It's a wonderful time to get involved at Christ the King! Our many ministries are divided into categories below. To become involved or learn more, please contact the person listed.
- Adoration Chapel
Richard Litak: email@example.com (773) 238-4877Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament for weekday adoration is offered 7-7:45 AM via Ryan Moody, firstname.lastname@example.org; For access to the chapel for personal prayer or to schedule a regular hour of adoration contact rectory.
Paul Pierre-Louis: email@example.com (312) 203-9029
A worldwide coalition of Catholics dedicated to Mary, service to others, and evangelization. Members meet weekly for prayer, discussion, and service work.
- Prayer Warriors NEW!
Use your favorite form of daily prayer to offer up for specific intentions of parishioners (requests received and sent out regularly). Perfect for homebound or very busy people of all ages.
- Saturday Rosary Group
- Altar Servers Great for Young Volunteers!
Carissa Blough: firstname.lastname@example.orgStudents in grades 4-8 can serve. New altar server training takes place each Spring and Fall, but students are welcome to join at any time! Call the school office for more information.
- Art & Environment
Nancy Kratzer: email@example.comDesign and implement liturgical themes in the church for the liturgical "seasons" of the year (e.g.Advent, Ordinary Time, Christmas, Lent, the Triduum, Easter, and Pentecost)
- Candlelight Vigils and Prayer Services
Deacon John Mutnansky: firstname.lastname@example.orgReaders needed each month (September through June) for evenings of reflections involving exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, classical music, prayer, and quiet reflection.
- Children's Choir NEW! Great for Young Volunteers!
Breanna Feigenbaum: email@example.com
This program is still in its creation phase. More to come.
- Children's Liturgy of the Word Great for Young and Adult Volunteers!
Ed Zelnis: firstname.lastname@example.org (773) 267-6648
Our choir provides music for the 9 AM Sunday mass, as well as special masses, including Christmas, Holy Week, and Confirmation. Open to all interested singers.
- Eucharistic Ministers
Richard Litak: email@example.com (773) 238-4877Assist the Mass celebrant with the distribution of Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist. There is a great need for ministers at the 5 PM Saturday mass and 11 AM Sunday mass.
Richard Litak: firstname.lastname@example.org (773) 238-4877
Individuals are always needed to proclaim the Good News and lead the congregation in Prayers of the Faithful during mass.
- Saturday Mass Musicians (closed group)
Lisa Pattara-McGrane, Michael Jones & Charles Hayes: email@example.comThis is a group of three dedicated musicians who offer their musical talents at the 5 PM Saturday mass.
- Special Liturgies
Kat Nardo: firstname.lastname@example.org (773) 633-9309
Volunteers are needed to assist in carrying out special liturgies such as Veteran's Day Mass, Divine Mercy services, etc.
- Ushers & Greeters
Mike Heeney or Rectory Office: email@example.comWelcome and seat mass attendees, sanitize hands, usher communion lines, distribute church bulletins. We would welcome new members, especially couples, to serve.
Joan O'Connor: firstname.lastname@example.org (773) 450-2441Parishioners work with the pastor to plan programs and events which facilitate the spiritual understanding, enrichment, and engagement of adults in parish life. Some offshoots include the parish book club, movie nights, Companions in Faith, candlelight prayer services, and a variety of discussions on topics important to our faith. New members and input are encouraged.
- Blessed Conversations
Joan O'Connor: email@example.com (773) 450-2441Small group leaders guide women through a structure of prayer, asceticism, and sorority for 90 days (January-Easter). Individuals reflect on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy and assist each other in their spiritual growth and sense of community.
- Book Club / Religious Study Group
Christina Kovar: firstname.lastname@example.org (773) 875-1739.
Read classic and modern books to educate, inform, and inspire us to better understand our faith and the world around us.
- Afternoon Theology Book Club
Mark Quinn: email@example.com
Group meets one afternoon per month to discuss books that help in understanding the Catholic faith.
Joan O'Connor: firstname.lastname@example.org (773) 450-2441Small groups gather over four weeks in Spring and Fall to discuss scripture and pray together. Groups are led by a volunteer who is versed in scripture and church teaching
- Exodus 90
Ryan Moody: RMoody409@yahoo.comA 90-day spiritual exercise for men based on Christ's roadmap to freedom. Men grow in the spiritual life and gain greater freedom by calling a fraternity of 5-7 men to join them in following a set structure of prayer, asceticism, and fraternity, during which time they are led by daily readings from the book of Exodus, paired with daily reflections.
