Motto:“…For we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:7
About our program
“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you” ( Matthew 28:19).
It is this Great Commission that the St. Alphonsa Catechism program seeks to emulate. The religious education ministry at St. Alphonsa church is dedicated to promoting the lifelong faith formation of the parish community. Through the CCD classes, our group of dedicated and caring catechists work to instruct our young ones in the light of the word of God. A thirst for knowing and loving the Universal Church and the Syro Malabar church in particular, is enkindled in the young minds. They are inspired to receive the life-giving sacraments as often as they can so that they grow in faith and become witnesses to God.
With classes spanning from Kindergarten to 12th grade, we have 115 students and 26 teachers. We strive to raise our future generation into model citizens and exemplary Catholics. There are various programs that we organize for the children to enable this growth such as retreats, saints projects, Bible discussions/quizzes, field trips and presentations. We also encourage the children to showcase their talents through Bible Activities and the Annual Day. Through these activities our children are able to understand the value of faith, prayer, mercy and good life choices. We also prepare the children to receive Solemn Communion, Confession, and Confirmation through additional classes.
Students must be four years of age by Sept 1st of the year they are enrolled.
CCD Registration Fee
The CCD registration fee is $50.00 per child. (Registration Form link)
English Mass: 9:45 am
CCD: 10:45 am
We follow the textbooks provided by the Department Of Catechesis, St. Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Church, Chicago diocese
|Bincy Rose Thannickal
We request the parents to get actively involved in the faith formation process of the children. Parents are requested to bring their children on time for Holy Qurbana and CCD, and inform the teachers if their child is not able to attend the class.
We are supported by active PTA members Biju Thomas, Bilma Reji, Helen Basandh, Martin Mani, Mithun Johny, and Sindhu Varghese in all our CCD activities.
CCD Calendar – Important Dates
- 12/26/2021 No CCD – Winter Break
- 1/2/2022 No CCD – Winter Break
- 1/16/2022 First Term Examination
- 4/10/2022 No CCD – Spring Break
- 4/17/2022 No CCD – Spring Break
- 5/15/2022 Second Term Examination
- 5/22/2022 Last Day of CCD – Graduation
Rev. Fr. Sebastian Valiyaparmbil
CCD PC Representative