VIRTUAL SESSIONS RESUME OCTOBER 18*
We are ready to help you educate and pass on the Catholic faith to your children.
*Virtual CCD sessions resume October 18*
- Review the Faith Lesson prior to the class.
- Write down any questions you may have.
- Have a Bible available.
- Log on to the virtual class 5 minutes prior to the class time.
- An invite to the virtual class by grades will be sent each week by email.
- Each class will last between 30 to 40 minutes.
Our mission is to assist you to form young disciples who know and love Jesus Christ, living as disciples in the community of the Catholic Church. We encourage you to walk closely with your children as they grow in knowledge and practice of the Catholic faith. Our Catholic faith has a rich history with many rituals and celebrations that need to be experienced regularly within our parish community. Attending Mass and participating in the sacraments and religious education programs deepens your child’s experience and relationship with Christ.
We are excited about this coming year. Your child’s relationship with God will be strengthened through active learning and the application of the five senses. Bible stories and Saints will come alive through storytelling and role playing. Faith games, such as Ten Commandments Bowling, The Beatitudes Game, Catholic Jeopardy, Fruits of the Spirit Bingo, Name that Saint and Works of Mercy Trivia, and more will reinforce their learning. The children will take several faith-filled journeys to our St. Michael’s Chapel and Cathedral. They will learn about the beauty of the Mass and God’s gifts of the sacraments. But, most importantly, the faith lessons taught by their Catechist will nourish their relationship with God.
The day we step onto the Campus for religious education, preparation and plans are ready for sanitizing, social distancing and taking precautions to protect all those who are on Campus.
We have streamlined the registration form for returning students. We are no longer requesting basic information that was provided to us last year such as child’s grade, age, and sacraments. Click here to register.
For parents registering your child for the first time, click here.
As always, I highly encourage you to go to Mass with your families. The Eucharist is the source and summit of your Christian life. Participating in Mass each week is important to your spiritual growth and nourishment. Masses are currently held Monday through Friday at 12:10 pm, 4:00pm on Saturday, and 8:00am, 11:00am, and 5:30pm on Sunday. However, we are still closely following social distancing guidelines, and have a 168 persons limit per Mass, along with a requirement to wear a mask.That having been said, it is completely understandable if you don’t feel safe yet to take part in Mass publicly, so we also provide streamed Masses. If you choose to attend Mass at home with your family, the links are below.
Cathedral Webcam – https://sjbcathedral.org/cathedral/webcast/
Facebook Live – https://www.facebook.com/cathedralofsjb/
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.
“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!
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
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.
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.
INTERESTED IN ASSISTING US IN PASSING ON THE FAITH TO THE NEXT GENERATION?
Call the Church Office for more details.