August 10, 2020
August 15 is the Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. While it is not a holy day of obligation this year, because it falls on Saturday, we will offer a livestream Vigil Mass on Friday, Aug. 14 and a live Mass on Aug. 15. Here are the details:
On August 14 – livestream Mass at 6:30 p.m. (instead of the Holy Hour). Watch on our Religious Education YouTube channel,
On August 15th – live Mass outdoors at 8:00 a.m. Sign up on Eventbrite,
Here is our current 'live' Mass schedule:
Saturdays 6:30 p.m. outdoors
Saturdays 7:30 p.m. in Vietnamese, every other Saturday beginning July 11, outdoors
Sundays: 8:00 am. outdoors
Live Masses are held in the upper parking lot on Stevens Drive, except for the indoor Mass on Saturday at 5 p.m.. Attendance is limited to 100 people per Mass; those who attend MUST wear a mask the whole time, maintain a distance of 6 feet from others, and bring their own chair. A hat, dark glasses, water, and an umbrella will help beat the heat.
You must register to attend these Masses, each time. Here’s the link to sign up:
While seating will be physically distant, and we won’t be singing* or 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
*Do you miss liturgical music? Click here!
Confessions! We're now offering an opportunity for the sacrament of reconciliation on Saturdays, from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. in our school cafeteria. To keep everyone safe, here’s how it will work:
- 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
We are continuing to livestream Mass on weekdays, a Holy Hour (Exposition, Adoration, and Benediction) on Fridays, and Sunday Masses in English and Spanish.
- Weekday Mass: Monday through Friday at 8:00 a.m.
- Holy Hour: Friday, only, at 6:30 p.m.
- Sunday Mass: recorded during the Saturday Vigil (Spanish at 4:00 p.m., English at 5:00 p.m.).
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 web site, including here, as well as www.parishesonline.com.
A Public Service Announcement: Here's a message from the Diocese of Yakima; it's endorsed by Msgr. Champoux.
As is the case in Yakima, our rates of coronavirus infection in Benton and Franklin counties are going UP and we cannot move toward re-opening until they go down. Please, do your part to help us move in the right direction. Please. Wear. A. Mask!
- Stay home when you can and let’s wait on that BBQ/celebration with your family to keep them safe.
- You never know where the virus is or if you have it! So, when you leave home, carry hand sanitizer and wear a mask. A bandana, a scarf, a t-shirt—any cloth can be a mask. Click here for more about masks!
- When you are around people who don’t live with you, stay six feet apart and wear a mask.
- Practice good hygiene every day. Wash your hands often to keep them clean, cover your cough with a tissue, and wipe down everything you touch.
- If you are feeling sick, please stay home – don’t go to work, or shopping, or Mass, sick. And if you get tested for COVID-19, please stay home until you get your results.
Let’s keep each other safe. Learn more at www.yakimatogether.org.
More Announcements! Although we can't gather, we're not idle. For example:
Food Bank Donations Needed: Goodness, this shutdown has gone on .... people are struggling. If you can, please 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.
- Fall Bible Study Schedule Announced: Online classes will begin in September. Information about the online format and classes being offered is found here; click on the Adult Bible Study link.
Religious Education Registration Form and Program Updates are online: Packets of information about our Religious Education program for children have been mailed to parish families. If you would like a packet and did not receive one, please contact the parish office.
Like all things 2020, classroom instruction will not be possible this fall; however, all of our coordinators are working hard to make Religious Education engaging, spiritual, and informative—and keep us connected! We’ll be distributing a combination of lesson packets, crafts, games, and videos that families can use at home. You can read all the details here.
The registration form for the 2020-2021 classes can be found here. Sign up today: registrations due by August 31!
Another Casualty of COVID 19: Sausage Fest 2020 is cancelled.
This was a very difficult decision. In an attempt to avoid a total loss of school revenue from this fundraiser, we are continuing to promote Fest’s Kegger Club and we are selling t-shirts. We encourage your support of our Bridge the Gap Campaign and our 2021 auction. Continue to keep our school in your prayers, and thank you for your support..
Contact for Kegger Club: firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll let you know about t-shirt sales soon.
- Nothing Fishy About This Deal: The Knights of Columbus are having a curbside Salmon Charity Sale! They are offering wild Alaskan Coho salmon (which they would have served at their 2020 Evening of Grace dinner that didn’t happen). You can purchase 4-lb filets, maintained frozen in commercial vacuum sealed packaging, for only $15 per pound.
The sale is Saturdays August 15 and 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Columbian Club Hall, 2500 Chester Dr., Richland. Call Tom Tomaszewski (509) 420-3086, Tom Pysto (702) 339-1738, or David Schwegel (509) 440-0630 to place your order. If you had dinner tickets, you can turn them in for a refund or an equivalent slab of salmon. Or you can order salmon for purchase. Please call in advance to reserve your salmon before it is gone.
Proceeds benefit local youth and other K of C supported charities, and St John’s by the Sea Catholic Church on Prince of Wales Island, Alaska.
The Evening of Grace quilt raffle drawing will be Aug. 26 at the K of C virtual meeting. Existing tickets are valid, but more will be available at the curbside sale: $2 each or 3 for $5.
- 2020 Census: it's not too late to respond! Accurate information is vital. Our responses affect legislative representation boundaries, funding for federal projects, support of education, and much more.
Also, please visit FORMED! This resource offers excellent content. To sign up, click the FORMED icon below.
In addition, our Adult Religious Education program is posting online content and podcasts. Visit www.ckadultre.com or www.facebook.com/CKAdultRE for information and content. Contact Meggin Sanner at 541-571-8402 or email@example.com 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.