July 31, 2021
**what's new? Sunday bulletin**
Cases of the COVID variant are spreading at an alarming rate. Therefore, we now require that everyone at Mass wear a mask, even those who are vaccinated. We want everyone to be safe.
Please take care to sit six feet away from others not in your household, and allow space as you process to Communion.
If you have not been vaccinated, please do so. The vaccine, along with masking, is our best weapon against this disease. And as always, if you are ill with anything contagious, please stay home!
We’ll let you know if we make other changes, but right now we have just added the mask requirement,
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 in the parking lot on Stevens Dr. (bring a chair and dress for the weather!)
Weekdays: 6:30 and 8:00 a.m. indoors.
We'd love to see you at Mass! If you'd like a copy of the Breaking Bread missalette to follow readings and music, they are available for purchase from Oregon Catholic Press (www.ocp.org). A hard copy is $17 and an app is $4.99.
Livestreams are available for weekday and Sunday Masses.
- Weekday Mass: Monday through Friday at 8:00 a.m.
- Sunday Mass: recorded during the Saturday Vigil at 5:00 p.m.
- Exposition, Adoration, and Benediction: on Thursdays after the 8:00 Mass, until noon.
Watch these broadcasts here: Christ the King Adult Religious Education channel!
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.
Our Sunday bulletin is available in several locations on our website, including here, as well as www.parishesonline.com.
Note: the August 1 bulletin went to print before we elected to restore the mask requirement for those attending Masses. See info at top of this page.
COVID-19 Vaccine Information: the vaccine is an important tool in ending this pandemic and getting our lives back to normal.
Vaccination will help us get back to our normal parish activities. Vaccination is also an act of Christian charity: getting the vaccine (and following public health measures)
protects not just you but your ‘neighbor’ whose vulnerability to the disease may be invisible but very real.
We encourage those who are eligible to get vaccinated!
Celebrate! Pope Francis announced earlier this year that the fourth Sunday of July (this year, July 25) would be designated a World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly. “Old age is a gift and grandparents are the link between generations, passing on the experience of life and faith to the young,” said the Pope. You can read a prayer for our elders here. May God send extra blessings to our grandparents and older friends today!
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.
Volunteers Needed: to help in our Gift Shop! We’re looking forward to re-opening, but need volunteers to staff the shop. If interested, contact the parish office at 946-1675.
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: the priests lead us though this prayer during the livestream 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.