Christ the King Catholic Church

Religious Education & Sacrament Preparation 2018-2019

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.

  • Registration for the Religious Education Program takes place in August.
  • Grade Pre -K through Grade 8 Classes meet from mid-September through the month of May.
  • High School Teens meet on Wednesday and Sunday evenings.
  • RE Fees: $80 per student.
  • 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.

Atrium/Catechesis of the Good ShepherdThursdays ~ Ages 4 – 5, Level 1 – 4:30 pm – 5:40 pm

Grades 1 – 5: Including preparation for Sacraments ~ Tuesdays or Thursdays from 6:15 pm – 7:45 pm.  Classes meet from September through May.

Grades 2nd – 5th 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 – 5th 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 5th 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.

For more information for religious education of ages Pre-K through Grade 5, contact Athena Mota de Alcantara (480) 844-4495 or

Youth Ministry & High School Sacramental Preparation

RCIT – Rite of Christian Initiation of  Teens

If your teen is enrolled in 6th grade through 11th grade, and is in need of the Sacraments of Baptism, First Eucharist, and/or Confirmation, your teen will need to participate in our 2-year program designed to prepare them for the sacraments. The two-year sacramental preparation includes weekly Mass, Sunday Life Nights, Wednesday classes, Service Hours, Super Saturdays, and a retreat.

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, visit our website or contact our Facilitator of Youth Ministry, Josh Wilson at 480-844-4476 or