St. Martha  Parish  PREP/CCD School 

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2018- 2019 Saint Martha CCD Program Schedule and News


If you have a child of school age who does not attend Catholic school, they must come to CCD classes for their religious education. If you are a member of St. Martha and you send your child elsewhere for religious education, you should think about supporting your parish and send them here. They MUST receive their sacraments at St. Martha. They may NOT receive their sacraments from any other parish if you are a member of St. Martha. 

If you have a child starting Kindergarten in September why not register them for our CCD class? There is no cost for the class. 

Calendar now under 'prep/ccd schedule' tab

Parents/guardians: Please make sure I have your email address on file as that will be the primary way in which we will communicate. Thank you.

Our first day of class is September 16. Parents and children should arrive by 8:00 in the chapel. Parents will then go into the parish hall for a short meeting. Children will be sent to their rooms as we normally do. On regular CCD class days students should be brought to the chapel no later than 8:15. Too many children have been arriving late and this disrupts the class. Children arriving after 8:15 must be accompanied into the school by an adult. 

There will be NO registrations on the first day and NO child will be admitted to class without being registered. This year we will be enforcing this strictly.

Register your child in one of two ways:

1. Print out he registration form from the website, fill it out, and bring it to the rectory with your fee any time. 

2. By appointment .... call the rectory and I will return your call if I am not there. 

Fees are listed on the registration page. PLEASE NOTE: Registrations received after August 11 will be priced as follows:

1 child...........................$125 registration and book + $25 late fee

2 or more children........ $125 per child. No multi child discount.

The CCD PREP Program of Saint Martha Parish is designed to teach your child(ren) about the Catholic Faith and prepares them for the reception of their Sacraments: First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation.  Our knowledgeable catechists volunteer their services so that your child may become more fully incorporated into the Catholic Church as an informed and practicing Catholic. 

On this website we go into some guidelines for you and your child.  You will read, for example, that we fully expect you to become involved in your child's experience here at St. Martha Parish.  Our catechists see your children only once a week.  You see them every day.  So we expect you to check their book bags for important communications from their teacher, for their homework assignments and for their study guidelines.  We expect you to make sure your child completes his/her assignments and comes to class fully prepared.  We expect that you will make sure they are ready to take the tests that will be given.  Most importantly, however, we expect that you will take an active role in teaching your child by your example.  Your child, in order to to receive the sacraments, must attend Mass.  So we assume that you will attend Mass every Sunday with your child. (The 10:00 Mass is recommended).  We also assume that you will come to Reconciliation with your child on a regular basis. 

Also on this website, you'll see our attendance policies, our promotion policies, and our policies on holding back a child, or recommending further study before a Sacrament is administered.

So, you see, we here at St. Martha are not the only ones who teach and work with your children.  We do what we do in partnership with you.  Together, we can make a difference in your child's life.  We cannot do it without your help, your suggestions, and your prayerful support. 

If ever you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions please feel free to write me at [email protected] or call 215-632-3720.  I, and all of us associated with St. Martha CCD look forward to working with you in this up and coming year and for the years to come.

Art Calvo
CCD Coordinator