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.

 

Our sessions for 2017/2018 are:

Sunday mornings after 8:00 a.m. Mass until 10:30 a.m. and Monday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. See Registration page for Sunday and Monday grade levels. Our Special Needs class will be meeting on Sunday mornings from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. or 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m

 Religious Education Calendar

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 2018

JANUARY:

7/Su               Happy New Year!

7/Su               EPIPHANY/Three King…..…………..………….8:00am & 11:00pm Mass

7/Su               Classes Resume

7/Su               Gayle’s Closet Confirmation Service Project…………………………In Class

14/Su             Confirmation Mid-term…………………………………..………..………In Class

18&19Th-Fr  March for Life………………..Washington DC-Confirmation Service Trip

20/Sa              Pick me Up Party-Confirmation Students………………………………….10:30am

22/Mn           Teachers Meeting……………………………………………………………..7:30 pm

25/Th             First Holy Communion Parent Meeting……………..………..5:30-7:30pm

28/Su             Cherub Choir Sings……………………………………..…………………8am Mass

FEBRUARY:

3/Sa                St. Blaise-Blessing of Throats at Mass

4/Su               St. Blaise-Blessing of Throats at all Masses

14/Wd            ASH WEDNESDAY……………………….…….…Mass at 12:10pm, 4pm, 7pm

18/Su             First Sunday of Lent

18/Su           No Religious Education

19/Mn           No Religious Education

24/Sa             Ice Cream Luau (Brkmt) – Confirmation Service…………….….10:30am

25/Su             Second Sunday Of Lent

MARCH:

3/Sa            Confirmation Retreat and Parent Meeting-Our retreat/parent meeting day is scheduled for Saturday, March 3, 2018 from 11:00am–5:00 pm for our Confirmation candidates, their parent and sponsor. Please mark this date on your calendar now to make sure there is no conflict in March. This year we have been blessed and very fortunate to have Sean Malloy conducting the retreat.  He is a wonderful speaker and will make it an enjoyable day for all. Lunch will be served, so bring your appetites!

4/Su               Teaching Mass-Confirmation Classes …………………………………9AM

4/Su               Third Sunday of Lent

10/Sa              FIRST PENANCE/FIRST HOLY COMMUNION RETREAT  All 2nd grade and Upper Level students will make their First Penance followed by their FHC Retreat.  The day begins at 12:00pm til 5:00pm.

11/Su              Confirmation Final……………………………….……………………….……….In Class

11/Su              Fourth Sunday of  Lent

12/Mn           Confirmation Final……………………………….……………………….……….In Class

17/Sa              St. Patrick’s Day Dinner…………………………..……………………………..6:00pm

18/Su             Fifth Sunday of Lent

18/Su             Lenten Penance Service…………………..…………………………………….4:00pm

25/Su            PALM SUNDAY-NO  REGULAR CLASS…………….8:00 & 11:00 Masses

25/Su            No Religious Education

26/Mn           Service Project Papers Due for All Classes

26/Mn          No Religious Ed

29/Th             HOLY THURSDAY………………..…………………..………………..…7:00 pm Mass

30/Fr             GOOD FRIDAY………………….…7:00 pm Celebration of the Lord’s Passion

30/Fr           Famine……………………………………….…….….Church Hall 9:00am

31/Sa              Easter Egg Basket Blessing…………………………………………..…..1:00-1:30pm

31/Sa              Easter Egg Hunt…………………………..………………………..……….2:00-4:00pm

31/Sa              EASTER VIGIL …..…………………………….………………..……………….…8:00 pm

APRIL:

1/Su               EASTER SUNDAY-NO CLASS…………………..8:00 & 11:00Masses

2/Mn              Happy Easter-No Classes

8/Su               Classes Resume………………………………………………..……….9:00am

8/Su               Operation Gift Wrap-Confirmation Service……………….In class 9am

9/Mn              Classes Resume………………………………………………..……….9:00am

9/Mn              Operation Gift Wrap-Confirmation Service……………….In class 6am

19/Th              First Holy Communion Parent Meeting-Our parent meeting is scheduled from 5:30pm–7:30 pm for our First Holy Communion parents. Please mark this date on your calendar now to make sure there is no conflict in April.

22/Su             VBS Field Day…………………………………………….………………..…………In Class

23/Mn           VBS Field Day…………………………………………….………………..…………In Class

23/Mn          Confirmation Rehearsal…………………….……………..5:30-7:30 pm

24/Tu          Confirmation…………..………………………………………….…5:00pm

29/Su             Youth Group Move Up Day……………………………………………..………In Class

30/Mn           Youth Group Move Up Day……………………………………………………..In Class

MAY:

3/Th              FHC Rehearsal for May 6th  FHC………………………..5:00-6:30pm

6/Su              First Holy Communion-Monday and Upper………………11:00am

10/Th            FHC Rehearsal for May 13th FHC…….………………….5:00-6:30pm

13/Su          First Holy Communion-Sunday…………………………….…11:00am

13/Su             Last class/Have a great summer

DATES FOR SACRAMENTS:

 

CONFIRMATION-      Tuesday April 24, 2018  5:00PM

                                          Monday April 23, 2018/Rehearsal/All Classes/5:30

 

FIRST PENANCE-  SATURDAY  MARCH 10, 2018  12:00PM

                                      All Classes                    

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION-

                                     SUNDAY May 6, 2018  11:00AM MASS

                                      Monday and Upper Level Classes

                                     Thursday May 3, 2018/Rehearsal/All Classes/5:30

                                     

                                     SUNDAY MAY 13, 2018  11:00AM MASS

                                     Sunday Classes

                                    Thursday May 10, 2018/Rehearsal/Both Classes/5:30

 

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!!

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.