C.C.D. – Parish School of Religion

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“Dear young people, please, don’t be observers of life, but get involved.

Jesus did not remain an observer, but he immersed himself.
Don’t be observers, but immerse yourself in the reality of life, as Jesus did.”
— Pope Francis, July 27, 2013 Youth Prayer Vigil at Rio

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Welcome!

Our program aims to support parents in their sacred right and duty to educate their children in the Catholic Faith, bring each child into a loving and lasting relationship with God, and prepare students and families for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation.

The Cathedral of St. John Berchmans offers PreK4 through 8th grade faith formation on Sunday mornings from 9:15-10:45 a.m. (The sessions take place after 8:00 Mass and before 11:00 a.m. Mass.)

Click the ccd-calendar to see the  the full listing of class dates, times, meetings and other activities.

For further information or questions, please email Amanda Hock, Director of CCD & Youth Ministry, or call 318-221-5296.

WATCH INTRO VIDEO ON NEW CCD/YOUTH MINISTRY PROGRAM FROM MS. HOCK!

REGISTER FOR CCD NOW!

 

Safe Environment

Catechists (Teachers) For information on Protecting God’s Children Program, call the Church Office.

Click here to register for the Protecting God’s Children Class.

Sacramental Preparations

“The whole liturgical life of the Church revolves around the Eucharistic sacrifice and the sacraments.” Catechism of the Catholic Church, no.1113.

The Sacraments are an important part of our everyday life as Catholics. Jesus loves us and is always ready to pour into our hearts the strength to be His disciples and His witnesses to His Good News. There is nothing more important for us to do than to prepare ourselves and our children for the moment at which God gives us His grace, a share in His Divine life!

Reconciliation/First Communion

Traditionally, Reconciliation and Eucharist are celebrated for the first time in the second grade. Sacramental preparation will take place on Sunday mornings from 9:15 am-10:45 am during our catechetical sessions.

Parents are the primary catechists for their children. It is important that your child see that religious education is important to you. Growing in faith is a life-long process and not just something that we do when we are young. Our goal is to not only provide religious education to children, but also to support parents in their own faith formation as well.

Checklist for First Reconciliation and First Communion

Parents must:

Bring child’s baptismal certificate to the Church office.
Attend Parent Orientation Meeting.
Attend the First Communion Retreat TBA.
Help prepare their child for First Reconciliation and Communion by using the sacramental family guides.
Attend weekly Mass with their child.

Children must:

Be baptized Catholic or received into the Catholic Church
Be faithful in attending and participating in the Religious Education program, which begins on August 21, 2016.
Attend the First Communion Retreat on Saturday March 18, 2017 (parents and siblings are invited).
Attend weekly Mass.

Prospective Catechists!!!

INTERESTED IN ASSISTING US IN PASSING ON THE FAITH TO THE NEXT GENERATION?

Contact Amanda Hock for more details.

 

Amanda Hock 2015WELCOME AMANDA HOCK!
St. John Berchmans has a NEW Director of CCD & Youth Ministry, Amanda Hock!  We welcome her and look forward to the new and improved Cathedral programs for youth! Look for more information to come soon! Watch her intro video!

UPDATED CCD CALENDAR! ccd-calendar-2017

Important Dates!

February 20th: Confirmation Retreat
March 15th:  Reconciliation for Confirmation Students- 6pm in the Cathedral
March 18th:  First Communion Retreat
April 9th: Reconciliation for Holy Communion Students- during CCD
April 30th:  First Communion Pictures- 9:30 am in the Cathedral
Sacrament of First Holy Communion- 11:00am Mass
May 7th: Confirmation Pictures- 4pm in the Cathedral
Sacrament of Confirmation- 5:30pm Mass

 

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Pre – K 4

Kindergarten

1st Grade

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

5th Grade

6th Grade

7th & 8th Grade

Online Rel Ed Registration Form

CCD Reduced Rate Request Form

Children’s Liturgy of the Word, 11:00am Mass

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