Helping Families Grow in Faith
Welcome to the new Catholic Family Life (CCD) program at St. Matthew! After a year of many changes, we are continuing to adapt and improve our program to serve our parish in the best way possible.
Catholic Family Life (CCD) at St. Matthew will have two components:
- An educational program (for grades 1-8) (some grades will use myCatholicFaithDelivered.com [you will receive a link from the parish with registration info and other instructions; please do not register with the site on your own])
- A once a month family Mass and meeting, known as Discipleship & Donuts (for families of grades 1-8 and all parish families!)
All "CCD" families will need to attend the Catholic Family Life 8am Mass followed by Discipleship and Donuts occurring the first Sunday of every month (with the exception of the first one which is on September 11 to avoid Labor Day).
Please register if your children are between grades 1 and 8 (or 9 if they were enrolled in 1st year Confirmation as an 8th grader).
Registration link: https://www.osvhub.com/stmatt/religious-ed/catholic-family-life-ccd-22-23
The fee is $50 each for the 1st student and $35 for each additional student per family. This fee can be paid online via credit card, or sent in to the parish office.
If you require financial assistance, please contact the parish office to complete a Scholarship Form.
If you are only attending Catholic Family Life Sunday Mass and Discipleship and Donuts (meaning school families, homeschooling families and families with children before 1st grade or after 8th) you do not need to register and you will sign in at Discipleship and Donuts.
Preparation for First Communion is a 2 year program, typically 1st and 2nd grade. If your child has yet not completed the First Year, sign up for the First Year, even if they are in 2nd grade.
If your child is in 3rd grade or above and has not completed the First Year, sign up for their current grade level and contact Susan Taylor (email@example.com) for further information. First Years will be completing lessons online through myCatholicFaithDelivered.com.
The Second Year First Communion class will have in person meetings on every Sunday starting at 8:45am and then attending the 9:30am Mass with their families. The first class will be on September 18th. Second Years will have an additional Photo/Retreat fee that will be collected later.
Older students who missed receiving 1st Communion in 2nd grade can sign up for the "Catch Up" 1st Communion class.
Preparation for Confirmation is a 2 year program, typically 7th and 8th grade. If your child has yet not completed the First Year, sign up for the First Year, even if they are in 8th grade.
If your child is in 9th grade or above and has not completed the First Year, contact Susan Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.
Both First and Second Year students will have in-person meetings on Tuesday evenings. 1st years will meet from 6-7pm. 2nd years will meet from 7–8pm. The first meeting will be Tuesday, September 13.
Second Years will have an additional Photo/Retreat fee that will be collected later.
If you have any questions, please contact Susan Taylor at email@example.com.