Religious education is the process by which we pass on the Christian faith to future generations. It is the “essential ministry of the Church through which the teachings of Christ have been passed on to believers throughout the ages.
New to our CCD program? The "pdf" version of the complete schedule and registration forms are available via download by clicking on the image to the left.
If you have any questions regarding our CCD program please feel free to contact our CCD Coordinator, Becky Skibba, at (715) 340-5361 or CCD@sacredheartpolonia.com. You may also contact Fr. Michaud at the parish office (715) 592-4221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
- I teach my children about faith at home. Why do they need formal classes?
The parent’s role as “first teacher” is irreplaceable. Parents teach and bear witness to Catholic faith, morality, prayer and religious practice through their example in word and action. However, the Church also recognizes a need for a formal, comprehensive and systematic religious education concerning the faith. Our parish provides a religious instruction program approved by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to all its school age children. It consists of age appropriate and approved Catholic faith curriculum.
- Should I enroll my child in CCD classes each year?
Yes. The religious curriculum that children receive in their Parish Religious Education (PRE) classes builds upon itself from year to year. Even if you do not plan for your child to receive a sacrament during the current school year, the content of what your child will learn will help them grow in their faith and enter into deeper communion and intimacy with the person of Jesus.
- Are CCD classes required in order for my child to receive the Sacraments?
Yes. If you want your child to receive a sacrament (Baptism, First Communion, First Penance, Confirmation), then they must enroll and regularly attend CCD classes, in order to adequately prepare for that sacrament.
- My school age child has not been baptized. Can I still enroll them in CCD?
An assessment and determination of religious education programming needs for non-baptized school age children is made in consultation with the pastor on case by case basis. Contact our CCD Coordinator to discuss your situation.
- When and where is CCD held?
CCD for children in first through 10th grade occurs on Wednesday evenings from 6:15 - 8:00 p.m. All classes begin with prayer in the church. Download the CCD Schedule here.
- How do I enroll my child in CCD?
Completely fill out the registration form. Ensure your child and parent information is accurate. The child’s parent or legal guardian must sign the form (on page 3). Determine your total family cost (on page 2), and include proper payment when you mail or turn in your form to the parish office. If the child is preparing to receive a sacrament during the year, please also include a copy of the child’s baptism record. Download the Registration Forms here.
- What is the fee for enrolling my child in CCD?
For Sacred Heart Parishioners: $75 for one child; $115 for two children; $140 for three or more children
For Non-Parishioners: $100 per child