Christ the King
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Stations of the Cross
Christ the King Church
Please join us on Fridays in Lent to pray
The Stations of the Cross 6:30pm - Beginning Friday, Feb. 16
St. Stephen Church
Please join us on Fridays for 12pm Stations of the Cross in the church.
We are also open for self-guided outdoor stations on Fridays 12pm to 6pm and Mon. & Wed. 11am-2pm
Christ the King - St. Stephen Parish
Lenten and Spring Adult Faith Formation
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Saturday March 2nd 2024
Don’t miss out on a CYO favorite! Secure your tickets today for our annual CTK CYO Crab Feed on Saturday, March 2! We will have delicious crab courtesy of Fa Get About It Catering, dancing, raffle prizes and more! Registration is now open - secure your tickets today at our early bird prices until January 31!
Greetings Fellow Parishioners:
This week we are providing our annual summary of Christ the King – St. Stephen Parish financial performance for 2023 and our budget for 2024. You will see our summary chart in the bulletin or click here if you are reading this in our email newsletter.
You may recall that in early 2023, Christ the King Parish and St. Stephen Parish were officially combined into a single parish. The name of our parish is now simply Christ the King – St. Stephen Parish. To help with the transition last year we kept our finances independent and are reporting on them separately for 2023. Starting this year we will be reporting our finances as a single parish.
In the table you will see both Christ the King and St. Stephen summary results for 2023 and a combined 2024 budget. We are now operating as one parish with two campuses.
In looking at the financial summary you will see that, thanks to your donations and hard work by staff to control expenses, we experienced a combined 5% positive net for 2023. You were also most generous to our St. Vincent De Paul Society and our Social Justice charities with over $218,000 donated. Our SVDP volunteers are partnering with Hillcrest Congregational Church to continue to serve the many needy families of our community with food, services, and limited rent assistance.
You will also note in looking at the two charts that our income from your donations has remained largely flat over the past five years while our expenses are starting to rise. Inflation is the primary cause of this and has made it more difficult to keep our expenses in line with our income. We know that inflation is impacting everyone, so we are very grateful that donations have not decreased. But if you could examine your budget and see if there is a chance to increase your donation to help us cover increasing costs, we would be very grateful.
Your generosity during 2023 allowed us to complete a number of projects to ensure both campuses are well maintained and efficient. This included the replacement of worn and aging carpet in both Christ the King and St. Stephen churches. Additionally, several energy efficiency upgrades were completed at the Christ the King campus. The HVAC control system was upgraded, enabling us to heat and cool by zones. Another project we completed was the replacement of the original single pane windows in the CTK rectory with energy efficient double pane windows. Before this replacement you could feel the wind coming through some of these windows even when they were shut.
In 2024 we will be conducting a major project to replace the HVAC system at St. Stephen Church. This system is old and has been failing at times. The new system will have improved control capabilities to improve energy efficiency.
We are grateful to God for the commitment and generosity of our parishioners. We are also grateful to our parish leadership, under Father Paulson, and our parish staff who are diligent in the professional management of our finances.
For those who are interested we will offer more detail on our financial picture in the coming months. Regardless, with your generous support, we will continue to thrive, and our many ministries will continue to serve the diverse needs of our parish.
On behalf of Christ the King - St. Stephen Finance Council, thank you for your commitment and generosity to our parish.
Chairman Christ the King - St. Stephen Finance Council
Email: [email protected]
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Christ the King Campus
Monday - Friday
9:00am (and livestreamed)
First Friday Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Mass
5:00pm - 6:00pm Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament followed by Mass ( and livestreamed)
9:00am (and livestreamed)
3:00pm - 3:30pm Confessions
4:00pm Vigil Mass (livestreamed)
10:30am (and livestreamed)
11:30am - 12:00pm (drive-thru Communion)
St. Stephen Campus
Monday - Friday
Make the switch to REALM giving
Realm has an integrated online giving system that makes it easier for you to make and track your donations and pledges.
To get started follow these steps:
1) Create your REALM account and set up online giving
2) Delete your old online giving account on eservicepayments.com
3) If you need help contact the parish office, we are here for you
Bishop's Ministries Appeal 2023
The Bishop’s Ministries Appeal is an annual campaign to generate funds to cover the costs of the Diocese of Oakland’s ministries, programs, and services. It is a direct appeal to the people of the diocese, urging their support in the form of a pledge or a gift to supplement the ministry budget.