Pray for the Faithful Departed:  God made us for much more than just life in this world.  Our life in him continues forever!  However, the church teaches that while the Lord will not reject anyone who comes to him, nothing unclean will enter the presence of God in heaven (cf Rev. 21:27; CCC #1033).  The church also teaches that the cleansing of departed souls is aided by the prayers of those who still live in this world. 

While we pray for our departed loved ones at every Mass, during November we particularly pray for all who have gone before us in faith, alive in God’s friendship and assured of eternal salvation, but who yet await the fullness of heaven because they are not yet fully purified.  We pray that the holiness they require may soon be theirs. 

Because of God’s mercy, we have a kingdom prepared for us.  In and with his mercy, may we be worthy of its splendor.

Father, source of forgiveness and salvation for all mankind, hear our prayer.  By the intercession of the ever-virgin Mary, may our friends, relatives, and benefactors who have gone from this world come to share eternal happiness with all your saints.  We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, God, forever and ever.   (Office for the Dead)



**Please continue to pray the Rosary every day**


An important part of Sunday Mass that we cannot replicate while you are watching from home is the collection.  Our offering to God remains vitally important, however!  It is part of our response in gratitude to God and it keeps the work of the parish going.  Please continue to contribute!  Online giving is easy and secure; click on the icon at the left to reach our online giving site. 


2022 Annual Catholic Appeal:  Our annual ACA campaign is underway.  The ACA funds programs that are beyond the means of any one parish and the participation of each of us is vital.  Please, prayerfully consider how you can contribute, and remember that contributions above our ACA goal are returned to the parish!


December 4, 2021

**what's new? Sunday bulletin**


Here's the regular weekend and daily schedule of 'live' Masses 

Saturday 4:00 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. (stay in your car and tune your radio to FM 90.7)

Weekdays:  6:30 and 8:00 a.m. indoors.

We'd love to see you at Mass!  If you'd like your own copy of the Breaking Bread missalette to follow readings and music, they are available for purchase from Oregon Catholic Press ( in hard copy and in an app.  


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.  

Watch these broadcasts here: Christ the King Adult Religious Education channel!


Confessions! We offer reconciliation on Saturdays, from 2:30 to 4:00 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


Sharing Tree:  Our annual program to help those less fortunate during the holidays is underway.  As we did last year, we will distribute gift cards.  You'll find lots of information in the bulletin!  You'll also find a link on the Online Giving site (see icon above) to donate.  December 5 is the last day we can accept donations, so that families have time to use the gift cards before Christmas.

COVID-19 protocols:  Please wear a mask while you are inside the church, maintain a safe distance from others not in your household, and stay home if you are sick!  We urge you to get vaccinated if you have not already done so. 

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 inside the church building, by the office door.

Please visit FORMED!   This resource offers excellent content.  To sign up, click the FORMED icon below.

Visit or for information about upcoming Adult Religious Education classes. Contact Meggin Sanner at 541-571-8402 or for more information.


Spiritual Communion:   the priests lead us though this prayer during the livestream Masses:

My Jesus,
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.



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