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 2016-2017 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.
Please call the parish office (419-334-2638) and speak to Deacon Mel with questions or concerns.