Children's Faith Formation (CCD)
We seek to evangelize and form young people of the parish through God's Word and to respond faithfully to that Word through listening, praying, reflecting, sharing and deepening their relationship with God... developing the values to become true witnesses, committed to offer services to their parents, families, neighbor and the Catholic Church. We pray and work to spread greater awareness for all vocations especially vocations to the priesthood and religious life to answer the needs in today's world.
Call us: (530) 673-1573 ext 17.
All our teachers and aids are volunteers who are gracious enough to volunteer their time and talents to the cause of educating our children in God's way.
If you would like to volunteer to help our program, please call the office at (530) 673-1573 est 17 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A. Registration: All students must register for class each year.
B. Fees: $40.00 per child; 2nd child, $35.00: 3rd child, $30.00 (scholarship might be available).
C. Baptismal Information: A Baptismal Certificate is required for all children preparing to celebrate First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion, Confirmation and all those who register for the first time.
E. Change of Address/Phone: Please notify the office of any change of address and/or telephone number (home or work) immediately to the Parish office, so that the staff will be able to contact you in the event of emergency involving your child/children.
F. Arrival: Children should report to their classroom at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and at 6:00 p.m. on Frdays.
G. Pick up: Children should be picked up directly after classes. Regular Faith Formation classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays end at 6:30 p.m. and Fridays end at 7 p.m. Students 1st grade to 4th grade: parents will be required to sign the students in and out of class.
Sacrament classes are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and Fridays 7:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Students 1st grade to 4th grade: parents will be required to sign the students in and out of class.
Registrations for 2017-18 start June 1st, 2017.
A. Absences: Promptness and attendance in every class is important for the sake of understanding and development of faith in our children. If it is necessary that your child/children miss a class or session, please call the office in advance. If a student has three or more unexcused absences during the year, the student will meet with the Coordinator of Religious Education before receiving the Sacraments. (This applies to students in Sacramental Preparation Classes only).
B. Early Release: If for any reason your child has to leave the class or session before dismissal time, a dated written request or authorization signed by the parent or guardian is required. Children will only be released to parents, guardians or persons annotated on the emergency card.
Parents/guardians and the catechetical staff work as partners in helping children/youth grow in faith; therefore good communication is essential. If problems develop, they should always be solved at the lowest level whenever possible. If a parent/guardian wishes to talk with a catechist, they may do so after the session or they may make an appointment with the catechist by calling the Religious Education Coordinator of the program after conferring with the catechist in cases that involve individual classes. Parents, Catechists, or any person, child or youth demand respect from each other.
Catechist and/or the Religious Education Office will communicate with parents/guardians by sending home some notes through the child/children/youth and through th REMIND app.
To provide an atmosphere conducive to learning and to provide a safe caring environment, each student is expected to abide by these rules:
" Students are expected to be respectful and cooperative with all teachers and aides in the program.
" Be respectful of one another, one another's belongings and school property.
" No gum, pop or food during sessions.
" No electronic games, cellular phones, or blackberry devices.
" Students are expected to bring their textbooks to class each week. If a book is lost, replacement books are available to purchase.
" Heaters/ or Air conditions when needed are to be turned on and off by the teacher.
" Doors are to be closed before leaving to avoid burglary.
All teachers and students are parishioners of St. Isidore Catholic Church, therefore, all are expected to love and take care of the church and school properties.
More than anything, students are encouraged and expected to do their best.
St. Isidore Parish Education Ministry believes in the sanctity and integrity of all persons: that we are created in God’s image and are of inestimable value. Any form of harassment is completely contrary to this belief and we, in the staff are committed to providing an environment free from harassment. A harassment policy is in place and may be examined upon request.
EMERGENCY, ACCIDENT OR SUDDEN ILLNESS
The safety of the students and staff is of paramount importance. All actions taken shall bear in mind the safety and well being of both students and staff members. In case of emergency/natural disaster, the catechists, the Religious Education staff will remain with the children until either a parent or guardian picks up the child.
In case of an accident or sudden illness, the Director, Coordinator or her delegate will give appropriate care and notify parent/guardian.
The Director, Coordinator or Teacher may not give any medication without written parental permission.
The Director or Staff member has the right and duty to protect the health and welfare of the participants in the religious education program. This includes the right to inspect property of individuals suspected of possessing alcohol, drugs, weapons and illegal materials. If alcohol, illegal drugs, weapons or other dangerous materials are found, the police, the parents/guardians and the Pastor will be notified.
Sacramental preparation is necessary for the families who need their children to receive any of the Sacraments. See the Coordinator of Religious Education of St. Isidore’s Parish.
BAPTISM FOR CHILDREN: A child that has not been Baptized and is seven years old and older can start preparing for Baptism. Preparation for Baptism is will be done through the process of RCIA adapted for Children.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Preparation is a two-year process. This Sacrament is received at the end Third Grade. Those who are older have to be in the Religious Education Program for two years also, before they receive First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. All parents are expected to assist in the sacramental preparation of their children and to attend meetings for this purpose.
CONFIRMATION: This is a two-year program. This sacrament is celebrated at a time when young people can make a personal commitment to take an active part in the growth of their faith; Confirmation is received at the end of Eighth Grade. The student must make a free and personal decision. Teens are expected to fully participate in the program to make sure they have sufficient knowledge and understanding of Catholic beliefs, traditions and practice.
NOTE: Teenagers already in High School who have not received First Holy Communion and/or Confirmation will attend RCIA adapted for children. They will receive both sacraments on the same day.