(Extra) Ordinary Time!!

I know, most people do not think about Ordinary Time has being very exciting, it seems more like we are just going back to the normal way of doing things, without all these extra holidays and feast days and special celebrations. Well….. Ordinary Time may actually not be that “ordinary” as we think of it. There are actually so many wonderful Feast Days and Solemnities that we get to celebrate during this time of green vestments! There are so many saints that we get to learn about and honor, there are so many Feast Days that belong to Our Lord and to Mary during this time as well. We just got done with the month of May, which is dedicated, of course to Mary and to all mothers. But now we are in June and this means a special dedication to the Sacred Heart of Jesus (and the Immaculate Heart of Mary)!! So strap yourselves in, because nothing is every just “ordinary” when it comes to the Catholic Church.

If you want to learn about a different saint every day, this website has been very helpful for me- https://www.franciscanmedia.org/saint-of-the-day

If you want to make the Novena to the Sacred Heart of Jesus or the Immaculate Heart of Mary this month, here is a website that will help walk you through it- https://www.praymorenovenas.com/novena-to-the-sacred-heart-of-jesus


If you are like me and life is really crazy busy, sometimes the only quiet time you may have is when you are driving around in the car. If so, then these podcast are an excellent way to get in some prayer and learning time while you are driving around, picking up kids, doing errands, etc.

The Way of the Fathers, I recommend this podcast if you are wanting to learn more about how our Catholic Faith developed during those first hundred years or so after Christ- https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly93YXlvZnRoZWZhdGhlcnMubGlic3luLmNvbS9yc3M?sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwishIC5gYvxAhUXrZ4KHes1BSgQ9sEGegQIARAF

And of course, it is always a treat to listen to Dr. Scott Hahn. Here is his podcast, The Road to Emmaushttps://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9lbW1hdXNyb2FkLmxpYnN5bi5jb20vcnNz?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwjA2IbCgovxAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQaQ

As some of you may know, I graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and I was thrilled to learn that they now have a podcast featuring the president of the university, Fr. Dave and one of its faculty, Bob Rice. It’s called They That Hope and I am always looking forward to their episodes which air every Wednesday (you can also watch the podcast on the Franciscan University website)- https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3RoZXl0aGF0aG9wZS9mZWVkLnhtbA?sa=X&ved=0CAMQ4aUDahcKEwiY_P6qgovxAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQKA

For the ladies- single, married, w/ children, retired, have grandkids, all women- there are so many great resources out there for us as well. I really enjoy listening to Blessed is She– they are on YouTube and have a podcast as well: https://www.youtube.com/c/BlessedisShe/featured


Let Love and Abiding Together are two more great podcasts for us women as well- https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkLnBvZGJlYW4uY29tL3Npc3RlcnNvZmxpZmUvZmVlZC54bWw?sa=X&ved=0CAkQ9sEGahgKEwiotri5gYvxAhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQ1wE


Hope these are helpful for you. If you would like more suggestions or have any questions about anything, feel free to send me an e-mail- ckadultre@gmail.com.

It’s EASTER!!! He is RISEN! Alleluia!!

This month of May, Pope Francis has asked that everyone around the world join him in praying a daily rosary for an end to the Pandemic. For more information and to join in, please visit the USCCB website- https://www.nationalshrine.org/event/worldwide-rosary-to-pray-for-an-end-to-the-pandemic-2021/

This Easter Season and beyond, FORMED has daily reflections, shows and audiobooks to help us continue to celebrate, renew and continue to grow in our faith- https://watch.formed.org/easter

Here is Bishop Barron’s Easter Sunday Sermons- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oU44CfXulNI&ab_channel=BishopRobertBarron

The St. Paul Center usually has reflections as well for the daily readings: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBr-aH7rulKvlRdSM2Zz_mQ

The Catholic Talk Show has two great shows on Easter-

Catholic origins of Easter traditions- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KNirYbouyHQ&ab_channel=TheCatholicTalkShow

