CCD

CCD Registration 2022-2023

CCD registration is now closed. Classes will begin the week of September 12th. We are still in need of teachers for our CCD program. Please prayerfully consider joining this amazing ministry which shows the children how much God loves them and brings their hearts and souls so much closer to God. Please call the parish office during business hours for more information.

Class Schedule for School Year 2022-2023 can be accessed at the link below (this is a .pdf document):


Please call or email Debbie 561-966-1538 debbie@saintmatthewchurch.org. for information on registering a child or volunteering.

“This is good and pleasing to God our savior, who wills everyone to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth.”  1 Tim 2:3-4

Our Religious Education Program teaches the traditions, beliefs, values and practices of the Catholic faith.  We educate and promote the moral and spiritual values necessary to lead productive lives while practicing our Catholic faith.

Religious Education sessions are conducted by educated volunteers.  All volunteers are members of our parish.  Teachers are 18 years of age or older and have been FBI fingerprinted and had a Florida Department of Law Enforcement background check conducted.  Volunteers are instructed in classroom procedures and must attend the Diocesan required presentation of “Protecting God’s Children.”

REGISTRATION

All families must register with the parish before children may be registered in the CCD Program.  Families who have children in the program this year will receive registration forms by mail the end of May.  New families may begin registration in June.  Copies of the child’s Baptismal and Eucharistic certificates are required to enroll in the program.  If the first year of a sacramental program was fulfilled in another parish, a letter from that parish will be necessary for enrollment.

 

SACRAMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

First Communion is a two year program consisting of Pre-Communion in grade 1 and First Communion in grade 2.  We understand that some children, for various reasons, are past grade 2 and have not received their First Communion.  We have Pre-Communion and Communion classes for older children.  They will still need to attend the 2 year Special Sacraments program to be eligible to receive First Communion.  Mass attendance is required for both programs.

CONFIRMATION

The Confirmation Program consists of 2 years of study.  Grade 8 is Pre-Confirmation and the Confirmandi will receive the Sacrament in grade 9.  Mass participation is required, as well as community service and a retreat.

SCHEDULING

Our CCD Program begins the week after Labor Day in September and ends the week before Mother’s Day in May.  Although we try to follow the Palm Beach School Board schedule, there are times when our classes cannot meet, usually due to Holy Days, i.e. All Saint’s Day, Ash Wednesday, etc.  Please check the CCD schedule for the correct days the classes meet.