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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)

 

The CCD calendar is available on the right.

To view our PARENT HANDBOOK 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 with children in 2nd or 8th grade 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 dosby@stbpgh.org

If your child needs to be baptized, please contact Erica at egamerro@stbpgh.org.

 

First Reconciliation Date Selection: https://www.stbernardchurchpgh.org/apps/form/FirstReconciliation2018

First Communion Date Selection: https://www.stbernardchurchpgh.org/apps/form/FirstCommunions2018 

 

 
 
 

  

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 cfabus@stbpgh.org to register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Making Music Praying Twice  

Babies and tod

dlers 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.

UPCOMING DATES: Nov 7, Dec 5

Email Darcy at dosby@stbpgh.org to register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

In the House! For Middle School Grades 6-8

"Didn't you know that I had to be in my Father's House?" - 12 Year Old Jesu
Month service or faith-based social events are offered for middle school students on Saturday evenings:
October 20 - Minute to Win It Game Night
November 10 - Blanket Making Service Night
January 12 - Music Award Night
February 9 - Sandwich Making Service Night
March 9 - Movie Night
April 13 - Scavenger Hunt

 

 

 

Family Events 

We hold seasonal family events such as the Rosary, Volunteer Day, Advent Retreat, Mardi Gras, Lenten Stations, and Pentecost Party. The schedule for the year is in the documents on the right.
To sign up for donations for our monthly Sandwich service project, please use this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4caaa923a0f58-family.
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 

 

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!