High School Discipleship: 9th – 12th Grades

High School Discipleship is open to all High School Youth

Remember that you are never alone, Christ is with you on your journey every day of your lives! He has called you and chosen you to live in the freedom of the children of God. Turn to Him in prayer and in love. Ask Him to grant you the courage and strength to live in this freedom always. Walk with Him who is ‘the Way, the Truth and the Life.’” -St. John Paul II

High School Sunday Discipleship will begin on Sunday September 16th, 2018

Spring Dates in 2019:

Save the Dates for the following –

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Parent Resources Recap from the Culture Project

http://www.ctkpueblo.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Culture-Project-Parent-Recap-Resources.pdf

April 7th – 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Parent/Sponsor Session for Confirmation Candidates 2019 (All Teens also meet in a separate space).

April 14th – Palm Sunday “Tenebrea” Service – Parents and Teens invited. Starting time 7:30 p.m.

April 21st – Easter – No Discipleship

April 28th – Discipleship and Confirmation Prep (teens)

May 5th – Discipleship

SATURDAY May 11th – Confirmation Candidate Retreat from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Christ the King

SUNDAY May 12- No Discipleship

THURSDAY May 16thSacrament of Confirmation with Bishop Berg at Christ the King at 6:30 p.m.

May 19th- Discipleship

May 26th – Discipleship

June 2nd – Discipleship

June 9th- Discipleship

June 16th – Discipleship

June 23 – NO Discipleship (Teens returning from Steubenville)

June 21st to June 23rd- Steubenville of the Rockies in Denver CO

Click here to read the Letter to Parents and Guardians for 2018-2019 Religious Formation from Fr. John Ozella


Schedule and Registration Form for 2018-2019 and 2019/2020 Religious Formation:


Click here to view/print the Schedule for High School Discipleship: 9th to 12th Grade. (updated)

Registration Forms – 2019/2020 for the Parish and Classes:

We are asking that everyone update their registration in the parish this year.  Please print page one and page two and return your completed forms to the parish office.

Please click here for the CTK Parish Registration Form – Page One.
Please click here to print the enrollment form for Pre-K to High School – Page Two.

You will then need to turn these forms to the Parish Office or in the collection on the weekend. 

You may print and email back completed registration forms to snelson@ctkpueblo.org

Questions about the Sacrament of Confirmation? Keep scrolling below, or check out the Confirmation tab under Sacraments.

Calendars and events will be posted frequently throughout the year.

WELCOME HIGH SCHOOL DISCIPLES!

Both Confirmed and Non-Confirmed High School teens are invited to attend our High School Youth Discipleship. Journey together with our Youth Ministers and one another for all four years of High School. Youth are gathered to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ by learning about the Catholic faith through discussions, small group gathering, presentations, games, adoration/prayer, retreats and more!

Sessions resume in September and will take place on Sunday evenings. Youth gather most Sundays from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Sr Joan’s Rooms in the Little Flower Formation Center.

 YEAR AROUND FORMATION:

Youth Ministry Happens Year Around: Youth are encouraged to continue growing in relationship with Christ throughout High School.  Discipleship formation includes opportunities for prayer, for dialogue, and for entering more deeply into the mysteries of Christ and His Church. Additionally, our youth ministers offer a wide variety of growing opportunities– such as coffee/book discussions, games, retreats, mountain hikes, national and local retreats, quidditch and dodgeball tournaments happen as well!

Our Goals for the Youth at Christ the King reflect the document “Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry”

  • Goal 1: To empower young people to live as disciples of Jesus Christ in our world today.
  • Goal 2: To draw young people to responsible participation in the life, mission, and work of the Catholic faith community.
  • Goal 3: To foster the total personal and spiritual growth of each young person.

Equipping all Catholics – including parents and guardians– to become the “Diocese of the Little Way”

The Office of Missionary Discipleship is promoting a new website entitled “The Little Way Equip.”

The goal of the website is to have all Catholics in Southern Colorado register for a weekly email that will deliver on average one new post each week, which everyone subscribed will receive in their email inbox automatically, to stay in touch with the latest and greatest.

You can expect posts about The Joy of the Gospel, Building Amazing Parishes, Forming Intentional Disciples, Prayer and Spirituality, Easy Evangelization, St. Therese of the Child Jesus, and what it means that we are The Diocese of The Little Way.  Plan to get very simple, practical, and exciting messages, tools and resources from our posts.

