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

2013/2014 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, grades Preschool through High School; Monday and Tuesday at 6:00pm, grades Preschool through 6th. 

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-

Pick Me Up Party 11:30 a.m. at Brookmont on Saturday, January 18th.  We will be singing songs and playing Crazy Bingo with the residents.  Parents are to drop off students and pick them up at Brookmont!

Mid-Term Testing for Confirmation Students-Saturday, January 18th for Saturday session, Sunday January 19th for Sunday Session, Monday January 20th for Monday Session, Tuesday January 21st for Tuesday Session.

CONFIRMATION DATE IS SET FOR  SATURDAY, APRIL 26th10:00AM FOR ALL SESSIONS

First Holy Communion-

FIRST PENANCE/FIRST HOLY COMMUNION RETREAT – Saturday January 18th-Sunday and Monday Session students will make their First Penance followed by their FHC Retreat.  The day begins at 12:30pm until 6:00pm. Please keep these students in your prayers.

FIRST PENANCE/FIRST HOLY COMMUNION RETREAT – Saturday, January 25th-Upper Level and Tuesday Session students will make their First Penance followed by their FHC Retreat.  The day begins at 12:30pm until 6:00pm. Please keep these students in your prayers.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION DATE IS SET FOR APRIL 27TH10:00AM AND 12:00PM DURING MASSES.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION DATE IS SET FOR MAY 4TH – 10:00AM AND 12:00PM DURING MASSES.

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