At the Cathedral of Christ the King, we strive to live out our mission to know, love, and serve as Jesus did. With over 100 ministries, we have many opportunities for you to become fully engaged in parish life. We invite you to browse the overview of our ministries, to get involved, make a difference, find community, and help our parish remain a vibrant and dynamic parish.

Ministries are divided into the following categories:

 

KNOW | To know is learning to trust God.

We believe that the more you study the faith and encounter God in prayer, the more you learn to trust God with all you have. Carve out time in your day to nurture your relationship with God and consider spending time with others reading the scriptures and growing in faith.

20/30 SOMETHINGS

The 20/30 Somethings is a vibrant community for young adults with regular spiritual, social, and service events. First Friday of the month at 8 PM is Pack the Cathedral, an hour of prayer and adoration in from of the Blessed Sacrament. Third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM in Kenny Hall is our Discipleship Night, an evening of discussion and study of the faith.

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ADORATION GUARDIAN

Perpetual Adoration is a devotion continuing without interruption 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Guardians commit to a specific day and time (one hour) every week to visit with Jesus in the chapel.

CTK BELIEVES

Believes is a once a month speaker series the second Tuesday of each month from 7:30 - 8:30 AM hosted in the Ministry Offices to promote dialogue around integrating faith in the work life for both business men and business women.

LEGION OF MARY

Through dedication to the corporal and spiritual works of mercy and under the patronage of our Blessed Mother, members share the light of Christ within the parish community and beyond. Weekly meetings (Mondays at 1 PM) focus on prayer and the study of the teachings of the church.

RCIA SPONSOR

Sponsors are a supportive friend for someone who has chosen to become a member of the Catholic Church. Sponsors are needed for the summer program (June - Aug) and full year (Sept - Easter).

ST. DOMINIC OPENING THE WORD TOASTMASTERS CLUB

OTW is a different kind of bible study. Each meeting focuses on the upcoming Sunday Gospel. You’ll see prepared speeches and reflect on the Gospel. Join anytime. Mondays at 7:00 PM in the Ministry Offices.

ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE TOASTMASTERS CLUB

Toastmasters is a friendly and supportive group that teaches public speaking and leadership skills. Join anytime. Tuesdays at 7:00 PM in Cafeteria 2.

MEN'S BIBLE STUDIES

Come study the bible and enjoy fellowship with other men of the parish on either Wednesdays at 7:30 AM in Kenny Hall or Thursdays at 7:00 PM in Conference Room 1.

WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDIES

Come study the bible and enjoy fellowship with other women of the parish on either Tuesdays at 9:30 AM or Wednesdays at 12:00 PM. Registration is open now and studies will start in September.

WORD OF GOD PRAYER GROUP

The Word of God prayer group is a community of Catholics and other Christians who meet weekly to praise God in song, to worship him in silence, and to intercede to God on behalf of our Church, our parish, our nation, our local community, and our families and friends. Weekly charismatic prayer meetings are most every Wednesday, from 7-8 PM in Cafeteria 2.

ROSARY GROUP
Prays the rosary together on Tuesdays at 7:00 PM in the Cathedral and has a monthly meeting and devotion on the first Saturday after the 8:10 AM Mass.
FIDELES
Fideles, or "the Faithful Ones," is a movement of adult men with a special devotion to Jesus and His Blessed Mother, Mary. Members fast and met weekly for one hour in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament to pray the Rosary and engage in scriptural meditation. Meet weekly at 6:00 PM in the d'Youville chapel.

 

LOVE | To love is learning to follow Christ with others.

In the heart of our ministry is our calling from Jesus to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength in addition to loving our neighbors as ourselves. We believe the best way to follow Jesus with others is through forming community and sharing our faith with each other.

CATHEDRAL WOMEN'S CLUB

The women’s club provides opportunities for women of all ages to connect, learn and enjoy time with others from CTK. Join us for any event throughout the year.

CATHEDRAL MEN'S CLUB

Year-round series of events are offered to provide the men of our parish the opportunity to fellowship with one another, develop friendships, expand professional networks,
discover ways to grow spiritually, and learn how to become more involved in the parish community.

SMALL GROUPS

Groups consist of about 6 couples or 12 individuals who get together weekly for a couple of hours of social time, study, and prayer. Groups are offered for women, men, co-ed, and married couples. New groups are formed in January, May, and September.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS

The Knights of Columbus brotherhood provides members and their families with volunteer opportunities in service to the Catholic Church, their communities, families and young people.

