Christ The King Cathedral

The Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lubbock Lubbock, TX
Christ The King Cathedral
Christ The King Cathedral
Christ The King Cathedral
Christ The King Cathedral
Christ The King Cathedral

Who We Are

We, the people of Christ the King Cathedral parish, continue to grow in a personal relationship with Jesus and believe to be called by Him to be His Church in this area. Commissioned to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ in worship and service, we find our strength in the sacraments of initiation, especially within the unity of a Eucharistic community. We continue the mission of Jesus in our ministry, empowered by the Holy Spirit and guided by the pastoral leadership.

Christ the King Cathedral parish is a community of faith, of action, and of hope. It is a place where a person will first experience a community of living-faith through an offering of time, talent and treasure - giving to God what belongs to God - and thus will be formed and sustained in his or her faith.

About Us

Vibe
Lots of kids, Traditional Liturgy, Friendly, Spirit-filled, Multigenerational, Young families, Young

Programs
Community Service, Social Justice, Faith and Work, Addiction/Recovery, Children's Ministry, Young Adults, Youth Group, Choir, Nursery, Adult Education, Daycare, Preschool, School, Disability

Music
Traditional Hymns, Contemporary, Organ

Denomination
Catholic

Size
Large

Language
English, Spanish, Italian, Latin

Founded
1961

Contact

Address
4011 54th St
Lubbock, TX 79413-4614

Phone
(806) 792-6168

Website

Directions
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Our Services

What are services like?
In the Church's liturgy the divine blessing is fully revealed and communicated. the Father is acknowledged and adored as the source and the end of all the blessings of creation and salvation. In his Word who became incarnate, died, and rose for us, he fills us with his blessings. Through his Word, he pours into our hearts the Gift that contains all gifts, the Holy Spirit. Catechism of the Catholic Church 1082 The whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments. There are seven sacraments in the Church: Baptism, Confirmation or Chrismation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony. Sacraments are "powers that comes forth" from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are "the masterworks of God" in the new and everlasting covenant. Catechism of the Catholic Church 1113 & 1116

What is the community like?
Today, more than 50 years after its establishment, Christ the King Cathedral is a thriving faith community with many active ministries for all ages and all walks of life.

What if I'm not a Christian?
The Catholic Church Welcomes You! Do you feel something missing in your life? Begin a new life of love, faith, and justice lived in communion with Catholics throughout the world! Are you interested in learning more about the Catholic faith? People are drawn to explore the Catholic faith for many different reasons. Perhaps they experienced a Catholic Mass at the time of a wedding or funeral and were attracted by the prayer and ritual. They may have witnessed the source of hope and comfort a Catholic relative, friend or co-worker found in their faith at a time of difficulty or crisis. Any one of these experiences—or a thousand more like them—might have started you thinking about what it would be like to be a Catholic. How do you find out? Where do you start? The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is the process whereby adults enter the Catholic Church. RCIA classes are held weekly and over the course of several months those who attend the RCIA classes are educated on what the Catholic Church believes and are given the oppurtunity to ask questions about those beliefs. Just because you start RCIA, doesn't mean you are committed to finished. If you are merely curious about what Catholicism is, please feel free to come. All are welcome. Adults journey with parishioners and the RCIA Team in exploring whether participation in the Roman Catholic Church is where God is calling him/her. The process involves spiritual growth and discernment, knowing Jesus personally, learning about Church doctrine, beliefs, traditions and practices, and how to live as a Catholic in today's world. Entrance into the church usually takes place during the Easter Vigil, depending upon the faith journey of the individual and parish process, with Baptism or Profession of Faith, Confirmation and Eucharist. Parishioners are invited to assist in this ministry as a sponsor, with prayers and hospitality. Rite of Christian of Adults (RCIA) may be for you. If you are • Non-Catholic who wishes to know more about the Catholic faith. • Non-baptized who are seeking God in their life. • Baptized Catholics who desire to complete their initiation sacraments of Eucharist and Confirmation. • Catholics who want to learn more about their Catholic faith and enrich their spiritual faith journey. How Does One Become a Catholic? Every year adults are warmly welcomed into the Catholic Community through RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). It is a process in which conversion of the heart brings you to Jesus Christ who is our Lord and Savior. “Come to me, all you who are weary and find life burdensome, and I will refresh you. Take my yoke upon your shoulders and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart. Your souls will find rest, for my yoke is easy and my burden light.” Matthew 11:28-30 Those who were previously baptized in other Christian traditions become Catholic after making a solemn profession of faith, receiving communion and sharing Eucharist with the Catholic community. And still others, those who were not previously baptized, become Catholic Christians after receiving the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist. What if I’m not sure if I want to become a Catholic? That’s fine! RCIA begins with a period of Inquiry Sessions. At the end of the Inquiry Period, you decide if you are interested in learning more. Even if you decide to continue, there is no final commitment to join the Church until much later in the process. What is the first step? Contact Margo Gonzalez or Deacon Randy Canale, RCIA Coordinator.

