Name of Church Christ the King
Address 11709 SE Fuller Road, Milwaukie, Oregon 97222
Phone number (503) 659-1475
Mass times Saturday vigil, 5:30 p.m. Sundays, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. Monday, 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, 8:30 a.m.
Confessions Tuesdays, 5 – 5:45 p.m. Saturdays, 3:30 – 5 p.m. First Saturdays, 9 – 10 a.m.
Names of priests Msgr. John Cihak, pastor. He is an orthodox priest, well educated, devout and a good homilist. Listen to his homilies on the parish website. Monsignor has been a parish priest and seminary teacher, and for nine years worked in Rome with the Congregation for Bishops and as a papal master of ceremonies.
Special groups/activities Mom’s prayer group, Handmaids of Mary, bible study, young adult group (Frassati@CTK), Mary’s Guild, Men’s Fellowship, Knights of Columbus, St. Vincent de Paul Society, Brother Andre Café, adoration Thursdays and First Saturdays.
School Yes, pre-K through 8. The school offers a strongly Catholic environment, with sacred art, crucifixes and holy water fonts in classrooms; religious curriculum from Sophia Institute.
Music The parish has reverent liturgies with traditional sacred music using cantors, choir, and a schola cantorum.
Parking Ample parking around the church.
Additional observations This is a Eucharist-centered parish of the Archdiocese of Portland. Milwaukie is a Portland suburb.
Come on now this is not a Roman Catholic church, no crucifix, no statues, no stations of the cross, no high altar yet it has a dinner table, and of course no Traditional Latin Mass. Sorry but who cannot be “deterred” by the ugly cold spaceship interior.
How did you miss the Crucifix? It’s on the home page of their website, behind the altar.
Calling an altar a dinner table is irreverent. That’s where bread and wine become the Body and Blood of the Lord.
Do you think their Masses are not valid?
Wouldn’t it be bad to go to hell for calling the altar a dinner table?
(Cont.) I found the sacrifice in the Catholic Mass, both Traditional Latin and Vatican II venacular. I, too, believe it was terrible to tear out the high altars as some did when they were still in good condition, but this church has the tabernacle in the center with the two cherubim around it, a crucifix with a corpus on the portable altar and the statues of the Catholic saints. Such things would not have been allowed in the Methodist church of my childhood. Patience, Romulus, as Fr. Z and Bishop Schneider say, “Brick by brick.”
For some reason my previous post to this continued one was left out, so this last post of mine does not make as much sense as it would have with the previous post posted. Just saying.
Ro, you know, most pastors don’t build the churches they’re assigned to. Some churches were designed and built back in the ecclesially, and societally, crazy ’70’s. If you (and others) would like to donate enough to build a new church, I’m pretty sure Monsignor and the bishop would be open to that.
Could you please add the diocese to the info on these pages?
I do not know when the picture above was taken, but it does not do the church justice, it is much more beautiful inside now if one clicks on the blue website link.