CCD Religious Education
CCD stands for Confraternity for Christian Doctrine which is an organization of the Church in Rome founded in 1562. It established norms for religious education for the Universal Church. Its roots, however, go back to the earliest days of Christianity. Learners of the faith would begin with understanding the Our Father and Apostles Creed. The 10 Commandments and other topics were gradually added.
The purpose of the CCD ministry is to fulfil Jesus' Great Commission – go forth and preach the Gospel to all creatures. We also help to fulfill our Bishop’s vision of a Holy Diocese of Toledo via Holy Disciples, Holy Families, and Holy Vocations through Prayer, Fasting, and Almsgiving. Finally, we assist parish parents in fulfilling their the promise made at their child's Baptism to be the primary religious educators of their children.
Currently St. Joseph partners with St. Ann parish, holding classes at the St. Ann School building for Grades 1 through 8. Classes begin in September and carry on through April or May. 2nd and 8th grades are particularly important as these students are preparing for First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Classes start at 6:45 pm on Wednesdays and end at 8:00 pm.
Please click here to view or print the CCD Information Booklet.
Please click here to view or print the 2017-2018 CCD Schedule, St. Ann/St. Joseph Parishes
Information about different things involving CCD, parish events, and Sacramental Preparation will be sent home with the students. We will also use Facebook and Twitter to share information.
St. Ann and St. Joseph Religious Education Program will present a sexual abuse prevention program, the Touching Safety program, to our students this year. The creators of the Protecting God's Children program developed the Touching Safety program. This program is provided to us by the Diocese of Toledo, and is a part of our ongoing effort to help create and maintain a safe environment for children and to protect all children from sexual abuse.
The scheduled lesson is being offered to all students at St. Ann and St. Joseph Religious Education Program. As a parent, you have the right to choose whether your student participates. If you have questions about the program or the lesson, please contact Deacon Mel Shell at 419-334-2638. If you determine that you DO NOT want your child to participate, please complete the opt-out form and return it to your child's teacher.
For more information on the Touching Safety program, visit the VIRTUS Online website at www.virtus.org.
Please call the parish office (419-334-2638) and speak to Deacon Mel with questions or concerns.