Leadership View all

Very Rev. William J. (Bill) Anton

Very Rev. William J. (Bill) Anton

Very Rev. Bill Anton, rector of Christ the King Cathedral, grew up in Fairfax, Virginia, a suburb of Washington, DC, with his mother, Josephine, his father, Leonard, and his sister, Susan. His father was a Navy F-4 pilot for many years before he left the service for a civilian job in Washington. Father Bill's dad still lives in the same family home in Fairfax. Sadly, his mother passed away from cancer in 1985. His sister Susan still lives in Fairfax and is raising two sons and one daughter. Father Bill attended Catholic schools for nine of his first twelve years. He studied engineering and computers in college at nearby George Mason Univesity, graduating with a BS in Computer Science in 1987. His first job after college was with Boeing Computer Services, under contract for the NASA Space Station project. That role brought him to Houston in 1991 where he began working for Johnson Space Center and attending Mass at Saint Bernadette in Clear Lake City. Father Bill became more and more involved in parish life, singing in the choir and participating in a Sunday night prayer group. In May 1993, he participated in a "Christ Renews His Parish" retreat - an experience that he says "changed my life forever." He began to think about the seminary, but the Lord asked him to wait a while longer. Through his Sunday night prayer group, Father Bill received an invitation from some people from Lubbock to travel to the city for the August 15, 1993 celebration of the Feast of the Assumption at Saint John Neumann Parish. That trip - a pilgrimmage as Father Bill describes it - was the first of several more back to Lubbock. One of those occasions was to participate in an ACTS Retreat at Our Lady of Mercy Retreat Center in Slaton in February 1994. There at that retreat he felt that God was calling him to quit his career and move to the Lubbock area. He moved to Shallowater in June 1994 and began working as an unpaid lay minister by helping to put on charismatic retreats. It was there in Shallowater that God's call finally became clear. In January 1995, Father Bill approached Rev. Martin Pina, then vocations director of the Diocese of Lubbock, and by that fall, Father Bill was enrolled in philosophical studies at Holy Trinity Seminary in Irving. In 1997, he began theological studies at Saint Mary's Seminary in Houston. In 2000, Father Bill began his year of pastoral internship at Saint Michael's in Levelland. He was ordained to the diaconate on December 15, 2001 and to the priesthood for the Diocese of Lubbock on May 25, 2002. For his first two years as a priest Father Bill served as parochial vicar, then parish administrator of Saint John Neumann in Lubbock. He also took care of Saint Theresa's in Carlisle/West Lubbock. His first pastoral assignment began on July 1, 2004 at Saint Ann's in Morton and Saint Philip Neri in Pep. He served there until June 30, 2008. At that time, Bishop Placido Rodriguez sent Father Bill to Rome to study canon law at Pontifical Gregorian University. There he earned the Juris Canonici Licentiatus (JCL) degree. On July 1, 2011, Father Bill was assigned to Christ the King Cathedral as rector for a period of six years.

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