Christ the King Catholic Church

Religious Education & Sacrament Preparation 2016-2017

Christ the King Catholic Church Religious Education Program includes religious instruction (Grades Pre-K thru 8), sacrament preparation for First Reconciliation, Confirmation & First Eucharist, R.C.I.C. (ages 7 through grade 8), R.C.I.T. (grades 9 – 12), Life Teen, and Edge for the youth of the parish.

The R.E. program of Christ the King Catholic Church assists parents, who are the primary educator, by providing religious instruction and faith formation to enable children and teens grow in love and knowledge of God and thus they are able to participate in the Catholic Church’s mission to proclaim, celebrate, and serve in the Church.

Supplies for a Home School Program are also available.

Atrium/Catechesis of the Good Shepherd ~ Tuesdays ~ Ages 3 – 6, Level 1 – Part 1 & 2, 4:30 – 5:40 pm

Grades 1 – 8: Including preparation for Sacraments ~ Tuesdays or Thursdays from 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm.  Classes meet from September through May.

Grades 2nd – 8th who have been Baptized, but are in need of First Confession / Reconciliation, preparation for the sacrament of First Reconciliation (First Confession) occurs in Grade 2 or the 1st year of sacrament preparation if above 2nd grade.

Grades 3rd – 8th who have been Baptized and received First Reconciliation, but are in need of the Sacraments of Confirmation and First Holy Communion (First Eucharist) occurs in Grade 3 or the 2nd year of sacrament preparation if above 3rd grade.Alive in Christ Home Study – Grades 2-5 only

RCIC – Rite of Christian Initiation of Children. ~ Sundays. 9:00 am – 10:30 am

For children ages 7 through 8th grade who ARE NOT baptized, and desire to become Catholic is provided through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (R.C.I.C.) process.

  • Registration for the Religious Education Program takes place in August, but enrollment is possible throughout the year, space permitting.
  • Grades 1-8 Classes meet from mid-September through the month of May on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings and Sunday morning.
  • Fees are due at registration, a minimum of $40.00 due with registration, unless special arrangements have been made. Scholarships are available.
  • No child will be denied a religious education because of financial need.

For more information for religious education of ages 7 through Grade 8, contact Sr. Mary Beata 480-245-4100 or


 Youth Ministry & Sacramental Preparation 2016-2017

RCIT – Rite of Christian Initiation of  Teens

Teens who are freshmen, sophomores, or juniors and have not yet received the Sacraments of Baptism, 1st Eucharist, and/or Confirmation; Christ the King offers a 2-year program designed to prepare them for the sacraments of Baptism, 1st Eucharist, and/or Confirmation. The first year of our high school sacramental preparation, the teens are considered Disciples, and the second year, the teens are Apostles.  The teen’s sacramental preparation includes fulfilling weekly Mass obligations, attending the Sunday AD Life Nights (Life Teen), participating in Wednesday RCIT classes, completing a certain number of Service Project Hours, and participating in a yearly RCIT retreat.

The Diocese of Phoenix requirements for those receiving the Sacraments of Initiation states that each teen must display an openness of heart through Mass attendance, consistent attendance at formation sessions, participation in a Sacraments of Initiation retreat, and a willingness to participate in community service.

Youth Ministry programs at Christ the King

Life Teen is an international Catholic movement that serves the Church by providing resources and faith experiences that help lead teens closer to Christ. At our parish, the priests, youth minister, and CORE Team of adults, build an environment where teens feel loved, accepted, and compelled. Through the Mass and Life Nights, high school teens learn more about their Catholic faith and grow to love the Sacraments, the Word, and the Liturgy.

Edge is open to all students in grades 6-8. Through dynamic catechesis and small group mentoring, we lead our teens into a deeper relationship with Christ and His Church. As with Life Teen, EDGE is also Eucharist-centered.

For more information about RCIT, Life Teen, and/or Edge, contact Deepa Kingry, Life Teen & Edge Youth Minister, 480-844-4476 or