CCD – Confraternity of  Christian Doctrine (Catechesis)

Dear Parents:

We pray that this letter finds you and your family healthy and safe.

With respect to our CCD classes, please note that we will resume only Sacramental classes. Information for these Sacramental classes are as follows:

First Holy Communion – Date is May 1, 2021
Classes to be held every Sunday morning starting Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 8:30 – 9:45 am in the church hall
Who needs to attend: 2nd and 3rd grade classes of the 2019/2020 school year
Teacher: Jackie Brown

Confirmation – Fall of 2021 – Date to be advised
Classes to be held every Thursday evening starting Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 6:00 – 7:00 pm in the church hall
Who needs to attend: 8th grade class of the 2019/2020 school year
Teacher: Malwina Zygadlo

In addition, we are offering all our students, parents and teachers the Stations of the Cross. You will be able to access this special presentation through the St. Michael’s website at or our FB Page at  There will be a PDF file that you may use to follow along with the responses.

Also, we have started a program to aid our students in learning the prayers of the Catholic faith. The first prayer is the Nicene Creed which is our profession of faith and which is recited at every mass on Sunday. Work has begun on additional prayers and will be posted as they become available. You can access these prayers through the St. Michael’s website at by going to Religious Education > CCD Program > Prayers > Nicene Creed-Lessons.

The health and safety of our children, staff and families still remain as our primary concern. We will keep you updated as to the possible opening of our September 2021 CCD classes. Communication will be sent sometime mid-summer.

Until then, we ask that you please continue to use this time, as a family, to draw close to God! Please pray the Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be with your children daily and attend Sunday Mass.

God’s continued Blessings to you all!

Rev. A. Rafal Kopystynski

Deacon Bob Carter

Margaret Mattei

Joanne Witkin


CCD – Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (Catechesis)
is an association established in Rome in 1562 for the purpose of providing religious education. Its modern usage, often abbreviated CCD, is a religious education program of the Roman Catholic Church, normally designed for children.  There is a counterpart for adults known as the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).

Religious Education Director
Margaret Mattei, DRE
Joanne Witkin, Associate DRE

Teachers/Aides needed for next year. If you can volunteer to instruct our students in the Religious Education Program, please call the Parish Office.  It is a rewarding experience to work with the children. (If you have children in the program their registration fee will be waived if you volunteer to teach).