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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 or call Kathy Jones for more info: 843-870-2008.

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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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First Friday

Solemn Exposition of the Holy Eucharist takes place Friday July 1 at the conclusion of 7 AM Mass. Benediction and Reposition take place at Noon.*

*The earlier Benediction is due to the 4th of July holiday.

Sign-up online to commit to a time slot.

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Servers Needed

Christ Our King needs additional altar servers! Students,  grades 4-12, are encouraged to volunteer. Please consider attending the next training session:

Saturday July 30

10 AM until Noon

Email Deacon Brian Justice for info

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Support Our Seminarian

Justin Damask is without a car during his time at Christ Our King. If you have an extra vehicle that Justin could use, please email the Parish Office or call 884-5587.

 

Fr. Spencer has encouraged Justin to participate actively in the life of the parish. If you would like to invite Justin to attend a parish-related event, please feel free to contact Justin via email.   

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Finance Position Available

COK is looking for a part-time accountant to manage parish finances. 

View job description

Contact Dorothy Fisher, Office Manager, for info:

dfisher@christourking.org

843-884-5587

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Donations for Fr. Patrick's Home Parish

In the wake of the Pentecost Sunday massacre in Nigeria, Christ Our King is collecting donations for the Catholic Diocese of Ondo Relief Fund. At least 50 worshipers perished, and dozens of lives were turned upside down. Fr. Patrick Eyinla is very concerned, and he is grateful that COK is willing to help his home parish.

If you are able to contribute, please place a check payable to Christ Our King in the weekend offering, or make a Venmo payment. Please write "Nigeria" in the memo. 

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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."

Christ Our King has joined Walking with Moms in Need, a nationwide effort to help moms and families access needed resources and support. COK is looking for additional volunteers. 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 

Christ Our King has engaged acoustic consultant Dana Kirkegaard to collaborate with our design and engineering team. 

 

This past weekend, Mr. Kirkegaard attended 3 Masses and performed a thorough sound evaluation. He presented his initial findings and recommendations to Gary Boehm (GBA Architecture), Chris Constantine (Constantine Engineering), and Terry Eason (Terry Byrd Eason Design).

 

Mr. Kirkegaard is an expert in sound enhancement and noise reduction. His past projects include Trinity Church Wall Street (New York), the Cathedral of St John the Divine (New York), Queen of All Saints Basilica (Chicago), Christ Church (Philadelphia), Christ Church Cathedral (Nashville), Christ Church Cathedral (Cincinnati), Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral (Raleigh), Memorial Church (Harvard), Marquand Chapel (Yale Divinity School), Institute of Sacred Music (Yale), and Goodson Chapel (Duke).

Thank you for your continuing support of the diocesan Bicentennial Campaign

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Weekly Collection & Tithe

The collection for the weekend of June 26 was $26,815. 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 June 26 was the Diocesan Peter's Pence Collection.

 

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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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 5:45 PM in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, 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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Daughters of St. Paul

Pauline Books & Media in downtown Charleston is scheduled to close in January. The Daughters of St. Paul have served the Charleston community for more than three decades. If you wish to express support for the sisters, please email Frank Dirks your positive sentiments. Mr. Dirks will forward messages from the local community to the Provincial Superior.

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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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Pray for Peace

"Looking at Mary with her Son in her arms, I think of young mothers and their children fleeing wars and famine, or waiting in refugee camps. They are many! .

May the Queen of Peace obtain harmony in our hearts and in the entire world." — Pope Francis

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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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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.