601 Silas Deane HWY. • Wethersfield, CT 06109

Christ the King Parish

Religious Education
Phone:  860-721-9419

Email: [email protected]

Class times:

Grades 1-6     9:05am-10:05am

Grades 7-8  6:00pm-7:00pm

Grades 9-10 6:30pm-7:30pm

beginning October 17

Kindergarten 9:05am-10:05am

 

If you haven't registered for the 2021-2022 school year

Important Announcement Regarding Masks

The town of Wethersfield has issued a mask mandate for all indoor venues beginning Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 8:00am.  Therefore, at Christ the King, all persons, regardless of vaccination status, will now be required to wear masks when inside the church building.

This mandate is in effect until further notice.

 

MASS TIMES 

Weekdays and Saturdays
7:30 AM

Saturday Vigil
4:00 PM

Sunday
8:00 AM  and  10:15 AM
5:15 PM - first Sunday of the month

(Daily and Saturday Vigil Masses
also live-stream on Facebook)

A YouTube video of weekday and Saturday Vigil Masses is available below 1/2 hour after Mass ends.


Saturday
Holy Hour 8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Reconciliation 2:30 PM-3:00 PM


RECTORY OFFICE HOURS

Monday – Friday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Office Phone: (860) 529-2545  
Fax:  (860) 529-5861
Email:  [email protected]
Facebook: 
facebook.com/pg/ChristtheKingCT

84 Somerset Street, Wethersfield, CT 06109

Corpus Christi Church
601 Silas Deane HWY

Wethersfield, CT 06109


Pray Daily for:

  • victims and survivors of human trafficking
  • an end to violence in Afghanistan
  • earthquake victims in Haiti
  • an end to wild fires in California
  • an end to the Covid19 pandemic
  • Christ the King Parish

How to Register info can be found in:
OnLine Users Guide

Click picture above to view
29th Sunday in Ordinary Time
Vigil Mass on YouTube

 

Sunday Worship Aid
October 17, 2021


Weekday Mass

 

Monday, Oct. 18  7:30am


Weekday and Saturday Vigil Masses
live-stream on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/pg/ChristtheKingCT/videos/
and are available on YouTube and above after the end of the mass

Masses/Candles Available

The 2021 Calendar has a number of Masses and candles available.  The 2022 Calendar is also open and available.  If you would like one (or more) for a loved one, please call or email the Rectory at 860-529-2545 or [email protected], or go to the Contact screen at this link:  Contact screen

  • Weekday Masses are $15;
  • Weekend and Holy Day Masses are $20; and
  • Candles are $10.

 

 

Christ the King Parish added a 5:15pm Mass the first Sunday of each month throughout the school year.  All are welcome to attend.


News and Events:


Weekly Events:

PRAY A PUBLIC SQUARE ROSARY

America Needs Fatima

This Saturday, October 16, 2021

12:00 noon

Broad Street Green

This will be an opportunity to pray for our country.

Bring your own chair.


 

Beyond Bible Study - Monday, 7:00pm, St. Joseph Hall

Study Circle

Pope Francis's Apostolic Letter Patris Corde
in honor of ST. JOSEPH

 

DAY/DATES:  8 WEDNESDAYS –  SEPTEMBER 8th to OCTOBER 27th

TIME:  Group 1 – 1:30-2:30 p.m.            Group 2 – 7:00-8:00 p.m.

FACILITATOR:  Sister Mary Bernard Shanley, CSJ


Pope Francis declared 2020-2021 the YEAR OF JOSEPH, thus marking the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Joseph as Patron of the Universal Church.  This study circle will prayerfully reflect on the fatherly virtues of St. Joseph and his role in the history of salvation as outlined by the Pope in his apostolic letter.

Please register your interest by contacting Sister Mary Bernard at [email protected]. (Enter “St. Joseph” as the subject of your e-mail.)

Link to Pope's Letter Patris Corde


 

ROSARY ON THE GREEN

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Rosary on the Green (Wethersfield Broad Street Green across from Anderson Farm),
Fridays at noon, weather permitting.  
In case of inclement weather, the Rosary will take place in Corpus Christi Church


Patriotic Rosary

 

"If you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, in your country, assemble ..to recite the Rosary."
- Blessed Pope Pius IX


 

AOH FOOD/HALLOWEEN DRIVE

 

The Ancient Order of Hibernians Hartford Division 2 is sponsoring a Food and Halloween Drive on Sunday, October 17 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Collection will take place at Christ the King in the parking lot that is between the church and the middle school. This drive is part of the regular parish food collection. We will be there after the 10:15 a.m. Mass for anyone that wants to donate. The food will be given to the pantry at Saint Augustine Church in Hartford. Please bring non-perishable items with canned meats and soup in the greatest need in addition to pinto and pink beans. We are also looking to collect cooking oils, spices and condiments. Feel free to bring an extra bag of Halloween treats! Thanks to all for their generosity!