And What Did Jesus do for the 40 Days after Easter- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qhuxIZe_7s&ab_channel=TheCatholicTalkShow

If you are as busy as I am these days, but still want to grow and keep learning more about your faith, podcasts are a great way to still be able to get work done and listen and learn. You can find great Catholic podcast either through Google Podcasts or Apple Podcasts Apps- here are a few of my favorites: Road to Emmaus (Scott Hahn); All Things Catholic (Dr. Edward Sri); Catholic Answers and Catholic Answers Focus; They That Hope (Franciscan University); Pints with Aquinas (Matt Fradd) and the Thomistic Institute. (There are many more I can suggest to you if none of these peak your interest)

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page as I will be updating this throughout the Easter season. You will also be able to find information on our bible studies and other activities or events that might be going on this Spring and Summer.

Lent 2021

We are half-way through Lent and I want to keep encouraging everyone to hang in there with your Lenten sacrifices and/or activities. Here are some links to help get us through the rest of this Lent- The Rosary w/ Bishop Barron, Stations of the Cross, Bishop Barron’s Sunday Sermons, Fr. Mark Toups’ reflections for this Lent, St. Joseph Novena, etc.

Stations of the Cross for Kids with Brother Francis:



Here is a list of some podcasts that I find helpful and informative:

Way of the Fathers
Bible in a year with Fr. Mike Schmitz
Poco a Poco Podcast with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal
They That Hope-Franciscan University of Steubenville
All Things Catholic- Dr. Edward Sri
Pints with Aquinas- Matt Fradd
Road to Emmaus- Dr. Scott Hahn

Coming Home 2021

Christ the King Parish

Have you or someone you know been away from the Church? Are you feeling unsure and lost in today’s world? 

Have you been coming to Mass, but still don’t feel like you are “getting anything out of it”? Has attending Church simply become a habit, automatic…?

Then we have a program for you! Here you will find a kind, charitable, respectful environment to listen, learn and ask any questions that you might have. 

This year is going to be a little different due to COVID-19, but we do intend to still have our Coming Home program! We will meet virtually, through Zoom starting in January (details will follow depending on interest). 

If you are interested in Coming Home, you can get in touch with Meggin Sanner at 541-571-8402 or e-mail at ckadultre@gmail.com

Spring 2021 Bible Studies

Bible Studies – Valley of Peace

** Please Note** The Bible study on Hebrews will start on Tuesday, January 19th and the Bible Study on Priest, Prophet & King will start on Wednesday, January 20th** So if you are still wanting to join either of these bible studies (or both) there is still time to sign up! You can e-mail me at ckadultre@gmail.com or call me at 541-571-8402.

Here we are again! Starting up a new set of bible studies in the new year!

All of these bible studies will begin in January online via Zoom. We are looking forward to seeing all of you and studying more about our faith.

Hebrews– (8 Sessions)- Ascension Press– Presented by Andrew Swafford and Jeff Cavins, Hebrews: The New and Eternal Covenant draws out the riches of this sublime book in a way that makes them easier to understand. It draws connections between the Old and New Testaments, the Liturgy, the Eucharist, the priesthood, and so much more. Most importantly, Hebrews will help Catholics appreciate the astounding generosity of God as they see the wonders he has given us in the Church.  

Tuesday Mornings at 9:30AM on Zoom, led by Meggin Sanner—Starts on January 12, 2021; Ends on March 9th, 2021— Cost: $30

Priest, Prophet, & King– (7 sessions)- Word on Fire, Bishop Barron– Using biblical insights and engaging stories, Bishop Barron affirms that we see Jesus most clearly through the lens of the Old Testament.  Through this deeply biblical study, you will better understand Jesus, become more familiar with Scripture, and realize your own priestly, prophetic, and kingly mission, received when you are baptized “into Christ.” Please note, that for this particular study, they do not have online videos that you will be able to view on your own. You will be able to watch the videos only at the meetings when it is shared on screen after the discussions. 

