CCD News

ON DAYS OF INCLEMENT WEATHER,

Please check your e-mail for closing information, listen to WSBG FM 93.5 for closing information, and watch the television on TV-WBRE Channel 8, TV-WYOU Channel 2 or TV-13. We will also list closings on this website. Religious Education WILL BE following the Pleasant Valley School schedule only on days of inclement weather. PLEASE NOTE: We do not follow that Pleasant Valley Holiday Schedule, only their inclement weather schedule. Check our calendar for our holidays off.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION TEACHERS-Being a teacher is one of the noblest positions in the world. By touching the lives of their students and inspiring them for greatness, they are literally helping to shape the future of our church. All it takes is for one teacher to connect with one child, and his/her spiritual life will never be the same again. Therefore we need to show our gratitude and love for these very special people who help to shape our world and lead our children towards a stronger relationship with God. We are so blessed to have you all!!

2015/2016 REGISTRATION- Registrations for the 2015/2016 will begin on April 1st. Our sessions for this year are: Saturday at 9:00am, for Upper Level Confirmation Class; Sunday at 9:00am to 10:25am, grades Preschool through High School; Monday at 6:00pm to 7:30pm, grades Preschool through 8th. 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS- An updated calendar for Religious Education is on this website. Just log into contacts on the first page then press on links. Pick the link that says “Calendar of Events Jan-May 2015 or LOG ONTO THE CALENDAR ON THE FIRST PAGE OF THE WEBSITE FOR FOR ALL THE IMPORTANT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION DATES

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner-Fun for the whole family. A traditional Corned Beef dinner, Bagpipers, Irish Step Dancers, Barrel of Cheer and more. Reservations can be made through the bulletin or church office. $10.00 per adult and $5.00 per child.

SNOW DAY MAKE-UP FOR MONDAY PRESCHOOL-5TH GRADE- As you all know, we have missed 6 weeks of religious education on Monday evenings. It is a requirement from the diocese that each child receives 30 hours of instruction before they can advance to the next grade level. Since we have extended our hours for the classes we are only in need of making up two of the six classes for this age level. Please take note of the following changes to this year’s calendar. All Pre-School through 5th grade students will now have classes on Monday, April 6th from 6:00-7:30PM and Monday, May 18th from 6:00-7:30PM.

SNOW DAY MAKE-UP FOR MONDAY 6TH-8TH GRADE-As you all know, we have missed 6 weeks of religious education on Monday evenings. It is a requirement from the diocese that each child receives 30 hours of instruction before they can advance to the next grade level. Since we have extended our hours for the classes we are only in need of making up three of the six classes. Please take note of the following changes to this year’s calendar. All 6th-8th grade students will now have classes on Saturday, March 28th from 3:00-6:00PM; Monday, April 6th from 6:00-7:30PM and Monday, May 18th from 6:00-7:30PM.

RETREAT REMINDER-There is no Religious Education on Sunday, March 29th for Pre-school through 5th grade. The 6th-8th grade classes will be meeting on Saturday, March 28th instead from 3PM-6PM for a retreat day. The 9th-12th grade classes will meet on Sunday, March 29th from 9:00AM-1PM for their retreat. The retreats will count as their class time for the week.

NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES- There will be no religion classes on Saturday, April 4th; and Sunday, April 5th in observance of Easter. 

Confessions- for 3rd-7th grade scheduled for Monday March 16th have been postponed until May due to the lack of classtime due to weather.

 

CONFIRMATION AND COMMUNION NEWS:

ICE CREAM LUAU-10:30-11:30 a.m. at Brookmont.  Our Luau is the highlight of the year for the residents at Brookmont.  Our confirmation students from Mr. Maisano’s class will make sundaes and listen to some fun music.

CONFIRMATION- SATURDAY APRIL 4, 2015   8:00PM at the Easter Vigil.

 

FIRST PENANCE/FIRST HOLY COMMUNION- 

Communion Parent Meeting- Any parent that has a child making Communion this year is asked to attend this meeting. Please be in McCawley Hall by 6:00PM.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION-Sunday April 26, 2015-10:00AM-MATSKO/SU & GONGLIK/UP-DURING MASS 12:00PM-NEWTON/SU DURING MASS

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION-SUNDAY MAY 3, 2015-10:00AM-MILLER/MN DURING MASS 12:00PM-SEVER/SU DURING MASS

 

Please be aware that, a full eight years in the Religious Education program is a requirement in order to receive Confirmation. Children must attend first through eighth grade consecutively.

 

ATTENDANCE POLICY
EACH CHILD IN A PARISH PROGRAM OF RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION MUST RECEIVE A MINIMUM OF 30 HOURS OF INSTRUCTION PER YEAR. NO CHILD CAN HAVE MORE THAN THREE UNEXCUSED ABSENCES PER YEAR. EVERY TIME YOUR CHILD MISSES A CLASS A NOTE EXPLAINING THE REASON FOR THIS ABSENCE MUST BE PRESENTED. AN EXCUSABLE ABSENCE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING: SICKNESS, DEATH IN THE FAMILY, OR FAMILY VACATION (PLEASE NOTIFY THE TEACHER IN ADVANCE OF YOUR TRIP). IF YOUR CHILD IN INVOLVED IN AFTER-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES, REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR ANOTHER DAY OF RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION. WE WILL DO OUR BEST TO HELP MEET YOUR CHILD’S NEEDS. A YEARLY SCHEDULE FOR PARISH RELIGION PROGRAMS IS POSTED ON OUR WEBSITE. THIS SCHEDULE LISTS THE UPCOMING EVENTS AND THE RELIGIOUS EDUCATION DAYS OFF.