Here at Christ the King, we begin instilling the desire for priestly vocations through service at the altar. Young men beginning in Grade 4 are urged to become part of this service.
Men and women are both invited to become Sacristans in service at the altar. They become acquainted with the sacred vessels, vestments, and altar preparation for the Mass, Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, and other devotions throughout the year. Through this service they are called to develop a deeper appreciation for the changing Church seasons, a closer relationship to Jesus who is present in the Eucharist, and a genuine love for prayer and the sacramental life.
Young girls (beginning in 6th Grade) are also urged to become
Sacristy Assistants in order to learn more about the
Church and explore their possible calling to religious life.
Our parish lectors (readers) are men and women who have a special love for the Scriptures and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ at all our weekend Masses. At the beginning of Mass the lector makes all pertinent announcements and then during the Liturgy of the Word skillfully reads from the the Old and New Testaments. Our current group of lectors rotates so that each lector reads every 4-6 weeks. If you are interested in this activity, please contact the Pastor who will help you with materials and direction in proclaiming the Word effectively.
Our Parish is blest to have a completely volunteer staffed choir for each weekend Mass. The music used in liturgy at Christ the King is chosen from the selections offered by J.S. Paluch and World Library Publications. On a weekly basis each choir director/organist chooses the music for his/her particular Mass, lending a different aesthetic to each of our weekend services. There are few trained voices in our choirs, so all ages and skill levels are more than welcome to join us.