Cultural & Social Ministries
To Hear the Gospel and Make a Difference
Filipino Society of Christ the King
Sharing the rich culture and heritage of the Philippines is mission of The Filipino Society of Christ the King. Our major events include the Annual Fiesta, Simbang Gabi, and the Feast of Santo Nino. Deeply ingrained in Filipino culture is a sense of service to our community so we regularly serve dinner at local homeless shelters in Contra Costa and surrounding counties as well as assist in various parish programs.
Meetings: 1st Sunday of the month at 1:30 pm
Time & Location: 1:30pm in the Parish Hall, Rooms A/B
Ministry Contact: Imelda Santos, President
Italian Catholic Federation (ICF) Branch 442
The Italian Catholic Federation is a family-oriented organization that celebrates Italian American heritage, encourages apostolic and charitable works, and promotes Catholic values. Community is built through good works, social and religious events, and supporting local and national charities. Our scholarship program provides financial assistance to seminarians, high school and college students. We gather regularly to share meals, celebrate Mass, play bocce, or spend an afternoon at Viano Winery.
Meetings: 3rd Sunday of the month
Time & Location: 1:30pm in the Parish Hall
Ministry Contact: Diana Mackinson, President
Knights of Columbus
Founded in 1966, the Knights of Columbus Pope John XXIII Council #5811 includes parishioners from Christ the King, St. Stephen, St. Catherine of Siena. Our St. Patrick’s Dinner and Easter Egg Hunt are hosted annually. We support various ministries through pancake breakfasts and the CYO Crab Feed! Membership is open to practicing Catholic gentlemen (18 or older) in union with the Holy See. Applications are available from any member.
Meetings: 1st Tuesday of the month
Time & Location: TBD
Ministry Contact: Jay Becker, Grand Knight
Knitters Workshop Ministry
Christ the King knitters create hand knit items to support other parish ministries working in the community. Refugees and new immigrants are welcomed with warm blankets. Hats and scarfs are distributed to the sick and disadvantaged. New knitters are always invited and experienced knitters share their expertise. No experience is required. Donations of yarn and needles should be made directly to the ministry by appointment only.
Meetings: 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month
Time & Location: via Zoom, Contact Patti Turner
Ministry Contact: Patti Turner
The Men’s Fellowship is a group of men who gather to build community and support each other's faith journeys. Using Sunday’s readings and a complimentary commentary we engage in thoughtful scripture reflection and discussion. We continue to build Christ’s church by praying for each other’s intentions, participating in social outreach projects, and gathering socially with all our families.
Time & Location: 8:00-9:00am via Zoom, contact John Alonso
Ministry Contact: John Alonso
Taize Ecumenical Prayer Services
Named after a village in France, where the Brothers of an ecumenical community reside, a Taizé Prayer consists of the repetition of simple chants. Our service incorporates not only the quiet chanting, but a psalm, and most important a reading and silence. Our monthly gatherings at different places of worship are open to all who wish to come together in prayer and in a spirit of Ecumenism.