Christ the King
Passionist Retreat & Conference Center

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"May the Passion of Jesus Christ be always in our hearts."

- Passionist Motto


Welcome to Christ the King Passionist Retreat & Conference Center


Passionist SymbolLocated on spacious and secluded grounds in the city of Citrus Heights, Christ the King Passionist Retreat and Conference Center is distinguished by a spirit of serenity and tranquility, graced with kindness, compassion and hospitality. We welcome you to experience the Passionist difference! Watch and listen to Fr. Tom Bonacci, CP.



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Christmas Appeal 2014

Christmas is a time of celebration.ChristmasLogo2014Small We celebrate the good in our lives.

We celebrate the birth of our King.



FallLeavesFall Appeal 2014 As autumn stretches into winter, help us weather the cold.



Las Posadas


Wednesday, December 17, 2014, 5:45 to 9:30 pm

Join in this beautiful candlelight procession as we accompany Mary and Joseph in their quest for lodging in Bethlehem (around the retreat center) Praying and singing traditional posada songs and Christmas carols, we will culminate our journey with a feast complete with piñatas, and gifts for the children. A wonderful family outing, and a great way to prepare for Christmas. Follow the lighted candle pathway. Enjoy the live music, too!


PLEASE RSVP to Francisca Gonzalez or Carmen Martinez at (916) 725-4720 x 344 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it






A Time of Remembrance - A Time for Hope

 Presented by: Fr. Tom Bonacci, CP

Wednesday, December 31, 4:00 PM – Thursday, January 1, 11:00 AM


As we continue to celebrate the Season of Christmas, we find ourselves greeting a New Year with all the hopes and expectations this Season brings. In the midst of war, conflict, and division we deliberately turn our minds and hearts to thoughts of peace. Peace for us is the bold following of Jesus. We remember his love for us as we continue to bear his Holy Name. We strive to become the hope the World longs for. We will gently and lovingly explore Jesus as the mercy of God made flesh. Remembering Jesus empowers us to rededicate ourselves to following him in every thought, word, and deed.    Contact Carol Forrest for more information at (916) 725-4720 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or download a FLYER with mail-in registration form or register ONLINE.






A New Scripture Retreat with Fr. Tom Bonacci, CP - January 2-4, 2015

Fr. Tom Bonacci, C.P. will conduct our Scripture Weekend Retreat designed to serve as both an introduction and update to a dynamic appreciation of the Biblical scripture. Beginning with the Book of Genesis and concluding with the comforting vision of the Apocalypse, we will explore and uncover the depth of the Bible's Teachings for the contemporary person. Outlines and study guides will be provided as well as an opportunity for paryer, reflection, and study.

Retreat begins on Friday with registration at 6 pm and dinner at 7 pm on Friday. Retreat concludes with liturgy and lunch on Sunday. Download a FLYER or register ONLINE.






Presented by: Deacon Charles "Red" Cheever - Friday, Feb. 6-Sunday Feb. 8, 2015


This retreat will explore the “great commandment” found in Mark 12:28-34: love God and love neighbor. Some questions: How can the disciple of Jesus fulfill the great commandment? How can we love God—that much? What is authentic self-love? Can I love my neighbor—that much? Who is my neighbor?

Retreat will consist of: conferences and conversations; meditation and silence; prayer and koinonia (community and companionship); Scripture and Tradition (especially mystical teachings of the saints); and current theology (especially the teachings of Pope Francis and Cardinal Walter Kasper). Eucharist will be celebrated on Sunday morning.

Retreat begins on Friday with registration at 4 pm and dinner at 7 pm on Friday. Retreat concludes with lunch on Sunday. Download a FLYER or register ONLINE.




Pope Francis

2014-15 Parish Retreat Theme:

Living the Joy of the Gospel 

Pope Francis, in his challenging Apostolic Exhortation, The Joy of the Gospel, has called the Universal Church to a renewed spirit of evangelization “A joy ever new, a joy which is shared.” Our retreat for the 2014-2015 season is inspired by this timely document. Each person in the Church is charged by virtue of our Baptism to commit themselves to the proclamation of the joy of the Gospel which is no less than the friendship we have in Christ. This proclamation is based primarily on our witness to one another and our service to the people of the world.

Retreats feature inspiring preached conferences, Eucharist on Saturday and Sunday, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, private conferences with staff members, specialized gatherings on specific themes, and ample personal time for prayer, reading and rest.




2014-15 Parish Weekend Retreat Schedule:   Men's  -  Women's


2014-15 Parish Weekend Retreat Flyer with Registration Form:    FLYER


2014-15 Parish Weekend Retreat Book Online:    HERE 

Fr. Tom Bonacci's Institute for the Study of the Passion

Concern for Everybody - Insights from the Gospel of St. Mark

Jannuary 6, 13, 20 & 27 - $12 each or $40 for all four

"Ransom" for the Many - Explorations in the Passion Theology of St. Mark
April 28 and May 5, 12 & 19 - $12 each or $40 for all four

 Bible Study - A New Season Begins - Click HERE for a flyer with registration form