As Catholic Christians, and as citizens of our community, we are called to serve those in need and to share our rewards with those less fortunate. At Christ the King Church, there are numerous opportunities for us to walk by faith and share Christ's love:
Giving Tree: Every year during Advent, Christ the King Parish takes part in a Giving Tree program to collect and deliver gifts, food, and financial assistance to the needy. Organizations we support have included Madonna Place and St. Vincent de Paul Place in Norwich, Connecticut; the New Life Prison Ministry; and St. Mark's Parish in St. Paul, Virginia. We need parishioners to coordinate the program; assist with collecting, packing, and delivering; and make donations of gifts or checks.
New Life Prison Ministry: The New Life Ministry is a 501(c)(3) ecumenical organization whose members represent churches and organizations all over southeastern Connecticut. Its mission is to help recently released inmates from the York Correctional Center make a smooth transition to life outside of prison. Visit the New Life Ministry page for more.
New London Community Meal Center: Christ the King Church is responsible for one meal every other month (Sunday afternoon) at the New London Community Meal Center. Help is needed to coordinate, assist, cook, deliver, and serve.
Pro-Life Committee: The three parishes of the Holy Trinity Community work together on this joint committee, to promote awareness of pro-life issues, including abortion, capital punishment, and euthanasia. Meets the first Tuesday morning of each month. Visit the Pro-Life Committee page for more.
Shoreline Soup Kitchen: Christ the King Church is responsible for one meal every other month (Saturday morning) at the Shoreline Soup Kitchen, located at the Old Lyme Congregational Church. Help is needed to coordinate, assist at sign-ups the weekend before (after masses), cook parts of a meal, serve, and clean up.
Shoreline Food Pantry (Old Lyme Congregational Church): Sort food and stock shelves Friday mornings. Distribute food on Saturday mornings.
St. Vincent de Paul Place (Norwich & Middletown): Once a month, deliver food collected at Christ the King.
“For I was hungry and
you gave me food; I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.”