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 is designed to help provide a foundation for the faith development of all parish children who are attending non-Catholic schools. We believe in a family-focused approach that engages parents and children in developing a personal relationship with God. We also provide the religious instruction for each child to develop a solid understanding and lifelong practice of the Catholic faith and Christian service.
- We will provide 8 themed based family experiences as we journey through the year.
- Each experience will be different. Some will be local trips, while others will be at CK.
- Christ the King will provide the necessary resources to enrich the faith-based experience each month. The role of the family is to use this material and share the knowledge and activities with your children at any time that fits your family's schedule.
- Additional time will be spent with a catechist for those children who are in a sacramental preparation
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.