Christ the King Catholic Parish has a special role in promoting participation in the life, mission, and work of the faith community.
The parish is where the Church lives. Parishes are communities of faith, of action, and of hope. They are where the Gospel is proclaimed and celebrated, where believers are formed and sent to renew the earth. Parishes are the home of the Christian community; they are the heart of our Church. Parishes are the place where God's people meet Jesus in word and sacrament and come in touch with the source of the Church's life.
Faith formation is catechesis (teaching the faith) which aims deepen people’s contact with Jesus Christ via educational and enrichment opportunities. Designed to touch the intellect as well as the heart, these programs help people live and experience a more Christ-centered life.
Religious education is a life-long pursuit for Catholics. We work to become ever more familiar with our faith, to grow in understanding of the Sacrament and prayer, and to try to implement our beliefs in our home and at work.
- Education - Bible Study (offered on Tuesday Mornings and Wednesday evenings)
- Confirmation & Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) - If the overview of the RCIA process seems daunting, fear not! You will be experiencing this RCIA journey with other adults who are learning about the Catholic Church. A team of dedicated people, including the clergy, will meet with the group weekly to assist you as you deepen your understanding of the Catholic faith.
The Church also gives the inquiring person a sponsor who will share the journey and companion you at RCIA sessions and other special events. Most importantly, the process takes place within a parish community who will support you with their prayers.
- Explorations in the Faith - Friday mornings following Mass (approximately 9:15am) in the school library.
Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord is a resource for diocesan bishops and for all others who are responsible for guiding the development of lay ecclesial ministry in the United States. For several decades and in growing numbers, lay men and women have been undertaking a wide variety of roles in Church ministries. Many of these roles presume a significant degree of preparation, formation, and professional competence. They require authorization of the hierarchy in order for the person to serve publicly in the local church. They entrust to laity responsibilities for leadership in particular areas of ministry and thereby draw certain lay persons into a close mutual collaboration with the pastoral ministry of bishops, priests, and deacons.
These men and women of every race and culture who serve in parishes, schools, diocesan agencies, and Church institutions are identified by many different position titles. In Co-Workers in the Vineyard of the Lord they are identified in a generic way as "lay ecclesial ministers." This reflects on what they have in common and to propose some understandings of lay ecclesial ministry situated within our social and ecclesial environment and within the framework of the Church's belief, teaching, and pastoral practice.