- Pastoral Council (discernment process)
Fr. Larry Sullivan: email@example.comAssisting the pastor in understanding the needs of the parish and its parishioners, the council serves as a sounding board and provides feedback on proposed activities, initiatives, and events. The Pastoral Council also works with the pastor to set goals and ideals for the parish.
Fr. Larry Sullivan: firstname.lastname@example.orgBaptism is the first Sacrament of Initiation into the Catholic Faith. With Baptism, Catholics begin their lifelong journey of growing closer to God who is all good and all-loving.
Fr. Larry Sullivan: email@example.comCouples choosing to be married in the context of the sacrament are not only inviting God to be a part of their wedding day but also of their marriage. The Sacrament of Holy Matrimony is an opportunity to encounter the presence of God in a very unique and special way, and for an opportunity for the couple to thank God for His loving, provident hand at work in their lives. An initial meeting with the Pastor jointly determines the best form of preparation for each couple tailored to meet their specific situation and needs.
Joan O'Connor: firstname.lastname@example.org (773) 450-2441The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is open to anyone interested in being baptized or for any baptized individual wishing to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church by celebrating the sacraments of Confirmation and First Communion. Facilitators are asked to provide instruction and support to candidates in a specific area of faith development.
School & Community Education
- Alumni Association
Maura Saas: email@example.comThe Alumni Association strives to keep the Alumni Community connected to the school, parish, and each other through special events, reunions, and communications.
- Boy Scouts
Matt Anderson, Assistant Scoutmaster Troop #608: Hfa8@hotmail.com (708) 912-5152Troop #608 was established in 1917. Scouting programs are designed to provide boys with the skills they need to unlock their full potential and become future leaders in our community and beyond. We invite boys ages 11-17 to join Troop #608 and parent/adult volunteers to continue a quality program.
Bridget Segroves: firstname.lastname@example.orgOrganizes activities for families and students to take part in throughout the school year. Some of the activities are educational such as supporting field trips, and some are a way for parents and families to connect outside of school. All of the activities are geared towards building a strong community.
- Beverly Garden & Culture Club
Mary Healy; email@example.com;This is an opportunity to learn more about gardening skills and horticulture in a community setting.
- Girl Scouts
- Religious Education
- School Advisory Board (SAB) (elected)
Josie Singler: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nine elected adult registered parishioners and/or school parents assist in the development of the policies that govern the school to support the Principal, Pastor, and the community. No volunteers are needed at this time.
John Cummings: email@example.comChrist the King encourages students to develop their faith, their minds, and their bodies. CK Athletics is concerned with the development of the WHOLE person—the religious, moral, social, and academic dimensions as well as physical development. CK offers many athletic options to students in Kindergarten through eighth grade.
- School Foundation
Margie O'Connell: firstname.lastname@example.orgThe CKSF’s mission is to ensure that the school thrives and maintains its reputation for excellence in education. We welcome donations to cks-foundation.org and volunteers to help with our annual fundraiser.
Cathy Bedell: email@example.com
Small faith group that finds God and faith through the bonds of friendship with those with developmental disabilities. We welcome new volunteers.
- Technology for Seniors NEW! Great for Young Volunteers!
Facilitator NeededTeens and young adults are asked to assist the more mature members of our population with negotiating the Internet, cell phones, and other technology.
- Christ Renews His Parish Revitalized!
Mark Quinn: firstname.lastname@example.orgParishioner-led experience is designed to foster a strong sense of community as participants grow in discipleship and come away with a renewed spirit and strengthened faith. Participants include men and women of all ages--moms, dads, singles, seniors, young adults..all are welcome to rest, renew and recharge. Past participants are asked to assist in revitalizing this parish program.
- High School Teen Ministry
Karen Malone: email@example.comMonthly mass with high school teens to build community, foster faith, and enhance opportunities for service to others.
Facilitator NeededA wonderful opportunity for babies and toddlers, along with their parents/caregivers, to play and meet new friends during one hour of open gym time. Sessions are Wednesdays from 9:30-10:30 AM in the school gym, $30/semester or $5/week. Assistance is needed in setting up, coordinating, and communicating with participants.
