Our Faith

As a Catholic school, we receive many questions about the Catholic Faith and what that looks like in the school environment.  We answer some of the commonly asked questions below!


1. Does my child have to be Catholic to attend?


No! We accept ALL students no matter their background, whether it be Catholic or non-Catholic. “Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these”” Mark 19:14. Likewise we welcome all children into CKCS!


2. What does the Faith component look like in the school?


All of our students participate in the Faith component of our school because it is built into our everyday routines!  In our school, you will see…

 

 Monday Morning Liturgy 

 We hold a school-wide assembly every Monday morning where we read a Bible story or parable (Gospel reading), explain the meaning to the students, and talk about how we can apply it to our everyday lives.  We include many different things to help impart the message to students including music, videos, skits, puppets, games, Faith Friend activities and school-wide challenges. If you have ever been to VBS or Sunday School, it is a very similar experience! Of course, parents and community members are always invited to join us on Monday mornings at 9am!

 Monthly Mass (Church)

 We walk to Christ-King Catholic Church once a month and attend the church service.

 Prayer

 We pray in school! In the morning, before lunch and at the end of the day. 

Page Order Religion Classes

 Students participate in Religion class twice a week.  Very similar to Sunday School, students learn about Jesus, Bible stories, the history of our Faith, and about the seasons of the liturgical year (Advent/Christmas, Lent/Easter etc.).

 Faith Events

 We host Faith events such as Face2Face every year.  Students get to sing, learn about God and play amazing games and activities!

 

 Holidays & Celebrations

 We celebrate the many holidays and events throughout the liturgical year.  For each one we host a celebration where a class leads an assembly, and/or we do small activities in the classroom.  Some holidays and events include Advent/Christmas, Ash Wednesday, Lent/Easter, and Saint Feast Days (i.e. St. Valentine’s and St. Patrick’s).

3. What prayers are said in school?

 

Our students know that praying is just a way to talk to God, and you can pray about anything!  You can pray in thankfulness, to talk about your worries, to ask God for help, or even just to tell him about your day!

 

 Prayers you will hear at CKCS include traditional prayers such as The Lord’s Prayer, the Apostles Creed, Hail Mary, and Bless Us O’Lord.  But you will also hear other prayers such as Johnny Appleseed, Jesus was a Cool Dude, and Adam’s Family Grace.  You will hear students saying or leading their own prayers as well.  


4. What are Faith Friends?

  Faith Friends is a program we run where a younger student is paired with an older student for the school year.  Faith Friends get together to walk to Mass, for school-wide activities, class activities and even for breakfast sometimes!  This allows all our students to get to know one another and also gives our older students leadership opportunities.  


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