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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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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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2022-2023 Youth Ministry

Interested in Youth Ministry? Visit the website and check-out the many offerings for parish teens. There will be service opportunities throughout the year in addition to meetings and activities. Adults can also get involved.

 

Our new Director of Youth Ministry, Paula Damask, is looking forward to meeting you!

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Preschool Spot

A spot is available in the current 2-year old class,  Tues/Thurs, 8:30 AM until 11:45 AM.

Email Mary Ann Free for info

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Life Teen

High-school students: Come and play the Game of Life! 

Sunday Oct 2 

5 PM until 6:45 PM

Beach House (COK Campus)

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Middle School Youth Ministry

Middle School Fall Festival

Friday Oct 21

7 PM until 9 PM

Drop-off and Pick-up at Bishop England HS

Cost $25

Register on-line

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Mass Journal

The 2022-2023 edition of Every Sacred Sunday is available now. Visit everysacredsunday.com/journal for info.

 

Sign-up online by Monday Oct 3 to save $11.99

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Fall Gardening

Enjoy a morning in the Altar Park and Way of the Cross Garden! Help care for our beautiful grounds. 

Save the dates:

Saturday Nov 12 from 9 AM until Noon

Saturday Nov 19 from 9 AM until Noon

 

Attend one or both sessions. Fulfill school service hour requirements. Snacks, water, gloves and tools will be provided. Bring a friend! 

Email Maggie LaCoste to volunteer. Long pants and shoes recommended. Garden may be wet.

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Paper Bulletin

The Parish Office will print a weekly paper bulletin beginning the weekend of October 22-23. Please email Ginger Cuttino with announcement requests. Weekly submission deadline is 4 PM, Friday before print week.

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All Ministries Fair

The All Ministries Fair is scheduled for the weekend of October 1-2, after all MassesPlease stop by, visit, and enjoy coffee and donuts!

 

Consider signing-up to serve in a parish ministry! Current volunteers need not sign-up again, unless registering for a new ministry. Ministry representatives will be available to answer questions. Now is the time to get involved!

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Emmaus Men's Retreat

What would it be like to walk with Jesus? Take part in the journey by attending the Emmaus Men's RetreatCome.  Listen.  Learn.  Encounter Jesus.

 

Friday Jan 27 through Sunday Jan 29

Coastal Retreat Center

Isle of Palms, SC

 

Register online

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Life Vigil

The effort to overturn Roe v. Wade has ended, but the crusade to change hearts and minds continues. Your prayers and presence are needed.

 

Parishioners from COK and Stella Maris are participating in a 40 Days for Life daytime vigil. COK parishioners have been asked to cover 7 AM until 1 PM.

 

Sunday Oct 16

Planned Parenthood (West Ashley)

Sign-up online for a time slot

Email Mary Gair (mary.gair@gmail.com) for info

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Respect Life Sunday

In the United States, October is Respect Life Month, and Sunday Oct 2 is Respect Life Sunday.

 

On Respect Life Sunday, consider taking a tour of the Holy City Mobile Pregnancy Center before or after Mass at Christ Our King. 

 

The Mobile Pregnancy Center offers free ultrasounds, counseling and resources to pregnant women. Visit the website for locations and hours of operation.

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Mass Attendance

"Keep Sunday holy" — this is God's commandment. Faithful attendance at Sunday Mass is the foundation of a Catholic upbringing. 

 

At Christ Our King, it's especially important for families with children enrolled in Christian Formation classes or Catholic School to use parish envelopes weekly as a record of Mass attendance. Sunday Mass attendance is a determining factor for evaluating a child's readiness to receive First Holy Communion or Confirmation. Mass attendance also determines a student's tuition rate at COK-SM School or BEHS.

Read the policy to learn more about Parishioner Status

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Assistance Needed

The St. Vincent de Paul Conference at Christ Our King is finding it difficult to meet the growing demand for rent assistance. Rent assistance helps to prevent homelessness in our local community. Please consider increasing your monthly contribution to St. Vincent Paul. Volunteers will accept donations after all Masses, October 8-9.   

