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    • Ride Cougars Ride!


       Ride Cougars Ride 

      The team of a dozen parishioners has joined Father Joe on Saturday morning 
      training rides, preparing for the Capital City Century on Sunday, September 7. 
      We are raising money to pay for Big Bertha, the church air conditioner 
      (think how uncomfortable Mass would be without BB), and the school 
      play areas. See the side photos of the before and after pictures of the new mats in the pre-school play area on the North side of the school. More improvements to come. Pledges/donations are coming in. After the lead gift of $5,000 was announced a couple of weeks ago, $1915.00 in cash and pledges have come in. The goal is to raise $35,000. Show your support for your pastor and fellow parishioners now in 
      hard training and willing to go the distance for CTK. Pledge forms can be found at the church doors and on the website. 

      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 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.   Fr. Joe



      Please click above for CTK Parish Census Form!
    • Parish News
      • June 28, 2014 | by Fr. Joe Ring
        Capital City Century and Formation of CTK Bicycling Team September 7th
      • June 28, 2014 | by Fr. Joe Ring
        I am pleased to announce that Mr. Terry Winson has been hired as Parish Business Manager, effective June 30th. He and his family have been parishioners for 20 years, and he brings a wealth of experience to the job. His office hours are 7:30 – 4:00, Monday – Friday. Welcome Terry to the parish staff!
      • by St. Vincent DePaul
        At the recent St. Vincent DePaul meeting, we decided to offer again like last summer a Mini-Farmers’ Market in the parish, after Masses in the vestibule.
      • by Fr. Joe Ring
        WHY CONDUCT A PARISH CENSUS? See the full article by clicking on PARISH CENSUS!
      • If you have a special intention or someone for whom you would like prayers offered, please call Catherine Beedie at 787- 1677, Ann Francis at 546-1800 or Jean Heroux at 546-4922.
      • Morning Prayer is held every Monday and Friday, following 0630 AM Mass. Please join us, as the Lord has commanded us to pray without ceasing... This prayer marks the start of the day's work and the coming of the Light in the Liturgy of the Hours. Click on Morning Prayer for more information on the link. Complete instructions on the free app and how to load it is found here!
    • 2014 Prayer Intentions

      Pope Francis' Prayer Intentions for AUGUST 2014

      The Pope’s general intention is: Refugees.  "That refugees, forced by violence to abandon their homes, may find a generous welcome and the protection of their rights."

      His missionary intention is: Oceania.  "That Christians in Oceania may joyfully announce the faith to all the people of that region."

      The Pastoral Council Purpose Statement 
       The Pastoral Council of Christ the King Parish will use their Catholic faith and 
       talents to identify and assess parish goals and initiatives to support the pastor so 
       that Christ the King is a parish of dynamic Catholics. 
      Four values were defined by which we will operate: 
      Council Values 
      Faith-Filled: We will live out our Catholic faith and give glory to God in our decisions, words and deeds. 
      Integrity: We will make decisions openly and honestly, and collaborate to reach a consensus in a faith filled and transparent way. 
      Leadership: We will think creatively to motivate and inspire people to implement ambitious plans and actions. 
      Accountability: We will take responsibility for all decisions and actions of the Council. 
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    • Calendar
      • Sep 3, 2014
        7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
        We have received the call to go and baptize all nations!
      • Sep 9, 2014
        7:00 PM
        Parish Center
      • Sep 17, 2014
        9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
        Join us starting Wednesday, September 17th, from 9:30 a.m.— 11 a.m. for a nine week session on Mary: A Biblical Walk. The first week we will see a short video from the end of last session and distribute the Mary books.
      • Sep 20, 2014
        11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        Saint Joseph’s Home will be hosting its 3rd annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 20th, 2014 from 11am- 4pm. The event will include food, music, a free bounce house, petting zoo and local vendors. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please email Lauren Acton at 217-529-5596 or email her at to request an information packet.
    • Requiescat in pace

      Please remember in your masses and prayers the repose of the souls of Linda Allison, sister of Terry Rogers, parishioner. May her soul and the souls of all 
      the faithful departed Rest in Peace, Amen! 

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    • Electronic Giving
      Giving electronically is safe, and easy to do. Simply fill out the Electronic Debit Authorization form, located in the back of church, the parish office or on our
      website, attach a voided check and drop it in the collection basket or bring it in to the Parish Office. For questions contact Mary Saladino at 993-7887.
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