CHRISTIAN FORMATION (K-7th)
Christian Formation Classes from Kindergarten through Grade 7 meet from 10:30am until 11:45am on Sunday morning. Classes take place at Christ Our King-Stella Maris School. Parents have a duty to bring their children to Sunday Mass. Parents are also encouraged to enroll their children in religious education classes.
Director of Christian Formation: Ms. Sharon Willi
ADULT FORMATION (RCIA)
Catholics are called to be women and men of prayer whose faith is alive and vital. Adult Faith Formation, or the Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA), offers adults the opportunity to grow in the life of Christ through experience, reflection, prayer, and study. Guided reading, Catholic video screening, and scripture study help participants to achieve a better understanding of and participation in the full sacramental life of the Church. RCIA meets Sunday morning between the 9:30 and Noon Masses from September through May.
RCIA FOR TEENS
RCIA for Teens is offered to prepare High School aged teens to receive one or all of the Sacraments of Initiation including Baptism, Eucharist (First Communion) and/or Confirmation. Please visit our Youth Ministry page at www.cokyouth.org for more information or contact Ashley Arominski, Director of Youth Ministries.
Parents who are registered, active, and practicing parishioners (minimum of 3 months) may contact the Parish Office (843-884-5587) to request the Sacrament of Baptism for their child. Before scheduling the baptism, both parents will be required to attend a Baptism Preparation Class.
Baptisms take place the first 3 Sundays of each month, following Noon Mass. No more than 3 baptisms are scheduled on a given Sunday. There are no baptisms during Lent or Advent.
2 sponsors are required. At least 1 sponsor must be a practicing Catholic. Sponsors must provide sponsor certificates from their home parishes; they must have received the Sacrament of Confirmation and must be 16 years of age or older. If one sponsor is not Catholic, he/she must present a letter of active member verification from another Christian church. Both sponsors must attend a baptism class. Coordinator: Ms. Sharon Willi, Director of Christian Formation - available at and 843-971-8083.
FIRST RECONCILIATION AND HOLY COMMUNION
Students enrolled in the Christian Formation program are required to complete 2 years of religious education before receiving the sacraments of First Reconciliation and Holy Communion. No more than 3 Sunday absences are allowed in either grade 1 or grade 2.
Students of Christ Our King-Stella Maris School must complete at least one full year of religious instruction in the School. Sacramental candidates who relocate from other parishes are asked to provide verification of prior enrollment and participation in a religious education program.
First Reconciliation takes place in February of the 2nd grade school year. Parents and children must attend the First Reconciliation Workshop. First Holy Communion takes place in May of the 2nd grade school year. Parents and children must attend the First Holy Communion Workshop. Coordinator: Ms. Sharon Willi, Director of Christian Formation - available at and 843-971-8083.
Families enrolling in sacramental preparation for Confirmation must be registered, active Christ Our King parishioners. Call the Parish Office (843-884-5587) to register.
Prior to enrolling in sacramental preparation, candidates must have completed the 7th grade year of religious education classes (Christian Formation or COK-SM School), received the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, and Holy Communion, and must register online HERE.
Candidates for Confirmation are required to attend the Confirmation Orientation Meeting with at least one parent/guardian. Baptismal Certificates and the Sacramental Fee may be submitted at the Confirmation Orientation Meeting or to the Parish Office in an envelope labeled with the child's name (checks made payable to Christ Our King Catholic Church). Contact: Ashley Arominski, Director of Youth Ministry
Couples planning to marry must contact a priest at least 6 months in advance. Couples must be registered, active Christ Our King parishioners (6 months minimum). Contact: Parish Office, 843-884-5587.
ANOINTING OF THE SICK
The Anointing of the Sick is intended to strengthen those who are being tried by serious illness. Individuals need not wait until the point of death to receive the Sacrament. The primary effect of the Sacrament is a spiritual healing. The grace of the Sacrament brings peace and courage through the Holy Spirit. Contact: Parish Office, 843-884-5587. Only priests can administer the Church's Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick.