SPOTLIGHT ON: Lay Carmelites

The call from God to Elijah (1 Kings 17:2-4), the spiritual father of the Carmelites, is also the call to those persons called to the Carmelite vocation.  This includes a call to be:  detached from things that we put higher than God; to move away from sin; to find solitude for prayer; to love; to contemplate; and to persevere.  The Call to Carmel is achieved through a call to prayer, a call to community, and a call to service.

The Lay Carmelites of Christ the King Parish is a lay branch of the Third Order Carmelites.  The community supports the members in learning and practicing Carmelite spirituality through monthly community meetings and formation instruction.

Anyone interested in finding out more about the Carmelites is encouraged to contact the parish office at 946-1675.






Author: Christ the King Adult Religious Education

Christ the King Parish of Richland, WA has a vast array of opportunities for continued adult faith development and spiritual growth in Christian discipleship. No matter where people are in their journey towards the Lord, there is something for everyone at Christ the King Parish, including: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), Adult Bible Studies, classes on the Catholic Faith, programs for returning Catholics, Young Adult Ministry, the Surviving Divorce program, Coming Home for returning Catholics, parish missions and retreats, parenting resources, information on Christian apologetics, etc. Bible studies, which are generally published by Little Rock, Ascension Press, or Word on Fire, average from 8-10 weeks long and are offered both in the mornings and evenings for your convenience. For more information regarding ongoing formation opportunities for adults, or to give us feedback on what you'd like to see offered at the parish to help you on your faith journey, please send us a message through our "Contact" link or send an email to

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