Alternatives to Traditional Worship


Due to COVID-19, all Catholics in Ohio have been dispensed from the obligation of attending Mass indefinitely.

Here at Christ the King we returned to public worship on May 30; however, if you prefer to remain at home, please take advantage of the resources below.   


Our Own Recorded Sunday Mass can be viewed HERE

Our Live-Streamed Masses (Saturday at 4:30 p.m./Sunday at 10:30 a.m.) can be viewed on YouTube HERE

Video Messages from Father Ed, Fr. Frank and Deacon Don: click HERE

Father Ed’s Reflection on the Sunday Readings is HERE

Spiritual Communion  As more Catholics around the world find themselves unable to receive the Eucharist due to the pandemic, Pope Francis provided this example of a spiritual communion prayer that can be said from home.

A spiritual communion is a uniting of oneself to the Sacrifice of the Mass through prayer, and can be made whether one is able to receive Communion or not.

Prayer for Spiritual Communion

My Jesus, I believe that you are present in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar. I love You above all things, and I desire to receive you into my soul. Since I cannot at this moment receive you sacramentally, come at least spiritually into my heart. I embrace you as if you were already there and unite myself wholly to you. Never permit me to be separated from you. Amen.

Live Daily Mass: Saint Peter in Chains Cathedral streams a live daily Mass HERE. Bellarmine Chapel at Xavier University streams a live daily Mass HERE.

Televised Mass: Local12/Channel 12, WKRCDT2 broadcasts a Catholic Mass at 8:30 am on Sunday. WGN, Channel 74, broadcasts the same Mass at 8:00 am on Sunday.

Recorded Daily Mass: You may view a recorded Daily Mass through the Christ the King Parish app, MyParish App. Open the app and click on the Daily Mass icon. To sign up for this free app for your smartphone, follow the instructions here: Send a text message from your cell phone to 88202 and type APP as your text message. You will then receive a link to download the App. This VIDEO will show you how to get started.

Prayers & Reflections: MyParish App features some wonderful resources, including Prayers, a Three-Minute Theology recording, and Inspire Daily.

Sunday Offertory Contributions are crucial to paying our bills, so please continue to give if you are able.

*Mail a check to Christ the King, 3223 Linwood Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45226  OR,

*Sign up for WeShare, our online giving program. It is simple, safe, and takes less than five minutes to set up. You may set up a one-time or recurring donation.

As always, we will do our best to communicate changes in our schedule to you via this website and parish emails. If you need to update any of your personal information, please contact Pam Gruesser, Office Manager, at or 513-321-4121.

Let us join together and pray for those who are ill, and especially for the healthcare workers who will be ministering to those who are affected. Even a simple Hail Mary or Our Father can renew our spirits and raise our intentions to God.