PARISH Faith Formation

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Encountering Christ As A Family

Helping you live your family’s mission to know, love, and serve God.

“The family is the primary school in which saints are formed . . . God created the family to be a reflection of the communion of life and love that exists within the Trinity.  The union of a husband and wife allows them to participate in God’s creative act, and from their love comes children . . .

The Second Vatican Council describes parents as being the primary teachers of the faith for their children . . . where their children meet Christ . . . This also means that parents are the principal teachers who prepare their children to receive the sacraments . . .” 
— Saints Among Us, Pastoral Letter, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila, 5/14/15, pp. 13-14

Family Faith Formation

Our parish family faith formation program open to parishioners of Christ the King, is a family-based weekly program of faith formation and sacrament preparation taught by parents to their children at home with monthly support classes at the Church for parents and children in grades 1-8, in their respective classes.  Preschool and kindergarten materials are available for home-study only.  Materials are distributed in September and collected for review twice a year, winter and spring.  Review of preschool and kindergarten materials is optional.

The norm of the Archdiocese of Denver is for children to receive the Sacrament of 1st Reconciliation in 2nd grade, and the Sacraments of Confirmation and 1st Holy Communion in 3rd grade at the same Mass.  Children in grades 4-8 may also receive these sacraments through Family Faith Formation.

This program, unique with its flexible schedule, is designed for parents who wish to more intentionally teach their children the Faith and help them live it well before, during, and after their initial reception of sacraments.  We believe that the stronger the parent/child engagement in the Faith, the more effectively children will mature into authentic disciples of Jesus Christ.

“Train the young in the way they should go; even when old, they will not swerve from it.”
— Proverbs 22:6

Our Goal

The goal of Family Faith Formation is to help families deepen their love for Jesus Christ through encountering Him in the sacramental life of the Church, in family prayer, in the Truths of our Catholic Faith, and in a communion of life and love with God and neighbor.

“Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God, with your whole heart, and with your whole being, and with your whole strength. Take to heart these words which I command you today. Keep repeating them to your children. Recite them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you get up.”
— Deuteronomy 6:5-7

OUTLINE & SCHEDULE

The monthly support class for parents and children in grades 1-8 meet on Sunday after the Noon Mass from 1:15-2:45pm:

• September 15, 2019 • December 8, 2019 • March 8, 2020

• October 13, 2019 • January 12, 2020 • April 19, 2020

• November 10, 2019 • February 9, 2020 • May 17, 2020

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*Contact our parish office for the FORMED.org access code!

Registration, for Christ the King parishioners, is at our parent meetings (choose one) on Sundays after the Noon Mass from 1:15-2:00pm:

  • July 21, 2019 – $85.00 “early bird” family fee

  • July 28, 2019 – $85.00 “early bird” family fee

  • August 11, 2019 – $100.00 family fee

  • August 25, 2019 – $100.00 family fee

Registration after August 25, 2019 – $115.00 family fee. No family fee for catechists.


 
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Roberta Marsh

Faith Formation Coordinator

Roberta is our Faith Formation Coordinator. Please contact her at the 303-388-1643 and introduce yourself and your family!