Welcome to Christ the King Roman Catholic Church!
We are a community of believers who come together to rejoice in the gifts that have been bestowed on us by the Creator, and who strive to reflect the love of Jesus Christ in our everyday lives.
Our worship space is located in the picturesque shoreline village of Old Lyme, Connecticut, where the Connecticut River meets Long Island Sound. (Directions to Christ the King Church.)
Who We Are
Christ the King Parish is a family of faith, participating in the life of the local, national, and world communities through prayer, worship, and acts of love.
We make our journey through life in the company of one another while growing by the words of Jesus Christ, through the grace of the Holy Spirit, and in the spirit of Vatican II as taught to us by the Church.
Parish Mission Statement
What We Do
The Celebration of the Eucharist is, of course, at the center of our parish life, and we invite you to celebrate with us!
But the parishioners of Christ the King Church carry forward the spirit of Jesus Christ in numerous other ways as well — through outreach to the sick, the poor, and the imprisoned; through educational and social justice programs; and through parish-wide social activities.
NOTE: Public Masses have been reinstated in the Norwich diocese, with some restrictions. Our ZOOM broadcasts WILL CONTINUE. See below for more information.
Mass is celebrated daily at
Christ the King Church.
Sundays: 8:00 and 10:30 am Saturday Vigil: 5:00 pm
Monday thru Friday: 8:00 am
Holy Days: 8:00 am and 6:30 pm
Confessions are heard on
Saturdays from 4:00 to 4:30 pm
or by appointment.
Contact the office.
News & Information
Faith Formation (formerly CCD) classes begin on Sunday, October 4. Registration is now open! Visit the Faith Formation page to download the forms.
First Communion, originally scheduled for May, has now been rescheduled! Download the Faith Formation calendar for more information.
The Harvest Festival, scheduled for September 20 this year, has been canceled due to the pandemic.
Mass at Christ the King during COVID-19
Public attendance at Mass is now allowed in the Diocese of Norwich, with some restrictions. At Christ the King Church, we have returned to our usual schedule of weekend Masses: 5pm Saturday; 8am and 10:30am Sunday. Daily Mass is celebrated at 8am Monday–Friday. In addition, every weekday morning from 6:30am to 7:30am the Eucharist is available for an hour of adoration. All Masses and the Adoration are livestreamed on Zoom.
All who attend Mass in the church are required to wear face masks (covering mouth AND nose), use hand sanitizer, and follow social distancing guidelines. Attendance is limited to no more than 100 at each Mass.
Note: If you are sick, if you have a fever, or if you think you may have been exposed to the coronavirus, please stay home! The Sunday obligation to attend Mass is still suspended, and we will continue to live-stream all our Masses via Zoom for those who cannot come to church or prefer to stay home.
Click here for links to participate in our live-streamed Masses.
Recordings of past Masses are available on our YouTube channel,
with the most recent recording available below.
Click on the image above to view the recording of the Saturday Vigil Mass as live-streamed to the parish on September 19, 2020.
At weekend Masses July 25 & 26, we had an in-pew collection for the Annual Catholic Appeal, which was postponed from March due to the pandemic. This fund supports ministries and programs across the diocese, from Catholic Charities and Campus Ministry to St. Vincent de Paul Place and ministries to the sick. If you were unable to attend, pledge forms and envelopes are available in the Narthex. Donations may also be made online at the ACA web page.