SUNDAY MASS RESUMES MAY 30 & 31
Bishop Parkes has approved the resumption of Sunday Masses beginning Pentecost Sunday, May 30 & 31. To read his letter, click here. Updated protocol will be posted here once finalized (for current protocol, click here). In order to accommodate parishioners once the church reaches 50% capacity, Our Lady Queen of Angels Chapel and the McLoughlin Center will be set-up with live stream for overflow. Communion will also be brought to these locations. Please note that our LIVE STREAM MASS will remain available for those who do not attend in person. All Catholics remain dispensed from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass until further notice. Please return to this page for more information as it becomes available.
DAILY MASS HAS RETURNED
After much prayer and consultation, Bishop Parkes is pleased to announce the gradual return to the public celebration of the Mass in our diocese. Effective Monday, May 11, 2020, gatherings for public celebrations of daily Masses are again permitted. To read Bishop Parkes’ letter, click here.
PROTOCOL FOR DAILY MASS ATTENDANCE
REVISED CHURCH HOURS (updated May 11)
Parish Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30 am to 3:00 pm*
*CLOSED 12:00 to 12:45 pm each day for lunch.
Church Open for Prayer
7:00 am to 8:00 pm Daily
OLQA Chapel remains closed for prayer until further notice.
Daily Mass (Church)
Monday – Friday at 12:10 pm
Saturday at 8:30 am
Wednesday – 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Confession (OLQA Chapel)
Wednesday – 7:00 to 8:00 pm
Saturday – 4:00 to 5:00 pm
Both behind the screen or face-to-face options available. Those waiting should line up (social distancing) in the chapel narthex.
LIVE STREAM AVAILABLE
Fr. Len, Fr. Curtis and Fr. Jacob celebrate Sunday Mass every week, LIVE from the rectory! Important tip: If you ‘arrive’ early and then event does not begin at the time it should, please hit refresh on your browser. With the return of daily Mass, the weekly Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet live streams have ended – however, you can still replay either of these on their designated page.
In addition, many other daily Masses are available online, by radio or TV. CLICK HERE for an expansive list.
NEW: ONLINE PRAYER REQUESTS
Because our parishioners do not have regular access to our prayer request box in the church, we have brought it online for you! Parishioners can now submit their prayer request online. If you would like to submit a prayer request, CLICK HERE.
A MESSAGE FROM FR. LEN…
Thank you for your prayers for myself, Fr. Curtis and Fr. Jacob and for our parish community as a whole. It is what unites us through this difficult time! Our staff continues to work diligently to help provide services and support throughout this difficult time. If you have the ability to continue to financially support Christ the King and feel called to do so, Online Giving is available by clicking here or by mailing offertory envelopes directly to the Parish Office. Thank you for your ongoing support of our parish. Be assured of my continued prayers for you and our parish!
RESOURCES FOR PRAYER & FAITH
Pope Francis – Prayer to the Virgin Mary for the Protection from Coronavirus, click here.
From Fr. Len – If you didn’t hear it in person, listen to Fr. Len’s March 15 homily online (hint: it pertains to the Coronavirus!), click here to listen. His page two article in the March 15 bulletin is also available, click here.
DOSP Prayer Resources – Our diocese has an excellent collection of prayer resources, click here.
Sunday Readings – Visit USCCB for readings, reflect on them as individually or as a family. Click here for this Sunday’s readings.
Stations of the Cross – In place of our regular Friday Stations of the Cross, you are welcome to come to the Church and do this your own or with your family. Click here for a guide you can print or read on your phone. Please be mindful of keeping your distance from others, at least six feet.
FORMED – This online library of Catholic videos, audio, eBooks and more has many resources for all ages. Visit Formed.org or download the app (for Android and iPhone) and use parish code H3QZGC to register today!
TAKE CARE OF ONE ANOTHER
Check-in with your elderly neighbors and see if you can assist them with errands. If you would like to help by making calls to our vulnerable parishioners, contact Terry Boehm. Consider making a donation to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, who assists the needy in our community with rent, utilities, medication, food and more. Their resources are especially strained at this time, click here to make an online donation.
Do your part to prevent the spread of the Coronavirus and follow all guidelines provided by the CDC. Make good use of your hand washing time by doing it Catholic Style, praying Our Father or reciting the Apostles’ Creed! As Fr. Len tweeted, “Please, please take the spread of the #coronavirus seriously! We owe it to our elderly, the Greatest Generation, by NOT going out and continuing life as normal. They won WW2 through heroic sacrifices; let’s do our part by making the sacrifice of social distancing. Stay home!”
All parish updates will be posted on this page, please check back as all information is subject to change! Join our parish community on Facebook and Twitter (@FrLen / @CTKTampa). Our diocese also has a great collection of information and resources, click here.
MAY 20, 2020 — Bishop Parkes Permits Sunday Mass: CLICK HERE
MAY 11, 2020 — Christ the King Daily Mass Protocol: CLICK HERE
MAY 7, 2020 — Christ the King Update: CLICK HERE
MAY 5, 2020 — Bishop Parkes Permits Daily Mass: CLICK HERE
MARCH 20, 2020 — Christ the King Update: CLICK HERE
MARCH 18, 2020 — Christ the King Statement: CLICK HERE
MARCH 18, 2020 — Bishop Parkes Suspends Masses: CLICK HERE
MARCH 13, 2020 — Bishop Parkes Issues Dispensation: CLICK HERE