 

Read the September letter from Dorothy Clinton, President of the local St. Vincent de Paul Conference. 

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Director of Youth Ministry

We are pleased to announce the hiring of Mrs. Paula Damask as Christ Our King's new Director of Youth Ministry.

 

Mrs. Damask is a native South Carolinian who will be relocating from Wisconsin in the coming weeks. She has worked with young Catholics in various capacities for many years, including most recently, as Student Services Coordinator and Campus Minister at Newman Catholic Middle/High School in the Diocese of La Crosse. She is the mother of three sons, including Justin Damask, a seminarian for the Diocese of Charleston.

 

We look forward to welcoming Mrs. Damask to Christ Our King!

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Discipleship Series

Join Sr. Donna for a 12-week course based on 

Discipleship, a DVD Series presented by Fr. Anthony Gittins. Develop a deeper understanding of Christian discipleship by considering the importance of mission and evangelization.

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

Participate in person or via Zoom.

For registration, and materials, email Midge Moran

Classes begin Aug 10.

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Evening Bible Study via Zoom

Join Berrien Zettler for a weekly exploration of the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus according to the Gospel of John.

Tuesdays from 7 PM until 8 PM

Email Berrien Zettler to participate

Classes begin Aug 9

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Walking with Moms in Need

There are pregnant moms in our community who need assistance. Pope Francis reminds us, our parishes need to be "islands of mercy in the midst of the sea of indifference."

Walking with Moms in Need is a nationwide effort to help moms and families access needed resources and support. Please consider getting involved today in this important new ministry!  

If you would like to volunteer, or if you need assistance, email Stasi Gormley or call 843-345-2769.

Visit the Walking with Moms webpage for more info.

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Renovation News 

Architects at GBA Architecture are wrapping up the schematic design phase of the renovation and preparing for submittal to the Building and Renovation Advisory Committee of the Diocese. 

 

To date, the Diocese of Charleston has received 71% of the gifts pledged by Christ Our King parishioners. Thank you for your continuing support of the diocesan Bicentennial Campaign.

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Harbor Cruise

Don't miss the Knights of Columbus Harbor Cruise on the Charleston Princess!

Departs from City Marina

Saturday Oct 22

6:30 PM until 9 PM

$45 per person

Light dinner, dessert, beer, wine, soft drinks included

Cash bar 

Email Neil Whitman to sign-up or text 843.270.9834

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Weekly Collection & Tithe

The collection for the weekend of Sep 18 was $36,161. 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 Sep 18 was the Florence Crittenton Home. 

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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Preschool Registration 2023-2024

Registration has begun.

 

2-year-olds: Tues/Thurs (8:30 AM until 11:45 AM) 

3-year-olds: Mon/Weds/Fri (8:30 AM until 11:45 AM)

 

Visit website for registration materials and instructions

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Retreat for Widows

Are you dealing with the loss of a spouse? The death of a marriage partner can be overwhelming. It's important to find support and encouragement.

 

Certified Spiritual Directors Carole Nicolini and Sr. Donna Lareau, OLM are presenting a Retreat for Widows, a chance to discuss daily ups and downs, the power of prayer, and the path toward hope and healing. 

 

Wednesday Oct 5, 12, 19, 26

1 PM until 2 PM

Attend any or all sessions

Beach House (COK Campus)

Email Carole Nicolini or call 843-860-2611, if planning to attend. Participants are encouraged to bring a framed photo of their spouse.

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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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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!

Senior Exercise, Fridays at 11 AM

Bingo, 3rd Friday of the Month at 10 AM

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

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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, 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 6 PM in the main church, 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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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

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National Eucharistic Revival

The dioceses of the United States have embarked upon a  3-year journey of renewal in the form of a National Eucharistic Revival. The goal is to enkindle in the faithful a living relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ in the Holy Eucharist.  

