Weekly C.C.D. Class on Tuesdays
Our 2017-2018 Handbook
Saint Pius X Parish is committed to the religious education and faith life of all of our young parishioners. From its initiation here in the 1960s, the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (C.C.D.) has played a vital role in the spiritual formation of countless individuals and families.
Ever aware of new opportunities and challenges, St. Pius X C.C.D. Program is dedicated to the Church’s mission of spreading the Good News in a continual effort, “ to restore all things in Christ.”
4:15 to 5:30 pm
St. Pius Immersion Religious Education (SPIRE) is a new approach to faith formation. As an alternative to weekly religious education classes, families participate in an “immersion experience” designed to accommodate the ever changing demands and complexities of family life, while at the same time highlighting the role of family as the “domestic church.” The program engages families in three ways with the goal of drawing participants closer to Jesus Christ.
Student Immersion: Students participate in a one week session of formal religious education classes and instruction to be held after the school year ends, as well as six class gatherings held during the school year.
Family Immersion: Families will participate in six ongoing formation sessions offered on Sunday mornings during the year. (2018-19 dates can be found on the calendar) Theses sessions will consist of dynamic presentations from engaging speakers for parents/guardians, while students attend their class gatherings. Families will also review material at home during the year and ensure assignments are completed as directed.
Parish Immersion: The family will participate in the Sacramental life of the Church as well as service-based parish offerings that occur throughout the year.
Spread the Good News &
Restore all things in Christ
Classroom instruction shares the treasures of our faith with students in an age-appropriate fashion. Lessons and activities are prepared by the catechists, are adapted as needed, and are based on the General Directory for Catechesis, published by the Holy See in 1998. This instruction focuses on six key areas:
❖ Promoting Knowledge of the Faith
❖ Liturgical Education
❖ Missionary Spirit
❖ Belonging to Community
❖ Teaching to Pray
❖ Moral Formation