CCD and RCIA Classes at ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine or CCD was an association established in 1562 in Rome for the purpose of providing religious education. In its more modern usage, CCD is the religious teaching program of the Catholic Church. These classes are taught to school age children to learn the basic doctrines of their faith.
CCD Classes in English are on Sundays from 10:15am-11am.
CCD Classes in Polish are on Sundays after the 10:30am Mass.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, or RCIA, is the way that adults can become Catholic. Basically, RCIA is adult Confirmation. Every Catholic must go through some form of Confirmation. Most "Cradle Catholics" go through Confirmation after they reach the age of reason. Basically, the age of reason is the age at which you first become aware of the differences between right and wrong. The actual age differs for everyone, and many argue when this actually happens. Either way, as an adult, we are way beyond that.
To understand what Catholic RCIA is all about, it is important to understand Confirmation. Whether you are a teenager or grandmother of seven kids, Confirmation applies in the same way. It is the method by which we join the Catholic Church. As adults, the difference is that the classes are focused around us. Our questions may be different. Our ability to understand may be different. Our maturity is certainly different. For these reasons, and many others, the Church has a specific program to help us as we begin our journey in the Catholic faith.
RCIA Adult Instruction takes place on Sundays at 11am.
For more information on RCIA or CCD Classes, please call the Parish Office.