Prayers & Devotions
St. Paul exhorts us to “pray without ceasing.” Christ the King offers a number of opportunties for prayer throughout the Church year.
“Our thoughts are not easily God’s thoughts, nor our wills His will. But as we listen to Him and converse with Him, our minds will be given to understand Him and His designs. The more we come through prayer to relish what is right, the better we shall work in our mission for the realization of the kingdom.” —Constitutions of the Congregation of Holy Cross (3.22)
Confessions at Christ the King are available on Saturday mornings between 9:00 and 10:00 AM. During Advent and Lent, confessions are also available on Wednesday evenings between 6:00 and 7:00 PM. Check the bulletin for announcements regarding dates for parish-wide penance services and additional confession times during the weeks preceding both Christmas and Easter. Feel free to reach out to one of the priests at any time to set up an appointment for individual confessions.
Stations of the Cross are prayed every Friday during Lent in the church at both 12:00 noon and 7:00 PM.
Our parish Taizé prayer services during both Advent and Lent are beautiful ways to enter into these sacred seasons of the Church year. These services combine silence and contemplation with the music of Taizé, an international ecumenical community in France. Taizé songs feature repetitive refrains based in Scripture meant to draw us into communion with God in prayer.
Periodically the parish hosts adoration nights of praise and worship in church. Check the bulletin for announcements regarding future dates.
“I Am Loved” featuring Fr. Geoff and parishioners Jessica Roberts and Nick Weiler
The parish hosts an outdoor Marian procession and crowning of Mary each May near the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima. All are welcome to join our shared prayer and song together in honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary.
For the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, the parish hosts a blessing of the animals in the church parking lot. Pets of all kinds are welcome (but kindly make sure that all are on a leash or in a crate).
The parish hosts an outdoor recitation of the rosary each October near the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary. All are welcome to join our shared prayer and song together in honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Each year on All Souls Day, the parish remembers loved ones from our community who have passed away during the previous year. Family members and friends of the deceased are invited to spend an evening in prayer as we commend all the souls of the faithful departed to the mercy of God.
The parish hosts a choral vespers service for our feast day on the Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the Universe, each year on the last Sunday in Ordinary Time. Various vocalists and instrumentalists assist with musical selections.