Every subscriber will automatically be entered to win a Microsoft Surface Pro, which will be drawn for at the 2019 Convocation in Pueblo, Colorado, on May 8th. Register today! https://tlwequip.org/

BACCALAUREATE MASS at Christ the King

The Class of 2018 was honored at the Baccalaureate Mass on Sunday, June 3rd at the 10:45am MassCongratulations to our 2018 Graduates! We pray for these young men and women, and those not pictured, that God will guide them in the next step of their journey.

 Headed to College in the fallClick here for Pope Francis’ Advice for College Students.

Congratulations to our youth who were confirmed at Mt. Carmel on Sunday, April 22nd by Bishop Stephen Berg.

Raymond Arellano, John Steefel, Alexandria Bosley, Cesley Cordova, Micaela Diaz,
Adrian Gonzales, Jason Vigil, Gabrielle Sanchez

EVENTS:

Youth are encouraged to grow in their faith through active participation in a variety of activities, retreats, conferences and events.

(L to R) Youth and Families participate in Roselawn Cemetary Clean Up &  Youth Ministers and teens summit a mountain this summer & Youth participate in the City Wide Youth Festival with Jesse Manibusen.

(Below) Youth from several local Parishes attended the 2018 Steubenville of the Rockies

Steubenville of the Rockies 2019

Contact us and see if there is still room! All are welcome

Steubenville of the Rockies: Our Youth Ministers, Jacob and Lauren, will be inviting anyone from the Pueblo Deanery to attend the 2019 Steubenville of the Rockies Conference. They will have teen gatherings, parent meetings and chaperone meetings beginning in late Fall of 2018. If your teen, or any of their local friends, wish to attend this Retreat, please contact us at the Parish Office for more details.

The Steubenville Youth Conferences, an outreach of Franciscan University of Steubenville, are a series of 25 conferences across North America that help teens encounter the love of Christ every summer. Our mission is to build the Church by evangelizing, equipping, and empowering God’s children to become radical and joyful disciples. For more information about the Steubenville Conferences, visit steubenvilleconferences.com.

Want to learn more? Check out their webpage –

Of the Rockies


High School Conference
June 21-23, 2019
Crowne Plaza – Denver Intl Airport, ColoradoTeens who wish to attend will need to have their $50.00 deposit by December 16th, 2018.

PARISH INVOLVEMENT:

At each Mass we proclaim that the Eucharist is “the source and summit of the Christian life.” The other sacraments, and indeed all  ministries and works of the apostolate, are bound up with the Eucharist and are oriented toward it. For in the blessed Eucharist is contained the whole spiritual good of the Church, namely Christ himself.

Youth and families are welcome to share their gifts and talents within any of the following ministries:

  • Lector
  • Altar Server
  • Greeter
  • Hospitality/Usher
  • Music Ministry
  • Communion Minister (once they are Confirmed)

Training and mentorship offered for any of the above ministries. Contact the Parish Office for further details!

High School Newman Clubs

Are you a high school student who attends East, Centennial, Central or South? Did you know that there is a Newman Club at your school that meets once a week during all the lunch periods?  Newman Clubs provide food (yes – free food!) and a great place to talk about Catholic faith issues with other students and Catholic youth ministers.  You don’t even need to be Catholic – invite your friends.  Here is where and when they meet.  Stop in and check it out!

East High School – Mondays in Mr. Terry’s room (Room #37)

Centennial High School – Tuesdays in the Art Room (Room 418)

South High School – Wednesdays in Mrs. Tkacik’s Room (Room 25)

Central – Tuesdays in Room 315

Newman Clubs are sponsored in part by the Catholic Foundation of the Diocese of Pueblo.

 VOCATIONS

Your life has meaning! Let us help you hear and answer God’s call!

Keep praying about God’s plan for your happiness!

“How am I called to love?” This is one of the first questions that a person who is discerning should ask.
Discernment is to enter into a search so as to be lead by the holy spirit and the Church and eventually arrive at a solid understanding of and faith in God’s plan for your life.  Simply put, to discern is to allow the Holy Spirit to make a very big desicion that will impact your life, your relationship with God, and others around you in a tremendous way!
The four primary vocations that a persons discernment will lead them to are:
Relgious Life, Single Life, Priesthood, or Married Life.
www.pueblovocations.com
​The Vocation Director and Office are here to help: 
Working with any person in the Diocese of Pueblo who is discerning their vocation.
Fr. Carl, the vocation director, has 3 years of priesthood experience, 2 years working in the vocations field, a certificate in Seminary Formation- March 2019, frequent communication with relgious sisters, and a joy for living out his vocation and helping others find and live theirs.
He is readily available via call or text or e-mail or social media.
719-680-1971 or cwertin@dioceseofpueblo.org or @frcwert
Vocations Website
Feel free to take a peek at and be aware of the diocesan web page for vocations!
www.pueblovocations.com
 
Upcoming Retreats
Men’s Discernment Retreat – Sunday October 21st, 2018
9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
St. John Vianney Seminary, John Paul II Campus

https://archden.org/event/2018-first-mens-retreat-2/#.W4AkyiRKiig

Young Men:

All young men age 14 and older, who may be considering a vocation to the priesthood, are invited to contact Fr. Carl at 719-680-1971 (Call or Text) cwertin@gmail.com or the Vocations Office at 719-544-9861 ext. 1116.

