To our new pastor, Fr. Rick Lesser ... a warm welcome from our parish community
of Christ the King! 
We are keeping you in our prayers! 
Check out the above video
to learn more about Fr. Rick 
and his journey 
to becoming a priest. Below, you will
find Father Lesser's perspectives 
on pastoring multiple parishes.

Welcome and God's blessings!

This week's Faith Formation calendar:

Sunday, January 9th:

4 to 5 p.m. -- Preschool/kindergarten

(Google Meet)

6 to 7 p.m. -- Grade 2 (Zoom)

Monday, January 10th:

6 to 7 p.m. -- Grade 3 (Zoom)

7 to 8 p.m. -- Grade 10 (Knights Chapel)

7 to 8 p.m. -- Confirmation (gym)

Tuesday, January 11th:

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. -- Grade 1 (Zoom)

6 to 7 p.m. -- Grade 4 (Zoom)

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. -- Grade 5 (Zoom)

7 to 8 p.m. -- Middle school (Zoom)

Wednesday, January 12th:

6 to 7 p.m. -- Grade 9 (VIRTUAL)


Saturday, January 15th:

9:45 a.m. to noon -- In-person First Reconciliation Retreat (parents and children should meet in our Gathering Space to check in)

Sunday, January 16th:

4 to 5 p.m. -- Preschool/kindergarten (Google Meet)

6 to 7 p.m. -- Virtual First Reconciliation Retreat

Monday, January 17th:

6 to 7 p.m. -- Grade 3 (Zoom)


15 JAN

First Reconciliation Retreat (in-person), 9:45 a.m. to noon in the church

16 JAN

First Reconciliation Retreat (online through Zoom), 6 to 7 p.m. (for Ms. Jensen's Grade 2 class)

03 FEB

First Reconciliation, 6 p.m. in the church

17 JAN

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

17 FEB

Storytelling event with Barbara Palumbo, 6 p.m. (Knights Chapel); a free and family-friendly event


20 Sumter Ave.

Albany, NY  12203

Office: (518) 464-4776

Mobile: (518) 965-9199


Lisanne V. Jensen

Pastoral Associate for

Faith Formation and Youth Ministry

Thomas Tommell

Faith Formation and Youth Ministry Administrative Assistant

Christ the King parish website:

Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany (RCDA):


Seeing Jesus in everyday life

Joe Paprocki from Loyola Press writes about the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary and the story of finding Jesus in the temple. He describes how we can find Jesus in our daily lives as well and see Jesus in others. Click here to read his article.​

January saints printable

Each month, the website Real Life at Home offers a saints feast day word search. For the January word search, click here! (You have to find the words in bold print.)

First Communion and Confirmation

This year, First Communion weekend at Christ the King is scheduled for May 14th and 15th at each of our Masses that weekend. Our Confirmation liturgy will be held on Tuesday, May 24th at 6:30 p.m. here at CTK with Bishop Edward Scharfenberger celebrating. More information is forthcoming!

Faith Formation curated playlist

A new trend in Catholic Church religious education is "curated Faith Formation playlists." To see an example, click here. The concept is similar to a music playlist that you might create on a popular video or audio app ~ but Faith Formation playlists include lots of wonderful faith inspiration! Stay tuned for a special curated playlist coming soon for Faith Formation here at CTK!

  • Vimeo
21 FEB

Presidents' Day Break (no Faith Formation classes)