Sunday School – C.C.D.
(Confraternity of Christian Doctrine)
CCD CALENDAR 2016-2017: Please click here to view the CCD Calendar for the 2016-2017 school year.
The Sacrament of Confirmation will be administered by the Bishop according to his schedule.
All Confirmation Candidates should give a copy of Sponsor for Confirmation (linked) to their Sponsor to fill out. If a Sponsor is not a parishioner at St. Margaret’s, they should take the form to their parish and have the bottom section filled out and sealed by their parish office. All forms should be turned into the Religious Education Office in the Parish Hall no later than October 31, 2016.
First Holy Communion will take place on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the 11:00am Mass. The mandatory practice for the First Holy Communion Mass will be on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 6:00pm.
For children receiving the sacrament of First Holy Communion or Confirmation, a copy of their baptismal certificate should be turned in to the CCD office upon registration unless they were baptized at St. Margaret Parish.
St. Margaret Parish Youth Sacramental Preparation for Catholic Schools, Catholic Home Schools, Public Schools and Private School Students
According to Diocesan Policy, all children registered in St. Margaret Parish are required to register with the Parish for sacramental preparation in order that the Pastor may be assured of their proper Catholic formation. This registration process is conducted through the Parish Religious Education Department on the white registration form. The Religious Education Office is also available to parents as a resource and support in the catechetical development of their children.
When a child has reached the appropriate age, parents should place a request to receive the sacrament using the gold form on the pamphlet racks of the narthex just inside the main door of the Church. Children should be at least 7 years of age in order to begin preparation for First Holy Communion beginning in September. The children will also be prepared for the Sacrament of Confession to precede First Holy Communion. Those wishing to receive Confirmation should be @ 15 yrs. of age by the time of Confirmation in the Spring. The gold form should be sent to the Religious Education Office or the Parish Office along with a copy of the child’s Baptismal Certificate. Children who were baptized at St. Margaret’s do not need to provide a Baptism Certificate, but please note this on the gold form. If a parent is requesting the sacrament of Confirmation for their child, a copy of the First Holy Communion certificate should be submitted as well. All Children should have had at least one full year of Catholic Religious Education immediately prior to their sacramental prep year.
Sacramental Preparation Requirements:
First Holy Communion and First Confession – Material $20.00
Attend Mass each Sunday.
Attend CCD(Sunday School) on scheduled Sundays for Public School students or attend a Catholic School or Home School Program. Non-Catholic
Private School students should attend CCD classes on Sunday.
Participation in the sacramental preparation classes held once each month on Wednesdays from 6:15-7:30p.m. in the Parish Hall and/or Church
Memorization of basic prayers and Confession format
Receive First Holy Communion with your parish community of St. Margaret
First Confessions will take place during the Parish Lenten Penance Service
Confirmation – Materials/Activity Fee $200.00
Attend Mass each Sunday Morning. This way the Sacrament of Confession may be frequented as necessary. This is good preparation for self-knowledge, accountability and Christian living.
Attend CCD (Sunday School) on scheduled Sundays – this is required of all Catholic School, Public School, Home School, and Non-Catholic Private School Students.
Make a guided spiritual weekend retreat with the parish during the season of Lent.
A retreat will be offered for the young men and another for the young women.
Participate in an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Getty museum to learn, enjoy and appreciate our Church’s contribution to the making of Western Civilization.
Children with special needs will be accommodated and provided extra assistance if necessary.
Click listed here to find out forms to be completed.