Christ the King Roman Catholic Church
Benton, Pennsylvania

After three years as Administrator of Christ the Kign Church, I will be leaving my position here come June 22nd. 
I will be moving on to parish ministry, and will now become the pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Abbottstown, PA
(about 30 min NE of Gettysburg). 
   Three years is not a terribly long time.  But three years has been long enough for me to form some wonderful relationships,
serve many parishioners and other members of the community, and really enjoy my time in northern Columbia County. 
God's blessings upon you all.
- Fr. Marcoe (

The new priest coming to CTK will be Fr. David Hereshko, who will be arriving on July 2nd. 
His residence will also be at the Newman House in Bloomsburg.

Upcoming Events at Christ the King:

June 22 through 26: Quo Vadis Days -- young men's retreat to discern one's life vocation, including diocesan priesthood
(held at Mt. St. Mary Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland)

June 25: Pierogi-making in social hall starting at 5pm (all invited to help -- no experience needed!)

June 28: Ordination to the Priesthood for the Diocese of Harrisburg at St. Patrick Cathedral, Harrisburg at 10am

Looking for a guide to Confession? You can print it out, pray with it, and bring it along.

Mendenhall Lane
P.O. Box 297
Benton, PA 17814
(turn off route 487 as if you were going to the rodeo grounds)

Phone: (570) 925-6969


Pastor: Rev. Msgr. Robert Lawrence
Administrator: Rev. Timothy Marcoe
Secretary: Justa Sabo
Office Hours: Monday and Thursday, 8 AM to 12 PM

Mass Schedule
Saturday vigil: 5:00 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM
Monday: 9:00 AM
Thursday: 9:00 AM
First Friday: 9:00 AM

Holy Day of Obligation: 7pm (actual day)

Monthly Holy Hour (Eucharistic Adoration): 4th Thursday, 9:00 - 10:00 AM

Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday: 4:15 - 4:45 PM
Sunday: 8:15 - 8:45 AM
Any time by appointment too (just email/call/ask Fr. Marcoe)

Religious Education Classes
Christian Youth Education (CYE) Coordinator: Betty Hnylanski
Class Time -- Beginning with Mass, and then continuing on Sundays from 10:00-11:30 AM


***New to the area and to the parish? Simply call the parish office to register as new parishioners. Registering has many benefits,
and makes you an official part of our CTK family. Upon registering, a member of our CTK Ambassadors (our parish outreach ministry)
would like to visit you if you'd like, to welcome you and tell you all about our great parish!


Families of those who are dying and in need of the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick (Last Rites)
should call Fr. Marcoe as soon as possible at the church (570-925-6969)
and at the Newman House in Bloomsburg (where he resides, at 570-784-3123).
Because of the HIPPA laws, we are not notified by hospitals or convelescent homes.



Msgr Lawrence

Pastor: Rev. Msgr. Robert Lawrence
residence: St. Columba Church
329 Iron St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
(570) 784-0801


Fr Marcoe

Administrator: Rev. Timothy Marcoe
residence: Newman House (Catholic Campus Ministry)
353 E. 2nd St.
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
(570) 784-3123

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