CTK SUPPORT GROUPS

Bereavement & Grief Support

This group is for those who have experienced a loss within the past 12 months & would like to be in a setting with others on a similar journey. The facilitator will present topics such as How Do I Move On & Not Forget, Spiritual Elements of Grief & Healing and more. The group meets for eight weeks at a time. For information on upcoming sessions, contact Catherine del Castillo at 813.574.7978 or by email.

Parish Assistance Program by BayCare

In a partnership with BayCare Behavioral Health, parishioners can call this confidential helpline which is promptly answered by a masters level mental health professional 24/7/365: 800.878.5470. The clinician will take one of four directions: provide a referral for three free face-to-face counseling sessions, schedule phone counseling, provide community resources, or immediate crisis counseling. All calls are confidential, names of those seeking assistance are never disclosed to the parish. For further resources, visit the CTK Parish Assistance Program website.

Stephen Ministry

Are you or someone you know going through a tough time? Our confidential listening ministry is for anyone who is experiencing a challenge in life, a tough time brought about by loss, divorce, unemployment, relocation, chronic illness, caregiving, aging or other difficulty. For a confidential meeting to find out more & see if you would benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister, contact stephenministry@ctk-tampa.org or call 202-368-3668

SUPPORT GROUPS

Alcoholics Anonymous

Meetings for both men and women take on Saturdays, 9:00 to 11:00am in the cafeteria. Meetings for men only take place on Mondays, 7:00 to 9:00pm also in the cafeteria. For more information call the parish office.

Courage & EnCourage

Courage is an apostolate of the Catholic Church, which ministers to persons with unwanted same-sex attractions, helping them to live chaste lives in fellowship, truth and love. This group meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 7:00 pm. For more information contact Sabrina Burton Shultz at 727.344.1611, ext. 5325 or by email.

EnCourage is a spiritual support group for family members, spouses, and friends of men and women who experience same‐sex attractions.  EnCourage members support one another and their loved ones through discussion, prayer, fellowship, and sacrifice. Our confidential meeting gathers once a month. This support ministry is sponsored by our diocese. For meeting details, call 813.570.1163 or email encourage.tampabay@gmail.com.

To learn more about Courage and Encourage International  visit www.couragerc.org.

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University

Nine week course that teaches God’s ways of handling your money. For more information or to inquire about the next class contact John Weir  by email.

Nar-Anon

For families members who have a loved one suffering from addiction. Meetings take place on Thursdays, 7:00 to 9:00pm in Mary Martha Center Room 203. For more information call the parish office.

Overeaters Anonymous

A program of recovery for those who suffer from compulsive eating. Meetings take place on Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30am in the Mary Martha Center Board Room. For more information call the parish office.

PRAYER & SPIRITUALITY GROUPS

Hearts for Healing Prayer Team

Focuses on the healing mission of Jesus Christ. Two prayer team members to one person needing prayer. For more information call Bernadine Wright at 813.251.6532.

Homebound Ministry

Assist clergy in taking Holy Communion to the hospitalized, homebound and those living in assisted living or skilled nursing facilities. For more information contact Katie Holland at kholland@ctk-tampa.org or 813.876.5841 ext. 2233

Life Ministry at CTK

Pray to protect & defend the sacredness of human life on the first Saturday of every month, 9:30 to 11:00am at All Women’s Health Center, 3330 W. Kennedy Blvd. Contact Teresa Miller with questions by email.

People of Praise

A lay-led, ecumenical, covenant community. Call Tom or Jackie Brophy at 813.877.6416 for more information.

Salesian Cooperators

Salesian Cooperators are single or married lay men and women, or diocesan clergy, who dedicate themselves to the welfare of young people. The movement of laity into the Salesian Family was created by Don Bosco in 1876 in service to the young and the poor through reason, religion, and loving kindness. The core of the Salesian Cooperator’s commitment is to live his or her life as a good Christian and Catholic, and to bring Christ to society, especially the young. Contact Mike Hahn by email for more information.

Stephen Ministers

Are you a good listener? Christ the King’s Stephen Ministry trains and equips parishioners to care for those going through a challenge or transition in their life, one-on-one (male to male or female to female). During training, you will learn effective ways of bringing Christ’s healing love through listening and prayer. Contact Katie Holland at kholland@ctk-tampa.org to learn more.

Unbound Healing Ministry: UPCOMING EVENT BELOW

What if you could reach out and touch God’s love, and NEVER be the same? Everyone is fighting an invisible battle:

– negative thoughts, secret sins, and unhealthy relationships
– destructive habits, idols, and false identities
– resentments and bitter wounds that never seem to heal

Unbound is a ministry of healing in which a trained prayer team prays with individuals to assist them in overcoming the spiritual obstacles they encounter in their path of Christian discipleship and take hold of greater freedom in Christ. This ministry uses the Five Keys of the Unbound model of deliverance developed by Heart of the Father Ministries (heartofthefather.com). Individuals who come for Unbound prayer share their personal story related to the area where they sense they need freedom and are led by the prayer team through a series of prayers based on the Five Keys of Unbound:

▪First Key: Repentance and Faith ▪ Second Key: Forgiveness ▪ Third Key: Renunciation
▪Fourth Key: Taking Authority ▪ Fifth Key: The Father’s Blessing

Examples of situations where Unbound prayer can be an effective help for individuals include:

  • Marital/family discord
  • Inability to forgive
  • Relationship struggles
  • Habitual sin
  • Persistently negative view of God or self
  • Chronic fear, anxiety or sadness
  • Stalled spiritual life
  • Anywhere in your life where you feel “stuck” and desire greater freedom

Unbound Prayer does not replace the ordinary means of growth in the Christian life such as personal prayer and the sacraments. Nor does it replace the ordinary means of human development such as counseling and other forms of psychological support. It serves as an additional tool that addresses the specifically spiritual influences that are frequently a part of any personal problem.

If you would like to schedule an Unbound prayer session, send request to unbound.prayer.ministry@gmail.com.

Contact Dale Kennedy, Unbound Ministry Lead at Christ the King, with any questions at (813) 485-6616.

UPCOMING EVENT