Parent and Parish Working Together
Growing in faith is seen as something that begins with the way life is lived everyday. A key component of that faith life is for parents to pray with their children at church each week and establish some faith practices at home. If a parent had to choose, Mass is a better choice than coming to CCD classes. No classroom program can establish the basics of Catholic faith.
Therefore, the Religious Education program (CCD) consists of more than classes for students. The programmatic elements attempt to give families opportunities to come together around different aspects of faith both at home and in a parish setting. This process is meant to give parents, as well as their children, an opportunity to deepen their understanding of faith.
For young children we focus on the Sunday Scripture readings so that faith is based on the stories of Jesus and the parish’s celebration of Mass each Sunday.
Middle school teens focus on the topics of growing up and coming to know themselves and their community. High School students prepare for Confirmation with a stronger focus on Church traditions and what it means to take responsibility for themselves.
Please take a closer look at the specifics of what is offered under the various headings on this web site. If you have questions or would like to give us suggestions or tell us of your concerns please contact: Bill Dittrich, Pastoral Associate for Faith Formation, email@example.com , Margaret Bouffard, Coordinator for Youth Ministry, firstname.lastname@example.org.