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C.C.D. – PreK-8th Grade Faith Formation

Welcome to CCD! The cathedral’s Children Faith Formation! 

IMPORTANT CALENDAR CHANGE: The date of the First Holy Communion Retreat has been changed to better accommodate the children and their parents.  Please contact your teacher for the exact date of your child’s retreat.

Our calendar for 2017-2018 is as follows

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.)

For further information or questions, please call 318-221-5296.


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.
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.
Attend the First Communion Retreat.
Attend weekly Mass.

Prospective Catechists!!!


Call the Church Office for more details.


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