 

Why Does Racial Diversity Matter?

Guest Speaker:

Nicole R. Miller, M.Ed

Monday, October 25, 2021

7:00 pm

St Joseph Hall

We invite all of you to join us for a very important discussion, titled “Why Does Racial Diversity Matter?” on Monday, October 25th at 7 pm in St. Joseph Hall. This event is being sponsored by the Social Action Committee and is open to our parish and surrounding community. This interactive workshop will engage participants in a group dialogue about how racial diversity has influenced and impacted their lives. The overarching goal is to gain a deeper understanding and value of building authentic relationships with people different from themselves. The speaker will be Nicole R. Miller, M.Ed, who most recently started the organization, EquityCorps Group LLC, whose mission is to “Re-educate America One Community at a Time.” Her passion for this work stems from living in America and seeing how skin color differences can either create opportunities or eliminate them.

Participants will also explore and examine the barriers that may prevent them from diversifying their social circles. Through this presentation participants will walk away with a greater understanding of how they can assess their own perceptions about people from other backgrounds and how these may prevent them from connecting.


 

 

Prayer Shawl Ministry

The Christ the King Parish Prayer Shawl Ministry is meeting again!  During the warm months, rather than inside, the new meeting place is the Wethersfield Broad Street Green, the first and third Thursday at 1:00pm.  We sit and chat, knit, crochet, and swap patterns.  New members are always welcome .  If you would like to join us, simply show up near Elm Street.  In case of rain, we will meet at St. Joseph Hall in Corpus Christi Church.

Upcoming meeting dates:

Oct. 7

Oct. 21

Nov. 4

Nov. 18

Sandwich Collection Resumes

 

The Social Action Committee is resuming the monthly sandwich collection in September, after it being on hold since last year due to Covid-19. This much needed project provides food for the homeless who do not frequent shelters. The sandwiches are distributed by ImmaCare in Hartford.  The need is great, but thanks to contributions from volunteer “sandwich makers,” ImmaCare can provide help and comfort to these people. Making sandwiches is a good way to involve younger family members in this ministry.

  • Any type of bread may be used.
  • Two (2) slices of meat (such as ham, bologna, salami) & a slice of cheese per sandwich
  • About one pound of meat is needed for a loaf of bread. You can vary the ingredients if you don’t have enough of one kind to finish the loaf.
  • Please DO NOT put condiments or butter on the bread.
  • Peanut butter & jelly sandwiches are also very popular.
  • Sandwiches are individually wrapped, put back in the bread wrapper, twist-tied, and placed in the box in the church foyer.

 

The following are the dates for the rest of 2021 and through August 2022. You may wish to post this schedule on your refrigerator or bulletin board as a reminder.

(* Socks and T-shirts in adult sizes also collected in September and February.  **Juice boxes also collected in October and May).

2021: 

September 11/12*

October 2/3 **

November 6/7

December 4/5

2022:

January 8/9    

February 5/6*

March 5/6      

April 2/3 

 May 7/8 **

 June 4/5   

July 2/3      

August 6/7


 

HOMELESS BAGS

 

We are currently seeking donations of hats, mittens/gloves, or socks for bags we will be putting together for the homeless.  Please consider making a donation in these upcoming months.  There is a blue bin in the front vestibule of the church.

We are also accepting monetary donations.  We have a donor who will match any monetary donation for a total of $2,500. Any donations you make will be doubled!  Please consider donating any amount.  Please make checks payable to: Christ the King Social Action Committee, with ‘Homeless bags’ in the memo.  Thank you for your continued generosity.  For more information on how to get involved, please contact Nora Uricchio / 860-830-5989  [email protected] or Daisy Trahan / [email protected]


 

Ancient Order of Hibernians

Campaign to Build an Irish Canal Workers Memorial

The Ancient Order of Hibernians Hartford Division 2 is fundraising to build a monument to help remember a forgotten Irish-Catholic cemetery in Windsor Locks.

The memorial will honor the 400 immigrant laborers who left their homeland in Ireland and came to the area between May 1827 and November 1829 to build the canal bypassing the treacherous rapids of the Connecticut River.

In particular, we will honor those canal workers and family members that are buried in an unmarked Catholic cemetery that is located about 100 yards and across the canal from where the memorial will be placed.

The memorial will be located at the Windsor Locks Canal Trail State Park near the Montgomery Mills Apartments.

Gifts are accepted at https://gofund.me/a3283c68 or by mailing a check to Irish Canal Workers Memorial Fund, AOH Hartford Division 2, PO Box 68, Glastonbury, Conn., 06033.