Christ The King Parish
Serving Parishioners of the Comox Valley
 

Ministries

If you would like to participate in any of the ministries listed, please contact the Parish Secretary


Phone numbers for the various contacts mentioned below can be found on the Pastoral & Ministry Staff page under the Administration menu item.

ADORATION

Spend time with the Lord in prayer and praise! The Blessed Sacrament is exposed for Adoration in the Church every Friday from 9:30 am to

10:30 am. Contact: Parish Office 250-334-4716

ADULT FAITH FORMATION

Strengthen your relationship with Jesus through scripture study, sharing faith experiences, and relating the Good News to daily living.Contact: Murray Lindman

ALTAR SERVERS

Serve God at the altar by assisting our priest at the various sacramental celebrations. Servers will be required to attend some training sessions and will be scheduled to serve at Sunday Mass about once a month. Contact: Parish Office 250-334-4716

BAPTISMAL TEAM

Assist in the orientation process for parents, providing both information and support to the families of Baptism candidates. Time commitment is 2-6 hours per month. Contact: Parish Office 250-334-4716

CATHOLIC WOMEN'S LEAGUE

Christ the King Council of the Catholic Women's League of Canada meets on the first Tuesday of the month from September to June at 7:00 p.m. Our Council belongs to the Diocesan Council of Victoria and meet with the other 14 Councils on Vancouver Island three times a year. Membership is open to any women over the age of 16. Annual dues are $25. Contact: Mary Nicholas 250-338-1937

CENACLE GROUP

This group meets weekly to pray the rosary and prayer needs in the parish and community. Contact: Bernadette Lothian

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD

Help children hear and celebrate the Sunday Mass scriptures at their own level. Time commitment is 30 minutes during Mass and schedule rotates monthly. Contact: Kathleen Murphy

COFFEE AFTER MASS

Prepare and serve coffee to parishioners after Masses on Sunday morning. Time commitment is one hour per week. Contact: Dale Jeffrey

COMMUNION TO SICK IN HOSPITAL

Bringing the eucharist to those who are sick in the hospital. Time commitment is 2 hours per week plus training if you wish to become part of this ministry. Contact: Parish Office

DEVELOPMENT & PEACE/SOCIAL JUSTICE

The mandate of the Development & Peace ministry (formerly Social Justice) is to carry out Christ's command to live out of love not for ourselves alone but for others less fortunate than us. The Social Justice ministry carries out the mission of the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace, which supports partners in the Third World in the pursuit of alternatives to unjust social political and economic structures. It educates the Canadian population about causes of impoverishment of peoples and mobilizes actions for change. It reaches out with financial aid to countries in crisis from war, famine and natural disasters. The Social Justice Ministry also supports the struggle for human rights in Central and South America through organizations like the Christian Task Force on Central America and Maquila Solidarity Network.

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS

Assist the Presider during the Communion Rite at Mass, distributing the Body and Blood of Christ to the assembly. Time commitment includes training session and serving at least one Sunday Mass per month. Contact: Parish Office

FAMILY LIFE MINISTRY

This Ministry tries to educate and encourage families to become involved in the parish community. It provides opportunities for families to meet and get to know each through guest speakers and social events. Contact: Roger Collin 250-218-1309

FINANCE COMMITTEE

Members work in conjunction with the Pastor to prepare the annual operating budget for the parish and implement the final, approved budget.

HERITAGE SOCIETY

Preserving our parish history for present and future generations is the aim of Christ the King Heritage Society. The Archives room in the lower level houses archives gathered from the former parishes of Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland and Hornby Island. For the last twelve years, a small dedicated band of volunteers have gathered, catalogued and preserved a variety of artifacts, such as vestments, photographs, prayer books and other memorabilia. New members are welcome and no prior knowledge is required. For further information contact: Margaret Beardon

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

Founded in April, 1958

The membership of Dr. T. Briggs Council #4597embraces Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland and the Canadian Forces Base in Comox. The Council has been very active in the church and surrounding communities. The majority of these activities have centered around our charitable donations, derived from a Council bingo as charter members of Comox Valley Charitable Bingo Association, a Council "Burger Booth", which is active at most valley community events, an annual State Charity Appeal Lottery as well as sponsoring a parish breakfast on the first Friday and last Sunday of each month. The Knights are an active and supportive Catholic Fraternal and Family Organization. Contact: Arnold Lamb 250-331-0849.

L'ARCHE

L'Arche in North America is part of a worldwide network of communities inspired by the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12). At the heart of these communities are people with a developmental disability and those who share life with them. In the Comox Valley, L'Arche has opened a home called Jubilee House. The Board of L'Arche Comox Valley currently holds monthly meetings and is involved in a variety of awareness and fund raising projects which assist in the operation of Jubilee House. Anyone interested in finding out more about L'Arche should contact: Christine Monier 250-334-8320


BEING A VOLUNTEER

It's not for money. It's not for fame.

