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

October 16-17

29th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Masks required.

9:30 AM Sunday Mass is broadcast live at 

facebook.com/cokscThe 9:30 AM Mass broadcast is later uploaded to the parish YouTube channel here.

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 will have an opportunity to complete a questionnaire. The data collected will be summarized in an Executive Report to be shared with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Renovation Update

Thanks to all who completed the Renovation Survey. Fr. Spencer will consider the data and the many comments, as he decides how best to move forward.

 

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

Bishop's Annual Appeal

As stewards of God’s gifts, you are asked to support the needs of our diocese through your prayers. You are also asked to share your gifts and talents by participating in parish or diocesan ministries. Finally, all members of our diocese are invited to grow in generosity by making a sacrificial gift to the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. 

 

Gifts to the Bishop's Annual Appeal help to sustain Catholic schools and parishes, Catholic Charities, and programs of religious education, campus ministry, vocations, and respect for life. 

More information:

https://charlestondiocese.org/bishops-annual-appeal/

Thank You!

COK's Respect Life Ministry would like to thank the devoted parishioners who were present as prayerful witnesses during Christ Our King’s 12-hour vigil at Planned Parenthood. Thank you also to parishioners whose prayers were offered on behalf of the vigil and the 40 Days for Life Fall Campaign. 

"The Gospel of Life must be proclaimed and human life defended in all places and all times.” — Saint John Paul ll

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Fall Garden Cleanup

Volunteers are needed. Come experience God in the beauty of nature, and help us care for our Altar Park and Way of the Cross Garden.

 

Consider pitching-in on one or both of the following mornings:

  • Saturday Oct 30, 9 until Noon

  • Saturday Nov 13, 9 until Noon

 

Snacks, water, gloves and tools provided. No sign-up. All ages welcome. Service hours possible.

 

More information:

Maggie LaCoste

Marriage, Divorce, and the Church

Questions about Marriage? Convalidation? Family Life? Divorce? Annulment? Looking for resources and support? Visit foryourmarriage.org, 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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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. 

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. Learn more by watching the videos found here

 

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.

 

Contact: Malcolm Brennan (mbprolife@gmail.com)

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Mass Journal

Distracted during Mass? "Every Sacred Sunday" Mass Journal could help you focus. 

 

Order deadline: Sun Oct 17
Cost: $37

Payment drop-off: Beach House mailbox
Payable to: Christ Our King Catholic Church

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Available for pick-up: early November
Order here

Contact person: Ashley Arominski (Youth Ministry)

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/ 

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Serra Club Reception

The Serra Club of Charleston cordially invites you to attend a reception in the Parish Hall at Blessed Sacrament Church on Thurs Oct 28 at 6:30 PM. Finger foods will be served, and there will be a brief presentation informing guests about the Serra Club’s activities to help promote and nurture vocations to the priesthood, permanent diaconate, and religious congregations. Please RSVP by Mon Oct 25 to serracharleston@gmail.com.

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Weekly Collection & Tithe

The collection for the weekend of Oct 9-10 was $32,194, including $4,075 collected 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. 

Last weekend's tithe recipient was East Cooper Community Outreach.

 

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.

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 in Russell House (adjacent to the Beach House).

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.

Grief and Bereavement

Thanksgiving and Christmas are around the corner. The holiday season can be difficult — especially for those who are grieving.

 

If you would like a little assistance in the form of resources and guidance for the bereaved, please notify Marie Donnelly, Pastoral Assoc. for Pastoral Care.

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.

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/

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.