This week Christ the King Catholic School joins with Catholic schools around the country in celebrating Catholic Schools’ Week. Established by the National Catholic Education Association in 1974, Catholic Schools’ Week is an annual celebration of the gift of Catholic education to our Church and to our country. The theme of this year’s celebration is: “Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed.”
We are truly blessed at Christ the King to have a vibrant parish school. Catholic education has been a part of the mission of Christ the King Parish since its founding in 1939. Our school enjoys the strong support of parishioners and together with our school administrators, Mr. Seib and Mrs. Wenclewicz, our teachers, our support staff, our volunteers and our students, I thank you for that support.
There will be many special activities at the school throughout Catholic Schools’ Week. This Sunday students from CTKS will lead several of the ministries at our 10:00 a.m. Mass. Each Wednesday during the school year we have a special school Mass at 8:30 a.m. and parishioners are always welcome.
Christ the King Catholic School is a gift to our parish. In addition to reading and writing and arithmetic, faith is part of the very air we breathe at CTKS. It is a privilege to share these very important years in the lives of our students and their families.
Whenever I have been asked to transfer from one parish to another, the only thing I have ever asked is that the parish to which I am assigned have a Catholic School. Last July I was truly blessed to have been assigned to Christ the King Parish and School. A school brings life and vitality to a parish and we are grateful for the gift that CTKS is to our parish and our community.
Registration for the 2018-19 School Year will soon begin. Please help us share the good news about CTKS by inviting family and friends and neighbors with school age children to attend our Winter Open House this Sunday, January 28, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Parishioners are also welcome to the Open House to visit the school that is such an important part of our ministry at Christ the King.
See you at Mass!