Religious Education

‘Pupils have a right to receive an overall religious education that will enable them, in the light of the faith of the Church, to engage with the deepest questions of life and find reasons for the hope that is within them (1 Peter 3:15)…Therefore Religious Education is never simply one subject among many, but the foundation of the entire educational process.’ (Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, January 2000.)

Religious Education Programme
At Christ the King, in line with the Archdiocese of Liverpool, we have adopted ‘Come and See’ as our Programme of Study for Religious Education.

In response to the question: ‘Where do you live?’ which was asked by the disciples, Jesus invited them to: ‘Come and See.’ (John 1:39) The disciples went with Jesus ‘and spent the rest of that day with him.’

Domestic Church familyMyselfFamiliesBeginningsHomesPeopleOurselvesLoving
Baptism/ Confirmation belongingWelcomeBelongingSigns & symbolsPromisesCalledLife choicesVocation & commitment
Advent/ Christmas lovingBirthdayWaitingPreparationsVisitorsGiftHopeExpectations
Local Church communityCelebratingSpecial peopleBooksJourneysCommunityMissionSources
Eucharist relatingGatheringMealsThanksgivingListening & sharingGiving & receivingMemorial sacrificeUnity
Lent/Easter givingGrowing ChangeChangeOpportunitiesGiving allSelf disciplineSacrificeDeath & new life
Pentecost servingGood NewsHolidays & holydaysSpread the wordEnergyNew lifeTransformation Witnesses
Reconciliation Inter-relatingFriendsBeing sorryRulesChoicesBuilding bridgesFreedom & responsibilityHealing
Universal Church worldOur world NeighboursTreasuresSpecial placesGod’s peopleStewardshipCommon good