Catechesis is the act of handing on the Word of God and teaching the faith. The word catechesis comes from the Greek meaning "to echo the teaching," meaning that catechesis is an interactive process in which the Word of God re-sounds between and among the one proclaiming, the one receiving, and the Holy Spirit. Catechesis is a lifelong process of initial conversion, formation, education, and ongoing conversion that integrates the sacred Word, prayer and worship, service, and community. The goal of Christian catechesis is to lead all God's people to an ever deepening relationship with the God who reveals himself in Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Christ the King offers quality catechesis for all children, including those who are not currently enrolled in a Catholic school. Classes in our Religious Education Program meet on Sunday mornings from 8:45 until 10:00 AM. Classes for the new school year begin after Labor Day. Our catechists and coordinators are committed to reaching out to every child and helping them to grow in the knowledge and love of God!
“'Come. Follow me.' It was the Lord Jesus calling us.” —Constitutions of the Congregation of Holy Cross (1.1)
If you would like to register your child in the Religious Education Program, please contact Teresa in the parish office. You can download the registration materials below.
Christ the King also invites those who do not attend a Catholic school to be a part of our Faith Family Religious Formation and Education Program. The program offers a variety of ways to engage families and students to deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith through service, prayer, liturgical celebrations, and catechesis throughout the year. Sacramental preparation for First Communion or Confirmation are part of the program. We also offer the OCIC program which provides formation for those children ages 7 and older who have not been baptized. Come join our community!