Parish Lenten Mission with Fr. Larre

The parish mission with Fr. Larre is only a week and a half away!  Here are some suggestions from Fr. Larre’s team to help you get the most out of your experience:

Suggestions for a More Successful Mission at Christ the King Parish, Richland WA

  1. First, we need each person to become a Missionary! Everyone must pray and sacrifice for the success of the parish mission. Pray in particular for our people who are not attending Mass, those who are living together and still not married and those who have little children who are still not baptized. Prayer is urgently needed because only the Holy Spirit can touch people’s hearts and bring them closer to Jesus and closer to each other.
  2. Take this opportunity to go to Confession. There will be Confessions before and after the Sunday Masses and each day Monday to Thursday (March 25th to March 28th) 12 noon to 1 pm, 4 pm to 6:25 pm & after the Evening Talk.
  3. Each day, Monday to Thursday, there will be the Rosary at 6 pm, Mass at 6:30 pm and the Mission Talk at 7:00 pm. 
  4. If at all possible, come to all four nights of the mission. Make this your sacrifice to win souls for Christ. If you can only make it to the Mass, come to the Mass at 6:30 pm. We need your prayers. But if you can only make it to the Mission Talk at 7:00 pm, come to the Talk. Take in as much of the Mission as you possibly can. Each evening the Mission will end by 8:30 pm.
  5. It is good to offer rides to seniors, people who have no vehicle, or anyone who finds it difficult to drive at night. The Knights of Columbus, or any other parish organizations often pitch in to help with transportation.
  6. On Monday to Thursday evenings there will be some thanksgiving offering envelopes in all the pews. Place your donation envelops in the special wooden boxes at the back of the Church. You may make your offering any night you wish. To receive an income tax receipt, make cheques payable to your Christ the King Parish. Father Larre and staff members all work as volunteers. Your donations will pay expenses and the rest will be used to help poor children.
  7. On Wednesday evening we will have a first class relic of St. John Bosco. He is the great patron of children and adolescents. This relic is very precious because it contains some of the very flesh of the body of St. John Bosco. The relic will be passed from person to person in a special locket during the evening. You may hold the relic in your hand for a few moments and ask St. John Bosco to pray for your children & adolescents. On Thursday evening we will also have a first class relic of St. Maria Goretti. She is the patroness of purity and chastity for the universal Church.
  8. Remember everyone is welcome to attend the parish mission regardless of age, or religion. Be a good Missionary and invite someone to come to the mission with you. Don’t pressure, or argue, with people to come, but invite them. Nobody is insulted, or hurt, by an invitation. Remember research shows that “82% of fallen-away Catholics would consider coming back to the Catholic Church if somebody invited them”.  Unfortunately, only 2% of us ever take the time to invite them. Simply invite them by saying, “Hey guess what, we’re having a parish mission at our parish. Would you like to come?  I could pick you up with the car and we can sit together in Church”.  Often giving people a ride and sitting with them in Church gives them the emotional support and security they need to come to the mission. The Holy Spirit will take care of the rest!
  9. Keep in mind that the success of the parish mission depends entirely on prayer and sacrifice. Begin praying everyday asking the Holy Spirit to bring people back to the Church and back to the Sacraments. Then do everything possible to sacrifice, i.e. do something difficult for the love of Jesus to bring people closer to Jesus and closer to each other. A wonderful sacrifice will be to come to the parish mission everyday and win souls for Christ.
  10. Each and every one of our parishioners must become a Missionary to win souls for Christ. You are not expected to stand on street corners, peddle books from door to door, or go to a foreign country. But you must pray hard, sacrifice, give good example and love the people around you. Invite them to come to the mission with you. The Holy Spirit will do the rest.  Remember the parish mission begins at the Sunday, Mar. 23rd and ends Thursday evening, Mar. 28th. Thank you for your good help and may God bless you and keep you always!!

