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:
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 email@example.com.
Questions about sign ups should be directed to Jennifer Lux at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.