Young Men’s Discernment Retreats- There will be periodic discernment retreats throughout the year. Please continue to check back here or at the Diocese of Pueblo Vocations page.

 

Young Women:

Periodic Retreats and discernment dates are set throughout the year for those who may have questions about serving in the Church. Ladies, if you have questions please contact Fr. Carl at 719-680-1971 cwertin@gmail.com or the Vocations Office at 719-544-9861 ext. 1116 eknellinger@dioceseofpueblo.org  for further information.

Young Woman’s Discernment Retreat (High School) June 17-19, 2018 in Woodland Park

National Catholic Youth Conference—Bi-annual conference held in 2017. Next one will be held in 2019.

High School Parishioners- Anika Escalera and Phillip Sandoval and Lucas Espinoza, along with other youth throughout the city attended NCYC 2017 — a gathering of 24,000 youth from all over the U.S. celebrating their faith—a tremendously powerful experience!

They wish to express their gratitude for the outpouring of support from the Parish Community.

For a video on NCYC click here: http://www.ncyc.info/

 

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION:

Youth are to commit to two years of High School Discipleship and be enrolled currently before entrance into Preparation for Confirmation.  Throughout the year, our Youth Ministers will be developing special sessions specifically to cover the Sacrament of Confirmation within their 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Discipleship time frame.  Teens who are ready to commit to the above and below critera are welcome to enter into Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.

Guidelines for reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation

The following guidelines have been set by the Diocese of Pueblo for high school teens:

  • Be age 16 by time of Confirmation (usually April or May)
  • Have received the Sacraments of Baptism, Eucharist and Reconciliation
    • Will need a copy of Baptismal Certificate for Parish records
  • Actively partake in High School Discipleship for 2 years
  • Participate in the specific Confirmation formation sessions during their 2nd year of Discipleship.
  • Willingness to make a commitment to share regularly in the sacramental  (Eucharist and Confession) and prayer life of the church.
  • Participate in a variety of retreats and formation experiences
    • Especially Spring Retreat

PARENTS:

Parents: You are invited to become more active in both your personal formation and within the lives of your teens.

Catholic Connection Sundays:

Catholic Connection Small Groups 2018-2019

Adult Fellowship and Formation:

There are many Adult Formation opportunities throughout the year.  These can be found under the Adult Formation tab.  All are welcome!

Equipping all Catholics to become the “Diocese of the Little Way”

The Office of Missionary Discipleship is promoting a new website entitled “The Little Way Equip.”

The goal of the website is to have all Catholics in Southern Colorado register for a weekly email that will deliver on average one new post each week, which everyone subscribed will receive in their email inbox automatically, to stay in touch with the latest and greatest.

You can expect posts about The Joy of the Gospel, Building Amazing Parishes, Forming Intentional Disciples, Prayer and Spirituality, Easy Evangelization, St. Therese of the Child Jesus, and what it means that we are The Diocese of The Little Way.  Plan to get very simple, practical, and exciting messages, tools and resources from our posts.

Every subscriber will automatically be entered to win a Microsoft Surface Pro, which will be drawn for at the 2019 Convocation in Pueblo, Colorado, on May 8th. Register today! https://tlwequip.org/

 YOUTH MINISTRY ADMINISTRATOR:

Questions? Feel free to contact Sarah Nelson at (719) 542-9248 ext. 21 or email Sarah at snelson@ctkpueblo.org (Youth Ministry Administrator)

YOUTH MINISTERS:

Dedicated and passionate about their relationship with Christ and the Catholic Church, our Youth Ministers, Jacob and Lauren are waiting to meet your youth. Come and join us!

Jacob Mutz                jm.mutz1992@outlook.com

Click here to learn more about Jacob in the February 25th, 2018 bulletin.

Lauren Bartolo           lauren.bartolo5@gmail.com

Click here to learn more about Lauren in the March 4th, 2018 bulletin.