Are you a returning Catholic? Come Home to Christ the King Parish
1111 Stevens Drive
Richland, WA 99354
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• EARLY CHILDHOOD Our program emphasizes an awareness that God is our Father and Creator, who knows us and loves us always; that God has called us by name and we belong to Him. It will introduce the children to stories from the Bible and invite them to participate in various forms of worship to honor and praise God. It will increase their awareness that they are members of Christ the King Catholic Church and assist them in becoming familiar with the symbols, signs and prayers of the Church.
For the first 9 weeks of the fall, Early Childhood will provide packets with crafts and handouts, along with links to YouTube teaching and stories in addition to short videos from FORMED for both children and parents. Packet pick-ups will be in September and October and will include all materials needed for crafts and handouts.
Please make sure a clear email address is on your registration form; we will communicate with you through email.
• ELEMENTARY (GRADES 2-5) This year is looking different from previous years due to Covid 19. We will start the year off with no in-person classes and will instead provide Family Lesson Packets for grades 2 – 5. This packet will contain one weekly lesson for all four grades. The lesson gives you, the parents, instructions on how to carry out the lesson, all photocopies needed to complete the lesson and materials needed to complete the craft project or game that compliments the lesson.
For more information about the Elementary Program, please e-mail or call Jean Rieb at 940-1011. You may download the elementary faith formation calendar here. Please read a letter from Jean here.
• CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF CHILDREN (CIC) is a sacramental preparation program for older children (grade 4 and up) who have not been baptized, made their first reconciliation, or received their first Holy Communion. The program involves home study with a parent or guardian as well as attendance once a month October through April at CIC class. Our Catholic Faith from Sadlier Publishing is the curriculum used to teach the children a good basic understanding of their faith and their role as Catholic Christians. Students also must regularly attend Wednesday night religious education classes (or attend Christ the King School) simultaneously with the CIC Program. For more details on the program and current dates, click here for a pamphlet. Contact Michelle Portch at 946-1675 or by cell 948-6636 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have more questions.
You may download Religious Education registration forms here
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Please download the Flash Alert app available for Apple and Android phones to receive emergency noticed about our programs. Follow the directions provided in this document to download the app.
We appreciate any help that you may be able to contribute to our programs. If you are interested in working with youth, please visit our safe environment page here.