Welcome to our CCD Faith Formation Program!
Children’s Faith Formation provides children and youth in
elementary – high school grades with an ongoing opportunity to
encounter Jesus Christ and grow in relationship with Him and the
Catholic Church. Using an approved curriculum, catechists help the
participants to deepen their knowledge of Jesus, grow in their love
of Jesus, and faithfully follow Jesus in their daily lives.
The CCD Program at St. Clare's Church provides children in elementary and middle school grades with an ongoing opportunity to encounter Jesus Christ and grow in relationship with Him and the Catholic Church. Using an approved curriculum, Catechists help the participants to deepen their knowledge of Jesus, grow in their love of Jesus and faithfully follow Jesus in their daily lives.
In addition, our program prepares children for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation. This involves a partnership among families, parishioners and catechists. St. Clare's religious education program exists to assist parents in fulfilling their obligation by providing them with a formal, structured and planned program of catechesis and formation.
At your child's baptism, you accepted "the responsibility of training your child in the practice of the faith" and acknowledged "your duty to bring your child up to keep God's commandments as Christ taught us, by loving God and our neighbor"
(Right of Baptism).
As primary teachers and models of the Christian faith, parents are called on most importantly in the Sacramental Preparation of their children. To assist in this experience, we invite parents to be involved with their child's learning by making sure they attend all classes, complete any assignments, review weekly lessons, pray together, attend Mass and join in any retreats or functions that will enhance their faith formation.
If you love working with children, want to share your faith and are interested in joining this Ministry, please call the parish office at 401-348-8765.
Teachers provide foundational lessons and guidance in the Catholic faith including sacramental preparation for Reconciliation and First Eucharist in 2nd-grade. All students have classes, 6-7:15 pm, Monday evenings.
*Note the extended time change*
The religious education year runs October through April. We will be using the parish center, the cry room and the lower rectory classroom to accommodate all our students. Consult the Sunday Bulletin and the Church Calendar for class schedules.
Elementary Grades 1-5
These three years are preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Classes take place, Sunday's from 10:00 - 11:15 after Mass
Please use this form for grades 6, 7 and 8 registration:
Registration form 2021/2022
Information about the requirements for a Confirmation Sponsor and Service Hours for the 8th-grade class can be obtained by clicking on the links below.
Confirmation Sponsor Form
Use the Confirmation Sponsor form to select a sponsor, and use the Confirmation Community Service Hours form to register for the required 30 hours of community service. Community service hours are cumulative and can begin in 6th grade.
Online Resources Per Grade:
First Grade https://www.smp.org/resourcecenter/resource/13536/
Second Grade: https://www.dynamiccatholic.com/first-reconciliation/blessed-program-view-first-reconciliation-session-2-1.html
Third Grade: https://www.smp.org/resourcecenter/resource/13538/
Forth Grade: https://www.smp.org/resourcecenter/resource/13539/
Fifth Grade: https://www.smp.org/resourcecenter/resource/13540/
Sixth, Seventh, Eighth Grade: https://www.smp.org/product/2150/The-Catholic-Connections-Handbook-for-Middle-Schoolers/pdf/28061/
Please consult the bulletin for CCD class schedule and news
Please direct all question about St. Clare Religious Education to Cindy Gaccione, Director of Religious Education, at 401-348-8765.