The essentials of Catholic teaching are presented to students in an integrated and balanced approach, reinforced year to year as the students grow in their knowledge and love of God. Each day begins and ends with prayer.
Faith is woven into each and every day through prayer, reflection and gratitude. Additionally, we support our students in their faith formation through the following:
Prayer is an integral part of our days at Christ the King. Students begin and end each day in prayer, and they also pray before lunch. Students celebrate the liturgical seasons with special prayer and reflective opportunities during Advent, Lent, and the Months of Mary in October and May.
Students attend an all-school Mass once per week on Wednesdays at 8:30 a.m. Children in Preschool begin attending Mass in the second trimester. Families are welcome to attend. Homerooms rotate the responsibility for the preparation of the weekly Mass throughout the year.
Grade Level Retreats
Class retreats offer students an opportunity to focus on their faith and to consider how they can be better role models of Christianity. Over the course of the year, various grades set aside one full day to reflect and pray.
Together as a class, second grade students prepare for their Holy Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Confirmation preparation is a two-year program that begins in 6th grade and culminates with reception of the Sacrament in eighth grade.
Students participate in Catholic traditions such as praying the Rosary, Stations of the Cross, and May Crowning. Junior high students have the opportunity to pray in Eucharistic Adoration at the chapel and receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation each month. All students in 2nd-8th grade receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation during Advent and Lent. Our parish priests also come in to speak to religion classes on a regular basis.
Our Religious Education program partners with Catholic families who have children in 1st- 8th grade who do not attend a Catholic school to aide in fostering faith formation. We are committed to engaging children and instilling in them a desire to continually learn about the richness of our Catholic faith. The mission of Christ the King Religious Education program is to provide our youth with opportunities to grow in their knowledge of the Sacraments as well as the Scriptures and teachings of Jesus. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we work to build Christian community through worship, education and service, and to bring the love of Jesus to all we encounter. The faculty strives to develop each child's spiritual potential.
Our Religious Education curriculum coincides with the CK school curriculum. We use the Finding God Religion series in grades 1st-5th. In grades 6th-8th, the curriculum utilizes both Confirmed in the Spirit as well as the Chosen book series. We provide service opportunities for our students as they prepare for the Sacraments.
Our classes meet on Mondays from 4:00 pm to 5:15 pm from mid-September to early May. Registration forms may be found on the Parish website or found in the CK Rectory Office.
At Christ the King, we work to instill a lifelong desire and commitment to helping others within our school, our community and in our world. In junior high, students complete independent service projects to prepare them to take on their new role as full members of the Catholic Church. In addition, Christ the King provides service projects for students inside and outside of school. Students have the opportunity to go off campus to organizations such as Feed My Starving Children, and they participate in parish Fiat Lux projects. Outside of Confirmation preparation, junior high students participate in various local outreach projects during religion class time, such as assembling lunches for Pro Labore Dei Mission.
As Christians, service flows out of our love for Jesus and our commitment to helping one another. Throughout the year, students have the opportunity to participate in projects that are organized by Student Council or other junior high students, such as food drives and toy collections.