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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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Christ Is Risen, Alleluia!

Fr. Spencer, the parochial vicars, the deacons, and the staff at Christ Our King wish you a blessed Easter season! May you experience the hope and joy of the Resurrection. 

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First Friday

Solemn Exposition of the Holy Eucharist takes place Friday June 3 at the conclusion of 7 AM Mass. 24-hour adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place in the main church. Benediction and Reposition at 7 AM Saturday June 4.

Sign-up online to commit to a time slot.

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Catholic Scouting

Boy Scouts Catholic Religious Awards classes begin soon.

The Ad Altare Dei program is for Scouts (age 13+) who are candidates or recipients of Confirmation. The  program focuses on the Sacraments of the Catholic faith. 

The Pope Pius XII program is for Boy Scouts, Venture Scouts, and Sea Scouts (age 15+) who have received the Sacrament of Confirmation. The program focuses on occupation and ministry.

Information meeting

Tuesday June 7 at 6 PM

Beach House (COK)

Email Stasi Gormley or Email Patti Zimmerman for info.

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Holy Land Pilgrimage

Consider making a 10-day pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Sr. Donna Lareau, OLM and Madeline Mauro. Destinations include Cana, Nazareth, Mount Tabor, Jacob's Well, Bethlehem, and the Mount of Olives.

Visit webpage for info

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Sacrament of Confirmation

Newly ordained Bishop Fabre-Jeune administered the Sacrament of Confirmation at Christ Our King on Monday evening, May 16. The Bishop encouraged the confirmandi, 44 teens and 2 adults, to participate actively in the life and mission of the Church, at Mass and beyond. 

Congratulations and blessings to all! 

 

Visit the webpage for information about the Sacrament of Confirmation.

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Congratulations, Bishop Fabre-Jeune!

On Friday afternoon, May 13, Fr. Jacques Fabre-Jeune was ordained and installed as the 14th Bishop of Charleston. Participants in the Mass included Archbishop Christophe Pierre (Apostolic Nuncio for the United States), Cardinal Wilton Gregory (Archdiocese of Washington), Archbishop Hartmeyer (Metropolitan Archdiocese of Atlanta), numerous Bishops, priests, deacons, and religious. Ecumenical faith leaders and civic officials were also in attendance, as were thousands of lay faithful from far and wide.

 

Read the Bishop's profile on the Diocese of Charleston website.

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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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Vacation Bible School 2022

Summer VBS takes place 

Monday Jun 27 through Friday Jul 1

9 AM until Noon

Grace Hall (COK Life Center)

Registration form

Adults and older teen volunteers needed

Contact Sharon Willi for info:

swilli@christourking.org 

843-971-8083

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Distribution of Holy Communion

Beginning in May, an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion (EMHC) will be scheduled to assist in distributing Holy Communion at each weekend Mass.

Bishops, Priests, and Deacons are the ordinary ministers of Holy Communion, and they administer the sacrament to the faithful during the celebration of Mass. Instituted acolytes may assist as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion (when truly necessary). In the absence of instituted acolytes, trained laypersons may serve as extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion.

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Sign of Peace

The Sign of Peace is a ritual gesture of communion with the Church, the Body of Christ. It is a dignified expression of unity and charity made in preparation for the Eucharist. The Missal indicates that each person offers the Sign of Peace in a "sober manner" and "only to those who are nearest." In recent years, the Church has reminded the faithful of the significance of the Sign of Peace and has discouraged practices that cheapen the ritual (i.e. waving, making the "peace sign," and blowing kisses). Appropriate liturgical gestures include the kiss of peace, the nod of the head, and the handshake.

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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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Renovation Update 

Renovation plans are moving forward. Fr. Spencer and the architects at GBA Architecture are working out contractual details and a schedule of work.

 

Thank you for your continuing support of the diocesan Bicentennial Campaign

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Weekly Collection & Tithe

The collection for the weekend of May 15 was $26,469. 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 May 15 was ECCO.

 

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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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!

Call Dolly Thomason (843-532-5218) for more info.

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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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Men's Hike

Go off-grid. Eliminate the noise. Experience God's work. Explore your relationship with the Lord. Share the journey with hike brothers. 

Join the Men's Hike for a physical and spiritual adventure in the beauty of the Carolina mountains: Thursday Jun 9  Sunday Jun 12.

Organizational meetings:

Sunday May 8, Sunday May 22, Sunday Jun 5

Beach House patio (COK) at 1:15 PM

Visit webpage for info/registration.

 

Questions?

Email John Carroll or 843-224-8815

Email Rick Karkowski or 843-708-1509 

As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. —  Proverbs 27:17 

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Book Sale

Don't miss the final Knights of Columbus Book Sale! 

 

Saturday June 11 through Saturday June 25

Daughters of St. Paul Bookstore

243 King St. (Downtown Charleston)

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Family Honor

How can faithful Catholics respond to challenging questions related to marriage, gender, and love? "Understanding the Human Person" is a weekend course that provides a Catholic perspective on sexuality, love, and family.

Saturday June 10  through Sunday June 11
Basilica of St. Peter (Columbia) 

Co-sponsored by DOC Family Life Office

Tuition assistance available on request
Full scholarships available for bilinguals (Spanish/English) 

Visit webpage to register 

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Mystery of God

Join Sr. Donna for a seven-week course based on Bishop Robert Barron’s Mystery of God: Who God Is and Why It Matters. Classes begin April 27. 

Wednesdays at 10 AM in Conf Room A (Life Center)

Attend in person, or use Zoom link to participate online.

For schedule and materials, email Midge Moran.

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The Word of God

"Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ."

— St. Jerome  

 

Visit the USCCB website to view daily readings, watch video reflections, or subscribe to a podcast. Let the Word of God refresh your soul!

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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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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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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

Golf

K of C Golf Tournament

 

Monday May 9

Wild Dunes Harbor Course

Registration begins at 10:30 AM

Shotgun start @ Noon

$125 per golfer

Benefits the Daughters of St. Paul

Includes golf on a championship golf course, lunch, beverages, awards dinner and great prizes!

Email Neil Whitman or call (843) 270-9834 for info.

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Host Families Needed

Would you like to make a difference in a student’s life? Consider providing a warm and caring family environment for an international student attending Bishop England High School. Stipend provided.

Email Nicole Bailey or call 843-870-5678

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Harbor Cruise

Happy Hour on the Harbor benefits the Coastal Office of Catholic Charities. It's a chance to meet the new Bishop and enjoy an evening on the Harbor.  

 

Harbor Club at WestEdge

Wednesday May 25

4:30 PM until 7 PM

$25 per ticket (limited availability) 

Visit webpage for info

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Worldwide Marriage Encounter

Take time for your marriage! Consider attending the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter Experience.

Friday Jun 24 through Sunday Jun 26

Visit webpage 

Register now!

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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.