CCD for students grades K-5 are held on Wednesdays from 7-8 pm. 6th-8th grade students (referred to as Junior High or JH students) have classes scheduled every other Wednesday from 7-9 pm. 9th-12th grade students (referred to as High School or HS students) schedule their own classes totaling 30 credit hours of catechesis per school year.
High expectations are essential for success in any endeavor and especially for greater holiness. Christ and his body, the Church, have very high expectations for us. Parents enter into many dimensions of faith formation, work tremendously hard and make innumerable sacrifices for Jesus his body. The CCD staff & teachers at St Lawrence & Immaculate Conception want nothing more than great parishioners and parishes that meet Jesus’ high expectations for holiness and stewardship.
Initially, remember: parents are the first and foremost educator and faith-former of the parish youth. Therefore, it is asked parents hold out the following expectations:
¨ Be obedient to a basic law of God by attending Mass on the Lord’s Day without fail, a minimum requirement.
¨ Model for your child(ren) that growth in faith and holiness is “job one” here on earth by attending a Life in Christ Retreat this year and by attending faith formation opportunities, including Generations of Faith.
¨ Pray, serve and sacrifice daily with family in union with Jesus.
WHAT IS CCD?
"Catholic education refers to the totality of the Church’s efforts to make disciples, to help all believe that Jesus is the Son of God so that believing they might have life in his name, and to educate and instruct them in this life, in order to build up the body of Christ." (CF. CCC 4)
"An integral part of Catholic Education is catechesis. “Catechesis is an education in the faith of children, young people, and adults which includes especially the teaching of Christian doctrine imparted, generally speaking, in an organic and systematic way, with a view to initiating the hearers into the fullness of the Christian life.” (CCC 5)