Charismatic Prayer and the Mass

A charismatic style of prayer is common at Christ the King. People are free to raise their hands in prayer and during songs; many pray their own prayers audibly; some pray in tongues.

We pray with expressive or charismatic prayer at the Praise & Worship at Upper Room, at the beginning of parish meetings, and most especially during certain moments in the Holy Mass. These are some of the external markers of a charismatic parish.

Internal markers include a radical surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ in all parts of life, a strong adherence to the Gospel and the teachings of the Catholic Church, and the pursuit of strong friendships centered on Christ. As Catholics, this includes abiding in the heart of the Church in union with our beloved Bishop Earl Boyea and Pope Francis.