DMF 2020





I’m launching our annual Diocesan Ministry Fund (DMF) appeal two weeks early because I’ll be gone two weekends in February and don’t want to burden Fr. Larry Solan (my substitute) with raising pledges. February 29 (it’s a leap year) is still the official end of our pledge efforts.

First, thanks for everyone who pledges something extra, above and beyond their Christ the King  contribution, to DMF. Your sacrifices are the reason we reach our goal. Please continue!

Second, I appeal to everyone else to at least pledge 25% of your Christ the King contribution to DMF on your envelopes. You will be the reason we get a DMF refund!

And please, if you contribute by check or in cash every week please pledge online at

Thanks everybody!

– Fr. John O.

The above letter from Bishop Berg and a prayer card is available in the Narthex.


Religious Formation News – Grades Pre-K to High School – January 24, 2020

January 24, 2020

Dear Parents –

Valentine’s Day is coming and what a great time to talk about God’s unending and perfect love for us!  I found these sweet activities to do with your kids at home: Click here:

This Sunday, January 26, is a Catholic Connections Sunday!  There are no “regular” classes for each age grouping.  Here are the classes that will be available:

Adults and Teens:  “Understanding God” in Sr. Joan’s Room (north side).  All parents of kids being confirmed and receiving First Communion should attend this class as well as any other interested adults.

RCIC Kids –Kids preparing to enter the church will meet in the 5th Grade Room

First Communion Kids – in the First Communion Room (on the South side of Sr. Joan’s Room)

Pre-K through 5th Grade – Catholic Kids Camp in the 6th Grade Room

Middle School Students:  “Hot Topics” in the 7th and 8th Grade room.  They will be covering “Entitlement”

High School:  Confirmation students only will have class at NOON.  There will not be regular “Discipleship” for all high school.

We look forward to seeing the whole family this Sunday.

As always – you can find all kinds of up-to-date information on our website:

Laura Escalera
Pastoral Associate for Religious Formation
Christ the King Parish
(719) 542-9248 ext. 113

Registration forms are bellow (kindly complete both forms), or you may register at the Weekend Parish Office, or forms are available for you in the Narthex.

Please complete both sides of the Registration Form so that we can update our records. Return it by September 17th so class lists can be made. (Place in the box at the Weekend Office, or drop off, or mail it, to the Parish Office, 1708 Horseshoe Drive.)

You may also scan your forms and send them to

For the 2019-2020 RE Schedule click here.  (Copies are also available in the Narthex and at the Weekend Office.)

Liturgical Ministers Guidelines – Updated for 2020

THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! 190 Ministry Volunteer Sheets were turned in! 328 various ministries were chosen by this Amazing Parish Family during this Ministry call, with 98 new persons signing up for a ministry! WOW!

Please see the guidelines below for your ministry.


Communion Ministry Guidelines:  click here.

Proclaimer Ministry Guidelines:  click here

Altar Server General Instructions:  click here

Greeter Ministry Guidelines:  click here

Usher Ministry Guidelines:  click here

Sacristan for Weekend Mass Duties:  click here




Preparing for Baptism for Infants & Children (Under 7 years of age)

Preparing for Baptism for Infants & Children (Under 7 years of age)

Welcome! We are excited that you are reaching out to learn more about the beautiful Sacrament of Baptism for your child. Every Sacrament brings us into contact with the God who loves us and wants to share His life with us. God is calling you and your family into this exciting encounter with Him.
With the new Baptism Guidelines there are a few more steps, please call Sarah Nelson at 719/542-9248 ext. 121, or email Sarah at with inquiries and to assist you through this process.


Divine Mercy Charismatic Prayer Group

Monday, February 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

The Divine Mercy Charismatic Prayer Group usually will meet on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Little Flower Formation Building (Classroom 6th Grade- use entrance near Sister Joan’s Room). The Prayer Gathering will include praise/worship music, teaching, and prayer. For more details please call Prayer Leader Leila Andrews at 773-931-5465.



Adult Faith Formation in January 2020

The Christian faith is, above all, conversion to Jesus Christ.
Every day is a new opportunity to walk with Jesus and discover aspects of him and yourself that you would not otherwise come to know. Fully participating in your relationship with Jesus will truly make a difference in your life, assuring both growth and fruitfulness – excerpt “Activated Catholic Disciple”
At Christ the King, we invite all adults to participate in cultivating your personal relationship with Christ through the Sacraments, numerous formation offerings, retreats and events.

Catholic Fellowship Group begins again on January 7th, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Formation Center in Sr. Joan’s Room

Prophet Priest and King (12- Part Session)

The better we understand Jesus, the better we understand ourselves. But who was Jesus, this itinerant preacher whom many called the Messiah? In Priest, Prophet, King, you’ll discover Jesus as the Anointed One – the ultimate priest, prophet, and king foreshadowed throughout the Hebrew Scriptures. Using biblical insights and engaging stories, Bishop Barron affirms that we see Jesus most clearly through the lens of the Old Testament. If you have questions please contact Gerald Garduno at 719-252-8508 or Rich Dudley at 719-369-9115.

Woman’s Bible Study Group meets again on January 15th

9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. in Sister Joan’s Room

Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues

Join Bishop Robert Barron for this presentation of the seven deadly sins, those great spiritual blocks that inhibit our flourishing in relationship with God and one another. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, gluttony, avarice and lust are all presented as patterns of dysfunction within us that lead to unhappiness.

Bishop Barron shows us how to counteract these seven sinful patterns through a conscious process of opposition, known as the “seven lively virtues.” These offer antidotes to each sin and help set us on the right path to healing and happiness. Call Mickie Markowski at 719-545-6506 or Linda Gettler at 719-545-1058 (Leave voice message if no answer.)