Although, students who are enrolled in St. Camillus Catholic School do not need to attend CCD, they will be prepared to receive sacraments within the Parish Proximate Preparation Program. The celebration of the sacraments will take place within a parish celebration. It is the desire of the Diocese that children receive the Sacraments in their Home Parish. Students in St. Camillius School will be asked to notify the school of their Home Parish in September.
For children who attend Public Schools:
BAPTISM: Children 7 years of age and younger are considered infants. Please consult the information on Infant Baptism. Children who are eight years of age and older must attend CCD for one year before we will consider Baptism.
FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Students must attend CCD classes for TWO YEARS in order to receive FIRST HOLY COMMUNION. Older children will be placed in an age-appropriate class; but still must attend TWO YEARS before First Holy Communion.
FIRST RECONCILIATION (Confession): Students are instructed in the Sacrament of Penance before First Holy Communion; and are given the opportunity to go to First Confession several months BEFORE FIRST HOLY COMMUNION.
CONFIRMATION: According to Diocesan norms, students must be in the EIGHTH GRADE or older to be considered for the sacrament of Confirmation. The students must also possess knowledge of the faith. Therefore, the following levels (grades or courses) must be completed BEFORE a student will be permitted to prepare for Confirmation:
ADULTS (18 years of age & older) who have not received sacraments are invited to speak with Father Richard about sacramental preparation for Adults.