Outreach and Service Ministries
The life of the parish community comes not only from our worship together at the Sunday Eucharist, but also by gathering for social events and participating in service outreach programs. The following are some of the social outreach organizations and ministries in which members of the parish participate.
- Knights of Columbus (K of C): A national brotherhood of Catholic men who stand together in faith, lending support to the parish, home and community. Membership in the Knights of Columbus is open to practicing Catholic men in union with the Holy See who are 18 years of age or older. Please email Keith Zanotti or phone him at 724-845-9447 if you are interested in more information or becoming a member of this organization.
- Special Projects Group: These volunteers support pro-life with charitable works through quilt making. They make baby quilts, which are given to little ones when they are baptized at Christ the King Parish. Along with the baby quilts, they make lap quilts which are given to the homebound, the ill, and those who have had operations.
- Ministry of Care: These ministry members are trained volunteers who meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our parish family members, especially those who are homebound and in personal care facilities. Participants in this ministry must meet special training and conditions of eligibility.
- Ministers of Holy Communion to the Sick & Homebound: Members of this ministry bring the Body & Blood of Christ to those in the hospital, personal care facilities or confined to their home. Participants in this ministry must meet special training and conditions of eligibility.
- Ministry of Consolation: A ministry of prayer and presence for grieving families. These volunteers are trained to preside at funeral home vigil services and help bereaved family members through the grieving process. Participants in this ministry must meet special training and conditions of eligibility.
- Funeral Luncheons Ministry: It is a very difficult and stressful time following the death of a loved one. At such an emotional time, an added burden for grieving family members is to arrange an after-funeral luncheon for funeral guests. It is the goal of this ministry to help lessen that burden. While volunteers for this ministry do not provide food for the luncheon, they handle all of the preliminary preparations for the luncheon and the cleanup afterward.
All volunteers, 18 years of age or older, for some of the above ministries must meet Diocesan conditions of eligibility. Parishioners interested participating in any of these ministries are asked to call the parish office for information.