We are called to imitate God and show mercy to our fellow man, as God shows mercy to His people. As Christians, we should put others’ needs before our own, recognizing that if we are to love as Jesus loves, our actions should be that of the servant, full of humility and dedication to service. Here at Christ the King Catholic Church, we show each other Jesus’ love through participation in our various ministries. Each ministry has its own purpose, but ultimately, each one draws us into a deeper relationship with Christ, and fosters discipleship. Please take a look through our opportunities below and reflect... pray about where God is calling you to serve!
If you would like to participate in any of the opportunities shown here, please contact our Director of Parish Life & Outreach, and we will be happy to provide the contact names or other information you might need.
“As I have done for you, you should do also” (John 13:15)
Do you have an idea for a new ministry? Please fill out a New Ministry Form and submit it to our office.
BE MOVED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT: JOIN A MINISTRY!
ALTAR SERVERS (contact Mike Hall [email protected]) Altar servers assist the priest and deacons during Mass. Open to students in 6th grade and above. Altar servers are asked to arrive 15 minutes before Mass and serve for the duration of Mass. Two annual meetings and Training provided.
EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS (Mass or Sick) (Patty Barnett 225-6774 EXT.223) Known as Extraordinary Ministers, parishioners are called upon to assist in the distribution of the Eucharist under both species of Bread and Wine, the Body and Blood of Christ. Most serve once or twice a month.
LECTORS (Patty Barnett 225-6774 EXT.223) Do you have a great speaking voice? Become a lector and proclaim the Word of God during the celebration of Mass. Volunteers rotate monthly.
ALTAR LINENS (contact Betty Franzetti - 501-868-4148) This group manages the linens used during the Liturgy of the Mass. Volunteers rotate to collect, clean, iron, lay out the linens, and manage inventory.
USHERS ( Bob Price 501-868-8030 or Marvin Boyd 501-219-9064) This ministry facilitate the smooth flow of people for Eucharist, entering/exiting the building, and manage emergency situations.
GREETERS (Cynthia Brown - [email protected]) This ministry provides the hospitality, fellowship, courtesy, and welcoming to those who come to the celebration of the Mass each weekend.
CANDLE MINISTRY (Sherri Sandor- 501-821-2158) The decorating team helps to create a beautiful lighting of the church for each liturgical season. The creative director leads the volunteers, so you do not have to be creative to join this group! Some lifting and climbing is involved.
ADULT CHOIR (Kevin Forte 225-6774 Ext 261) Do you love to sing ? Join the choir! The Music Ministry offers an opportunity for all musically inclined people to share their talent during the celebration of the Holy Mass. Members meet for practice on Wednesdays (Sept-May) 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Choir Room 2nd Floor – Ministries Building.
CYM TEAM JESUS (Becky Ridgeway 501.225-6774 ext 262) Are you in High school and love to sing or play an instrument? The senior CYM band sings the 1st Sunday of each month at the 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening Mass. Rehearsals are scheduled by the CYM Ministry.
PERPETUAL ADORATION (Allison Nicholas - 501-225-0276) Visit with Jesus, find peace. Participants sit or kneel quietly in the real presence of the Lord, adoring Him, thanking Him for blessings bestowed, asking for His graces and gifts; for strength, peace, love and the ability to trust in Him; and to listen to His message as he leads you on your own journey to sainthood. Volunteers are asked to commit to one hour or more 24 hours 7 days a week.
LITTLE ROCK SCRIPTURE STUDY (Fred Woell 501-225-9287) Learn the Bible! These study sessions are held in the spring and fall on Monday evenings and Wednesday mornings.
NATURAL FAMILY PLANNING (Tyler & Erin Boelkens - 501-231-9153 ) is the God-given way to plan your family.
ADULT/YOUTH FAITH FORMATION (Greg Donaldson - 501-225-6774 ext. 284) Learn the Catholic Faith, for children and adults. Faith Formation is a broad title incorporating the parish’s educational mission by providing multiple opportunities to deepen the knowledge and understanding of the Catholic Faith and Tradition, including RCIA, RCIC, Youth Faith Formation, and Tutos Tuus, Vacation Bible School, Catholicism for Middle Schoolers and Adult Bible Study.
WALKING WITH PURPOSE (Kim Spellins - 501-425-7221) Walking with Purpose is an ongoing Catholic Bible study that aims to bring women to a deeper personal relationship with Jesus Christ by offering personal study and small group discussion that link our everyday challenges with the solutions given to us through the teachings of Christ and the Catholic Church.
TERRA FIRMA- Young Adult ( Daine Mashburn - [email protected] ) is a faith-inspired religious ministry for all singles, those married, and young adults with families, ages 20 to 40.
CURSILLO/ULTREYA ( Jay Fredrich - 501-658-9293) Cursillos in Christianity is a movement that, through God’s grace, enables the essential realities of the Christian to come to life in the uniqueness, originality, and creativity of each person.
CATHOLIC YOUTH MINISTRY (CYM) (Bevie Davies 501-225-6774 ext 260) This group consists of youths in grades 9-12. regularly scheduled meetings and activities. In addition to spiritual formation and retreats, the group has fun with movie nights and high adventure activities, as they enjoy making new friends.
MEN OF FAITH (Chris Fray - 501-831-6094) The Christ the King Men of Faith group meets in small groups to discuss real everyday issues and challenges facing our church, our families, and ourselves.
