Christian Formation (CCD)

This is eternal life, that they may know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.

John 17:3

Christian Formation is a lifelong process that begins with Christian parents passing on the Catholic Faith to their children. The Church teaches that while parents are the primary moral and spiritual educators of their children, our responsibility as a parish is to support and assist parents in this most important role – evangelists of their families.

The Church reminds us that the role of forming a child in the Faith is of such importance that it must be undertaken with the utmost care and diligence. The School of Christian Formation at St. Mary’s seeks to offer your child a solid formation in the Catholic Faith so that he or she will have both the knowledge and the skills necessary to become a faithful and fruitful disciple of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Please note that sacramental preparation for both First Holy Communion and Confirmation are both two-year programs.

2021–2022 Registration

Dear Parents,

Greetings in Christ! We will be back in the classroom this fall, praise God.

Classes will  be held Sunday morning 9:45-10:45am (between morning Masses) in the St. Mary School buildings. 

We believe that you, the parents, are the primary teachers of your children, and the Christian Formation classes should complement what is taught in the home.  Your children’s faith will be strengthened by conversations about the faith and about how the Lord is working in your lives. Most importantly, it is vital that you take your children to Mass weekly and to confession regularly. Even if they have not yet received first confession, seeing you go to confession is a wonderful example for young children. The work of the Religious Education teachers is to complement the faith-sharing that occurs in the home daily and to support you in your primary role as catechists.

Please complete the registration form and submit it to the parish office, put it in a clearly marked envelope and place it in the Sunday basket, or mail it to:

Mary Jackson, St. Mary Help of Christians, 203 Park Ave. SE, Aiken, SC 29801.

God bless you all,
Mary Ellen Jackson