The Three Holiest Days
This evening just before 7PM we will ring the church bells to invite all the baptized in this region of Cape Cod to enter into one liturgy which will take place in different phases over the next three days taking us from Last Supper Room to the Cross on Calvary and ultimately to the empty tomb that heralds Christ’s Resurrection. This is the Sacred Triduum, a season that transitions us from the 40 days of Lent to the 50 days of Easter, the shortest but holiest season of our year as Christians. We are encouraged to spend these three days which we mark from sunset this evening to sunset on Easter Sunday as a time of prayerful remembrance and thanksgiving for all Christ was willing to endure for our salvation. At times we offer our prayer as a community of faith in the liturgies each evening at 7 PM on Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and the Vigil of Easter on Holy Saturday, and in the Masses of Easter Sunday at 8, 9:30, or 11 AM. We are also invited to join together in the prayer services at 9 AM on Friday and Saturday morning and the Stations of the Cross at 3 PM on Good Friday afternoon. Yet when we are not gathered together in the church with our fellow believers to pray we are asked to try to keep this time holy by refraining to the extent possible from all unnecessary activity or business as usual in order to focus prayerfully and gratefully on the gift of life without end won for us by Jesus Christ at the very steep price of his life . A wish for a blessed Triduum and joyful Easter is prayerfully extended to all.
Fr. Healey, Pastor
As you visit our site, you will see that we are a vibrant parish offering many opportunities for people to live out their Catholic Christian faith. There are activities and organizations for people of every age and almost every interest. We have a food pantry, a library, and a thrift shop. We have a very active St. Vincent de Paul Society, numerous educational opportunities, our newest is Word on Fire – ENGAGE, social gatherings, and liturgical ministries, and that is just the tip of the iceberg! Our Mass schedule can be found in the footer, along with our location and mailing address. For office hours go to; About-Masses-Office Hours-Directions. We would love to have you join us as we listen to God’s Word and share in the Eucharist.
You can join the parish by setting up a time to come to the office. If you are registering online, go to New Member Registration, fill out the form, and hit “submit”. Someone from the parish will call you to extend a welcome. If you have any questions or comments, please go to “contact us”; all submissions go directly to the parish office.
If you live on Cape Cod for only part of the year, you are welcome to join the parish and participate in the various organizations for as long as you are here.
Rev. Edward J. Healey, pastor
The Roman Catholic Community of Christ the King Parish has as its purpose: The providing of spiritual nourishment and enrichment to its members through the Holy Spirit, in harmony with the Second Vatican Council; and the offer of welcome to all. This is accomplished by celebrating the sacraments, preaching the Gospel by word and example, and instructing in the truths of the faith. We strive to be present in a spirit of prayer and service to those in need using the talents and gifts of our individual members. We are life~affirming stewards of God’s creation striving to build the Body of Christ.
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Living Stations – The Way of the Cross
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