Men’s Club

The Men’s Club at Christ the King Church is a group of men from the parish who seek to strengthen the spirituality and fellowship of our members through good works and support of people in need.


Meetings are typically held on the first Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in the parish hall.  Pizza, salad, and refreshments are served; occasionally a guest speaker will address the group on a specific topic. Meetings typically last 60–90 minutes. 

All male parishioners are welcome to join the group and/or participate in our events, even if you are not able to attend our meetings. Contact the President or Vice-President for possible meeting changes.


















Among the people and organizations the Men’s Club has helped: 


  • The parish of Christ the King Church

  • New Life Prison Ministry

  • Shoreline Soup Kitchen and Pantries

  • New London Meal Center

  • Old Lyme Historical Society

  • Holy Apostles Seminary


Club Events


Christ the King Men’ Club
organizes events throughout the
year for different reasons such as
fundraising, parish fellowship, and
religious growth. Come join us
spread the Spirit of our Lord
through working together for
others. You do not need to be a
regular attendee at our monthly
meetings in order to volunteer
an hour or two at any event of
your choosing.


Annual club events:

  • Soup and Bread Supper — Lent

  • Holy Family Retreat — Spring

  • Summer Dinner — Summer


Annual parish events that the Men's Club supports:

  • St. Patrick's Day dinner — March

  • Parish Appreciation brunch

  • New Life Prison Ministry spaghetti supper — June

  • Harvest Festival — Fall


Current Men's Club leadership:


Bob Brinkerhoff, president 



Mark Gilbert, vice president



Ron Paine, secretary


Kirk Hoerauf, treasurer

Men's Club members working the grill at the Harvest Festival.

Christ the King Men’s Club is Looking for


The Men’s Club invites all interested men to
join us as a new member.


We are an active organization that meets once monthly, at 6pm on the first Thursday, to support the needs of both the church and the community. We operate under three guiding principles:

  1. we pray together, encourage retreats, and provide motivational guest speakers.

  2. we raise money and support many charitable organizations and conduct maintenance projects to maintain the church and church grounds.

  3. Socializing; we hold monthly meetings enjoying pizza and camaraderie, and we support numerous church social functions.

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to benefit the 

Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries 

of Old Lyme and Westbrook

Beginning after the 5pm Mass on Saturday, May 15, and continuing through Sunday May 23, the Men's Club will be collecting donations of nonperishable food items to help replenish the food banks of the Shoreline Soup Kitchens and Pantries.  Donations should be dropped off at the Parish Hall entrance.

Donations may also be brought to Nightingale's Acoustic Cafe, 68 Lyme Street, during their hours of operation between Wednesday May 12 and Saturday May 22.  (They are open Wed – Sat.). Our friends at Nightingale's are offering a free cup of coffee to anyone who makes a donation at the cafe!

In addition to the above options, the Men's Club is offering a pick-up service.   If you have food items or cash to donate to the drive but can't get out, give a call or text to Mark Gilbert at 860-598-0813 and he will arrange a pick-up at your home or place of business.