Brian Turnock: firstname.lastname@example.orgOpportunities are provided for the men of CK parish to participate in social, spiritual, service, and fundraising activities. The CK Men's Club will plan and host social events to raise funds and build camaraderie among the families of Christ the King parish. Assists the parish and community when called and able.
- Our Lady of Guadalupe Group NEW!
Noemi Makenas: (773) 683-4422 email@example.comA new group that embraces and shares the Hispanic heritage of Our Lady of Guadalupe, The Blessed Virgin Mary, within the parish by sharing common values and traditions, celebrating the annual mass in December. Please call Noemi for details!
- Ted Lasso Discussion Group
Mark Antonetti: firstname.lastname@example.orgThis group meets on Wednesday evenings to watch an Apple TV program and discuss the moral and social message expressed in each production.
- Walking in Faith NEW!
Facilitator NeededMorning and evening walking groups begin with faith and life questions to discuss as they ambulate through Beverly in large or small groups.
- Welcome Committee Revitalized!
Christina Kovar: email@example.com (773) 875-1739.For new people moving into the neighborhood where neighbors either pick up a gift bag or request one to be delivered to new families that include a brochure of mass times and programs that we have to offer.
- Women's Club New!
Facilitator NeededOpportunities are provided for the women of CK parish to participate in social, spiritual, service, and fundraising activities. Plans and hosts social events to raise funds and build camaraderie among the families of Christ the King parish. Assists the parish and community when called and able.
Social Services & Advocacy
- AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)
No Registration RequiredNonprofessional, self-supporting, apolitical, and there are no age or education requirements. Membership is open to anyone who wants to do something about his or her drinking problem. No need to register. Meetings are Fridays 8-9 PM, Sundays 7:30-9 PM in the Rectory Basement.
No Registration RequiredMeets on Thursdays from 7:30-9 PM in the Rectory Basement to provide support to those who are worried about a friend or family member with a drinking problem.
- Domestic Violence Awareness
- Grief Support Group NEW!
Tom Bianciotto: firstname.lastname@example.org (773) 398 4682
Support by trained individuals is given for those grieving the loss of a family member or close friend.
- Phoenix Group Revitalized!
Facilitator NeededAddresses issues particular to separated, divorced and remarried Catholics.
- Respect Life Revitalized!
- Outreach Team
Larry & Carol Daker: email@example.com (773) 405 6987
Facilitates intervention with families living with alcohol or substance abuse or dependency.
- Fiat Lux Great for Families!
- Gardening Angels
Pat Coffey: firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets regularly to enhance the gardens at the 91st Street Metra Station.
- Homebound Communion Ministries
Joan O'Connor: email@example.com (773) 450-2441Volunteers visit the homebound and offer communion and socialization weekly.
- Loop Group Yarn Club NEW!
Kat Nardo: firstname.lastname@example.org (773) 633-9309Knitting and Crochet group open to all levels of experience. Learn or improve skills; make items for family or to donate; relieve stress, make new friends.
Rich Lusk: email@example.comSouthwest Chicago Homeless Services, previously called PADS, is a social service agency located across from Marquette Park. On Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights (6-8 PM) CK volunteers help clients with their clothing needs. Once per month, volunteers pick up a hot meal from KFC and other volunteers serve the meal to patrons at the facility.
- Parish Garden Volunteers
Suzy Eiben: firstname.lastname@example.org
Beautification of the parish grounds includes planting, weeding, watering, and maintaining the many flower beds surrounding the church property.
- Senior Assistance Great for Young & Adult Volunteers!
Stacey Hennigan: email@example.comParish teens and adults help local seniors and those with mobility challenges by mowing lawns, shoveling snow, running errands, etc.
- Senior Facility Visits
Bill Weber: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brings communion to Smith Village and visits 4 days a week. We offer communion to all residents, not just CK parishioners.
Ron Hirst: email@example.comComprised of approximately 20 parishioners, this is the primary arm of our Parish’s ministry for those seeking food, clothing, and other emergency assistance which is provided on a confidential basis. In addition to our day-to-day assistance efforts, we maintain a food pantry, conduct a fall Clothing Drive and a winter Food Drive, and provide volunteers at the Southwest PADs homeless shelter and Su Casa Catholic Worker House.
If your group is not represented, or you have an interest in seeing additional ministries developed in our parish,
please contact Joan O’Connor, Gsmom26720@aol.com 773-450-2441 cell