Preparation for the Reception of the Sacraments

And it shall come to pass
after this, that I will pour
out my spirit upon all flesh...
JOEL 2:28



Faith Formation

Sacramental Preparation

We recognize that the Sacraments have a visible and invisible reality, a reality open to all the human senses but grasped in its God-given depths with the eyes of faith.

— United States Conference of Catholic Bishops



Baptisms are scheduled monthly and follow the final Mass on Sundays. Parents attend a Baptismal Preparation class prior to the baptism of their first child. If they have not had a child baptized within the last four years they must attend another class. These classes are scheduled every other month. Dates are listed in the bulletin and on the parish website. Please call the parish to register or for to receive more information.

First Reconciliation/
First Communion

Children receive preparation for these two sacraments during second grade Religious Education classes. They receive Reconciliation in late fall and Communion in the spring. Further information may be obtained from our parish director of religious education (DRE).


During the 2014-2015 school year high school freshmen and sophomores prepare for confirmation. Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, and continuing thereafter, high school freshmen will prepare for this sacrament. Preparation sessions are generally scheduled for Sunday evenings and other activities as announced. Our high school program has its own website

Preparation for Marriage

Please contact our pastor at least six months before a planned wedding. Christ the King follows the marriage preparations set by our the Diocese of Madison. They may be found at Our pastor must administer pre-nuptial papers before a marriage can actually be scheduled. If one or both parties have been previously married, they will likely need to give more than six months notification.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)

Each year on Holy Saturday during the Easter Vigil, thousands of men and women are received into the Catholic Church in the United States. Parishes welcome these new members through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) and at a liturgy bringing men and women into full communion with the Catholic Church.

— United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

For more information regarding the RCIA process as well as meeting dates and requirements, please contact our parish office at 608-838-9797.