Religious Curriculum
Religious education in St. Louis the King Catholic School endeavors to reflect the authentic spirit of Vatican II. Through prayerful reflection on Scripture, Church and National Catechetical documents, teachers strive to be faithful to their call to be Catholic educators. With this in mind, students are led to a deeper understanding of their own faith and are provided opportunities for experiencing this faith in prayer and action.
Community: Community as a reality to be lived is at the heart of Christian education. St. Louis the King Catholic School fosters Christian friendships, trust and love, and awareness in students that they are special children of God.
Eucharistic Celebrations: As an essential part of the Religion program at St. Louis the King, students have the privilege to attend the Eucharistic liturgy weekly and on special occasions during the liturgical season. Parents are encouraged to join in these weekly celebrations. Catholic students are expected to attend Sunday Mass with their families.
Prayer: At St. Louis the King Catholic School, teachers strive to give each child a positive attitude toward prayer.  Children are expected to learn the common prayers of the Church, as well as participate in other forms of prayer during the school day.
Religious Education Classes: Formal religion classes are taught in the classroom each day, except on days when children participate in the Eucharistic liturgy.
Sacramental Programs: The sacramental program at St. Louis the King Parish recognizes that the child is not only catechized and formed in faith within the classroom, but is also nurtured in faith within the family and parish.  Parents have a right and responsibility to be intimately involved in preparing their children for sacraments and to discern the readiness of their child to prepare for and receive these sacraments. Thus parent, school, and parish participation are important for the child's growth in the faith community.  Preparation for and reception of the Sacrament of Reconciliation is integrated into our 2nd grade curriculum while preparation for and reception of the Sacraments of First Eucharist and Confirmation are integrated into our 3rd grade curriculum.  Parents may request that their children in grades 4 – 8 who have not been baptized or have not received the sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist, and Confirmation be prepared for these sacraments.