Religious Education

(a-k-a Confraternity of Christian Doctrine or “CCD”)

Religious Education is different every year to cover the breadth of our life as Catholic Christians. It is not only the preparation for First Communion or Confirmation, but developing a deeper knowledge of the faith handed down to us by the Apostles.

GRADE 1 the children are taught about God, Jesus, the Church and prayers.

GRADE 2 emphasizes Reconciliation and preparations for receiving Jesus in First Holy Communion.

GRADE 3 continues the journey of faith with the Church and the Mass (Eucharist).

GRADE 4 teaches the Ten Commandments, sin and living good moral lives.

GRADE 5 is all about the Seven Sacraments – what really makes us Catholic Christians and full of grace.

GRADE 6 is the faith filled history and stories of the Bible and how it came to be written.

GRADE 7 goes deeper into the Sacraments and Jesus, and how the Church lives and acts as the Body of Christ.

GRADE 8 reveals the Church from Bible times to the present day and the witnessing to Christ.

GRADE 9 starts the preparation for Confirmation by putting Jesus’ Words into action in our lives.

GRADE 10 is about the Holy Spirit in the individual person and in Roman Catholicism, as well as faith in action with community service. In Confirmation, our soul is marked with the indelible seal of the Holy Spirit and becomes a full member of the Body of Christ!

Our God is awesome and wants us to really get to know Him, love Him, serve Him and be happy with Him. The learning process should not be interrupted. PLEASE continue to attend all the Grades, thereby avoiding a gap in the child’s Religious Education.

For the 2014 – 2015 school year, be sure to enroll before September 1, 2014 and really grow in the Lord! The CCD classes start September 21, 2014 for grades 1-8 and October 05, 2014 for grades 9-10 (Confirmation). The cost is $50 each child for only the first 2 children of the family – with a maximum of $100 per family. There is no charge for all the other children of the same family. The fee includes books.

SUNDAY WEEKLY SCHEDULE FOR 2014 – 2015

Class 1 – Sept. 21, 2014
Class 2 – Oct. 05, 2014
Class 3 – Oct. 19, 2014
Class 4 – Oct. 26, 2014
Class 5 – Nov. 2, 2014
Class 6 – Nov. 16, 2014
Class 7 – Nov. 23, 2014
Class 8 – Dec 7, 2014
Class 9 – Dec 14, 2014
Class 10 – Dec 21, 2014
Class 11 – Jan 11, 2015
Class 12 – Jan 25, 2015
Class 13 – Feb. 01, 2015
Class 14 – Feb. 08, 2015
Class 15 – Feb. 22, 2015
Class 16 – Mar. 01, 2015
Class 17 – Mar. 08, 2015
Class 18 – Mar. 15, 2015
Class 19 – Mar. 22, 2015
Class 20 – Mar. 29, 2015
Class 21 – Apr. 19, 2015
Class 22 – Apr. 26, 2015
2nd GRADE ONLY – FIRST PENANCE – May 02, 2015
Class 23 – May 03, 2015
Class 24 – May 10, 2015
2nd GRADE ONLY – FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – May 16, 2015
Class 25 – May 17, 2015

* MAY 02nd is First Penance
* MAY 16th is First Holy Communion

For More Information, Please Contact:

Coordinator of Religious Education
973-366-0060
coordreled@sacredheart-dover.com