SPOTLIGHT ON: St. Vincent de Paul

The Christ the King St. Vincent de Paul is affiliated with the national SVDP Society. The mission of the CK Society is to help meet the needs of the poor in our community while following the rule of St. Vincent.

The rule of St. Vincent emphasizes meeting the people served in their homes. Members receive requests for assistance from a message hotline, and then return the calls of potential clients to better understand their situation. If a visit is appropriate, two members arrange to meet with the callers to discuss their need.

The CK Society meets Tuesday evenings for a short meeting to discuss the calls taken for the week and assign visits. Clients’ requests include utility assistance, food, furniture, transportation, and temporary lodging. Members also refer clients to other organizations for additional help.

The CK Society provides assistance to residents of Richland, West Richland and Benton City. The Society also works with the Parish Council on the annual Christmas food baskets for the needy. Volunteers who work with this ministry attend meetings, take messages from the message hotline, return calls, and meet with clients.

For its annual budget, the CK Society depends on the donations of parishioners.

Interested persons are encouraged to contact the parish office at 946-1675 for more information.


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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