All children preparing for a Sacrament must also be
registered in a religious education program by September 1, 2016.
*CATHOLIC SCHOOL SHOULD CONTACT THE CCE OFFICE DIRECTLY BEFORE REGISTERING.*
The Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart provides children’s preparation classes for the Sacraments of Initiation (
) and for the sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance or Confession).
For adult sacramental preparation, please see the
Adult Education Section (RCIA)
What is Systematic Catechesis?
In its most simple definition - it means a form of learning about the Catholic faith that will bring about an individual's mature discipleship in the Church. The term "systematic" means only that there is a prepared and structured lesson. The term "catechesis" comes from the Greek word meaning "to echo" and refers to contemplation (studying/praying) and action (serving) that
the Gospel message. Children and youth can receive systematic catechesis (religious education) through the parish or in a Catholic School.
Immediate Sacramental Preparation, at the directive of the bishop, is to be received in the parish