Religious Education

By |August 13th, 2019|

Catechesis is the act of handing on the Word of God.  Christ the King offers quality catechesis for all children including those who are not currently enrolled in a Catholic school.  Religious Education classes meet on Sunday mornings.  Our catechists and coordinators are committed to reaching out to every child and helping them to grow in the knowledge and love of God!

If you would like to register your child in the Religious Education Program, please contact Linda Fitzpatrick  or Teresa Oross or call the Parish Office 272-3113 ext 312.   Classes begin September 29.  Registration begins at 8:30am in the school gym.

Family Faith and Religious Formation News:

Christ the King Parish invites those who do not attend a Catholic school to be a part of our Family Religious Formation and Education Program.  The program offers a variety of ways to engage families and students to deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith through service, prayer, liturgical celebrations and catechesis (handing on the Word of God) throughout the year.  Come join our community! Please call or e-mail Linda Fitzpatrick or Teresa Oross if you are interested or have any questions.

If registration fees are a financial hardship, grants are available 

Handbook Acknowledgement Form
Fillable REP Reg Form 2019-2020
Parent Handbook

More Information:

Diocesan Catechetical Curriculum Guidelines

 

 

 

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Time and Talent

By |May 7th, 2019|

Fillable 2019 Time and Talent FormGreetings in Christ our King! Thank you for considering how God is calling you to be a good steward of your time and talent.

Stewardship is awareness that our resources of time, talent, and treasure are gifts from God. It is an essential part of our Christian mission, giving back to God the gifts that we have been given, through service and ministry to our community. Your time and talent helps keep our parish alive, healthy and thriving.

Please take a moment to download and read our 2019 Ministry Directory This Directory will briefly describe all the ministry opportunities available in our community while also highlighting those ministries that are new or that are in greatest need of new volunteers.  Once you have discerned the ways that God has called you to share your time and talent, please complete   2019 Time and Talent Form and return it by dropping it off at the rectory office or placing it in the offertory basket.  

If you have any questions, please contact the parish office (574)272-3113. 

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Capital Campaign Progress Report

By |February 15th, 2019|

Our Faith, Our Families, Our Future
Progress Report
Thank you for supporting the Our Faith, Our Families, Our Future Campaign at Christ the King Catholic Church! The results of the campaign confirm our commitment as a community and our desire to continue our mission. Your support through your prayers and financial gift are greatly appreciated. I am grateful to each of you for our participation and support. This campaign is about the future of our parish and our families. As we continue our journey of Faith, let us always depend on each other, in Christ.

May the Lord’s blessing be on you and your family.Sincerely in Christ,​Rev. Stephen Lacroix, CSC
 

Campaign Summary

Our results from the Our Faith, Our Families, Our Future Campaign were encouraging. We were able to raise $5,120,137.33 with each family’s help. 639 families participated in the program with an average gift of $8,012.73. We have already collected over $2.5 million, so it is important for each family to fulfill your pledge so we can continue the many projects we hope to complete.
 

Results of the Our Faith, Our Families, Our Future Campaign

We have now reached the end of the active phase of our Capital Campaign. Thank you for your generosity. Some of you may still be praying about your decision to give and at what level might be appropriate for you and your family. We do understand this can be a difficult process. Please know we can accept additional gifts and pledges any time you are ready to make a commitment. Just contact the parish office and we will be pleased to assist you.

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From Fr. Steve Lacroix, CSC

By |January 19th, 2019|

Today we’re very blessed to celebrate the feast day of Blessed Basil Moreau, the founder of Holy Cross.  (A “Blessed” is someone who is one step away from being declared a saint.)  It’s not often that his feast falls on a Sunday, so this year we get to share it with the whole parish.

Basil Moreau was born in France in 1799 and was ordained shortly after the French Revolution.  It was a turbulent time for the country, especially the Catholic Church.  The Church had been suppressed during the Revolution, and a large number of the clergy had been exiled or killed.  This also had serious impacts on education in general, as the Church had run a large number of schools, especially in rural areas.  As Fr. Moreau began his priesthood, he faced a generation who had been deprived of proper education and who had very little education in the faith.

Fr. Moreau responded to this situation by forming a group of “auxiliary priests”, who traveled around the countryside giving parish missions to re-evangelize the people.  Soon he was asked to take charge of a newly-formed group of teaching brothers who were being sent to re-found parish schools, and in 1838 he combined the priests and brothers into the Congregation of Holy Cross.  Holy Cross is the religious community to which Fr. Michael, Fr. Mike and I belong; and the religious community that has staffed Christ the King ever since we were founded in 1933.

I think that Fr. Moreau is an especially inspiring figure for us because the world in which he lived looked a lot like ours in many ways.  He lived in a country that had been very religious at one time, but which had become very secular.  He lived in a culture that had […]

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From Fr. Steve Lacroix, CSC

By |December 15th, 2018|

While the news headlines regarding the scandals in the Church has died down for now, it’s important for you to know that this doesn’t mean that the issue is being ignored.  The U.S. Bishops met last month, and putting in new protocols to deal with abuse allegations was at the top of their agenda. Their original hope was to vote on new standards of conduct for Bishops, as well as on the creation of a new commission to review complaints against Bishops for violating these standards.  Their agenda also included proposals for a third-party reporting mechanism, as well as protocols for Bishops who have resigned or were removed because of abuse.

