for Sacrament Preparation including children & RCIA, please refer to the "Sacrament Preparation Tab"
The Sacrament of Baptism
Please call at least one month prior to Baptism. Class by arrangement with our Pastor.
Baptism is the first of the three sacraments of initiation. Baptism is the first step in a lifelong journey during which we respond to God's love for us. Through baptism we die to sin and rise to new life in Christ. Through baptism we are saved (salvation), the effects of original sin are removed, and we enter into the Christian community.
Parents who want their daughters and sons baptized should contact the parish office. There is a brief period of instruction for the parents and sponsors (Godparents) for the first child. Infant baptisms are usually celebrated during or following a weekend Mass.
Children who are at the age of reason (7 years or older) and adults who wish to be baptized are asked to enroll in the Rite of Christian Initiation (RCIA). Contact the Director of Faith Formation for more information.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
Tuesday 4:45 pm, Saturday 4:00 pm or by appointment.
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The Sacrament of Confirmation
Confirmation is the second sacrament of initiation. Through the Sacrament of Confirmation, the baptized are more perfectly bound to the Church and are enriched with a special strength of the Holy Spirit. It is sealing of the baptism. In the Diocese of Gaylord, the sacrament of Confirmation is conferred upon children prior to First Communion during the Easter Season. For adults who have been baptized in the Catholic Church but have not been confirmed, there is a time of preparation prior to the celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation.
Confirmation can be conferred upon children (7 years old and older) or adults. Families of children seeking Confirmation are asked to enroll in the Sacrament Process and Family Faith Formation program. Contact the Director of Religious Education for further information.
Adults who wish to become members of the Catholic Church are encouraged to enroll in RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults).
The Sacrament of Matrimony
Contact the Parish office at least nine months prior to the anticipated date. Only those who are parishioners, or parents of Christ The King may be married at Christ The King Church.
Marriage is a calling from God (vocation) and a sacrament. It requires the presence of a priest or deacon, a bride and a groom, and two witnesses. In this Sacrament, the bride and groom are the real ministers because it is their mutual "I do" that makes them husband and wife.
Our church facility is reserved for those who are registered members of our parish, or children or grandchildren of registered parish families. To make arrangements for the sacrament of Marriage, please contact the parish office, giving as much advance notice as possible.
The Sacrament of Holy Orders
Catholic priests are ordained by a bishop by means of the sacrament called Holy Orders. The priest is both the leader of the parish and the servant of the family of God gathered in a particular parish. He leads by example, word, deed and encouraging people to respond to Jesus' love for us. The pastor of a parish is priest and administers the sacraments and proclaims the Word of God. He also is responsible for the administration of the parish. The priest/pastor is a servant, serving the people of God during their joys and sorrows, sadness and contentment.
Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick
By appointment. Please notify our Pastor when you are seriously ill or hospitalized.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK:
When people are sick or suffering - especially for a long time or with a terminal disease - they become discouraged, depressed, angry and afraid. Anointing of the Sick gives people the grace, strength and encouragement to bear their illnesses with dignity until, God willing, they recover. The sacrament also assures people that they are not alone in their suffering, that God is with them and the Christian community is praying for that individual.
Our parish celebrates a Mass of Anointing at various times throughout the year. Anyone who is suffering from chronic illness, disease, or prolonged pain is encouraged to participate.