Christ the King in the NEWS on Valentines’ Day

Christ the King Parish in the News:

Expressions of love by Cardinal Pacelli Students
Cardinal Pacelli Students expressed love during the week of St. Valentines’ Day in more than one way this year. Mrs. Schwendeman’s second grade class began the week making decorative boxes that would be used to collect their Valentines, and on February 14th the children celebrated their friendships by trading Valentines and having a party. On the following day, a few of these same students celebrated Mass with Fr. Ed Smith at Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community, and expressed love to the residents by assisting with the Mass.

“Having the children read and serve the Mass brings such joy to the residents at Marjorie P. Lee. They never get tired of seeing the little ones and adore when the children go around and shake their hands at the sign of peace.” (Father Ed Smith)

Cardinal Pacelli Students are given the opportunity to assist Fr. Ed Smith, Pastor of Christ the King Church in Mt. Lookout, with the Wednesday Afternoon Mass on the third Wednesday of each month.


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Adopt-A-Family Success!

On Saturday, December 10th almost 50 families came to the Parish Christmas Party in the school cafeteria for the Adopt a Family program. They brought their children, had punch and cookies, drew pictures, and visited with Santa and Mrs. Claus! All were able to go home with gifts and food that had been donated by parish families, school classes, and others.  They were very grateful to have the opportunity to come to a Christmas party, let their children visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and having the reassurance that gifts will be under the tree on Christmas morning and a nice meal on the table in the evening!

The week prior all the gifts from under the Giving Tree were collected, checked and transported to InterParish Ministry in Newtown or to the Children’s Hospital Medical Center for children who are being treated for abuse. These gifts will brighten Christmas morning for over 370 individuals, many children, but also older, single seniors who are struggling to get by!

As in the past, Our Lord Christ the King parishioners have been so supportive of the Christmas program and helping those in need in our community! A resounding thank you and bless you to all those who contributed in any way to its success! We even had rugby teams and yoga studio participate.  Much appreciation to those choosing to take ornaments, to adopting families, to making generous monetary donations (which are critical to providing hams for meals and paying for gifts for those families who signup at the last minute), to providing healthy snacks and baking cookies for the party, to volunteering to help in a myriad of ways!

St Ann Christmas Party 2016

A wonderful Christmas celebration was held on December 13th for members and friends of the Christ the King St. Ann Sodality.  An evening of caroling and and sharing a meal made for a festive and fun time!

Pancake Breakfast Nov. 13th

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Sunday, Nov. 13th
9 a.m. – Noon
Cardinal Pacelli Cafeteria

Chocolate chip, blueberry or plain?  Come join us as your St. Vincent de Paul members  invite you and your entire family and guests to our free annual Pancake Breakfast. This is in appreciation of your support of our ongoing efforts to assist our neighbors in need.  Enjoy pancakes (plain, chocolate chip and blueberry) along with sausage, scrambled eggs, juice, milk, coffee, tea and hot chocolate.  Please come enjoy a fabulous breakfast prepared by the finest chefs in the parish, socialize and enjoy the festivities.  Donations are appreciated, but are NOT required. We look forward to seeing everyone on the 13th.

Honoring Fr. Pater

THNAK YOU Fr. Pater!

For many years Father Giles Pater hasfr-pater been an important part of the ministry team at Our Lord Christ the King Parish. He began celebrating Sunday Masses here soon after he retired as pastor of St. John Fisher parish in Newtown, and has been faithful to us, his adopted parish, through snow, rain or heat waves. We have been blessed with his quiet, joyful presence, his thoughtful homilies, his gentle demeanor, and his wonderful smile. Most of all, we have been graced with his example of faith.

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Quiet Bags

quiet-bagsWe all know that bringing young children to Mass can be challenging.  In the interest of helping all parishioners to fully participate in the Mass, the Christ the King Moms Group and Worship Commission are introducing “Quiet Bags” for our parish children to use during Mass.  The bags can be found in the church vestibule.  Please use and return following the Mass.  “Quiet Bags” contain various items such as: Magnadoodle, Religious Books, Pretend Mass Kit.