Religious Education 2019-20
Religious Education classes for the 2018-19 school year begin on September 12th for grades 1-6. Please be sure you have registered your children before sending them to class. Online registration is currently available (see the side bar for registration forms).
Religious Education at Christ the King provides you the opportunity to develop your relationship with God in the context of a Catholic community. Religious Education at Christ the King is for everyone from the “cradle to the grave”. The programs provide opportunities for everyone to grow deeper in the Faith and push forward the mission of the parish and the wider Church.
Religious education also includes our help for those who are not Catholic but are interested in pursuing a relationship with the Roman Catholic Church. We do that through evangelism, the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults and Children, and by helping new Catholics get deeper into our parish life (the Neophyte year).
In addition to programs for non-Catholics, religious education includes opportunities for enthusiastic young adults to pursue their Catholic life in a stronger and deeper way (“Theology on Tap,” and “The Upper Room” for example). John Hoving (firstname.lastname@example.org) is responsible for our young adult offerings. John is also the Director of Youth Discipleship for Christ the King. In addition to overseeing all Youth Discipleship programs, he cares for the Confirmation and High School-age youth through evangelism, catechesis and social and outreach opportunities.
Religious Education also encompasses grades 1-6, including substantive and vibrant First Penance and First Eucharist programs. We provide Liturgy of the Word for Children on Sundays for ages 3-5 and grades K-2. Religious Education at CTK also includes Baptism preparation for the parents of infants.
For more information about a particular program or age group, click the appropriate link below:
- Liturgy of the Word with Children (LWC)
- Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (Atrium)
- Grades 1-6
Susan Perrier, Assistant Director of Youth Discipleship
Susan considers it a great honor to serve the parish as Assistant Director of Youth Discipleship. She made her way to Michigan in 1999 after earning an MA in Theology at Franciscan University and an MA in Educational Ministries at Wheaton College. Married to Kevin in 2000, the next years were focused primarily on raising their three wonderful children. After Barbara Morgan returned to Christ the King to be the DRE, Susan joined her catechist training track and began teaching 1st grade religious education. It was an amazing privilege to do that for seven years, to be trained as a level 1 catechist for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, and to volunteer at Vacation Bible School. Susan is very appreciative of all the highly gifted folks who serve the parish in our youth discipleship ministries and takes very seriously her role of supporting them. She most especially loves to see the amazing ways that baptismal grace flowers in the lives of children when they encounter the Lord and ponder His ways. She is nuts about gardening and also enjoys cooking, sewing and visits with her husband and kids to her home-state of Ohio.
Lauren Sauter, Administrative Assistant for Youth Discipleship
Lauren Sauter was a 1st Grade catechist at the parish but now serves as the administrative assistant for Youth Discipleship programs. Lauren grew up in the parish of Christ the King and is happy to be serving there as the Administrative Assistant for Youth Discipleship. She and her husband, Mark, have young children, so Lauren works part-time and mostly from home, which is why you won’t find her in the office most days. E-mail is the best way to get in touch with her, but if you’d like her phone number, just ask!