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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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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 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.

Read the Bishop's letter online

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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.

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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.  View online

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Renovation Update from the Pastor

Read Fr. Spencer's Jan 9 letter regarding plans for the renovation of the church.

 

Visit webpage for information about the project, including proposals, renderings, and Q & A.

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COVID-19: Omicron Update

The COVID-19 threat assessment for the Charleston area has been upgraded to 'serious.' Congregational singing will be limited to the Gloria, Psalm, Alleluia, and Eucharistic Acclamations.

Masks are required at Mass. 

Cloth masks are far less effective than other types of face coverings at preventing the spread of the Omicron variant. Surgical masks and N-95/KN-95 masks are recommended.

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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 subsides. The parish is monitoring updates from SCDHEC, MUSC Epidemiology, and local care facilities.

Please pray for an end to the pandemic.

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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 resume Monday Jan 24 at 7 PM at the Beach House.

 

Email Amber Stewart for more information.

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Servers Needed

●    Are you in the 4th grade or higher?
●    Would you like to help the priest and deacon?
●    Do you want to meet other servers?

​●    Would you like to have important things to do at special Masses like the Easter Vigil and Confirmation?

 

Email Deacon Brian Justice 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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Weekly Collection & Tithe

The collection for the weekend of Jan 8-9 was $26,768, of which, $4,655 was given electronically. 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 is Fresh Start Visions.

 

Visit Stewardship & Tithing webpage for examples of past tithe recipients and additional information. 

 

Email Tracy Buchman if you have a charity you would like to nominate for a future tithe.

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Emmaus Women's Retreat

The disciples encountered the risen Christ on the road to Emmaus. Their eyes were opened. They recognized the Lord. Their hearts burned within them as they came to know and understand God's Word. Are you ready to have an Emmaus experience?

Emmaus Women's Retreat 2022

Friday Feb 18 through Sunday Feb 20.

Camp St. Christopher (Seabrook Island) 

Registration begins Saturday Jan 8.

More info:  

Email April Johnston or call 843-995-1259

Email Cathi Rider or call 843-437-7823

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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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Confession Schedule

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

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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.

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Volunteers Needed

Consider helping the OLM Community Outreach as a volunteer. Opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Dentists and Dental Professionals

  • Yes, I Can! After School Tutor

  • GED Language Arts Tutor

  • Reception

  • Van Driver

  • Clerical Assistant

  • Substitute Clothing Room and Food Pantry Assistants

Email Jennifer Meshanko, call (843) 559-4109 Ext. 106, or visit the website for more info.

Sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady of Mercy.

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Pro-Life Novena

Join Catholics across the nation in praying the 9 Days for Life Novena for the protection of human life. Each day’s intention is accompanied by a short reflection and suggested actions to help build a culture of life.

Wednesday Jan 19 – Thursday Jan 27

Visit the webpage for more info

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K of C Oyster Roast

Oysters, fish stew, hot dogs, beer & wine! Mark your calendar for the Annual Knights of Columbus Oyster Roast & Benefit!

 

Saturday Jan 22, starting at  6:30 PM

Gold Bug Island (foot of the Ben Sawyer Bridge)

$30 per person (advance)

$35 per person (door)

$8 per child under 12

All-you-can-eat. No coolers.

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Triple B Oyster Roast

Support BEHS student-athletes by attending the Triple B Oyster Roast!

Saturday Feb 12

6 PM until 9 PM

Jack Cantey Football Stadium (BEHS Campus)

$40 donation (advance)

$50 donation (door)

Ticket includes food, beer/wine, silent auction & live music

21 & older event

Purchase tickets and sponsorships online

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Synod 2021-2023

Pope Francis has convened a synod that will run from October 2021 to October 2023. Its theme is “For a Synodal Church: Communion, Participation and Mission.”

The synod will begin locally in each diocese, then move to a continental phase, and finally, conclude with an assembly with the Synod of Bishops in Rome.

The faithful throughout the Diocese of Charleston are invited to participate via survey. Responses will be summarized in an Executive Report to be shared with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

Complete the online survey by Friday Apr 1, 2022

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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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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. 

Visit website or Email organizers for more information.

Phone: 803-810-9602

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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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Event for Catholic Nurses

Bishop Guglielmone has approved the formation of the SC Council of Catholic Nurses, established with the support of the Office of Family Life, in conjunction with the National Association of Catholic Nurses.

A kick-off event,"Nurses United in Faith," will take place at Cardinal Newman High School in Columbia on Saturday Jan 29, 2022

For more information, visit the organization's Facebook page or contact Kimberly Macmurphy at 843.478.5829.

 

The poor and the sick are the heart of God. In serving them, we serve Jesus Christ. — St. Camillus de Lellis