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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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

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

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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Weekend Mass

September 19-20

25th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masks required.

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 by 2:30 PM on Sunday. 

Renovation Proposals

Parishioners received an e-mail on Saturday Sept. 18. Please be sure to review the two proposals and complete the quick survey. If you did not receive a survey via e-mail, please let us know. In a nusthell:

 

SEATING CAPACITY:

  • Proposal A maintains the status quo.

  • Proposal B adds at least 60 seats.

 

TABERNACLE:

  • Proposal A locates the tabernacle in the main church and eliminates the Blessed Sacrament Chapel. 

  • Proposal B locates the tabernacle in the main church, such that it opens two ways -- from the front into the main church, and from the back into a new Blessed Sacrament Chapel.

 

SACRISTY:

  • Proposal A maintains the status quo. 

  • Proposal B locates the SACRISTY closer to the altar and tabernacle, creating space for additional pews and stained glass windows along the back wall of the church.

 

BUDGET:

  • Proposal A would most likely be covered by Diocesan Bicentennial Campaign pledges. 

  • Proposal B would require additional capital.

 

Contact: Scott Atwood

Renovation Webpage

For information about the renovation of the church, including proposals, renderings, and Q & A, visit the renovation webpage.

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Instituted Acolyte

On Saturday, Bishop Guglielmone conferred the ministry of acolyte upon Jonathon Santilli. Beginning next weekend, Jonathon will carry out his ministry here at Christ Our King in preparation for ordination to the permanent diaconate. Duties of the acolyte may include carrying the cross in procession, presenting the Missal, incensing the priest and people, distributing Holy Communion as an EMHC, and purifying the sacred vessels after Mass (in the absence of a deacon). Please pray for Jonathon as he continues on the path toward ordination.

40 Days for Life

 

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 in front of an abortion facility.

COK's Respect Life Ministry will keep vigil Sunday Oct. 17. Time slots are available. Sign-up now at: COK Vigil

 

Contact: Mary Gair 

Marian Eucharistic Conference

The 9th Marian Eucharistic Conference will be held Friday Oct 22 - Saturday Oct 23 at the Hilton Hotel in Greenville, SC. Roster of speakers includes Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, Fr. Jeffrey Kirby.

 

General Registration Fee: $85

Youth Registration Fee:  $50

Includes a buffet dinner on Friday and buffet lunch on Saturday. Gluten-free meals available.

 

Register by Oct 12 by mail.  

Registration Fee after Oct 12: $95

 

More information:

(864) 354-7160

http://www.meconferencesc.net/ 

COVID-19 Update

Due to the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak, Christ Our King is requiring that masks be worn at all indoor parish gatherings.

 

Events previously scheduled for Russell House and Camellia House will be moved to larger, safer spaces. Please stay tuned for updates.

Senior Programs

All scheduled senior programs at the Beach House with the exception of Monday, Nifty Needles, Rosary Making and Bridge have been cancelled until further notice.

Communion for the Homebound

Christ Our King is temporarily suspending EMHC distribution of Holy Communion to the homebound and to those in facilities and hospitals. We look forward to resuming this important sacramental ministry once the COVID-19 threat level subside. The parish is monitoring updates from SCDHEC, MUSC Epidemiology, and local care facilities.

 

Please pray for an end to the pandemic.

Choirs

The Adult Choir, Children's Choir, and the Scholas will resume rehearsals and liturgical service once the COVID-19 spike subsides.

Sunday Scripture Study

Discussion of the Sunday readings follows the 9:30 AM Mass on Sundays in Conference Room A (Life Center).

Fr. Zielinski

Fr. Zielinski will be attending the Army Basic Chaplain Course as part of his Army Reserve Training commitment. He will return to Christ Our King in December.

Fr. Fryml

Fr. Fryml has been under the weather due to a digestive condition. In lieu of e-mail and text messages, he asks for your prayers and patience. At present, he is focusing his energy on performing his campus duties at BEHS and the College of Charleston. He looks forward to returning to Christ Our King, as soon as he is feeling better.

Support for Divorced Catholics

Catholic and divorced? Support and guidance is available. Join us Weds Sept 22 at 6 PM. To register, contact Jean Engle, 864-420-2946. 

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).

More information here.

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Weekly Collection & Tithe

The collection for the weekend of Sept 17-18 was $32,524, including $5,595 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 Diocesan Collection for Hurricane Ida Relief.

 

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.

Catholic Scouting

Boy Scouts Catholic Religious Awards classes begin soon.

 

The Ad Altare Dei program is for Scouts who have completed the 6th grade. This program focuses on the Sacraments of the Catholic faith. 

 

The Pope Pius XII program is for Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts who are at least 15 years old.

 

Meets twice a month, Sundays from Noon until 1:30 PM at COK. For further information please contact Stasi Gormley or Patti Zimmerman at catholicawards@gmail.com.  

Altar Servers Needed

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

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

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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.

Dispensation from Mass Attendance

Special dispensation from the Sunday obligation to attend Mass remains 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/

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 2 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.