The current church building was dedicated by Bishop Charles P. Greco at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 1966. The bell tower stands apart from the church building and rises more than 60 feet.
WELCOME TO CHRIST THE KING
As you walk toward the church, look up and there you will see our beautiful stained glass window depicting Christ with angels in attendance. As you walk into the church you will feel serene and you know you are in a holy place.
The flickering candles, our colored triangular windows admitting light, our beautiful marble altar with a huge cross hanging behind the altar are seen as you walk into the church.
Our church is family as well as youth oriented. Some of our young people bring the gifts for Communion and they also pass the collection baskets.
After Communion the priest stands at the front of the altar and hands out special bulletins that were made especially for children. These children range in age from two to 10 years of age and walk alone to the altar. Their parents give them money to put in the collection box, then they go skipping back to their parents. People clap for them and it teaches our very young people that they must support the church since the church does so much for us.
We have a hard-working group of men who belong to our Knights of Columbus. They meet with our pastor monthly, and several times a year. They cook and sell Sunday dinners to raise money to help where needed.
Our group of Columbian Squires are very active and they have won several national awards for their work. They help serve dinners, collect food and toys for the needy and distribute them. They go to communion in a body.
Our Ladies altar Society is very active, with regular meetings with our pastor. They take care of the altar needs and have dinners for their members on special occasions.
Monthly, several families and friends prepare a marvelous breakfast for everyone who comes to the 9 a.m. Mass on Sunday. In the two years since it began, no family has missed their turn. This gives parishioners a chance to visit with friends and family.
We have a cry room at the back of church, where mothers come to attend Mass and their children do not disturb the other parishioners.
Most of our CCD Teachers are also school teachers. They come to church immediately after leaving school. They also teach Vacation Bible School.
We have a Youth Choir that sings at the 5 p.m. Mass on Saturdays and the Adult Choir sings at the 9 a.m. Mass on Sundays. Our organist, who is retired, always gets members of the Choir together for a parishioner’s funeral.