CCD-Catichism

We are no longer accepting registrations for CCD/Catechism

After 5 months of registrations, they are closed and classes are full. Registrations for the 2017-2018 school year will begin in May of 2018.

 

CCD begins on September 10th, 2017. Preschool through 4th grade, 10:15-11:15 am. 5th grade through Confirmation 12:45-1:145 pm.

 

REGISTRATION

All students and their immediate family must be registered members and attend Mass weekly at St. Joseph the Worker.   Because parents or legal guardians are responsible for their children, they must register their children for classes.  Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, etc. will not be allowed to register children for classes.  All registration must be done in person.  A late fee of $25.00 per family will be charged for any late registration.  Due to class planning and book ordering, there will be no exceptions!   If you register late, classes may be full and we may not be able to accommodate your child.  Class spots are not held from year to year.  Everyone must re-register every school year.  Registration will be held in the Office of Religious Education located in Sister Fabian Hall.  The Parish Office is not able to accept registrations for Religious Education (CCD), you must register with the Office of Religious Education at the following dates and times;

 

Registration fees are due at the time of registration.   If you are unable to pay for classes due to financial hardship, please contact the Office of Religious Education prior to registering at 801-251-1236.

  • All registration fees are non-refundable.

 

Classes are offered for children ages 3 through the 9th grade and also a special class for learning challenged children.  All preschoolers must be potty trained.

 

CLASS TIMES

Pre-k to 4th grade Sundays from 10:15 am to 11:15 am
5th grade—Confirmation & Learning Challenged Sundays from 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

 

Class schedule and dates will be updated shortly.

CLASS ATTENDANCE

Our program has a strict attendance policy.  Students are allowed 2 unexcused absences per year.

If your child is ill or needs to miss class for any reason, it is the responsibility of parents or legal guardians to contact the Office of Religious Education and explain why your child will not be in class that day.  Excessive absences excused or unexcused could result in your child not advancing to the next grade or having their sacrament delayed.

 

THE ROLE OF PARENTS

Our Religious education program is 26 weeks long. It is important for parents to support and guide their child in the Catholic faith every day of the year. This includes regular attendance at Mass and class. Religious education class is only one component of being Catholic.

 

GENERAL SACRAMENT REQUIREMENTS

All students must be baptized before they can receive First Communion or Confirmation.  If your child is not baptized and is 7 years of age or younger, please contact Jeremy in parish office for information on Infant Baptisms, or you can read the requirements in the bulletin.  If your child is 8 years of age or older, they must attend two consecutive years of religious education before they are baptized, at which time, depending on what grade they are in, may also receive the age-appropriate sacrament of First Communion or Confirmation.

 

The sacraments of First Confession and First Communion are preferably held when children are at least in the Second Grade.  All students must attend the First and Second Grade consecutively in order to make their First Communion with their second grade class.  Children starting the program late, may still receive their First Communion when they are in a later grade (3rd through 8th) but must attend two consecutive years of religious education before they receive the sacrament.

 

The sacrament of Confirmation is preferably held when children are at least in the 8th and 9th grades. Children up to the age of 17 may be confirmed with our 8th and 9th grade classes provided that they have attended our two consecutive years of confirmation classes. St. Joseph the Worker begins a new group of Confirmation students every other year.  Confirmation is a two-year program.   Students must attend both years consecutively in order to be confirmed.  All students must be baptized before entering year one.  All Students must be baptized and have received First Communion before entering year two.

 

If your child is 18 years of age or older, and will not have completed two consecutive years of religious education by the time they are 17 years of age, they will need to register for R.C.I.A (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults.) R.C.I.A. is a one year program for adults that starts in the fall of each year.  At the Easter Vigil students will receive all the sacraments they need from baptism, First Communion, and Confirmation.  For more information regarding R.C.I.A. please contact Jeremy in the Parish Office.

 

You must present a copy of the certificate at registration. You will not be able to register until then.  If your child is registering for our Confirmation Class they must also present a copy of their First Communion Certificate.  

A consecutive two-year education is required for all students looking to receive the Sacraments of Confession, First Communion, Confirmation, and baptism between the ages of 8 to 17.  All Children entering a sacrament class (2nd graders and Confirmation) must be baptized before they can be enrolled into a sacrament class. If your child is behind on a sacrament or you are new to the Catholic faith, please call the office of Religious Education at 801-251-1236 for more information.