Wednesday Evenings at 6:30PM on Zoom, led by Meggin Sanner— Starts on January 13th, 2021; Ends on Feb. 24th, 2021— Cost: $30

Matthew: The King & His Kingdom (Fall 2020- Spring 2021)- Ascension /Press- continued from Fall 2020— led by John Propson

This study shows how Jesus fulfills God’s promises to Israel and establishes his kingdom on earth.Through references to the Old Testament promises of God to his people and the messages God sent them through the prophets, this study program provides the key to understanding the rest of the New Testament and Christ as the fulfillment of God’s plan. 

The Wild Goose– Fr. Dave Pivonka- continued from Fall 2020- New Opportunity for prayer! Discovering a Deeper Relationship With the Holy Spirit- Join us for seven weeks of prayer, this is the second half of the Wild Goose videos, available on YouTube and FORMED. The videos, each about 25 minutes long, invite us to deepen our relationship with the Holy Spirit. Participants will watch the videos on their own, pray, and note the movement of the Spirit in their lives. We will meet once a week over Zoom at 7:00 PM, Mondays for about an hour to pray together, discuss the message of the videos, and share the graces God has granted us. There is no charge for this program and is led by Cathy Exarhos. Even if you had not participated in the first part of this series, please feel free to join in for the second half. You can easily watch the first set of videos in the series on your own for free and jump right in with this group. 

Monday Evenings at 7PM– led by Cathy Exarhos– Starts on January 11th, 2021; Ends on March 1st, 2021—- Cost: FREE

Further Resources for Fall Bible Studies

I thought I might put together some links, videos and resources for our bible studies that we are having to do online this Fall/ Winter. I hope that you will find these useful and give you some more insight and depth to the bible study that you are taking.

***For the Tuesday AM group that is studying “Follow Me“–

***For the Wednesday PM Bible Study on “Jesus: The Way, the Truth and the Life”


***For those of you taking our Thursday night Bible Study on the Gospel of Matthew



I will post more as I find them, so keep a look-out on here for new developments and additions

Adult Bible Studies Fall 2020 (we added two more!)

Due to Covid-19, we are going to be doing things differently this year for our Adult Bible Studies. Until it is safe to meet in person, we will be having our bible study for this Fall online. I know some of this is going to be very different from how we normally do things, I just ask for your patience and understanding as we work through this together. 

How this is going to work is that if you are wanting to take the bible studies being offered this Fall, (I am only doing two for now, one in the morning and one in the evening, to see how this is going to work and see what kind of response I get) you will need to e-mail or call Meggin Sanner at ckadultre@gmail.com or 541-571-8402. 

I will need the following information from you- Your full name, your phone number, e-mail address and your home address. The reason I will need your home address is so that I can mail or drop off your workbook for the bible study. Payments can be mailed to the Church or dropped off in the drop box outside the church office with a note saying that the money is for the Adult Bible Study and which one(s) you are taking. 

We will then have a regularly scheduled weekly meeting to discuss the video and questions in the workbook just like always, the only difference will be that we will meet online using Zoom. Every week you will be sent the new link to click on to get into the meeting at the appointed time. After our discussions, we will then say goodbye and everyone can then go and watch the next video online on their own, just like we would normally do. If you have a Zoom account or other online video service and want to lead a small group for one of these studies or lead a group for a different bible study, please let me know. 

