CCD Provides instruction to the children of the parish in the Catholic faith and prepares them for the reception of the Sacraments. The CCD Team consists of coordinators, teachers, and general assistants. If interested in enrolling a child or teaching, contact Mary Elvir at 737-7210 (Elementary 1-8) or Mr. James Donovan (High School 9-11) 737-4537.
Elementary CCD . Classes meet from 6:55-8:00pm every Monday in the school building. First Class September 10, 2018. The cost is $25.00 for the first child and $15.00 for each additional child. (Look for registration forms here at end of August).
SPECIAL DATES FOR FIRST COMMUNION STUDENTS: Monday, November 26, 7pm Parent Mtg in MBC/Church; Tuesday, January 29, 7pm First Reconciliation; Friday, April 26, Day with Jesus; Saturday, April 27, 9:15 AM, First Communion
High School CCD (Only for students who do not attend Catholic school) Classes begin September 9, 2018, at 5:00 PM in the Convent Bldg. (behind church) Room C4. 2018-19 Class schedule: September 9 & 23, October 7 & 21, November 18, December 9, January 6 & 27, February 3 & 17, March 10, April 7 & 28, and May 5.
While St. Matthew the Apostle Parish recognizes that parents are the primary educators of their children, the Archdiocese of New Orleans requires that families choosing not to send their children to Catholic schools have their children enrolled and actively participating in a CCD program. Teens not fulfilling this requirement may not receive the sacrament of Confirmation.
The sacrament of Confirmation, which is received in the 11th grade, requires three years of preparation and attendance in the Parish CCD Program (if not attending a Catholic high-school), beginning with the 9th grade and continuing through the 11th. We meet one or two Sundays a month during the school year. For High School CCD information please contact the rectory at 737-4537 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Classes begin September 9, 2018. For High School CCD registration form click here.