It's not for any personal gain.

It's for love of fellow man.

It's just to lend a helping hand.

It's just to give a tithe of self.

That's something you can't buy with wealth.

It's not for medals won with pride.

It's for the feeling deep inside.

It's that reward down in your heart.

It's that feeling that you've been part

Of helping others far and near

That makes you become a volunteer!

LECTORS

Proclaim the Word of God during the Liturgy of the Word. Time commitment includes training session and proclaiming at least one Sunday Mass per month. Contact: Denise Buckley 250-339-1807

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

Provide information of upcoming marriage encounter weekends. Support through prayer any couple attending a marriage encounter weekend. Contact: Margaret & Julius Keresztesi 250-941-2229.

MARRIAGE PREPARATION TEAM

Lead prayer and facilitate discussions on topics pertaining to relationships and married life. Contact: Parish Office

MEN'S GROUP

Opportunities for men of the parish to develop deeper relationship with Christ, their families, and one another. Meets weekly on Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m. in the church lower hall. Contact: Parish Office.

MINISTRY OF PRAYER

Pray with and/or for people who call for prayer for themselves or for others. Contact: Bridget Bradshaw

MONEY COUNTERS

Sort cash, cheques, and coins from the weekend collection and prepare the bank deposit. Time commitment is 2-3 hours. Contact: Dale Jeffrey

MUSIC MINISTRY

There are three choirs that make up the music ministry at Christ the King Parish. Each choir practices once a week. The three choirs are: Saturday 5p.m. Mass, practice time 7:00p.m. Tuesday evening; 8:30 a.m. Sunday, practice time 7:00 p.m. Thursday evening and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, practice time 7:30 p.m. Monday evening. Contact - Kathleen Murphy for the 8:30 a.m. choir; and Maureen Bedford for the 10:30 a.m. choir.

PASTORAL COUNCIL

Pastoral council holds elections for members once every three years. This is an advisory committee that works with the pastor.

PRO LIFE

The Pro Life group is an educational body that advises parishioners of current information on pro life issues. They hold monthly meetings and annually support the Life Chain held in October. Contact: Mary McCaffrey 250-334-1526

RCIA TEAM MEMBER

Welcome and share your faith with adults interested in becoming Catholic. Time commitment includes sessions each Wednesday evening (2 hours), periodic team meetings, planning teachings. Contact: Parish Office 250-334-4716.

RCIA SPONSOR

Be a spiritual companion to an adult seeking full initiation into the Church. Time commitment includes attending weekly session, the Rites for approximately 10 months. Contact: Fr. Marek Paczka.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Teach children the foundations of the church and nourish them in the faith. Time commitment is 2 hours per week from September through May, plus some additional training time. Contact: Parish Office 250-334-4716

RECPECT FOR LIFE MINISTRY

Click here to link to this ministry’s web site.

RIDE-SHARE MINISTRY

Provide transportation to a parishioner in your area who needs a ride to weekend Mass. Time commitment varies, depending on demand and your availability. Contact: Dale Jeffrey

SACRISTANS

Oversee the preparation of our weekday and Sunday Liturgies. Contact: Parish Office

SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL

Help provide a meal on Monday at the Soup Kitchen. Volunteers can help by either making soup or helping prepare and serve the lunch on Monday. Home Visiting teams make up food hampers from food collected or provide shopping vouchers from monetary collections from Christ the King Parish. Volunteers can help at the store by sorting, washing or pricing items that arrive at the thrift store. Training sessions are provided for those who wish to work at the cash register. The St. Vincent de Paul Conference meets the fourth Monday of the month at 7:00 p.m. at Christ the King Parish. Contact: Arnold Lamb 250-331-0849

SENIORS

The Ministry of Seniors needs a co-ordinator. If you are interested, this ministry helps when there are functions held for seniors in the parish by contacting shut-ins to see if they are interested in attending and need a ride. Contact the parish office if you are interested.

USHERS

Assist with and direct seating of the assembly at weekend liturgies, gather the gifts/collection, distribute bulletins, assist those with special needs and emergency situations. Time commitment is one Mass per month. Contact: Murray Wilson (5:00 pm Mass), Larry Jangula (10:30 am Mass) or Barry Kruger (8:30 am Mass)

VISITORS OF SHUT-INS

Bring the presence and compassion of Christ to the hospitalized and homebound of our community. Time commitment is 2 hours per week, plus training if you wish to become a Euchartic minister. Contact: Lorraine LLoyd 250-871-3507

YOUTH TEAM

Share your faith, plan Junior and Senior teens events - become a member of our Teen Core teaching team. Time commitment: Saturday evenings 3-4 hours plus additional planning and retreat time. Contact: Roger Collin 250-218-1309

Date last updated: 13 Dec. 2016

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