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Religious Education (CCD)

Our weekly program runs from mid-September through April and provides children in grades K-8 with religious education and sacrament preparation. Our volunteer catechists strive to partner with parents to formalize faith concepts which the children experience through their family practice of the faith.

Classes are held:

Tuesday 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (K-8)

Wednesday 4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (K-8)

Wednesday 7:00 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. (6-8)


To view our PARENT HANDBOOK, CCD calendar or more information regarding our HOMESCHOOL option, click on the documents to the right.


Sacramental Preparation 

Children typically receive First Reconciliation and First Communion in 2nd grade and Confirmation in 8th grade. Preparation occurs from 1st-8th grade during the weekly CCD classes, as well as retreats and service events. Registered families will be invited to a parent meeting in October for more information.


If your child is not in 2nd or 8th grade and needs to receive one of these sacraments (but is already baptized) please contact Darcy at





Children's Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

To help our young children engage fully in the Mass, we provide a Children’s liturgy during the 9:00 A.M. Sunday Mass. Children are dismissed with catechists from the beginning of Mass to Clairvaux Hall and return at the Preparation of the Gifts. During CLOW children hear the same readings and Gospel in child-friendly language and participate in an age-appropriate reflection. Children are welcome as long as they are comfortable attending, typically ages 3-8. Parents are welcome! Please email Christy at to register.






Family Events 

We hold seasonal family events such as the Rosary, Volunteer Day, Advent Retreat, Mardi Gras, Lenten Stations, and Pentecost Party. For information on the next event, see the flyer in the documents to the right.
To sign up for donations for our monthly Sandwich service project, please use this link.


Vacation Bible School

June 25-29, 2018 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM. A week-long summer camp is offered for children entering grades K-5. Students entering grades 6 + can volunteer to help! We grow in faith through a focus on Bible stories while engaging in games, crafts, music. Children are in groups led by teen counselors. This year our theme is Catheletics! Training to be Champions for Christ!

To register participants:

To register volunteers:



Making Music Praying Twice  


Babies and toddlers up to age 5 are welcome to join us for prayer, story, song, and movement! MMPT classes are fun, engaging, developmentally appropriate, and faith-based music classes for children ages 0-5 with a parent or caregiver. Sessions are on the 3rd Tuesday or Wednesday of the Month from 10:00-11:00 AM in Fontenay Chapel. See flyer below. Email to register.