Unfortunately, the Vatican requested that the Bishops postpone their vote until after February.  The Pope is calling a meeting in February for the presidents of all the Bishops Conferences throughout the world, and he indicated that he wants these types of protocols to be consistent across the world.  He also wants to make sure that these proposals conform with canon law.

The Bishops expressed disappointment with this request.  The President of the Conference said that “We have accepted it with disappointment…We have not lessened in any of our resolve for actions. We are going to work intensely on these items of action. We can’t vote on them totally, but clarify them, get them more intensely canonically well, so that Rome will see that. We’re going to keep pushing and moving until we get to a point where they become action.”

I had hoped that there would be something more definite to report to you after the November meeting, but I think it’s important for you to know that concrete actions are being discussed at the highest levels […]

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From Fr. Steve Lacroix, CSC

By |October 20th, 2018|

As most of you are hopefully aware, October has been designated as “Respect Life Month”.  It’s a month where we pay attention in a special way to the dignity and beauty of human life.  Unfortunately, we’re reminded on a daily basis that all human life is not valued in our culture.  We all know the hot-button political issues — abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment – that remind us how little some lives are valued.  The need for a conversion of our culture is clear.  There’s a lot to pray for.

 

One of the reasons that Respect Life Month is such a beautiful observance is that it reminds us that all of these different issues are not separate and distinct, but rather are all related.  They are all symptoms of a common sickness, and that sickness is a lack of respect for the dignity of human life.  As Catholics, we believe in what has been described as a “consistent ethic of life”.  That means that we are called to view each human life, from the moment of conception to the moment of natural death, as a precious gift created in the image and likeness of God.  The same respect for human life that shapes our opposition to abortion and euthanasia must also shape how we view issues like war, poverty, health care and immigration.  We honor and respect all human life, from the very first moment until the very last, and at every moment in between.

 

There are many ways that we are called to challenge our culture’s disregard for human life here in our local community.  First and foremost, of course, is the proposed abortion clinic that is trying to move into South Bend.  We also have many […]

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Becoming Catholic

By |August 6th, 2018|

Do you or someone you know have questions about Jesus, Pope Francis, Mary, the Saints, Communion or Confession?  Is there a sense that life is a journey, but with no direct path?  Do you or anyone you know want a sense of belonging to a community of people that is welcoming and gathers on a regular basis to share a sacred meal together?

 

If you are asking any of these questions, or perhaps you know someone who has, you or individual in mind is ready to explore the Catholic Church.

 

Please contact Teresa at the rectory if you would like to discuss this more or please attend one our next inquiry sessions on Tuesday, August 14 or Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Fr. Jones room, located in the lower level of the church near the elevator area.

 

If you know of a child who is seven years or older and has not been baptized, we have an opportunity for them to explore the Catholic faith, as well, at an developmentally appropriate level. Please call Teresa if you would like to ask more about this opportunity for a child you know.

 

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Holy Day of Obligation Assumption

By |July 27th, 2018|

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From Fr. Steve Lacroix, CSC

By |January 20th, 2018|

This week’s column will summarize the feedback that the parish survey yielded regarding music.  Music often tends to attract the most comments and impassioned responses when people talk about liturgy, and our parish survey was no exception!  Jessica and I are very grateful that so many people offered honest and constructive comments in this section.  Here’s a summary of your answers.  (Answers were on a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Strongly Disagree and 5 being Strongly Agree.)

 

Our cantors are well-prepared and do an effective job leading the congregation in song: 3.9
Our musicians (piano, organ, choir) are well prepared and do an effective job leading the congregation in song:  3.9
I like the hymns we sing at Mass: 3.3
I am able to sing along with most of the songs and responses we use at Mass: 3.7
Most people around me sing at Mass: 3.0
I can hear and understand the music clearly: 3.9
Cantors are easy to hear when they are singing in the front of the church (the ambo and cantor stand): 4.1
Cantors are easy to hear when they are singing from the choir loft: 3.7
The two antiphons sung at Mass (one before the opening hymn and one before Communion) add to the liturgy:  3.4
The choir adds to the beauty of the liturgy: 4.0
Overall, the music at Christ the King helps me to pray better during Mass: 3.4

 

The most frequent comments suggested that the music overall has too somber of a feel (88 comments to this effect), whether due to the selection of songs or the tempo at which they are played.  The other most frequent comment (made by 83 people) regarded the song selection […]

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End of Year Tax Statement Request Form

By |December 19th, 2017|

If you would like to request an End of the Year Tax Statement for 2017, please complete this form and return to the parish office via the offertory collection, email or mail it to the parish office, attention Linda Fitzpatrick.

Please note that all school parents will receive their end of year statement through the school communication folder.

End of Year Statement Request form 2017

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