There are many ways to put your faith into action alongside your fellow parishioners at Christ the King. Here are some examples:
Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion help to distribute the Body and Blood of Christ at Mass and also take Holy Communion to the sick and homebound. Recommendations are made by the pastor, Father Madden; and the Bishop of Savannah appoints these ministers for three year terms. Potential candidates must be over 18, a member of the parish, and have completed required training.
Lectors proclaim the word of God at Mass and other liturgies. They should be good readers and communicators and have a love for the Scriptures. Call the church office for information at 706-663-0090. Person of contact is Rich McDowell.
Adults 17 and up are invited to serve as ushers and/or greeters by helping with collections, seating, and/or greeting people to Mass and also handing out bulletins and other materials. Person of contact is Lola Hammock.
These parishioners present the gifts of bread and wine to the priest at the Offertory of the Mass. Person of contact is Donna Eaton.
Students who have received their First Communion are eligible to serve. Training sessions are held periodically. Altar servers are scheduled for all Masses. Contact the church office.
These parishioners prepare the sancturary for Mass and other liturgies, clean and press the altar linens and take care of the sanctuary. Person of contact is Didi Taylor.
These parishioners visits prisoners at Muscogee County Jail and share music and Scripture readings. Persons of contact:
Emma Jayne Kretlow or Jan Tolle.
These parishioners help decorates the church for special feasts and other occasions. Person of contact: Janice Steele.
Members of the choir and song leaders lead the music at Masses and other liturgies. We also invite anyone who plays an instrument to participate. Person of contact: Hedy McDowell.
is making an effort to meet the needs of the people within our parish boundaries of Harris and Talbot counties, by serving four specific ministries in which parishioners are asked to take an active part. Point of contact: Lorrie Taylor 706-663-0090.
The foundation of our Parish Outreach program relies on the prayers of our people. This ministry is open to all parishioners who desire to pray for the people who are serving others and for those who are being served.
Some parishioners may desire to pray in their homes, but there is power found in many persons joining together to pray, for Jesus has said: “Where there are two or three gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them”.
This ministry is vital to our program. There are persons in their own homes, nursing homes, hospices, assisted living places and hospitals that have a need for a visit from caring individuals.
It is appropriate for two volunteers at a time to make these visits.
Volunteers may wish to send a card or a written message to the sick, infirmed, widowed, to those who have suffered the loss of someone, those celebrating special events, or to those who are deployed by the military in foreign countries.
Through this compassionate activity, volunteers can bring a spirit of hope and joy to many people.
The Outreach office hours are Monday-Friday from 10:30 a.m-3:30 p.m.
This ministry requires volunteers who are willing to answer the telephone and/or give some of their time to talk with individuals, who may visit Christ the King in search of someone with whom they can converse.
This program involves cooperation with other agencies. Some emergency food distribution may be required and/or financial assistance arranged. Records of all activity are kept on file.
“SEEK THE LORD WHERE HE MAY BE FOUND”
…especially in those who may have need of our help!
This ministry provides faith development for all members of the parish family. We are delighted to have Mrs. Amy Elkins as Religious Education Director.
CHILDREN – K to Confirmation Age (Grades 7-8): Classes are held on Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 10:10 AM in the Pastoral Center.
(after Confirmation through High School): Activities and religious education classes are organized for the youth. Classes are held Sundays, after the 10:30 am Mass, in the Pastoral Center . Special activities are arranged by youth group advisors. Contact Amy Elkins
Information classes are offered for those of other faiths who are interested in the Catholic faith and for Catholics who wish to update their knowledge of the faith. Classes normally begin in August and end in May. Call Neal Garner: 706-596-8838
The Welcoming Ministry calls on new and prospective new church members to offer greetings and information. Church members may assist ailing and bereaved families by preparing and serving food for Funeral Receptions, or cooking and delivering Meals for the Sick/Homebound. Can you provide Transportation to church or appointments for a church member unable to drive? Can you Visit the Homebound or Nursing Home Residents? Your help will be a blessing! Point of contact: Olga Rodriguez or Miriam Lang.
Monthly evening of fun and fellowship all on the third Wednesday at 7:00, at the Pastoral Center across the street from the church. Enjoy getting to know new friends and families. Mostly social mixed in with charitable activities Locations and dates may change…Members and potential members welcome! If you would like more information, please call the parish office. Point of contact: Linda Wendleschaefer.
Members organize the parish stewardship program of sharing our time, talents and treasure with the church and community. Contact Didi Taylor to get involved.
This committee oversees the building and grounds of the church and the priest’s residence. Assistance is often needed to direct traffic before and after Mass. Contact Bill McClarnon for the church or Don Taylor for the priest’s residence.
Report/write for the bulletin or the newsletter, or contribute your skills to the parish website. Contact for publications is Lorrie Taylor.
In our faith community when someone dies, we all grieve. We pray for and with each family who loses a loved one. We also provide a reception luncheon after the funeral so that family and friends may gather and celebrate the life of the deceased and share a meal that Christ the King parishioners provide. We hope that doing so will alleviate some of the emotional and financial strain on families during this time, as well as provide them with the love and support of our parish community.