Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.)

The C.C.D. program is intended for Catholic students, grades K-8, who attend non-Catholic schools.

About the Program
As Catholics we are all tasked with creating disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ in order to save souls and give glory to God.  We create disciples by passing on a Catholic way of life to or children.  This is accomplished through instruction in the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Faith, a process known as catechesis.  It is important to remember that the family is the primary school of religion.  In the home parents are to pass the Catholic Faith on to their children.  However, these beliefs must also be practiced.  According to the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church parents are required to bring their children to the Holy Sacrifice of Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation.  By studying the teachings of the Catholic Faith and receiving the grace of the Sacraments families are able to grow closer to the Lord.  Fr. Sheridan and I hope that our C.C.D. program will be a valuable resource for families as they grow in holiness by learning about the beliefs and practices of the Catholic Faith.

When and Where?
The C.C.D. program meets in the St. Peter School on Sundays from mid-September through April from 9:15-10:45am.

Preparation for the Sacraments
Students who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion or the Sacrament of Confirmation are required to have attended regularly a religious education program for at least two years prior to the reception of the Sacrament.

Registration
Parents can register their children for the C.C.D. program by going to http://www.stpetercanton.org/ and clicking on the green box that says “C.C.D. Religious Education Registration Forms.”

Fees
One Student: $25.00

Family Rate (two or more students): $40.00

Questions
Please check the Religious Education section of your weekly bulletin for specific dates and news.

If at any time you have questions or concerns about our C.C.D. program please call me at (330) 453-8493 or email me at dominic.colucy.dre@gmail.com.