CCD News

ON DAYS OF INCLEMENT WEATHER,

WE HAVE INSTITUTED CONNECT 5 WHICH WILL CALL ALL  PHONE NUMBERS WE HAVE LISTED FOR EACH FAMILY THAT ATTENDS RELIGIOUS EDUCATION. IF YOU ARE NOT RECEIVING THESE CALLS, PLEASE STOP INTO THE CHURCH OFFICE SO WE CAN UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION.

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.

PLEASE LOG ONTO THE CALENDAR ON THE FIRST PAGE OF THE WEBSITE FOR FOR ALL THE IMPORTANT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION DATES

2014/2015 REGISTRATION- New families may come into the office to register their children. Our sessions for this year are: Saturday at 9:00am, for Upper Level Confirmation Class; Sunday at 9:00am to 10:20am, grades Preschool through High School; Monday at 6:00pm to 7:30pm, grades Preschool through 8th. 

FIRST DAY OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION-Our first class for the 2014/2015 school year will be Sunday September 21st and Monday September 22nd. Hope you are all enjoying your summer!

CALENDAR OF EVENTS-  An updated calendar for Religious Education is also on our website. Just log into links and press the link that says “Calendar of Events Sept-Jan 2014.”

CHANGE FOR THIS YEARS RELIGIOUS EDUCATION-On Sunday, October 19, 2014  there is a change in the Religious Education schedule. There will be regular classes for Pre-K thru 2nd Gra. 3rd thru 12th grade has no morning Religious Education. They will meet from 4:00-5:30 for family confessions.

 

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!!

CONFIRMATION AND COMMUNION NEWS:

CONFIRMATION- SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th Confirmation Enrollment Ceremony at 12:00 MASS. ALL PARENTS AND CANDIDATES ARE ASKED TO ATTEND THE CEREMONY:-)

FIRST PENANCE/FIRST HOLY COMMUNION- 

FIRST PENANCE AND FHC RETREAT- Saturday January 17, 2015 for Monday Session. First Penance begins at 12:30pm and Retreat to follow at 2:00pm. Parents join us at 5:00pm mass. Children will be dismissed following Mass.

 

 FIRST PENANCE AND FHC RETREAT- Saturday January 24, 2015 for Sunday and Upper Level Sessions. First Penance begins at 12:30pm and Retreat to follow at 2:00pm. Parents join us at 5:00pm mass. Children will be dismissed following 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.