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Welcome to

Christ The King!

A Roman Catholic Parish in Denver, Colorado.

Welcome to Christ The King!

In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with great joy, we want to welcome you to Christ the King Roman Catholic Parish

As a Catholic parish, we offer many opportunities to serve the Lord and our brothers and sisters within and outside our parish family.  With every ministry within the parish we are intentional about the work of the Gospel and the values of our faith.  Christ Jesus, our great and mighty King, reigns in our hearts and watches over and protects our parish family from our youngest children to our elderly brothers and sisters.

Our Parish Pastoral Staff and our parish family are here to assist you and to offer you opportunities to deepen your relationship with God, sharing your time, talent and treasure in service of God and His people and help us follow the will of God. 

We welcome you to our Parish family and ask that you register by submitting a Parish Registration Form below.

As a stewardship Parish, we all need to contribute to the work of the Gospel.  In this way, we grow in faith, hope and love accomplishing God’s will.

If you have any questions about the Parish or how you can get involved, feel free to call the office at 303-388-1643. Please, browse through our various ministries below and don’t forget to sign up for Flocknote in order to stay informed! Welcome and God bless you on your journey of faith with our Parish family.

God’s peace, love and prayers,

Father Grzegorz (Gregory) Cioch


Parish Staff

Rev. Grzegorz Cioch - Pastor

Deacon David Mumby - Deacon

Regina Sodia - Business Administrator

Anthony Fortunato - Director of Parish Ministries

Detty Hensen - School Principal

Roberta Marsh - Faith Formation Coordinator

Heidi Dignan - School Administrative Assistant

Meagan Rivers - Parish Secretary

Daniel Leslie - Director of Facilities

Richard Sims-Herrick - Music Director

Zach Lara - Facilities Assistant


 

Mass/Confession Times

Saturday: 4:30pm

Sunday: 7:30am, 10am & 12pm Noon

Daily Mass Schedule:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday - 8:00am in the Mary, Queen of Mercy Chapel. 

  • Wednesday - 8:30am in the church. (School Mass)

Reconciliation: Saturday 3:00-4:00pm or by appointment.

Do you want a Mass said for a loved one? Call our parish office!

Our Location

830 Elm Street
Denver, CO 80220

Office Information

M-F 8:00am–5:00pm (closed Noon-1:00pm).

Office: (303) 388-1643

Fax: (303) 355-0141

The Olive branch and crown in our parish logo are symbols of the kingship of Our Lord Jesus Christ, King of the universe.

Upcoming Events & Special Announcements

As a parish seeking to live out the call of missionary discipleship, we seek to provide our community with a number of events and opportunities to socialize and grow together in community, to learn about the faith and to encounter Christ in worship. Check out some of our upcoming events below and if you have any questions call us at 303-388-1643 or email us here!


TWO NEW AND EASY WAYS TO ENCOUNTER OUR FAITH…

 
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Every Thursday

Following the 8am Mass

+ Learn More About This Free Bible STudy Opportunity

  • 8:00am Mass in the Mary, Queen of Mercy Chapel
  • Opening The Word through 9:30am in the Mother Teresa Room
  • Coffee/Tea & Breakfast items Served

Explore with us the upcoming Sunday readings to help you deepen your understanding of the Word of God, reflect on its meaning, and apply its teachings to your daily life.

Come and bring a friend, or make new friends!

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Begins January 14th

Directly to your inbox!

+ Learn More About This Convenient Way To Learn About Our Faith!

Our parish is using Flocknote to give you an easier way to read through the Catechism!

Beginning on Monday, January 14th, you will receive one email a day (M-F) to help you study the catechism.

Simply click the link below to subscribe to this group and begin receiving emails from the Catechism on Monday the 14th!

Click Here To Subscribe!

 

Upcoming Community & Faith Formation Events

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Begins January 22nd

Tuesdays 6:45-8:30pm

+ Learn More Or Sign Up For This Bible Study Here!

Bible Study: Psalms (The School of Prayer)

From January 22nd – April 2nd

The historical books of the Bible recount God's creative and redemptive acts in history. The Psalms reveal Israel's response to God's covenant offer of love, and serves as a model for our own response of love to Him in prayer!

In this study, you will:

  • Discover a rich school of prayer for all of life's circumstances.
  • Experience the transformative power of the Responsorial Psalms at Mass.
  • Learn how to use the Psalms for a deeper meditative prayer.
  • See how the Psalms foretell the life and mission of Jesus.

TO REGISTER:

Step 1: Click Here or go to https://ascensionpress.com/studies/34560/registrations/new

Step 2: Click on the green login button to create an account. Join the study and order the $24.95 Study Set (Guide) for Psalms: The School of Prayer.

Use registration/redemption code: 934LCK (Order at least a week or more in advance, since it’s necessary for the study!)

