Worship at Christ King - Christ King Parish http://www.christkingparish.org/pro/announcements_rss.cfm?detailid=290909 Announcements Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Masses http://www.christkingparish.org/worship/index.cfm#ec_290909_368_short Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_368 <div>This year, the fourth Sunday of Advent falls on what is also Christmas Eve.&nbsp;Here are your options as you consider meeting obligations for both regular Sunday Mass as well as Christmas Mass:</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><strong>Regular Sunday Masses at CK:</strong></div> <div>&bull; Saturday 23rd: 4:30 PM</div> <div>&bull; Sunday 24th: 9:30 AM</div> <div><strong>Christmas Masses at CK:</strong></div> <div>&bull; Sunday 24th: 4:30 or 10:30 PM</div> <div>&bull; Monday 25th: 9:30 AM</div> Christ King to Pray Vespers during Advent http://www.christkingparish.org/worship/index.cfm#ec_290909_358_short Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_358 <p>What are Vespers?</p> <p>Vespers, also called Evening Prayer, is part of the Liturgy of the Hours, also known as the Divine Office. In the Liturgy of the Hours, the Church fulfills Jesus&#39; command to &quot;pray always&quot; (Luke 18:1). Through this prayer, the people of God sanctify the day by continual praise of God and prayers of intercession for the needs of the world.<br /> <br /> The Liturgy of the Hours includes several specified times of prayer. The most important times, called the &quot;hinge hours,&quot; are Morning Prayer (which takes place upon rising) and Evening Prayer (which takes place as dusk begins to fall).<br /> <br /> Bishops, priests, deacons, and many men and women in consecrated life pray the Liturgy of the Hours each day. Their work is organized around this prayer, keeping God always at the center of their days. Lay people are encouraged to pray the Liturgy of the Hours as well, especially Morning and Evening Prayer.<br /> <br /> Evening Prayer gives thanks for the day just past and makes an evening sacrifice of praise to God.</p> <p>Experience this beautiful and reflective Prayer of the Church on the Wednesday evenings of Advent (December 6, 13, and 20) from 5:30 until 6:00. Are you reluctant because this is your first Evening Prayer experience and aren&rsquo;t certain what to do? Fear not! This undertaking is new to Christ King&mdash;we&rsquo;re ALL learning as we go &ndash; JOIN US!</p> The Church is Open for Prayer & Reflection! http://www.christkingparish.org/worship/index.cfm#ec_290909_70_short Mon, 18 Dec 2017 00:00:00 CST SM_70 <p>Christ King Church is open for personal prayer every Monday through Friday 6:30am -&nbsp;8:30pm.</p> <p>Also on Saturdays from 9:00am to 5:30pm and Sundays from 7:30am to noon.</p> <p>Stop by before or after work. Come during lunch. Bring the family after dinner.</p>