**The FOUR bible Studies we are offering are: Tuesday Morning at 9AM, starting Sept. 22nd, 2020– “Follow Me” is on the Gospel of John. It is your guide to a personal encounter with Christ. As the Good Shepherd, Jesus seeks after us. He comes to meet us and beckons us to follow him. He calls us to be his disciples, to trust him, to open ourselves to his merciful love, and to love others as he has loved us. Follow Me invites you to experience the joy of a renewed friendship with Christ. (Many of you signed up to take this in the Spring, but it got cancelled due to Covid, so we are trying again). Cost- $25 

**Wednesday Evening at 6:30PM, starting Sept. 23rd, 2020– “Jesus: The Way, the Truth and the Life”, a new study by Dr. Edward Sri, Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio and Jeff Cavins. Anchored in the life of Christ as presented in the Gospels, this study explores the entirety of Jesus’ life—who he is, what he is really like, what he taught, what he did for our salvation, and what all of this means for us as Catholics today. Cost- $35

NEW***Thursday nights at 6:30PM, starting on September 10th, 2020– Matthew: The King and His Kingdom portrays Jesus as the true King who fulfills the Law the people of Israel have failed to keep and who introduces the new law that will accompany the New Covenant. In this 24-part study of the Gospel of Matthew, presenter Jeff Cavins explains how Jesus is challenging and empowering us to a new level of holiness and shows how we must be thoroughly immersed in the kingdom of heaven on earth, the Church, to live it.  This bible study will be led by John Propson and will continue into the Spring of next year, 2021.  Cost- $40

NEW***Opportunity for prayer: Discovering a Deeper Relationship With the Holy SpiritJoin us for seven weeks of prayer, starting on September 21st, 2020, following the first seven Wild Goose videos, available on YouTube. The videos, each about 25 minutes long, invite us to deepen our relationship with the Holy Spirit. Participants will watch the videos on their own, pray, and note the movement of the Spirit in their lives. We will meet once a week over Zoom at 7:00 PM Mondays for about an hour to pray together, discuss the message of the videos, and share the graces God has granted us. There is no charge for this program and is led by Cathy Exarhos. 

Again, if you would like to take one or both of these studies please e-mail or call me at the above e-mail or phone number. 

New Schedule and Updates

Hello again everyone! I hope that everyone is still hanging in there and doing well in the summer heat.

Unfortunately, we are having to cancel our indoor Mass. The county was premature in allowing the dispensation and we are now having to wait again until our infection rate drops again.

Our outdoor Mass is still at 6:30PM on Saturday evening and we now also have a Vietnamese Mass that will be offered every Saturday at 7:30PM, beginning last weekend, July 11th. We will still also have a Sunday morning outdoor Mass at 8AM.

The livestreamed Masses are on Saturdays– Spanish at 4pm and English at 5pm. Please pray that do your part as well to help keep our infection numbers going down so we can all come back together again.

Attendance for outdoor Masses is limited to 100 people per Mass; those who attend MUST wear a mask the whole time, maintain a distance of 6 feet from others, and bring their own chairs.

You must register to attend these Masses.  Here’s the link to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/christ-the-king-parish-30417877024

Please DO NOT attend the outdoor Mass if you are ill or vulnerable (or live with someone who is ill or vulnerable).  Small children should not attend.  Attendance is at your own risk.  The general dispensation from attending Sunday Mass remains in effect.

We are continuing to livestream daily Mass on weekdays at 8AM and a Holy Hour (Exposition, Adoration, and Benediction) on Fridays at 6:30PM.

Confessions! Saturday afternoon at 3:30PM to 5PM in the School Cafeteria!

1. Please park in one of 10 numbered parking spots in the lower parking lot on Stevens Drive.  If the spots are full, wait until one is available.

2. Wait in your car for an usher to indicate your turn.  If you have more than one person in your vehicle, one occupant at a time will proceed to the cafeteria and the others will wait in the car.  No more than 8 per car.

3. Maintain a distance of 6 feet from others.

4. Sign in before you enter the cafeteria; registration is for your own protection/contact tracing and the list will be shredded after 14 days. 

5. Be mindful of the time spent in confession so all can be heard.

6. Use the hand sanitizer we’ll have available.

Watch the livestreamed broadcasts here: Christ the King Adult Religious Education channel!

