Anointing of the Sick
The sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is extended to those who are experiencing physical, emotional or spiritual challenge. In this sacrament the priest lays hands on the one requesting healing, prays over them in the faith of the Church, and anoints them with oil blessed by the bishop. Please contact the parish office at 612-920-5030 if you, or someone you know, is in need of this sacrament. In addition, a communal celebration of anointing of the sick takes place at mass during a fall weekend.
Baptism incorporates us with Christ and forms us into God’s people. It is the first sacrament of initiation. The Catholic Church baptizes people of all ages–from infants to adults. To help prepare individuals and families for this sacrament, the Church offers various forms of formation.
Baptism preparation classes for infants, and children up to the age of 7, are scheduled every other month except during the Lenten season. Parents are asked to attend a prep class prior to their child’s baptism. To schedule your infant child’s baptism and class, please call Linda Cantu at the parish office 612-920-5030 x17. You will be asked to provide a copy of your child’s birth certificate, names of godparents and other pertinent information for our parish records. For children older than 7, please contact Nadine Reiser, Ministry Assistant, at 612-920-5030.
Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation as it helps to strengthen the faith begun at Baptism. This sacrament is another step in the life-long process of journeying with one another toward God. Through an anointing with special oil (chrism) and a laying on of hands, the life of the Holy Spirit within us is strengthened.
Confirmation of youth is celebrated in grade 9 or older. Click on Catechesis for Confirmation preparation.
Adults who wish to celebrate this sacrament should contact Nadine Reiser, Ministry Assistant, at the parish office at 612-920-5030.
Eucharist is the sacrament that adds to the initiation process by welcoming the baptized to the Table of the Lord to receive Christ’s Body and Blood. In this sacrament we remember the action of Jesus at the Last Supper when he blessed and broke the bread and shared it with his disciples. The Eucharist is an act of thanksgiving which is celebrated in communion with one another, most often at the weekend liturgy. Christ the King celebrates Eucharist on Saturday at 4:30pm, Sunday at 9:30am and weekdays, Tuesday-Friday at 7:30am.
The sacrament of first Eucharist is offered to children in second grade or older in the spring of each year. Click on Catechesis for sacramental preparation.
Baptized adults, who desire the sacraments of Eucharist/or Confirmation for the first time should contact Nadine Reiser, Ministry Assistant, at the parish office at 612-920-5030.
Holy Orders is the sacrament by which men are ordained to be of service to the Church as priests, deacons or bishops. While all of the baptized are “ordained’ to a life of service and commitment to Jesus Christ, the Church calls upon some of its members to serve the community in a different way through the sacrament of ministerial priesthood. The ordained have a unique role within the Catholic community. For further information on Holy Orders feel free to contact Father Herb Hayek, Pastor (612-920-5030) or contact the Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis at www.archspm.org
Like all sacraments, the preparation for and celebration of the sacrament of Marriage is grounded in the life and ministry of the parish. As primary ministers of the sacrament, the couple benefits from the experience and support of the community. At the same time, the couple’s love for each other gives the community a glimpse of Christ’s love for the Church, and thus is a blessing and support to the parish.
Christ the King’s marriage preparation team consists of married couples who assist the pastor in providing meaningful experiences prior to marriage. Couples interested in learning more about marriage preparation and celebration at Christ the King should call the parish office, 612-920-5030.
Reconciliation is the sacrament that celebrates the forgiving love of God. It is called the sacrament of reconciliation because through it we acknowledge and confess our sins and are reconciled to both God and one another.
The sacrament of Reconciliation is available to all on Saturday afternoons prior to the 4:30 p.m. mass (3:30-4:00 p.m.) in the church. If you are homebound or for some other reason unable to come to the church to receive the sacrament, please contact the parish office at 612-920-5030, to schedule an appointment with our pastor, Father Herb Hayek.
The sacrament of first Reconciliation is offered to children in second grade or older, in the fall of the year. The preparation program is family based with primary emphasis on at-home, family learning. Click on Catechesis for sacramental preparation.
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is the process by which unbaptized or non-churchgoing people become full members in the Roman Catholic Church. It is a process of formation which culminates in the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation: Baptism, Confirmation, and Eucharist at the Easter Vigil. Preparation length varies depending on individual needs. A sponsor of the inquirer’s choosing helps guide this preparation journey.
For additional information click on Catechesis or contact Nadine Reisner, Ministry Assistant, at the parish office at 612-920-5030.