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Sacramental Prep
St Mark
Confederation of Christian Doctrine (CCD)

Four years ago, our parish transitioned from the more traditional classroom based education model for Religious Education to a parish family curriculum based on the “life of the church”. All parishioners of any age are invited and encouraged to attend. We established a  parish-wide religious education program, so that each parishioner will know as much about Jesus, the Scriptures, the Church, our Creed, Liturgical and Prayer life and moral choices, as possible. How often has each of us thought,” I wish I knew more about my own Faith?” Each of us should be able to teach our children, grandchildren, the youth of our parish and inquirers about what Catholics believe, why and how we worship, and how we live according to those beliefs.

The second Sunday of each month, we will gather as a parish community, including the children, for 9:00 Mass, a shared meal, and for a common lesson on a specific aspect of our faith. The childre are invited to attend separate classes, on the same topic as the adult lesson but developped for them!            

In order to keep a record of the religious education of our children and measure the response to our program, we are asking everyone who will participate to register. The first session was on Sunday, September 11th but you can start anytime! This year our focus on Our Creed continues from last year.  Please plan to join us on this exciting journey into understanding our faith and passing it on.

 *Please note, the children who will be entering a year of sacramental preparation, First Reconciliation/Holy Communion and Confirmation, will have additional classes throughout the year to address these special sacramental programs.   


If you have any questions or need to register your child, please call the Religious Education Coordinator, Eileen Kendall at 885-4123 or email     


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