Sacramental Preparation

We must go to this Child, this Man, the Son of God, at whatever inconvenience, at whatever risk to ourselves, because to know and love him will truly change our lives. ~ St. John Paul II

We all are invited into relationship with God through Jesus and His Church. We’re on a spiritual journey.  What matters is not where a person is on that journey, but being on the journey itself. We welcome all, regardless of the stage of their spiritual life, their struggles, or their past.  What do we expect of each person is that they be willing to take the "next step" on their faith journey.  The journey we are invited to is lifelong and we don't believe anyone completes it on this side of Eternity. 

Preparation for a Sacrament at Christ the King may begin with Alpha. Those who come to Alpha will find a welcoming community of people who strive to be real and authentic and allow you to be the same. We've found, over time, that when we allow people to be themselves and ask their questions, focus on building relationships and rely on the Holy Spirit, lives are transformed.  
The Fall Alpha is currently closed; watch for Winter Alpha coming late January.  You can sign up here for Alpha.

Whether you have been journeying at Christ the King Parish for a long time or have recently joined us, we would like to invite you to consider taking a concrete next step.

Baptism 

If you have recently welcomed a new baby into your family, or are expecting a baby, congratulations! For infant baptism, we offer a 3-part baptism workshop series for parents who want to have their infant child (up to approximately age 7) baptized; childcare and light meal provided. (Parents need not repeat the workshop for subsequent children.) Please register for the workshop here.  Meanwhile, please contact Patti to schedule a personal visit.

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First Reconciliation & First Eucharist

 If you're interested in the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for your child, the first step is participation in our Family Formation program. There is a Parent Orientation Meeting on Sunday, October 14 at 12:30 pm. Meanwhile, please contact Patti to schedule a personal visit.

Confirmation

High school sophomores, juniors and seniors who have been active in youth ministry for the past year will begin preparation for Confirmation in the fall. We are collaborating with other area parishes for preparation for Confirmation. Meeting are held at St. Francis Xavier Parish. Confirmation Liturgy happens in May for the Missoula Area Parishes. Here is a parent / sponsor resource with information about the Diocese of Helena policy on Confirmation.

Please Contact Patti in the parish office for more information, or to begin the process for Confirmation.  406-728-3845. 

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Marriage

Please contact Fr. Jeff Fleming or Fr. Cody Williams at least six months in advance to begin preparation for the Sacrament of Matrimony. 406-728-3845.


RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) 

In the sacraments of Christian initiation we are freed from the power of darkness and joined to Christ's death, burial and resurrection.  We receive the Spirit of filial adoption and are part of the entire people of God in the celebration of the memorial of the Lord's death and resurrection. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults General Introduction #1)

RCIA is the normal way for unbaptized persons to become Catholic. The Rite of Christian Initiation is designed for adults (and children of at least seven years of age) who, after hearing the mystery of Christ proclaimed, consciously and freely seek the living God and enter the way of faith and conversion as the Holy Spirit opens their hearts. By God's help they will be strengthened spiritually during their preparation and at the proper time will receive the sacraments fruitfully. (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults Introduction #1)

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Interested in finding out more about God, Faith, Sacraments, the Catholic Faith, or adult Confirmation? Click on the link below and someone will contact you. You may also Ask A "Yellow Vest" Guide after Mass on Sunday and they will take your contact information so someone from the parish can get in touch with you.We are eager to talk to you.

Alpha is also a good place to start the inquiry process. 
Please sign up here if you are interested.

For more information on any of these Sacraments, please Contact Patti Cassidy, Director of Discipleship,
at 406-728-3845 ext. 228, or email pcassidy@ctkmsla.org.