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 is open. Our sessions for this year are: Saturday at 9:00am, for Upper Level Confirmation Class; Sunday at 9:00am to 10:20am, grades Kindergarten through High School; Monday at 6:00pm to 7:30pm, grades 1st through 8th. 

 

Pick-Me-Up Party –10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at Brookmont on January 23rd.  We will be singing songs and playing Crazy Bingo with the residents.  Parents of Confirmation students are to drop off students and pick them up at Brookmont! 

 

JESUS DAY – All Children in grades 1st-3rd are invited to participate in many fun activities from 9:30am-12noon on January 30th.  They will experience “a day in the life of Jesus when he was a little boy.”  Don’t miss this fun learning morning!  

Cherub Choir Sings-Don’t the sweet voices of our Cherub Choir on Sunday January 31st at the 8AM Mass.

 

St. Blaise-Blessing of Throats at Mass at mass on Saturday Feb 6th and Sunday Feb 7th.

 

Mardi Gras-Volunteer appreciation Mardi Gras on Tuesday February 9th. Don’t miss out on all the fun. Begins at 7:00PM in McCawley hall.

 

ASH WEDNESDAY-On Feb 10th. Ashes will be given out at 7am service, 12noon mass , 4pm service  and 7pm Mass.

NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES - February 13, 14 or 15th in observance of President’s Day.

MASS SCHEDULE:

Christmas Vigil, December 24th – 4:00pm and 7:00pm and 10:00pm

Christmas, December 25th – 10:30am

  •        Saturday, December 26 & January 2-NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASS
  •        Sunday, December 27 & January 3-NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASS
  •        Monday, December 28 & January 4-NO RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASS
  •        CLASSES RESUME ON JANUARY 9th  

CONFIRMATION AND COMMUNION NEWS: 

FIRST PENANCE/FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PARENT MEETINGAny parent that has a child making Communion this year is asked to attend this meeting on Thursday, February 11th. Please be in McCawley hall by 6:00PM.

FHC/FP Upper Level Classes- Our First Holy Communion, First Penance Upper Level classes begin on Monday December 7th  in the Conference room. Class runs from 6:00-7:30PM.

Confirmation- Mid term dates for the Confirmation test are below. Please work with your candidate so they are prepared for this Midterm. 

16/Sa              Confirmation Mid-term…………………………………..……………..…………In Class

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

18/Mn            Confirmation Mid-term…………………………………..………..………In Class

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.