CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) is a youth faith formation program offered at St. Benedict the Abbot parish which aids in the nourishment of both the child’s faith and that of the family.
A careful read through our Religious Education Handbook reveals our Church’s goals and expectations for our students.
- “Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” (Mark 10:14).
- “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.” (1 Timothy 4:12).
As a Church, we are unable to effectively catechize children if their parents are not involved in the process. By supporting what the children learn in the classroom and following what the Church is asking of them, parents are answering the Church’s call.
The general outline of the program brings the children in our Social Hall each Tuesday. Students are to be dropped off at 6:15 PM so that class may begin at 6:30 PM with a group prayer. Parents are asked to remain until after the prayer. The evening concludes at 8PM with a final gathering and then the parents are able sign-out their children.