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
Second Sunday of Advent
Faith Formation classes: K–8, 9:15 am
Confirmation 2021: 6:30 pm
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the
Blessed Virgin Mary — Holy Day of Obligation
Masses at 8:00 am and 6:30 pm
Attend in-person or on Zoom using Daily Mass link
Christ the King's annual GIVING TREE project is back! This is 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.
This year's gifts will be given to clients of St. Vincent de Paul Place and Madonna Place in Norwich, and local pediatric cancer patients.
Thank you all for your generosity!
Mass at Christ the King during COVID-19
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. Read more about attending in-person.
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 Sunday Mass
as live-streamed to the parish on November 29, 2020.