Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD)
The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine is commonly referred to by its abbreviation, CCD, or simply as “Catechism,” and provides religious education to Catholic children attending secular schools. CCD attendance is considered by the Vatican to be vital to children’s development as Catholics. These classes not only educate children about Jesus and the Catholic faith but prepare children to receive the sacraments of Penance, the Eucharist, and Confirmation.
Religious Education classes begin in mid-September and run throughout the school year. CCD classes are held on Sundays from 9:45 to 10:45 AM. Fees are $35.00 per child for non-sacramental classes and $50 per child for First Communion and Confirmation classes.
The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults
RCIA is the process of conversion by which adults and children, who have reached the age of understanding, are Baptized, Confirmed and receive the Eucharist, or are brought into full communion of the Catholic Church through a Profession of Faith, Confirmation and the Eucharist.