Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) or “Catechism,” and provides religious education to Catholic children attending secular schools. Similar to children’s Sunday school in Protestant churches, 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. 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.
The Sacred Heart CCD program is run by church staff, but all catechists are volunteers from our parish community. Classes are once a week on Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The office staff is Carmen Suarez, Coordinator of Religious Education (CRE) and the Assistant CRE, Carmen Gaytan. They can be reached at 830-758-1681 or 773-2451, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Requirements for attending CCD:
- Certificate of Baptism
- Certificate of First Communion (for grades 3 and over)
Registration Cost: $15 for the first child in a family, and $5 for each additional child
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is a process developed by the Catholic Church for prospective converts to Catholicism who are above the age of infant baptism. Candidates are gradually introduced to aspects of Catholic beliefs and practices. The basic process applies to adults and older children, with younger children initiated through an adapted version.
Sacraments for Adults Class
For adults 18 years of age or older who are in need of Baptism, Communion or Confirmation we offer classes in English and Spanish. If you are interested, please register at the CCD Office open Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or call 830-758-1681 or 830-773-2451.
English Classes are taught by:John Salazar
Spanish Classes are taught by: Enrique Gonzalez
The PRE-Matrimonial Program is taught by Deacon Héctor R. Martínez
- Guidance for couples
- Perspectives on Marriage exercises
- Vocation discernment and engagement period
- Preparation for the Sacrament of Marriage
- Marriage as a continually developing interpersonal relationship
- The art of love and communication
- The virtues and difficulties of conjugal life
- The gift and responsibility of conjugal sexuality
- Responsible parenthood and the gift of procreation
- Educating children in God’s love
- Constructing a well-ordered family life
- Living a life of faith
- Creating a family apostolate