When Jesus commissioned the Apostles to "go forth and make disciples of all nations," He entrusted each one of us with both the privileges and responsibilities of bringing the word of God to those we encounter in our lives. Parents, first and foremost, begin this important task when they bring their child forward to receive the gift of faith through Baptism. They are their child's first teachers, nurturing faith within their homes, a place so special that the Second Vatican Council refers to it as the "domestic church."
The community of Sacred Heart recognizes and shares in this important ministry by providing a formal program of religious education and sacrament preparation to support parents and their children. Weekly instruction usually begins at the age of four or five, with two years of preparation preceding the reception of the sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation. Opportunities for further education and formation are available through the Youth and Adult Education ministries.
Individuals who are willing to give of their time and talents, and are interested in furthering their own spiritual and intellectual growth, are invited to step forward to serve as catechists. Their love and commitment to our children and their families exemplifies the work of the Spirit not only in their lives but in the life of our entire parish family.
The CCD classes are offered for children from Pre-Kindergarten (age 4) through Eighth Grade. The program is held on Sunday mornings from 10:15 am until 11:30 am. Classes begin in September and conclude in May. The textbooks used are published by Resources for Christian Living (RCL), Sadlier, and Ignatius Press.
The children learn about the Gospel, their faith and the Roman Catholic Tradition through weekly lessons and projects.
In order to maintain our current levels of education for the children, all are expected to pay their book and material fees.
You can find a list of upcoming CCD classes on the right-hand side of this page.
For additional information about enrolling your child in Sacred Heart Church's CCD program, please contact Barbara Rusiecki at the Church Office.