All children preparing for a Sacrament must also be
registered in a religious education program by September 1, 2015.
*CATHOLIC SCHOOL & HOMESCHOOLING PARENTS 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).
All children and youth preparing for a Sacrament must have one year of
prior to immediate sacramental preparation, such as
, Catholic School, or Homeschool. While attending sacramental preparation classes at the parish, candidates are to also be enrolled in CCE, Catholic School or Homeschool.
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) in the parish, in a Catholic School and as a part of homeschooling. Immediate Sacramental Preparation, at the directive of the bishop, is to be received in the parish.