Need more information? Contact us at 303-388-1643

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DWELL: An Evening of Praise & Adoration

Jan. 23rd | 7-8pm

+ Learn More About This Evening of Praise & Adoration

Every month our community comes together for an evening of prayer, reflection, scripture study and Eucharistic adoration.

We gather in the church at 7:00pm and join together in song and read from scripture. There is time of silence and meditative prayer along with praise and worship before the Blessed Sacrament.

All are invited to join us on these powerful evenings of encounter and worship!

Come encounter Christ in a new way that will impact your faith and love for our Lord.

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February 2nd/3rd

After All Masses

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Come join us in Ballard Hall after each Mass for refreshments and fellowship!

You can meet our staff, learn about any of our ministries, and get information about all of our faith formation offerings.

We also collect non-perishable food items in Ballard Hall during Community Sunday weekends. This collection goes to help various ministries around the metro area serving those in need.

 
 

Parish Faith Formation

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Encountering Christ Together

OUR VISION FOR FAITH FORMATION

Our mission is to follow the call of the Church and provide opportunities for you to encounter Christ and grow in holiness. Our Parish Faith Formation gives each of us the tools we need to grow in relationship with God and bring that love to the community. All are welcome to participate.

PARISH FAITH FORMATION SESSIONS

We invite you, and the entire parish, to join us weekly on Thursdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm in Ballard Hall for parish faith formation sessions. 

Here is a glimpse of some of the topics you can expect to explore this year!

  • Why be Catholic when I can just be "religious" or "spiritual"?

  • Is it reasonable to believe in God in today's scientific culture?

  • What is the purpose of our lives?

  • How do we know today what Jesus really said and taught over 2000 years ago?

  • Where does the Catholic Mass come from and why is it important?

  • How do we pray and how does God lovingly pursue us in our prayer?

  • How can married couples image the love of God to their children?

  • Keeping yourself and your family safe on today's technology

  • And much more!

  • Throughout the year we will invite guest speakers, in addition to our Faith Formation staff, who will lead us in the exploration of these topics!

All are invited to these Parish Faith Formation sessions in addition to our other formation offerings including Financial Peace University, The Catholic Biblical School and Dwell: Evenings of Praise and Adoration. 

FAITH FORMATION AS A FAMILY

Families with children in grades 1-6 are invited to a weekly session from 5:30pm-6:30pm. All adults in the parish are welcome to attend a faith formation presentation on various topics each week during this time in Ballard Hall. The children will attend their education classes during this time. 

Parents with children taking faith formation classes are required to attend every session on the first Thursday of the month. 

Please download an information packet below. Please be aware there are separate registration packets for students who will be studying for the Sacrament of Confirmation.


OUTLINE

1st Grade - Religious education class

This class will begin preparing them to receive the Sacraments in the following years.

2nd Grade - Sacramental Preparation for their 1st Reconciliation (Confession)

This class will receive their 1st Communion AND Confirmation when they are in 3rd Grade next year.

3rd Grade - Sacramental Preparation for Confirmation

If your 3rd grader has not received 1st Communion or 1st Reconciliation, they will prepare to receive it this year with Confirmation (All at one Mass!)

4th Grade - Sacramental Preparation for Confirmation

If your 4th grader has not received 1st Communion or 1st Reconciliation, they will prepare to receive it this year with Confirmation (All at one Mass!)

 

5th Grade - Religious education class

 Strengthening the Grace received in the Sacraments

If your 5th grader has not received Confirmation, they will prepare to receive it this year

6th Grade - Religious education class

Strengthening the Grace received in the Sacraments

*If your 6th grader has not received Confirmation, they will prepare to receive it this year.

PARENT FAITH FORMATION

The parish will be offering Adult Faith Formation sessions from 5:30pm-6:30pm each Thursday.

Parents with children in our religious education program are invited to attend these sessions each week but are required to attend this session on the first Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted. 

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*Contact our parish office for the FORMED.org access code!


 
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Roberta Marsh

Faith Formation Coordinator

Roberta is our Faith Formation Coordinator. Please contact her at the 303-388-1643 and introduce yourself and your family!

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SACRAMENTS OF INITIATION

Baptism

Parents who wish to have their child baptized must be a registered, contributing member for at least 6 months. In the rite of Baptism, parents are called to be the first and best teachers of their children in the ways of the faith. 

The parish is only able to attest to this by the ongoing participation and contribution of parents. 

A baptismal preparation class is required prior to the baptism. Call the parish office at 303-388-1643 for more information and to register for the class.

Holy Eucharist

Elementary faith formation is offered from September - May. Students who have reached the age of reason will be prepared to receive the Sacrament of Holy Eucharist. Please call the parish office for more information and to register for our Family Faith Formation program

Confirmation

Confirmation is the sacrament which completes Baptism. Classes for Confirmation are held from September - May. Please call the parish office for more information and to register for our Family Faith Formation program

Restored Order

In the Archdiocese of Denver parishes are in the process of the restored order for the Sacraments of Initation. We begin this process by lowering the age for the reception of Confirmation and concluding the reception of the Initiation sacraments with Holy Eucharist. Further information will be forthcoming on how this will affect our parish. For more information about the restored order please click here.


