“Be Prayerful, Be Sacramental, Be convinced of the love of Father, Son and Holy Spirit!” The very spring and root of honesty and virtue lie in good education.” Plutarch
Please register for Classes now. Please send in payment as soon as possible. Even if enrolled last year, you must re-register for this coming year.
The Church firmly believes that Parents are the primary educators of their children’s faith formation. The Parish Religious Education Program (PREP/CCD) invites children in First through 8th grade to attend classes on Sunday mornings 10:25- 11:25. These classes meet in the school building Sept. – March. Registration available online….Click link to the right or on homepage. Mail or drop of payment to the rectory office. Forms are also available in the vestibules of church and the rectory office.
If your child will be in first grade next September, please register for PREP/CCD soon. Register online or pick up a form in Church or in the Rectory office.
Children attending Kindergarten in public school are encouraged to participate in religious instruction. Children’s Liturgy is available on Sunday at the 9:30 am Mass.
PREP SCHEDULED UPDATED CLICK ON LINK : Schedule 2016-2017.
$110.00 for one child, $165.00 for two, $195.00 for three or more. Please mail or drop off fee ASAP!
After June 1, 2016 payment must accompany form(s) add late fee of $15.00.
*FEES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED*
Make checks payable to St. Matthew Parish
We invite you to consider our new electronic payment program as a way to automate your CCD tuition payment. Electronic payments are convenient for you and there is NO COST for you to participate.
Visit the website at www.parishgiving.org or click on the link to “Parish Giving” on our parish website to make an easy one-time payment.
- Click up on the right Parish giving.
- It will take you to a page with the choice to create an account or make a donation or payment
- If you select the one time payment.
- It will take you a page where you select contribution type (drop down choose St. Matthew CCD), amount, and email and payment information.
- Click pay now.
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Sacrament Information Click on Link: Sacramental Policy/Dates
To request the reception of any Sacrament of Initiation (First Penance, First Eucharist, Confirmation) click on link below:
Catholic School students in grades 2, and 6 (only) who are being prepared for Penance , Eucharist and Confirmation in school are NOT required to attend the workshop retreats, you are, however, more than invited to attend, and it would probably be a good idea to attend the first one. (There is only One for Penance with practice at the end of the workshop). You must make the scheduled practice. Mark your calendars!
Parents must attend the Parent Meeting for the Sacrament.
Please pick up a bulletin for needed information.
It is standard policy for the reception of First Holy Communion, First Reconciliation, and Confirmation to be in the home parish no matter what school the child is attending. Legitimate exceptions are processed through the pastor, Fr. Heron.
Let us remember…. the celebration of the Eucharist is the summit of our identity as the People of God. Attendance at Sunday Mass is vital to the life of the community at St. Matthew’s. Hope to see you there every Sunday!!!
Mary Kay McKenna, Co-Coordinator of PREP (CCD) Program