PRAYER CHAIN

As a link in the prayer chain you will be one of many who will be praying for the spiritual, physical, emotional and financial needs of our parish community.

SENIOR ADULT LUNCHEONS

Monthly luncheons are a great way for seniors to come together. Volunteers are welcome to assist in serving on our monthly luncheon team.

SUNDAY MORNINGS COFFEEHOUSE

Meet other parishioners for coffee after all morning Masses on Sundays, August - May, in the ministry offices. Volunteers are also needed.

WELCOME RETREAT

This is an incredible experience to help you discover what’s missing in your life and what to do about it. CTK hosts separate retreats for the men and women twice a year.

WOMEN'S CIRCLES

Women’s Circles are groups of women who come together to help one another grow closer to Christ by sharing spiritual, social and service opportunities.

SERVE |  To serve is learning to live beyond ourselves.

Service begins with a heart of generosity, not just with money and time, but with our love, appreciation, praise, virtue, and encouragement. A beautiful way to thank God is by using our gifts to be His hands and feet, continuing His healing, feeding, teaching, and serving.

Liturgical Ministries

CATHEDRAL FLOWER GUILD

The Cathedral Flower Guild is responsible for planning the floral adornments for feast days, holidays and other celebrations throughout the liturgical year. Donations for Altar flowers can be made in honor or in memorial of loved one.  

LECTORS

Lectors proclaim the Word of God at the Mass in a clear, persuasive way and with interpretive emphasis so that the faithful may discover anew God’s Word, alive in our assembly. Trainings are offered every couple of months.

EXTRAORDINARY MINISTERS OF HOLY COMMUNION

EMHCs are a vital part of every Mass. Over 100 EMHCs volunteer every weekend to communicate the Precious Body and Blood to our parishioners and visitors. Trainings are offered every couple of months.

USHERS

Ushers greet, welcome, and assist the faithful as they gather for worship. They assist in seating parishioners, help at offertory, appoint and assist git bearers, and direct the Communion procession.

WEDDING GUILD

This group directs rehearsals and weddings as an aid to the wedding party and celebrant. The Apprentice Guild assists members of the full-time Guild in their ministry and is open to all high school students.

Music Ministries

CATHEDRAL CHOIR
Sunday 10:30 AM Mass

Rehearsals every Wednesday night, September through May. New members are invited to audition.

Kevin Culver
SCHOLA NOVA
Sunday 12:00 PM Mass

This choir supports the liturgy with a mix of contemporary and traditional song. Rehearsals Wednesdays, 6:30 - 7:20 pm.

Kevin Culver
CATHEDRAL ENSEMBLE
Sunday 5:45 PM Mass

Rehearsals are every Thursday night, September through May. The group sings a variety of styles using keyboard, guitar, electric bass, percussion and various string and wind instruments. New members are invited to audition.

Elyn Macek
SUMMER ENSEMBLE
Sunday 5:45 PM Mass

A non-auditioned, limited commitment ensemble which supports the liturgy during the summer months. Members may sing for any length of time from one week to three months.

Elyn Macek
CATHEDRAL ENSEMBLE
Sunday 7:15 PM Mass

This Ensemble offers a mix of contemporary and traditional music.  Our unique blend of harmonies, piano and percussion make for a special worship experience. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings at 7:00.  We also meet prior to Mass on Sundays at 5:30.

Kimberly Izor
HISPANIC CHOIR
This is a dynamic group that joyfully leads the Spanish language liturgy in traditional and contemporary music from various Hispanic cultures. Men and women are welcome to join.
BOY CHOIR
SUNDAY 9:00 AM MASS

Open to 25 choristers in grades 4 through 8. Interested boys should arrange a registration appointment before enrolling. Rehearsals are from 2:30–4:00 pm on Wednesdays, including a snack break. This choir participates approximately once a month at the 9:00 am Sunday Mass.

GIRL CHOIR
SUNDAY 9:00 AM MASS

Open to 35 choristers in grades 4 through 8. Interested girls should arrange a registration appointment before enrolling. Rehearsals are Thursdays from 3:00-4:30 pm, including a snack break. This choir participates approximately once a month at the 9:00 am Sunday Mass.

CHERUB CHOIR
SUNDAY 9:00 AM MASS

Open to 30 boys and girls in kindergarten, pre-first and first grades. If interested in joining, please call Mrs. Shipley to arrange a registration appointment before enrolling. Rehearsals are Mondays either from 3:00 – 3:35 or 3:40 – 4:10. The choir sings several times a year before the 9:00 am Sunday Mass.