SACRAMENTS OF HEALING

Reconciliation/Confession

Classes are taught September - May and students receive the sacrament of Reconciliation prior to the reception of First Holy Communion. Please call the parish office for more information and to register for our Family Faith Formation program

Confessions are offered on Saturdays from 3:00pm - 4:00pm or by appointment.

Anointing of the Sick

Following morning Mass on the first Fridays of the month the sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick is offered to those persons in need of this healing sacrament. Individuals who are going into the hospital or who have a terminal illness should request the Anointing of the Sick from the priest before or after the weekday or weekend Masses. 


SACRAMENTS OF VOCATION

Holy Matrimony

Arrangements for being married in the church and/or by the pastor or deacon need to be made eight months to a year prior to the ceremony. Contact the parish office at 303-388-1643 for more information.

Holy Orders

If you are discerning a vocation please call the Parish office at 303-388-1643 or contact Father Gregory for guidance.

Please continue praying for more vocations to the priesthood and religious life! 

Christ The King Parish Ministries

Liturgical Ministries

Altar Servers - Altar servers must have received their First Communion and serve with reverence and attentiveness during Mass. 

Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion - If you have a joyful understanding of the Eucharist and a reverence for the community as the Body of Christ please consider this ministry!

Safe Sanctuary - Our Safe Sanctuary ministry is responsible for providing a safe, worry-free atmosphere for us to worship. These individuals greet us as we come to Mass and assist during the Mass by taking the collection and passing out bulletins, among other responsibilities.

Lectors - Our Lector ministry proclaims the Word of God; communicating the truths contained in Holy Scripture at Mass. You must be comfortable proclaiming the Word of God in front of the assembly.

Music Ministry - Those with musical talent are called to lead the sung worship of the faithful at Mass. Please consider joining a choir (vocal and bell) and leading our parish in song.

 

Faith Formation

Opening The Word - Join us Thursday mornings after the 8:00am Morning Mass for a bible study on the upcoming Sunday readings. We meet by the Mary, Queen of Mercy Chapel and coffee/breakfast is served to all who join us!

Religious Education - Elementary Faith Formation (1st - 6th grades) is in conjunction with our Family Faith Formation program. For more information click here.

Youth Ministry - RISE is a ministry for grades 7-12 that seeks to provide our youth with a personal encounter with Christ that they can build on for the rest of their lives. Click here for more information!

RCIA - The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is the process of welcoming all those who have reached the age of reason and want to become part of the Catholic Church. Call the parish at office 303-388-1643 for more information.

Men's Group - Men looking to deepen their understanding of the Catholic Faith and to come together in fellowship. We meet weekly, contact the parish office for more information!

Prayer/Worship

Dwell: Evenings of Praise and Adoration - These monthly evenings are an opportunity for praise and worship, scripture study and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. All are welcome!

Eucharistic Adoration - Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament is available 9:00 AM — 9:00 PM each Thursday in the "Mary, Queen of Mercy Chapel".

Divine Mercy Holy Hour - Divine Mercy Holy Hour and Benediction occur the first Friday of the month at 3:30 PM in the "Mary, Queen of Mercy Chapel”. 

 

Community/Outreach

Community Sunday - Fellowship and refreshments are available after each Mass on the first Sunday of the month.

Food Drives - We collect non-perishable food items every Community Sunday weekend for various organizations and ministries around the Denver area. 

Helping Hands - Helping Hands serves the various needs of our homebound, elderly and disabled parishioners. We seek to assist these parishioners with tasks such as running an errand, light housekeeping or companionship. 

Men's Group - Men looking to deepen their understanding of the Catholic Faith and to come together in fellowship. We meet weekly, contact the parish office for more information!

Knights of Columbus - A Catholic men's fraternal organization in service of the Church and specifically the parish with various meetings and projects to support those in need.

 


Questions about any ministries? 

Contact Anthony, our Director of Parish Ministries at 303-388-1643 today!

Connect

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Flocknote

WHAT IS FLOCKNOTE?  

Christ The King partners with Flocknote; a communication service created by Catholics for Catholic Parishes. Stay connected to your parish by receiving emails or even better, texts from us! We promise never to bombard you with useless information!

We only send one email/text a week, along with occasional reminders for Parish events, Holy Days of Obligation and other information to help you grow in your faith! You can also choose to receive updates from any of our ministries or parish groups.

Weekly Bulletins

All of the same information included in our weekly Flocknote, and more, can be found in our weekly bulletin!

Grab one at Mass or read our most recent bulletin online today!


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Homilies

Want to listen to the homily from the weekend again? You can listen to some of our most recent homilies below!