CCE or Faith Formation
The CCE department forms the minds and hearts of elementary school and middle school students so they may be full, active, conscious disciples of Christ and His Church. Our ongoing religious education and Sacramental preparation programs are Christ-centered, rooted in the Holy Bible and Catechism of the Catholic Church, and oriented toward a culture of life. We strive to create a family-friendly environment where formation in the Catholic faith is an opportunity to grow together in a lifelong relationship with Jesus Christ through His Church. Entrusted to the will of God, our parish community works together as one body to ensure each young disciple authentically lives their Catholic faith with perseverance and joy.
CCE at St. Theresa’s is a ongoing weekly program following the ISD calendar.
Registration will open July 1st, 2021 for the upcoming year 2021-2022
NOTE* CCE classes are required for First Communion preparation. make sure you register your child in both programs unless they are enrolled in Catholic School or Home School Catholic based.
Class times are as followed:
Elementary (1st-5th Grade): Tuesday 6:45 pm, Wednesday 4:30 pm & 6:45 pm,
Middle School (6th – 8th grade): Tuesday 6:45 pm & Wednesday 6:45 pm
Elementary & Middle School (K-8th grade): Sunday 9:30 am (Spanish)
Pre-K thru K: Sundays at 10 am
Kinder: Wednesdays 4:30pm
CCE Registration Form HERE
First Sacraments Preparation
Our First Communion program consists in monthly classes + a half day retreat for the children receiving the sacrament as much as the parents. Children would meet in a classroom setting while the parents are giving the same material in a conference setting. Classes take place one Sunday per month at 1pm with the opportunity for make up classes.
For children who have already completed a year of Faith Formation or CCE, they are eligible to enroll in Reconciliation and First Communion Classes. Children have to be 7 years of old or older and in the 2nd grade. Children need to be taking the CCE classes along with the First Sacraments classes unless they are enrolled in a Catholic School or Catholic Based Home School.
First Communion Registration Form HERE
If you have the desire to help at church and share the gospel of Jesus with children please consider volunteering as a catechist. St. Theresa’s wants you to be part of our faith formation team! both CCE and First Communion are in need of volunteers. if you are interested and want to know more please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out the form below