A Letter from Bishop Olmsted
In 1990, Pope John Paul II issued a letter Mission of the Redeemer, in which he said, “I sense that the moment has come to commit all of the Church’s energies to a new evangelization…No believer in Christ, no institution of the Church can avoid this supreme duty: to proclaim Christ to all peoples.” All of his successors, including Pope Francis, have enthusiastically endorsed and continued to issue this clarion call. Catholic Schools assist the Church in her mission of evangelization by:
- being a place of encounter with the living Jesus Christ
- being a Spirit-filled community;
- imparting a Catholic worldview through the curriculum
- assisting students in becoming free; and
- sending students out as missionary disciples to transform the culture
St. Catherine of Sienna once said, “Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” When Christ the King, and her students, are what, and who they are called to be, it too has the power to set the world on fire.
May the parents, teachers, and students—through the constant contact with Jesus the Word made Flesh—be inspired missionary disciples of His Kingdom.
Assisting in the Faith Formation of our youth
When a child attends a Catholic School, every day is infused with prayer, traditions, service, icons and a commitment to the highest moral standards and values. Christ the King Catholic School continues what the parents start at home.
- Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
- The academic study of religious truths and Scripture
- Daily prayer and weekly Mass
- Understanding the significance of Catholic heritage and traditions
- Meditation and spiritual reading time
Additionally, Christ the King students participate in many forms of service. First Graders memorize scripture.
Second graders create birthday cards for the elderly.
Third graders help with Parish Events and serve at Feed My Starving Children. Fourth graders lead the campus-wide recycling programs and 5th graders make Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches for the guests at H.O.P.E.
6th, 7th and 8th graders participate in Buddies- paired with younger grade students, they learn what it takes to lead in a positive direction. Students Altar Serve for daily and funeral masses.
Schoolwide support of H.O.P.E ministry includes:
- Seventh graders that stock shelves and serve clients weekly
- Thanksgiving Food Drive
- Catholic Schools Week H.O.P.E. walk
- Weekly PB&J
Additional in-class projects
Each year since the inception of the Serve to Learn program began, Christ the King students have been awarded Catholic Community Foundation Christian Service Scholarships. Read their stories HERE