Children in grades 1-5 are invited to attend our CCE (Continuing Christian Education)program. During the classes, the children are instructed by catechists who guide them in their journey of faith through lessons, discussion, Scripture, activities, and crafts. Our program is designed to partner with the parents in order to help your child grow and develop in their faith through different themes and topics.
Families may also choose a Home Study option where they use the same materials as the CCE program, in order to study as a family at home. This is a great opportunity for those who cannot commit to attending weekly classes and fits even the busiest of family schedules.
CURRICULUM & CLASS SCHEDULESElementary CCE and Home Study families both use the RCL textbook series, Be My Disciples. Be My Disciples is a Christ-centered curriculum which emphasizes learning and practicing the skills and habits, virtues and spiritual gifts that lead young disciples to higher levels of moral thinking. This series teaches the pillars of the Catechism - Creed, Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer - every year in every grade level. Each year, children will build upon and reinforce what they have previously learned with the summary section at the end of each unit including a "Connect With Scripture" and "Be A Disciple" exercise, focusing upon the following unit themes:
We Believe: The Creed
We Worship: Liturgy, Sacraments and Prayer
We Live: Christian Morality
We Celebrate: The Liturgical Year
Catholic Prayers and Practices
Catechists and parents have access to a variety of resources provided by RCL, including access to the Be My Disciples website: www.bemydisciples.com This website provides an amazing amount of content and links to help develop lessons and faith formation. Families may access this website to further explore or enhance their weekly lessons.
Start Date: September 17/18, 2013
End Date: May 6/7, 2014
Please look to the calendar for a complete listing of the class dates for CCE. This calendar shows both PreK-Kinder and Elementary CCE dates so look closely at the dates highlighted to ensure that it is for Elementary CCE classes.
Classes meet on the following days and times:
- Tuesday 4:15 to 5:30 pm
- Tuesday 6:15 to 7:30 pm
- Wednesday 5:15 to 6:30 pm