Putting Faith Into Action

At Christ the King, we believe in serving others. We have many opportunities throughout the school year to do so either as a whole school, by grade levels, and/or as individuals.

Below are some ways we serve each year, with many other opportunities arise:

Catholic Charity Collaborations

Over the past two years, we have learned about and supported many Catholic Charities. A few of the charities we have donated items and financial support to are St. Elizabeth Coleman Pregnancy and Adoption Services, Catholic Relief Services, the Holy Family Shelter, the Lord’s Pantry, Immigrant and Refugee Services, St. Vincent de Paul, and our own parish Haiti Mission.

Grade Level Service Projects

Each grade level has a yearly service project. These projects have ranged from a kindergarten lemonade stand where donations are sent to St. Vincent de Paul to 3rd grade handmade scarves and an 8th grade trip to Coats for Kids. Each activity gives our students a chance to collaboratively put their faith in action.

Service Day

During Holy Week each year, all students participate in act of service. Our middle school students go out to area nonprofits to serve in the morning and then come back to reflect on their experiences in the afternoon. Younger students do a wide variety of projects including picking up trash, writing thank you letters, creating books, and making care packages.

Middle School Service Hours

All middle school students have a service hour requirement each trimester. They provide service to the school and parish, their families, and the community. To help serve the community, every week a rotating group of middle school students heads to Joy’s House, the American Village retirement facility, or St. Vincent de Paul.

Mass Servers

Starting in 5th grade, our students can volunteer to serve at funerals and school and weekend Masses.

A.R.K. Society

The A.R.K. (Action, Responsibility, Knowledge) Society is a teacher-led environmental afterschool club. They have guided the school to be the caretakers for our common home that Pope Francis called for in his encyclical Laudato Si.


We have continued a program called the Christ The King Protectors to recognize students. Teachers, students, and parents fill out a form and send it to the office when they see a student protecting Christ in his/her life, protecting others, or protecting creation.


Once a month the middle school students gather before Mass to listen to a member of the parish, staff, community, or an alumni to give a witness to their faith. The speakers focus on how they are protectors. This applies to our previous school theme based on the following Pope Francis quote, “Let us protect Christ in our lives, so we can protect others, so we can protect creation!” This quote is from Pope Francis’s first homily.