Note:  Christ the King Church and office are CLOSED to the public until further notice.

We apologize for the inconvenience; this is by order of the Governor. 
Please Stay Home and Stay Healthy! 

Here is a video message from Msgr. Champoux: 

 

Note:  Msgr. Champoux broadcast an email to parishioners on June 24, 2020.  You can read the text here

If you didn't receive an email, contact the parish office to make sure we have your address!

 

 

**Continue to pray the Rosary every day**

We are answering the phones during business hours:  please call 509-946-1675 if you need assistance. 
In case of an emergency (in need of a priest) call 509-539-9972.

 

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. 

 


"Second Collection" 

Priest Retirement and Seminarian Fund Collection:  this year, the diocese is promoting this collection during the month of July.  You may receive a direct mailing from the Bishop asking for your support, or you may read about it here.  Either way, we need to ask you for your help with this fund.  As with all our other financial resources, we rely on your generosity for our survival, success, and service to others.

The Priest Retirement and Seminarian Fund collection supports our 17 retired priests who have faithfully served our community for many years, and the 13 men studying for the priesthood in the fall of 2020.  You are probably aware that senior care and college-level education are expensive.  In gratitude for the service of our retired priests, and in expectation for the need for priests to continue to serve us, can you help?

Since we’re not ‘taking up’ collections, we ask you to donate online or by mail.  To learn more, please visit www.yakimadiocese.org.  Online donations can be made by visiting: https://bit.ly/38cUKBI.  Envelopes for mailing donations are available in the parish office or at Mass.

 

 

 

 

UPDATED NEWS

July 7, 2020

Updated 'Live' Mass Schedule:   We have added an INDOOR Mass!  Here's the new schedule:  

Saturdays 5 p.m. INDOORS!!  Limited to 80 people. 

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 (as noted, 80 for indoor); those who attend MUST wear a mask the whole time, maintain a distance of 6 feet from others, and bring their own chairs for outside; sit as designated indoors. For the indoor Mass, enter through the doors on Long Ave.

You must register to attend these Masses, each time.  Here’s the link to sign up:  

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/christ-the-king-parish-30417877024

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.   God bless you!

You can read a letter from Msgr. Champoux with guidance about attendance protocol 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:

  • 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 bottom line is check here first….
  • 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.  
  • PREPARES is having a Virtual Diaper drive.  You can read about it here.
  • Quo Vadis Days:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Diocese of Yakima has adjusted this year’s young men’s vocational discernment retreat to 5 individual day-retreats, outdoors, throughout the diocese.  You can read about these retreats and how to sign up here.
  • Sausage Fest!  Sausage Fest 44 is hitting the road … well, more like the parking lot! Fest 44 will be a one of kind drive-thru event! Families will be able to drive up, place an order for our delicious traditional food, t-shirts, raffle tickets, and souvenirs and get their items to go! We hope you will join us for Fest 44 as we “Roll With It!” on September 18 - 19!

    Keep watching for opportunities to volunteer for this special event. Volunteer opportunities will include security, operations, set up, take down, food prep, cashiers, order-takers, and runners just to name a few!

    Suggestions for Fest 44 or offers to join us in coordinating this momentous event should be directed to Davis and Jillian Haras at cksfchair@ckschool.net.
    Questions about sign ups should be directed to Jennifer Lux at sfestmanpower@gmail.com.

  • 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 ckadultre@gmail.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:

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.
Amen.

 

Welcome

We, the Christ the King Parish community, are the Body of Christ called to gather for worship, cherish the traditions of our faith, witness the Gospel, minister to others, and be Christians in the world.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In case of an emergency that requires a priest after hours,
please call 539-9972.