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.

Weekend Mass

July 24-25

Seventeenth Sunday in Ordinary Time

 

Masks recommended for those not fully vaccinated

5 PM Mass (Sat) & 9:30 AM Mass (Sun) are broadcast live @ facebook.com/coksc. The 9:30 AM Mass broadcast is uploaded to the parish YouTube channel (here) by 2:30 PM on Sunday.

Tuition Assistance

COK-SM School/BEHS tuition assistance application forms must be completed and returned to the Parish Office (Attn:  Dorothy Fisher) by Mon August 9. Form here

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Expanded Confession Schedule

 

Confessions are heard on Saturday mornings from 8:30 until 9:30 and at the added time of Saturday afternoons from 3:45 until 4:30. Confessions may also be heard by appointment.

Youth Ministry

Be sure to checkout COK Youth Ministry's summer offerings: https://www.cokyouth.org/summer.

Altar Servers Needed

Students 4th grade and above interested in serving at the altar, please contact Deacon Brian Justice: bjustice9@gmail.com

Saturday 5 PM Mass

Reminder:  there is only one Saturday afternoon/evening Mass: 5 PM.

Young Adults (18-35 yrs old)

Looking to draw closer to Christ through faith sharing, scripture study, prayer, and fellowship? COK Young Adults gather weekly at the Beach House, Thursday evenings at 7 o'clock. Contact Cara Lawley for more information:

clawley@charlestondiocese.org.

Marriage Encounter

Is your marriage bearing great fruit?  Find out how to have a fruitful marriage by participating in the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend, Jan 28-30, in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Early sign up is recommended.

 

More information: https://SCMarriageMatters.org

applications@scmarriagematters.org

803-810-9602

NFP Awareness Week

Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, held July 25-31 this year, is a national campaign to educate Catholic couples on the God-given gifts of love and life. Awareness Week corresponds with the anniversary of Humanae Vitae, Pope St. Paul VI's encyclical on human sexuality, conjugal love and responsible parenthood. 

 

More information: https://www.usccb.org/topics/natural-family-planning/national-nfp-awareness-week 

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat

Rachel's Vineyard Retreat is a supportive, confidential, nonjudgmental retreat for women and men who have had an experience with abortion and would like to encounter God's love, mercy, and forgiveness.

Aug 13-15 — Greenville

More Information or Registration:

Christy — 803-554-6088

Kathy — 803-546-6010

Grace4healing@gmail.com

Pro-Life Petition

The Hyde Amendment and similar pro-life laws are in danger of being repealed; these laws have protected taxpayers from funding elective abortion for 45 years. The Diocese of Charleston encourages Catholics to send a strong message of opposition to taxpayer-funded abortion. 

 

Please sign the petition at NoTaxpayerAbortion.com.

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 1 PM. 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

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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)

 

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

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.

Faith Formation/Sacramental Preparation: Register Online Now


Sign-up here for:

  • Christian Formation (K - Grade 5)

  • Edge (Grades 6-8)

  • Life Teen (Grades 9-12)

  • Sacramental Preparation for Baptism, Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation. 


Please register by Weds August 18.

 

Volunteer catechists are needed; please prayerfully consider this important ministry!

More information

Sharon Willi (swilli@christourking.org), K - Grade 5

Christian Formation

Baptism

First Reconciliation and Communion

Ashley Arominski (cokyouth@gmail.com), Grades 6-12

www.cokyouth.org

Confirmation

Pastoral Care

Parish staff member Marie Donnelly has been given a new job description and title: Pastoral Associate for Pastoral Care.

 

The Bishop of Charleston entrusts the Pastoral Care of parishes to Pastors (in cooperation with other clergy, and with the support of the faithful). Marie Donnelly will assist our Pastor in coordinating ministry programs for the sick, the elderly, the homebound, the dying, and the grieving. Ms. Donnelly will be a liaison and a resource for parishioners in need of the Church's care and support.

 

Activities and seasonal events for independent senior adults are beyond the purview of Pastoral Care. These parish life activities will be approved, scheduled, and coordinated by Dorothy Fisher in the Parish Office. 

Communion for the Sick & Homebound:

Volunteers Needed

Christ Our King is resuming Holy Communion visits to those who are unable to attend Mass.

 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion (EMHC) bring the Eucharist from the altar directly to the sick and the homebound following Sunday Mass (9:30 and Noon). When necessary, EMHC also make Holy Communion visits following the Wednesday Noon Mass.

Additional EMHC volunteers are needed -- Catholics in good standing are encouraged to apply! Please complete the application form and return it the Parish Office for Fr. Spencer's approval. Applications are also available in the Parish Office, MWF, 9 until Noon. Contact Marie Donnelly for more info.

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Weekly Collection & Tithe

 

The collection for the weekend of July 17-18 was $29,943, including $3,039 collected electronically. Your generosity is appreciated. Thank you!

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

 

Last weekend's tithe recipient was the Diocese of Owerri Mission, home of Fr. Michael Okere.

Examples of additional past recipients and more info:

https://www.christourking.org/stewardship-and-tithing.   

 

If you have a charity you would like to nominate for a future tithe, please email Tracy Buchman: 

tbuchman@christourking.org.

Dispensation from Mass Attendance

In light of increasing vaccination rates, the Bishop of Charleston has decided to end the general dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass, effective June 5.

 

Special dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass is to remain in effect for those who are: 

  1. Considered "high risk" due to underlying conditions

  2. Exhibiting flu-like symptoms

  3. Likely to be contagious with COVID or influenza

  4. Sick, homebound, or infirmed

  5. Pregnant

  6. 65 years of age or older 

  7. Cannot attend Mass through no fault of their own

  8. Unable to attend due to fear of infection

 

The Bishop recommends the wearing of masks but acknowledges that those who have been fully vaccinated are not required to do so.

 

The Bishop strongly recommends that eligible Catholics receive a vaccination as soon as possible. He reminds us that it is not sinful in any way to receive any of the three COVID-19 vaccines.

 

Full contents of the Bishop's letter: 

https://charlestondiocese.org/returning-to-the-table/bishops-letter-carta-del-obispo/

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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 

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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.

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