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WELCOME TO OUR PARISH HISTORY

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A surge of Bossier City’s population in the 1930s stimulated the creation of Christ the King Catholic Church as it own parish, the first Catholic ministry constructed in the area after seceding from Holy Trinity in downtown Shreveport. Christ the King held it’s first service, the Midnight Christmas Mass, in 1940, under Rev. Milburn Broussard, the church’s new pastor.

During 1954 the church community established Kindergarten to Eight Grade Christ the King Catholic School, while renovations in the 1960s improved the church, particularly with an installed air-conditioning system. Surrounding lands were purchased, some donated to the church. Two mission churches were built as extensions of Christ the King: St. Jude Catholic Church in North Bossier, and Mary Queen of Peace in South Bossier.

The Feast of Christ the King on November 26,1978 marked another reconstruction of Christ the King to its present state, dubbed a “magnificent temple” in the Bossier Tribune by its balcony and vast open space.

Christ the King School eventually discontinued in 1998 after 46 years of service. Regardless, he school building enabled the organization of numerous church  activities: Food Pantry, RCIA, Parish Religion classes, St. Vincent de Paul. Christ the King also witnessed a growing Hispanic   opulation during the early 2000’s, sparking new Hispanic  community events and Spanish  asses led by Rev. Rigoberto Betancurt  beginning in 2003.

Christ the King celebrated its 75th anniversary in November 2015 with our diverse church  community, we pray to continue to generously share our time, talents and treasures for the greater glory of  Jesus Christ, the King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

OUR PARISH HISTORY

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1940

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1960

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1978

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2015

Celebrating 78th year anniversary of Christ the King Bossier with blessing of the Memorial Archway and Potluck

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