Come ye blessed of my Father...For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in; naked, and you coverd me; sick, and you visited me; I was in prison, and you came to me.
Community Outreach Programs
In an endeavor to live out the Christian Gospel, Christ the King puts the Love of God into action through a variety of programs focused on helping people within our local community as well extending a helping hand to our brothers and sisters around the world.
Every year before Thanksgiving the youth of our parish,grades 6-12, raise funds to buy groceries to fill the shelves at the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. The youth shop for the groceries and deliver them directly to the food pantry.
Since 1990 Kathy Sweeny, lately accompanied by her husband Mike, has has gone medical missions through the Sharing Resources Worldwide organization. Money raised from collecting cans in the parish hall assists these mission trips. Sharing Resources Worldwide is a humanitarian-based organization that travels to countries where there is limited medical care in the fields of pediatric orthopedics, dentistry, ocular plastics for prosthetic eyes, hand disabilities and deformities and eye care. Click Here to learn more about Sharing Resources Worldwide.
Small change makes a BIG difference! On Mother’s Day baby bottles are made available for parishoners to take home and fill with change, cash or checks. The bottles are then collected on and after Father’s Day. On average, just four or five baby bottles filled with change provide one Care Net client with a free pregnancy test, a listening ear, accurate information and life-affirming options. To learn more go to carenetdane.org.
Every year before Valentine's Day Christ the King holds a Divine Chocolate Sale. The proceeds from the sale of this "Fair Trade" chocolate go to support the Global Solidarity Partnership Program's Donkey Project. This diocesan-supported program supplies donkeys, harnesses, carts and plows, as well as training in new farming practices to farmers in our partner Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga in northern Ghana. To learn more about this program check out the information at madisondiocese.org.
Our parish community participates in the annual holiday Giving Tree Project through the McFarland Food Pantry. Gift tags and holiday cards are available after Thanksgiving and through the first week of December. Share the joy of the season by giving. Looking for gift ideas? Scrip is a great way to wrap up your Giving Tree shopping.
Members of our parish volunteer to take the Blessed Sacrament to residents of Harmony House, an assisted living residence in McFarland.
On the third Tuesday and fifth Monday or Wednesday of each month volunteers from Christ the King assist at the Luke House Meal Program located at 310 South Ingersoll Street in Madison. The Luke House Meal Program provides lunch and dinner to those who find themselves in need of a helping hand. Volunteers cook and share a meal and conversation with the Luke House guests. We are always looking for extra hands to help out at Luke House for both the third and fifth week programs. To learn more about this program check out their website at lukehousemadison.org.
The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul strives to help the less fortunate in our community through a variety of programs:
Christmas gift collection for children from less fortunate families in our community.
Clothing and household items
In honor of motherhood and in our commitment to the santity of life in the womb, a rose sale is held after all Masses on Mother's Day weekend. The proceeds of the sale support the Wisconsin Right to Life organization.
Two bake sales a year raise money for Catholic Relief Services' Water for Life program (King Fest bake sales raise money for our youth program), which makes safe, clean water available by implementing local projects for water systems, basic hygiene and food distribution. This program is supported by the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops and the National Council of Catholic Women. Learn more at crs.org.