May 8, 2021
**what's new? Sunday bulletin!**
Here's the regular weekend and daily schedule of 'live' Masses
Saturday 5:00 p.m. indoors
Sunday: 7:30, 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. indoors
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. outdoors (not in cars; bring a chair and dress warm!)
Weekdays: 6:30 and 8:00 a.m. indoors.
We'd love to see you at Mass! We have lots of room to remain suitably far apart, and attendance indoors now allows 200 people (50 for daily Mass). Those who attend MUST wear a mask the whole time and maintain a distance of 6 feet from others.
Our outdoor Mass is held in the parking lot on Stevens Drive.
You must register to attend Masses (daily, Sundays, and Lenten), each time. Here’s the link to sign up:
Signups close at 4 p.m. on Fridays, so the office staff have time to print the lists of registrants for the helpers on the weekend.
While seating will be physically distant, and we won’t be shaking hands, attendance may pose a serious health risk. It’s perfectly fine to continue to watch our livestream Masses. Please continue to pray for a remission of this pandemic. And do your part to minimize its spread. God bless you!
You can read a letter from Msgr. Champoux with guidance about attendance protocol here
Confessions! We offer reconciliation on Saturdays, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in our school cafeteria. To keep everyone safe, here’s how it works:
- Park in one of 10 numbered parking spots in the lower parking lot on Stevens Drive. If the spots are full, wait until one is available.
- Wait in your car for an usher to indicate your turn. If you have more than one person in your vehicle, one occupant at a time will proceed to the cafeteria and the others will wait in the car. No more than 8 per car.
- Wear your mask at all times once you exit your car.
- Maintain a distance of 6 feet from others.
- Sign in before you enter the cafeteria; registration is for your own protection/contact tracing and the list will be shredded after 14 days.
- Be mindful of the time spent in confession so all can be heard.
- Use the hand sanitizer we’ll have available.
You can always call the parish office (946-1675) and make an appointment for confession
Livestreams are available for weekday and Sunday Masses in English and Spanish.
- Weekday Mass: Monday through Friday at 8:00 a.m.
- Sunday Mass: recorded during the Saturday Vigil (English at 5:00 p.m.)
- Exposition, Adoration, and Benediction: on Thursdays after the 8:00 Mass, until noon.
Note: no Adoration on Thursday May 6.
Watch these broadcasts here: Christ the King Adult Religious Education channel!
We are still producing a Sunday bulletin. It's available in several locations on our website, including here, as well as www.parishesonline.com.
Vacation Bible School is Back!
June 21-25, 2021 in the afternoons from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.; both in-person and virtual options. Click here for more information!
Registration is open; you can register online on the Vacation Bible School page, or come by the parish office.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information: the vaccine is an important tool in ending this pandemic and getting our lives back to normal.
We encourage those who are eligible to get vaccinated!
Information on the vaccine can be found here: https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/vaccine. Availability and eligibility are increasing and you can be vaccinated in the Tri-Cities at many locations.
This website will help you make an appointment at the vaccination clinic at the Benton Franklin fairground in Kennewick: https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov/. Appointments there are available and administration of the vaccine is efficient. Other local pharmacies and medical providers are also distributing vaccines. Visit https://vaccinelocator.doh.wa.gov/. to find these providers.
If you do not have online access, or need assistance, call the WA State COVID-19 Assistance Hotline: 1-800-525-0127 or 1-888-856-5816, then press #.
Note: the U.S. Catholic Bishops tell us that the vaccine is morally acceptable. Its benefits far outweigh concerns about its development and testing. If you have concerns, please visit: https://yakimadiocese.org/2021/03/03/new-vaccine-morally-permissible-vacuna-nueva-esta-permitida-03-03-2021/ or the shortened version: http://bit.ly/317Unpv.
Find us on Facebook! Our parish page is Christ the King Catholic Church Richland WA. Other parish pages you might see include Christ the King Catholic Church Youth Ministry; Christ the King Adult Religious Education; Christ the King Parish RCIA; and CK Richland. Different emphases, but we're doing our best to keep us informed and connected.
Food Bank Donations Needed: If you can, please continue to bring non-perishable food and household and personal supplies like toilet paper, laundry and cleaning items, soap, shampoo, and toothpaste and leave them in the box in front of the parish office.
Please visit FORMED! This resource offers excellent content. To sign up, click the FORMED icon below.
Our Adult Religious Education studies have concluded for this spring. Visit www.ckadultre.com or www.facebook.com/CKAdultRE for information about upcoming classes. Contact Meggin Sanner at 541-571-8402 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Spiritual Communion: we encourage making a spiritual communion since we rarely receive the Eucharist during this time; the priests lead us though this prayer during the online Masses:
I believe that You
are present in the Most Holy Sacrament.
I love You above all things,
and I desire to receive You into my soul.
Since I cannot at this moment
receive You sacramentally,
Come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already there and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You.