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.
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.
On the Calendar
Second Sunday of Advent
Christmas Cookie Sale after Masses
Solemnity of the Immaculate
Conception of the Virgin Mary
Holy Day Masses at 8am & 6:30pm
News & Information
Covid restrictions at Mass:
Face masks are not required at this time for vaccinated persons, but we recognize that some people may choose to wear a mask for their own reasons, and we respect their choice. Face masks are still recommended for the unvaccinated.
Hand sanitizer is still available at the entrances. Read more.
We continue to live-stream Masses on Zoom. Learn more.
Mass at Christ the King during COVID-19
Face masks are no longer required at Mass 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 November 27, 2022.
Giving Tree Returns
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.
Your gifts will be distributed to local charities and people in need.
Thank you all for your generosity!