Welcome to Christ the King Parish website.
This is our home on the Internet in this new digital age.
Christ the King Parish is a spirit filled community of intentional disciples, striving to live the Gospel. Founded in 1963, we are one of the largest parishes in the Springfield diocese. On this site you will learn about our parish, with numerous links to Catholic information and news.
If you are seeking a parish community in which to pray, to learn and to be of service to others, then our doors and hearts are open to you. Perhaps we will meet soon face to face.
Grace and peace to you,
NEW MASS SCHEDULE!
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The Rally to Defund Planned Parenthood will be held at their office located at 601 N. Bruns Lane, Springfield, IL from 12-1:00 pm on Saturday, February 11th, 2017. It’s part of a nationwide effort to keep the pressure on Congress to stop using our taxpayer dollars to fund abortion. Signs will be provided or feel free to bring your own sign. Contact Claudia Connelly for more information firstname.lastname@example.org
Full-Time Teaching Application
Christ the King School, Springfield, IL, is currently accepting applications for full-time elementary school teachers for the 2017-'18 school year and for a Maternity Leave starting on or near April 10, 2017-May 31, 2017, for this school year in First Grade. Illinois state professional educator license required. Practicing Catholic preferred. Send letter of interest, resume, application and copy of Illinois license information to Christ the King School, 1920 Barberry Drive, Springfield, IL 62704. Applications are available in the school office or click here to download a registration form.
St. John’s Breadline
A St. John’s Breadline Thank You!
A heartfelt thank you to Dale Murray, Maria Nachtwey, Cindy and Matt Scott and Katie Barrett who volunteered at St. John’s Breadline January 21st. It was quite a powerful experience. Sign-up sheets are in the vestibule for April 22, June 17, July 15, August 19, September 16, October 21, November 18, December 16. Happily, the following months are filled – February, March and May. Any questions, call Sara Dobron 546-2665..
MOPS - Meetings start in January 2017
MOPS stands for "Mothers of Preschoolers" - but don't let that confuse you. MOPS is about meeting the needs of every mom of a child, from conception through kindergarten and even beyond! Whether you're urban, suburban, rural, stay-at-home, working, teen, adoptive, specialneeds, single or married, MOPS is for you! Being moms is what brings us together and allows us to build a community. What to expect? BREAKFAST AND COFFEE - what is a good get together without food and coffee? GUEST SPEAKERS - to provide insight and inspire new ideas. SMALL GROUPS - to relate and share advice with other moms. CRAFTS - fun and easy projects! CHILDCARE - the kiddos will have a blast while learning about what’s in the Bible.
There are still spots available in the leadership team!
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Love of God, Love of God's Church,
Love of God's People
• Growing and deepening our faith in God through prayer and service
• Being present with an attitude of gratitude and joy
• Respecting the dignity of the individual
• Cherishing the Earth through good stewardship
One vision to build up the
body of Christ
• Recognizing the strength in diversity
• Honoring each individual’s gifts in ministry
• Collaborating to achieve a shared vision
• Being loyal to CTK through participation and discernment
Intentional living by Gospel values in following Jesus
• Evangelizing by creatively seeking & utilizing all resources available
• Recognizing and developing our gifts and offering them for the greater glory of God
• Empowering servant leadership and group action for social justice
• Continuing to strive for excellence through education and formation
Join us for ALPHA!
Beginning Monday, January 16th, from 6:30—8:00 p.m. in the Parish Hall!
Alpha is a practical exploration of the Christian faith, a place where guests have an opportunity to explore the meaning of life in a relaxed, friendly setting. Each of the sessions begins with a meal, followed by a ½ hour video and then a ½ hour round table of about 6 people discussion. People enjoy great food, laughter and learning about the teachings of Jesus. Please click here for more information.
This ministry empowers parishioners to reach out to newcomers so that life-giving relationships can be nurtured between newcomers and veteran parishioners. All you need is a heart for welcoming! Our Shepherding Parishioners/Families will add warmth and a personal touch to our Christ the King Community. They will be responsible for delivering welcome bags, introducing the new members to parish staff, and inviting/bringing them to parish events. If you and your family are interested in being part of the Welcome Ministry, please email Amy Madonia at firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details will be following. Thank you!