**UPDATE** Here is Bishop Tyson’s official announcement for Fr. Edgar- https://yakimadiocese.org/2020/06/15/fr-edgar-quiroga-assigned-to-christ-the-king-catholic-church/

For more updates from Bishop Tyson, keep on eye on the Diocese’s webpage: https://yakimadiocese.org/

I want to thank everyone for their generosity, their cooperation and selflessness. We have been able to do all of this and start having Confessions again because all of you have been helping us follow the guidelines by wearing your masks and keeping a safe distance from everyone when coming to Mass.

I have also sent out a survey to everyone I had e-mail addresses for asking what their preference was for video meetings and if that would even be an option for them in order to have a virtual bible study. There were also some ideas of what bible studies we could do, since the videos were online. If you have any suggestions/ preferences or would like to take the survey, please e-mail me at ckadultre@gmail.com.

We’re Still Here!!

Hi Everyone! I know it seems like we have been practicing “safe distancing” for months now, but I do see some signs of hope and that the end may be near. There is a plan now in place from our government to help transition the state and everyone back to normal and opening up again.

4 Phase Plan

With that in mind, here is what Catholics should expect and look forward to as we transition back into being able to gather once again physically as the Body of Christ-

What to Expect When Public Mass Resumes

We thank you for your wonderful support and patience as we struggle through navigating this new online environment.

We are still offering livestreamed daily Mass at 8AM on our YouTube channel as well as livestreamed Adoration with Exposition and Benediction at 6:30PM. You may have noticed that we have two scheduled livestreams from St. Paul’s Cathedral in Yakima listed on our channel. On May 15, we will be livestreaming the Transitional Diaconate Ordination Mass for Michael Kelly at 4:45PM and on May 22, we will be livestreaming the Priestly Ordination Mass of Deacon Edgar Quiroga Cebellos at 4:45PM. Please spread the word and come join us on those dates.

Christ the King Adult Religious Education

We are also continuing to call on our parishioners to check in on you and we have noticed that we have a lot of out of date phone numbers. So if you have changed your phone number or have updated your e-mail, please call the parish office so we can update our files.

We are also doing our very best to keep everyone updated, not only from the parish website, but from the new parish Facebook page as well! 

Christ the King Catholic Church Facebook Page

As always, we are praying for all of you and we miss you all so very much. If there is anything that you need or just want to talk, please feel free to call any of us. We do have someone in the office to answer the phones during normal work hours. For more information, please visit our parish website- Christ the King Catholic Church


Happy Easter! He is Risen! Alleluia!

Hello Everyone! And Happy Easter!! Rejoice! Be Glad!

This may seem hard to do right now, with all the fear, worry and stress going around due to the pandemic, but as Catholics, as Christians, we know Who holds all of us in His loving hands. We know Who is really in control (even when we want to be the one in control) and we know that He will take care of us. So we Rejoice!! We cry out once again, Alleluia!! He is Risen, death no longer holds it sway! Sin and death have been conquered!!

So come and rejoice, come and celebrate with us all Easter season! We are still holding livestreaming Daily Mass at 8AM, Monday through Friday. We also will still be livestreaming Exposition, Adoration and Benediction at 6:30PM- 7:30PM every weeknight as well from our Youtube channel- Christ the King Adult Religious Education

Here is the Spiritual Communion Prayer that is posted in the video description as well for every Mass:

“My Jesus, I believe that You are present in the Most Holy Sacrament. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive You into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive You sacramentally, Come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace You as if You were already here and unite myself wholly to You. Never permit me to be separated from You. Amen.”

Also, here is a beautiful poem about what we are experiencing right now with only spiritual communion- Spiritual Communion

We are still here, doing whatever we can to reach out to you, to serve your spiritual needs and be a parish community as best we can during this time. As always, please feel free to e-mail, call, text; however you wish to communicate, we are here for you. We miss you all!

Jesus is Risen! Alleluia!! Sing, Dance and Rejoice!