PREPARATORY CHOIR
SUNDAY 9:00 AM MASS

Open to 36 boys and girls in grades 2 and 3. If interested in joining, please call Mrs. Shipley to arrange a registration appointment before enrolling. Rehearsals are Tuesdays from 3:00-4:00 pm including a snack break. This choir sings approximately once a month at the 9:00 am Sunday Mass.

Outreach & Pastoral Care Ministries

ADOPT-A-FAMILY

Help provide a Merry Christmas for up to 400 needy families in our parish and greater community. Families, groups and individuals can sponsor a small or large family.

CARD MINISTRY

This ministry honors and remembers parishioners on special occasions. Cards are sent to Senior Adults for birthdays, Valentines Day, Easter and Christmas. Get well cards and personal notes are sent to those experiencing health challenges. Bereavement cards and personal notes are sent to families of the deceased as well. Volunteers always welcome.

COMMUNION TO THE SICK

Volunteer to bring Holy Communion to the sick at Piedmont Hospital, Shepherd Center, Assisted Living Facilities, or to private homes in our parish!  In bringing Holy Communion to the Sick, you minister to the whole person – body, mind, and soul – as you answer Jesus’ calls to visit the sick.

CTK BUDDIES

If you would like to ‘Adopt a Grandparent’ or be a ‘CTK Buddy’ for a parishioner without family, you can volunteer just one hour a week; day or evening, weekday or weekend. VIRTUS Protecting God’s Children training is required.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Each year the Christ the King and Habitat for Humanity work in partnership as agents of God’s justice by working to provide a clean, safe affordable home to a family with limited financial means.

FUNERAL RECEPTION TEAM

Join the team that offers a place for families and friends to gather for fellowship, to share, reminisce and remember the life of their loved one and their happy times together.

KNITTING/ PRAYER SHAWL

Shawls and blankets are gifts given to those in need of comfort such as those dying, those who have lost a loved one, those going through a divorce, etc. 

MUST SUMMER LUNCH MAKING

In June and July, we prepare over 2,000 lunches for hungry children in the Atlanta metro area.

PRAYER CHAIN

The CTK Prayer Chain allows us to pray for our brothers and sisters when they are unable to pray for themselves or when they need our support to pray with them and for them. As a link in the prayer chain you will be one of many who will be praying for the spiritual, physical, emotional and financial needs of our parish community. ANYONE can join the CTK Prayer Chain! 

RESPECT LIFE MINISTRY

The goal of this respect life ministry is to empower our parishioners to be champions of the intrinsic value of every life. We work with the Archdiocese Pro-Life Office to increase awareness of pro-life issues.

SANDWICH MAKING FOR SHELTERS

From November through March, we make sandwiches for the Shrine Shelter. 

SNACK BAG MAKING

Each month Christ the King provides more than 200 snack bags to hungry individuals who come to our doors. Please help us feed the hungry by making snack bags or donating nonperishable, individual pull top cans of a main dish items (such as chili, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti, beef stew or ravioli) and juice or milk box drinks for the snack bags. 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY

We help our friends and neighbors by providing financial, material, educational and spiritual support to those in need regardless of background or faith and collaborates with other organizations to empower people to achieve self-sufficiency.

STEPHEN MINISTRY

Stephen Ministry is a Christ-centered, confidential, one to one, listening ministry. Stephen Ministers are lay parishioners trained extensively in the skills of Christian care-giving and commissioned to minister to other parishioners whom are experiencing a personal crisis (divorce, job loss, depression, death, illness, etc.).

SWEET SAINTS

Every month, over 100 volunteers sign up to bake at least 2 dozen breakfast items or sweet treats and bring them to CTK for various ministry events.

 

Volunteer Opportunities with Children & Youth

PARISH SCHOOL OF RELIGION

Parish School of Religion (PSR) is our Sunday School program for children ages 3 - 5th grade. We have about 500 children who participate and are always in need of adults willing to share this enthusiasm with our parish children using a structured curriculum. Time commitment is 1 hour a week, September - May. 

CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD

Teams of volunteers take children, ages 4 - 3rd grade, from the Cathedral during the 9:00 AM Sunday Masses following the opening rite of Mass for a 20 minute session. Volunteers lead the children in song, share a couple of Mass readings (child friendly), activities, explanation, and prayer. Volunteers serve on teams. Time commitment is 1 weekend per month per team.

CTK YOUNG CHURCH CORE

Young adults offer their time and talent to share God’s love with the teens. Volunteers are needed for EDGE, LifeTeen, and Summit.

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