Christ the King Church

We are the Church of Christ the King, an assembly of Believers witnessing the real presence of the Risen Christ in our corner of the world, the corner of 51st and Zenith Avenue.

Wherever you are on your faith journey, you will find a warm welcome here - authentic, vibrant worship, and a place to grow in faith and love, where all are valued and no one is left behind.

We commit ourselves to God's reign of justice, love and peace through service to our community and the world. Please join us on this journey.


Masks are now recommended at all liturgies and indoor gatherings at Christ the King.



Weekend: Saturday, 4:30 pm
                  Sunday, 9:30 am

Daily Mass:
9:15 am, Tuesday - Friday

Reconciliation: Saturday, 3:30 pm or by Appointment


10am - 2pm, Monday - Thursday
Phone: 612-920-5030
fax: 612-926-0283


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Sunday Greeter's Schedule                                   

Team 4 – August 14, 2022

Jeannine Neuman              

Al Larson                              


Team 5– August 21, 2022

Jamie & Oliver Perez         

& Family (both doors)


Team 1 – August 28, 2022

Liz and Dave Kuebelbeck  

(both doors)


Team 2 – September 4, 2022      

Pat & Tracey McGuinn      

& Family (both doors)


Team 3– Septmber 11, 2022

Theresa Punyko                 

Nina Holiday-Lynch            

John Gries                            


Team 4– September 18, 2022

Jeannine Neuman                                      

Al Larson                                          


Team 5– September 25, 2022

Jamie & Oliver Perez & Family (both doors)






Protection of Children, Youth, and Vulnerable Adults

We are committed to protecting children, youth, and vulnerable adults in all parish activities and sponsored ministries.

All clergy and parish, school and archdiocesan employees, as well as all volunteers who have either regular or unsupervised interaction with minors, (or with vulnerable adults) must complete the Essential 3 (E3) requirements:

  • Background Check
  • Code of Conduct
  • Safe Environment Training

Once completed, these are recredentialed every three years for those still in active ministry.

Please contact Terri Hunt, Director of Faith Formation & Discipleship for assistance.

You may find much helpful information at the Archdiocesan Safe Environment webpage by clicking here: www.safe-environment.archspm.org.

If you suspect abuse or need assistance, you can find the phone numbers for contacting authorities in the proper area of Minnesota at the MN Department of Human Services-Child Protection by clicking here: www.mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/children-and-families/services/child-protection/contact-us/.

Remember, if a child or vulnerable adult is in immediate danger, you should always call 911.


2022 First Communion





                                                       “I ask not to see. I ask not to know. I ask simply to be used.”  

                                                                      -St. John Henry Cardinal Newman

Dear Friends,

       On this journey we call life, I have experienced many different communities, and this community of Christ the King, has generously and warmly welcomed me. People who go on pilgrimages find spiritual insights and blessings; they often go with a special request in mind. I came here in response to a caring request from the Archbishop who recognized your needs. My role was to meet as many of those needs as possible, and in that journey I have been blessed by being stretched and gifted from the insights of the young and their questions, the parents working to create relationships that will nurture each other and different pieces of our crazy wonderful world, our elderly with their wisdom. And so much more. Always with joy.

       The sudden death of Father Michael Byron has left another community in a place of pain and need. Once again and with very many mixed feelings, I have responded to a call to minister to yet another community, a return of sorts to Pax Christi in Eden Prairie. The Archbishop is aware of the beauty present in Christ the King and will send you a pastor who deeply believes in community and the power of a strong liturgy and preaching. Be well and know that these years, these stories of Christ the King are in my heart.


Forward together and no one left behind,

Father Bill Murtaugh


I will be around in August to help Fr. Thomas with the transition and my scheduled commitments of a baptism, funeral, and a wedding.



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