Year One is the Year of Diocesan Revival. Year Two (June 2023-June 2024) is the Year of Parish Revival. Year Three is the Year of the National Eucharistic Congress and Missionary Sending and commences with a National Eucharistic Congress set to take place July 17-21, 2024 in Indianapolis, IN. 

Visit the website for more info.

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Bishop's Annual Appeal 2022

As of July 31, 2022, the BAA had collected more than $3.7 million. Christ Our King has contributed $102,485  towards our goal of $139,173. This represents 74% of our goal from 13% of our registered families.

 

The BAA provides funding for programs and ministries doing critically important work throughout South Carolina.

 

Please consider making a pledge. If you have already made a contribution this year, thank you! All gifts are meaningful and deeply appreciated.

Visit webpage to participate.

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Eucharistic Exposition and Adoration

Members of the faithful need to be present, when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed. The Perpetual Adoration Chapel at Blessed Sacrament (West Ashley) is expanding its hours, and volunteers are needed. Please consider signing-up for an hour!

Email Patti Brassington for info or call 843-901-9467

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40 Days for Life (Sep 28 – Nov 6)

40 Days for Life is an internationally coordinated 40-day campaign that aims to end abortion through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and a peaceful all-day vigil in front of an abortion facility. Pro Life Charleston is coordinating the Fall campaign in Charleston.

Sign-up online for a vigil time slot. 

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I-Beam Reading and Mentoring

There are many ways to serve. I-Beam is looking for volunteers to mentor young readers at local elementary schools. Mentors meet with students, Grades 1-5, for one hour weekly.

 

Interested in helping? Please complete the Volunteer Form. As a second step, complete the School District Form. Sponsored by the East Cooper Faith Network.

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Prison Ministry Conference

For I was in prison, and you visited me. (Mt 25: 35-36)

 

Consider attending the 2022 Prison Ministry Conference sponsored by the Diocese of Charleston.

Saturday Oct 29

Our Lady of the Hills Parish (Columbia)

Cost is $25 and includes lunch*

Register online 

Email Deacon John Leininger for info or call 864-903-0050

*COK Parishioners who attend may contact the Parish Office to be reimbursed

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Lay Dominicans

Interested in belonging to a group of men and women dedicated to Dominican spirituality? Curious about life as a lay religious? 

 

A chapter of lay Dominicans is forming in Charleston. If you would like to know more, email Shelayne Witte, or call 843-725-8390 (Shelayne) or 540-256-2483 (Tom).

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Marian Eucharistic Conference

Looking to grow in your love and understanding of the Eucharist? Register now for the 10th Annual Marian Eucharistic Conference.

Presenters include:

Bishop Jacques Fabre-Jeune, CS

Fr. Chris Alar, MIC

Dr. Edward Sri

Fr. Thomas Petri, OP, STB, STL, STD

Fr. Christopher Smith, STD/PhD, KHS

Dr. Michael Barber, Augustine Institute

 

Friday Oct 28 - Saturday Oct 29 

Hilton Hotel

Greenville, SC

 

Registration fee

$105* general/$65* youth (deadline Oct 15) 

$115* (after Oct 15)

*Friday dinner & Saturday lunch included

Gluten-free meal options

 

Visit the website or call 864-354-7160 for info

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Marriage Encounter

Looking to rekindle the spark in your marriage? Wanting to nurture your married friendship? Sign-up now for the next Worldwide Marriage Encounter weekend, Jan 27-29, in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Make it a priority! 

Visit website or email organizers for more information.

Phone: 803-810-9602

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Are you married outside the Catholic Church with a desire for your marriage to become a sacrament?

 

PATHWAYS™ offers insight into the process of having a marriage blessed by the Church. Participants learn about sacramental marriage, convalidation, annulments, and the steps to an exchange of vows.

 

Visit the PATHWAYS™ website for info.

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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.