The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine is commonly referred to by its abbreviation, CCD, or simply as "Catechism," and provides religious education to Catholic children attending secular schools.
The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine was an association established at Rome in 1562 for the purpose of giving religious education, normally designed for children.
CCD education is provided by both members of the clergy and lay staff, although unlike Sunday school it is often held after school on weekdays. Similar to children’s Sunday school in Protestant churches, CCD attendance is considered by Vatican officials to be vital to children’s development as Catholics.
These classes not only educate children about Jesus and the Catholic faith but prepare children to receive the sacraments of Penance (confession), the Eucharist (Holy Communion), and Confirmation.
Here at St. Francis, the CCD classes are announced in our Sunday bulletin and in our site. For further information please contact our parish office.