Parents who wish to have their child baptized, should be registered members of Christ The King Parish. There is a required one hour preparation class for the parents. You may call the parish office to schedule the class and the date for the baptism. Baptisms are normally celebrated on Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
These sacraments are celebrated in the second grade. Children should be registered in Faith Formation classes to be catechized during the school year in order to celebrate these sacraments in May.
Confirmation is celebrated in the seventh grade. Students should be enrolled in Faith Formation classes to complete a course of study, perform service hours and attend a retreat. Confirmation takes place at the end of the school year.
Any person wishing to be married at Christ the King Church must be registered in the parish for at least two years and contact the parish office at least 6 months or more in advance of the planned wedding date. Couples are required to have several meetings with the priest; complete and review a pre-marriage inventory called FOCCUS; and provide the necessary documents for marriage. For non-parishioners a request must be made 6 months or more in advance of the planned wedding date to secure it, and the fee for the rental of the church must be paid in advance. There is no charge for registered parishioners of Christ The King Catholic Church. For registered parishioners of other Catholic Churches in the Columbus deanery the fee is $500.00. For couples outside the deanery the fee is $1,500.00.
Contact the parish office to arrange for a visitation from a priest to provide pastoral care including Penance, Holy Communion and/or anointing any Catholic shut in and in need of the sacraments.
The Diocese of Savannah Vocations Office can help answer questions about the priesthood. www.diosav.org
Penance is a sacrament received starting in the second grade. Penance is a sacrament of the New Law instituted by Christ in which forgiveness of sins committed after baptism is granted through the priest’s absolution to those who with true sorrow confess their sins and promise to do penance and amend their lives. It is called a “sacrament” not simply a function or ceremony, because it is an outward sign instituted by Christ to impart grace to the soul.