VOCATIONS COMMITTEE (Conrad Battreal - 501-225-6814) In an effort to foster increased vocations to the priesthood and religious life through daily prayer, the CTK Vocation Committee has instituted the Vocations Chalice Program.
MARTHA'S MEALS ( Teri Tribby 501-225-6774 Ext 228) The Committee helps provide solace and support during a time of loss by providing a luncheon for the family and their friends following a Funeral or Memorial Mass at the Christ the King. Volunteers buy and set up food, serve and clean up. Four teams rotate as needed.
FLOWER MINISTRY (Church Office 501-225-6774) The decorating team helps to create a beautiful church for each liturgical season. The creative director leads the volunteers, so you do not have to be creative to join this group! Some lifting and climbing is involved.
GARDEN ANGELS (Patty Wingfield 501-352-4261 ) Garden areas around the church campus are “adopted” and cared for by individuals, families or groups on a year-round basis.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS COUNCIL ( Dale Flamand 501-615-5206) This fraternal organization of Catholic men, defends the Catholic Faith, supports the parish, the church, and the community. The group meets the second Monday of each month, with a Rosary at 6:30 p.m. and business meeting at 7:00 p.m.
RESPECT LIFE ( Brooke Crane 501-993-7373 or Lisa Gilmartin 501-258-1493) Support the right to life! This ministry strives to increase parishioner's awareness of the inherent dignity of human life from conception to natural death. The focus of the ministry is on society's most vulnerable groups: expectant mothers and their babies, the aged, the terminally ill and the imprisoned.
BOY SCOUTS/GIRL SCOUTS (Steve Foley-Boy Scouts 501-4426-477, Girl Scouts) Christ the King Church sponsors scouting for boys in grades 1-12. Cub Scouts includes boys in grades 1 through 5. The Boy Scout organization includes young men in 6 through 12th grades. And Girls Scouts for girls in grades 1-12. Brownies includes girls in grades 1 through 2. The Girl Scout organization includes young women in 6 through 12th grades.
BRIDGE MARATHON ( Mickey Ripley 501-223-0693 ) Partners play monthly card game, September to April, either at the Eckert Center (second Sunday at 6:30 p.m.) or scheduled in host homes.
BOOKSTORE ( Sandy Petkovsek 501.228-0917) Stop by to explore the wealth of books, gifts and other spiritual items available in the CTK Bookstore! Rosary repair is available, so please don't discard your rosary fragments - donate them to the bookstore! If you are interested in learning how to make a rosary, just call the bookstore for more information. (George Toombs)
BUILDING BRIGHT FUTURES ( Jerry Mulach 501- 851-1477 or Mike & Pam Halter 501-680-5541 ) is a volunteer tutoring program founded in 1987 at cyk to help disadvantaged youth from southeast pulaski county.
CALLED TO CARE ORPHAN MINISTRY (Tabitha McNulty 501-786-7808) To bring orphan awareness to those in our community and to provide emotional, spiritual, and physical support for foster and adoptive families in our parish.
FAITHFUL FRIENDS ( Vicki Kovaleski - 501-227-0143 and Evelyn Menz 501-664-4510) Faithful Friends is a support group for women whose lives have been affected by cancer.
GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP ( Lauretta Koenigseder 501350-9455) Our goal is to help those who are grieving and mourning realize they are not alone. Emphasis is placed on spiritual, physical, and emotional aspects of grieving and mourning. A secure and safe environment is provided as participants express their grief, listen to others’ experiences, learn about grief and mourning, and remember their loved ones. Due to the nature of our support group, participants are expected to maintain the confidentiality of our discussions.
KAIROS & PRISON MINISTRY ( Sharon Robinette 501-590-4938) The mission of Kairos Prison Ministry is to demonstrate Christ's love and forgiveness to those who are incarcerated, their families, and prison staff.
MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER ( Tad and Annette Marvin - 501-868-8414) A weekend retreat is held at Christ the King one weekend each year for up to 12 couples seeking to enrich a good marriage.
MOMS PANTRY/ MOMS CLOSET ( Renae Peterson 501-366-5057) MOMS Pantry is a monthly food collection effort in which grocery sacks, with lists of needed items attached, are distributed every third weekend at all Masses. MOMS CLOSET is gently used clothes. Donations are then delivered to various charitable agencies in the Little Rock area.
OUR HOUSE COOKS (Team 1 - Peggy Casey 227-6631, Team 2 Denise & Bruce Bauer 501-224-3867) Teams of parishioners prepare and serve a meal once a month at the Our House shelter in downtown Little Rock.
PRIMETIMERS/55+ Adults (Susan Baldwin 501-225-6774 ext 250, Ken Eckert 501-626-1516) Activities include games, fitness programs and luncheons with a variety of special guest speakers. Evening potlucks with entertainment are held several times during the year. Calendars of upcoming events and a newsletter are mailed to parishioners who are 55 years of age and above.
REXFEST ( Mary Catherine Burney 501-225-6774 ext 225) Rexfest is an annual parish event held the first weekend in May to promote parish unity and to benefit Christ the King parish, school, and area charities.
If you do not hear from anyone, please contact the Director of Parish Life & Outreach, Teri Tribby, at [email protected] or 501.225.6774
Thank you for your interest and God bless you!