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Faith Formation

Religious Education

The Faith formation of your child is a cooperative effort between you as parents and the Religious Education Staff of Christ the King Parish. If you are a parishioner of Christ the King Parish and your child(ren) attends a non-Catholic school, your child(ren) should be registered in the Religious Education Program.

Students Who Were in the 2022-2023 Program and New Students:

All students must be re-registered before classes begin in September 2023. Classes start on Sunday. Below are the letter/forms that you need to use to register your child(ren) for the 2023-2024 program

First through Eight Grade will meet in the Church Hall Sunday mornings 9:30 – 10:45 AM. To report your childs absence, please call (908) 686-0722

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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults is a process for:

  • Adults who are not baptized and wish to become members of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Christians baptized into a non-Catholic Church who wish to become members of the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Adult Catholics, baptized as infants in the Roman Catholic Church who have not received the sacrament of Confirmation and/or Eucharist.

Classes are held weekly starting in the fall.

Adults learn about the Catholic faith, Scripture and are prepared to receive the sacraments during the Easter season. Preparation can take a year or more depending on the individual.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Adapted for Children

“This form of the rite of Christian initiation is intended for children, not baptized as infants, who have attained the use of reason and are of catechetical age. They seek Christian initiation either at the direction of their parents or guardians or, with parental permission, on their own initiative. Such children are capable of receiving and nurturing a personal faith and of recognizing an obligation in conscience. But they cannot yet be treated as adults because, at this stage of their lives, they are dependent on their parents or guardians and are still strongly influenced by their companions and their social surroundings.” (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, Christian Initiation of Children who have reached Catechetical Age, page 155, #252.

These children will meet with a catechist trained in this area of catechesis. There will also be sessions with parents/guardians. Preparation takes two years or more depending on the child’s age and readiness to receive the sacraments. A child who goes though the RCIA process adapted for children is Baptized, Confirmed and receives First Communion during the Easter Vigil Liturgy.