masses have been suspended.

843-884-5587                                               

843-884-7086 (fax)                                      

info@christourking.org                                 

1149 Russell Drive                                        

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

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