Christ Our King Catholic Church

Mount Pleasant, SC, USA

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Catholic Education

Vacation Bible School

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:Vacation Bible School

2015 Vacation Bible School will be held June 22-26.

VBS is a fun-filled week during the summer when children have hands-on opportunities to learn more about their faith.

Host Christ Our King Catholic Church
Event June 22-26
Time 9am-Noon
Contact Sharon Willi, 884-5587
Fee $60 per family

It takes many volunteers to make our VBS a success. We need help planning, decorating, and implementing the weeklong extravaganza. It is a lot of fun, and the joy on the children's faces is worth every minute of your time spent making it happen.

If you are able to lead children in song, using a CD or book with words and motions (materials provided), we need your help. Look at it as an aerobic workout to the accompaniment of smiling children's faces and sweet voices. Only one hour of your time is needed each day.

If you can help in any capacity, please call Sharon Willi at 971-8083 or email her to sign up. It will be the most fun week of your summer.

2015 Registration Form


Living The Word

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Living the Word

Using the Sunday Mass readings, this group discusses and relates the Scripture to daily life and faith. Current issues in light of Church teaching are also clarified.  We meet in the Russell House following the 9:30 am Mass.  All are welcome.


Christian Formation

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Christ Our King Christian Formation

The best gift a parent can give a child is the gift of faith.

Jesus with children At Christ Our King the approach to Christian Formation is twofold:

First and foremost, we see the parents as the main religious influence on their children. It is important to create an environment at home that has Christ at the center and where going to Mass every Sunday is a priority. It is also important that parents continue to work on their faith, so they will pass it on to their children. To assist in this life-long learning experience, we have several adult education programs.

Second, we realize the commitment that the community has in raising our children to know and love God. It is vital for anyone, no matter what age, to be connected to the parish community. Our catechetical ministry embraces each young person and strives to share the Gospel message with them. We have many dedicated members of our parish who are committed to sharing their faith journey with our youth who are registered in our Christian Formation program.

Where and when do we meet?
Classes for 3 and 4 year old children meet from 9:00 to 10:30 AM (during the 9:30 AM Mass). Children are dropped off at the Life Center (across from the Church) and picked up at the Christ Our King-Stella Maris School.
Kindergarten through 7th grade children meet from 10:30 to 11:45 AM (immediately following the 9:30 AM Mass). Children meet in the Christ Our King-Stella Maris School.

Christ Our King Church has established a Christian Formation class for special needs individuals to be sure that their religious needs are met. This program was designed for children whose parents desire that they be in a Sunday School Class, but due to their disability they have not been. Classes meet every Thursday afternoon from 5:00 to 6:00 PM in the Youth Center (located within the Christ Our King-Stella Maris School playground).

For further information, please contact Ms. Sharon Willi, Director of Religious Education, at 843-971-8083 or 843-884-5587 Ext 225.



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The Second Vatican Council recommended that the Church renew its way of receiving adult candidates. A revised rite called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) was approved by Pope Paul VI in 1972 and has become the norm for the Church. RCIA stresses formation in doctrine, liturgy, Church life, and service and involves the larger Church community in welcoming, instructing, helping, and praying for Candidates.

RCIA has four stages. The first is the Period of Inquiry which may last from several weeks to months. During this stage, candidates are invited to ask questions about the Church, share their own faith stories, and decide whether they wish to continue.

Those who do continue celebrate the Rite of Becoming Catechumate. This is a more intense period instruction and introduction to liturgy, faith-life, and service.

The Rite of Election, which normally takes place on the first Sunday of Lent, marks the transition between Catechumenate and the third stage, Enlightenment and Purification. This stage covers the season of Lent and includes special liturgical ceremonies at the Lenten Masses, as well as more intense preparation through prayer and study. It climaxes at the Easter Vigil with the sacraments of Initiation - Baptism, Confirmation, and Holy Eucharist.

The final stage of RCIA is the Post-Baptismal Catechesis (Mystagogia). This stage lasting from Easter to Pentecost focuses on the mysteries (Mystagogia) of Christ's death and resurrection and helps the newly Baptized to develop a deeper understanding of their faith. They now share fully in the Eucharist and are asked to live the Gospel in their daily lives and to perform works of service for others.

The RCIA is the process by which non-baptized candidates are received into the Catholic Church. Baptized members of other Christian denominations who wish to join the Catholic Church are not baptized again, but are received into the Church through penance,profession of faith, confirmation, and the Holy Eucharist.

The RCIA can also serve as a focus for ongoing conversion for all members of the Catholic Church. As Catholics see new candidates learning the doctrine, they are encouraged to study their faith. As they participate in the liturgical ceremonies welcoming new members, they can renew their own committment to Christ.

As they see the newly baptized begin ministries of service, they are encouraged to serve more generously. And those who act as sponsors, teachers, and "prayer partners" for the candidates have abundant opportunities for personal growth.


Above taken as excerpt from "We Believe ... A Survey of the Catholic Faith", Iscar Lukefahr, CM.


For more information regarding RCIA, please contact Sr Donna Lareau at the Parish office.



Daily Readings


Mass Schedule

Weekdays 7:00 am

Saturday 8:00 am

Sunday Vigil 6:00 pm Saturday

Sunday 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 12:00 pm, 7:00 pm

Holy Days 7:00 am,12:00 pm, 6:30 pm

Confession: Saturday 5:00-5:30, or by appointment


Christ Our King Catholic Church

1122 Russell Drive

Mount Pleasant, SC 29464

(843) 884-5587

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