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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 Margaret Mattei at 203-530-2808.  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).

Dear Parents:

This letter is in regard to our CCD program. Our primary concern is that of the health and safety of our children, staff, and families and because of these concerns, we have decided to delay the opening of CCD and will revisit this decision in January 2021.

We ask that you please 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.

Enclosed is a sheet of spiritual activities that we request you do with your children at home.  Activity sheets will be collected when CCD resumes.

Please note:

  • First Holy Communion – For those students who were to receive First Holy Communion this past May 2020, we have postponed that until May 2021
  • Confirmation – For those students who are scheduled to receive Confirmation this Fall of 2020, information will follow in the next few weeks

God’s continued Blessings to you all!

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