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Parents are the Primary Educators of their Children



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Parents are the Primary Educators of their Children

Giving kids the unblemished truth about Catholicism, at each stage of development, shapes their early understanding of God, affection for Him and conscience, and helps them develop a spiritual “eye.” Parents, beyond Catholic schools, CCD programs, Church youth organizations, etc., have the primary responsibility before God to ground their children in the faith. The Catechism of the Catholic Church says, “Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children” (No. 2223) and “should begin in the child’s earliest years” (No. 2226).

When a child receives the outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Baptism, the child’s parents promise to raise the child in the Catholic faith. “The role of parents in education is of such importance that it is almost impossible to provide an adequate substitute” (Catechism of the Catholic Church, n. 2221).

Catechists are not substitutes for the parents’ responsibility of leading their children in the Catholic faith. Rather, catechists support the parents’ constant efforts. Catechists are partners with the parents in the faith formation of their children.

We encourage the parents to begin by enrolling the child in the parish catechism program and helping them learn the prayers.

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To download a copy of the CCD registration form, please click here

To download a copy of the CCD registration form, in Spanish,
please click here

To download Level One Basic Prayers (all grades), please click here

To download Level Two Holy Mass Prayers (all grades), please click here

To download Level Three Rosary Prayers (all grades), please click here 
         
To download a copy of the 2017-2018 CCD Calendar, please click here
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