Registration for Faith Formation 2019-20 Session

CCD Level 1 (beginning First Communion) through Level 6

CCD classes will begin in Octoberr 2019. At this time we do not have an exact date, however, we will post it here when known. Also, all parents who have pre-registered their child(ren) will be contacted by Linda Gilbert, our Director of Religious Education, with information on a start date, classes and times.

In the meantime, we encourage parents to come into the Office during the weekdays to complete a registration card for their child. Please see below for specific information regarding each CCD level:

General information regarding classes:

The class level which a student is placed (in levels 1-6) is determined by testing on basic Christian Doctrine and knowledge of the following prayers: the Our Father, Hail Mary, Act of Contrition, Ten Commandments, Apostle’s Creed and the Glory Be.

Level 1:                    For students at the age of at least 6 years who are beginning instruction in their prayers and Christian Doctrine and who plan to make their First Holy Communion the following year in the Level 2 Class.

Level 2:                    Students 7-9 years who attended Level 1 the previous year and are preparing for the sacraments of Penance and First Communion. If the child has not received the sacrament of Baptism, this sacrament is given in lieu of First Penance.

Confirmation:         This is a two-year program. Our next class will not begin until Fall of 2020.

Private Instruction:   For students who are 10-16 years and have not had the sacraments of Baptism, Penance or First Holy Communion. Students enrolled in Private Instruction will have to concurrently attend the level class for their age.

*NOTE:  All new students MUST bring in a copy of their Baptism certificate as a condition of enrollment unless their Baptism was here at St. Mary’s by the Sea. 


Levels 1-6:  $100

These fees are for parishioners who contribute to the parish on a regular basis.


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