 Lovingly in Christ,

Father Larre

SPOTLIGHT ON: Vacation Bible School

Vacation Bible School is a one-week Catholic-based Bible school program offered during June for children age Preschool 4 (by August 31) through the entering 5th grade.  We typically serve 200-250 children every year with the help of parish volunteers and youth helpers.

If you are interested in volunteering for Vacation Bible School, please call Jean Rieb at  the parish office (946-1675) to sign up or for more information.

Dynamic Marriage Class beginning 2/14!

Sign up for the Dynamic Marriage Course today and join the 80,000 couples nationwide who have improved their relationship with this fun, interactive 9-week course.

When:  Thursday nights, 7-9 pm, starting Feb. 14, 2019 – April 11, 2019

Where:  Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 7409 Clearwater Ave., Room 6, Kennewick, WA.

To register:    Please click HERE to download and print a registration form.  Please bring this form and your payment to CHRIST THE KING Parish Office (1111 Stevens Drive, Richland, WA. 99354), M-F, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Checks for $150/couple should be made out to: Christ The King Church,

Registration deadline 1/31/19 & limited to first 10 couples.

For more information, please contact the facilitators, Shelly and Shannon Batman,    (208) 863-8568 or go to

Married & engaged couples are welcome to participate in this transformative course!



Coming Home COMING SOON!

Mark your calendars for the Coming Home information night, January 21st, 7 p.m. in the Church Gathering Space.  Come learn about the program, originally designed for people re-entering the church, but open to everyone who wants to learn more about the Catholic faith…even faithful pew sitters and Bible study enthusiasts!

CH2019 Info nite

SPOTLIGHT ON: Visitation Ministry

The Visitation ministry serves parishioners who are not able to attend Mass and regular parish services due to injury or illness. The visitation team carries the Holy Eucharist to those who wish to receive it, provides fellowship of the church to the homebound, and provides grief support where applicable.

When a parishioner is admitted to Kadlec Medical Center, the parish office is to be notified so a member of the pastoral care team can visit the patient and offer the Holy Eucharist and prayer support. Members of the team also visit residents at their homes, and at facilities such as the Life Care Center, Wynwood, Eagle Rehabilitation, Quail Hollow, Guardian Angel, Riverton, and Richland Gardens.

Volunteers working in the Visitation ministry find that their outreach strengthens their personal faith, while those they are ministering to are thrilled to know someone in the church remembers them. Volunteers are needed to reach out to others through this ministry.

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


SPOTLIGHT ON: Sunday Nursery

Spend some quality time with the Lord! The nursery is open during the 9:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Sunday Mass, and is located in a room off of the Gathering Space. It is provided as a service to parishioners with children from one to three years of age.

The Nursery also provides child care to parishioners’ children for special programs, some Bible Study courses, and other events. The child care for this type of activity must be pre-arranged through the parish office. There is always a staff person, who has passed a background check and has had CPR training, present when children are at the nursery.

Anyone interested in volunteering for the nursery to assist the staff should contact contact the parish office at 946-1675 for more information.


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.


SPOTLIGHT ON: St. Anne’s Helpers

The ministry of St. Anne’s Helpers provides meals to parish families when a new baby joins the family. Usually, meals are delivered every other day for a period of two weeks. Anyone can notify the contact person for St. Anne’s Helpers of a family with a new baby.

The ministry was created to provide support for families of the parish, to foster relationships and allow volunteers the opportunity to show Christ’s love to one another. Volunteers prepare and deliver nutritious meals to a family after the birth of a baby or when the mother is on bed rest. This allows Moms and Dads time to focus on their new family without the daily distraction of dinner preparation.

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


SPOTLIGHT ON: Rummage Sale

Christ the King Rummage Sale is a popular event held the second week in June in the school cafeteria. Throughout the year, parishioners are invited to drop off gently used clothing, household items, small tools, sporting goods, toys, games and miscellaneous things which can be sold at the Rummage Sale. Volunteers sort and price the donated merchandise and arrange things for sale to the public. During the sale, volunteers staff the event. All proceeds from the sale are given to the parish. This ministry is open to volunteers of all ages.

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