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) 651-7501.
Elementary CCD . Classes meet from 6:55-8:00pm every Monday (6:30pm start time for 2nd grade) in the school building. The cost is $25.00 for the first child and $15.00 for each additional child.
High School CCD (Only for students who do not attend Catholic school) Classes begin in September. Schedule TBA.
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 James Donovan at 504-651-7501.