Advent Night at CTK
Mass at Christ the King
Lighting the Advent Wreath
Pre-Covid evening Mass
First Communion
live-stream Mass
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 live-streams WILL CONTINUE.  See below for more information.

Mass is celebrated daily at
Christ the King Church.


Mass schedule:
Sundays:  8:00 and 10:30 am  Saturday Vigil:  5:00 pm

Monday thru Friday8:00 am

Holy Days8:00 am and 6:30 pm


Confessions are heard on
Saturdays from 4:00 to 4:30 pm
or by appointment. 

Contact the office.

On the Calendar

Dec 3

Dec 5
Dec 10 & 12

Old Lyme Town Band concert 7pm
          in the parish hall
Advent Mission
Con Brio Choral concerts

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Giving Tree

Christ the King's annual GIVING TREE project is back! This is a wonderful opportunity to help those less fortunate, and a great way to teach our children about the spirit of giving.


Here's how it works:

A Christmas tree in the Narthex
of the church is decorated with
different types of ornament
gift tags — each one
containing a gift
suggestion for someone
in need. To participate,
simply choose a tag,
purchase the suggested item, and bring the unwrapped gift (with the ornament/gift tag attached) to Church and place it under the tree. This year gift cards (to Stop and Shop, Walmart, CVS, Walgreens, etc) are especially needed. Gift cards may be left in the large box near the tree.

Thank you all for your generosity!


Christmas Pine Tree

News & Information

Altar Servers and Sacristans are needed for every Mass!  No experience necessary. Call or email the office if you're interested.

Covid restrictions at Mass: 
Masks are still required for unvaccinated people (adults or children). Hand sanitizer is still available at the entrances.  Read more.
    We continue to live-stream Masses on Zoom. Learn more.

Con Brio Christmas Concerts

Christ the King Church is proud to welcome back the Con Brio Choral Society for its Christmas concerts on December 10 & 12.

    Con Brio is a local, auditioned chorus of more than 70 members, known for its performances of classical and traditional choral music accompanied by a professional orchestra and featuring professional soloists. Currently celebrating its 25th season, Con Brio has performed its Christmas and spring concerts at Christ the King Church for the past 15 years. (Due to the pandemic, there have been no concerts since December 2019.)

     In addition to a full program of classical and holiday music, this year’s Christmas concert features the premiere of Fanfare for Freedom, an instrumental work commissioned by Con Brio in honor of their 25th season and composed by Bill Thomas, our very own Director of Music Ministries!

     Visit to learn more about Con Brio and the Christmas Concert and to purchase tickets.

Mass at Christ the King during COVID-19

As of May 22, the social-distancing guidelines at Mass have been relaxed.  Alternate pews are no longer blocked off, and Communion is now distributed to two lines of the faithful. Face masks are no longer required for those who have been fully vaccinated,  but hand sanitizer is still available at the entrance. Read more about attending in-person. The dispensation from the obligation to attend Mass has ended, but those who are sick or vulnerable should continue to exercise caution, and join us from home through Zoom if able.


Note: If you are sick, if you have a fever, or if you think you may have been exposed to the coronavirus or any illness, please stay home! We will continue to live-stream at least one weekend Mass via Zoom for those who cannot come to church.


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 a recording of the 10:30am Sunday  Mass as live-streamed to the parish on Nov 28, 2021.

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