About Christ the King Catholic Church in Daphne, Alabama:
Daphne is located on Mobile Bay, just across of the city of Mobile. In June, 1895, land was purchased in Daphne for a Catholic church. The Church of the Assumption was built by the early Italian colonists. Father Angelo Chiariglione, a Scalbrini missionary from Torino, Italy, was the first resident pastor (1898-1909).
Upon completion of the church, the Queen of Italy, Margherita of Savoy, sent a gift of rich vestments, an illuminated missal, a chalice, monstrance, candlesticks and other articles. The vestments are on display in a special case in the church vestibule today.
Bishop Thomas Toolen blessed the cornerstone of a new church on October 24th, 1937, and the parish name was changed to Christ the King. Father James Loftus was the pastor at the time.
This church still stands today on the Christ the King campus. It was renamed “Assumption Hall” in honor of the parish’s roots, and is used for ministry and social functions daily.
Eucharistic Adoration has been part of the Christ the King community for the past nineteen years, growing from a monthly, then weekly, and now 24 hours a day ministry.
Finding Christ the King Catholic Church in Daphne, Alabama:
Address: 711 College Ave, Daphne, Alabama
Tel: +1 (251) 626-2343 fax: +1 (251) 621-1640
Click here for the official website of Christ the King Catholic Church in Daphne, Alabama.