Summer Break!

beachSitting here across from Christ the King Catholic School, I am struck by the almost palpable excitement of the school children as they edge closer to summer break.  It reminds me of all children who are going into a “new season for their lives” – from simply moving up a grade level to those graduating from high school and moving on to college.  Will you join me in praying this Prayer for Children I found for just such an occasion?

Loving God, we pray for all children as they
prepare for a new season in their lives.
As they start nursery or school for the first time
– give them joy in new experiences
As they move to new classes – give them
confidence in growing friendships
As they move to new schools – give them
strength in their growing independence
As they move on to college or university – give them wisdom in their maturity
And for all the teachers, assistants, helpers, carers and
volunteers who teach and nurture our children and young
people, we ask for your blessing, your joy, your wisdom and
your patience as they re-charge their batteries over the summer
break, ready for the new term!
We ask this in the name of Jesus.


Author: Christ the King Adult Religious Education

Christ the King Parish of Richland, WA has a vast array of opportunities for continued adult faith development and spiritual growth in Christian discipleship. No matter where people are in their journey towards the Lord, there is something for everyone at Christ the King Parish, including: Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA), Adult Bible Studies, classes on the Catholic Faith, programs for returning Catholics, Young Adult Ministry, the Surviving Divorce program, Coming Home for returning Catholics, parish missions and retreats, parenting resources, information on Christian apologetics, etc. Bible studies, which are generally published by Little Rock, Ascension Press, or Word on Fire, average from 8-10 weeks long and are offered both in the mornings and evenings for your convenience. For more information regarding ongoing formation opportunities for adults, or to give us feedback on what you'd like to see offered at the parish to help you on your faith journey, please send us a message through our "Contact" link or send an email to

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