CCD ANNOUNCEMENT – 01 September 2022
Registration for CCD Faith Formation classes for the Year 2022-2023 Intake (school terms from September 2022 to May 2023) for G1-G7, First Holy Communion & Confirmation opened from 1 August - 31 August 2022, has now been extended. Please proceed with the registration which is STRICTLY via ONLINE.
Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD)
Catechism classes are conducted at the Annex Building on Tuesdays or Thursdays (4.00pm - 5.00pm) for G1 to G7 and Sundays for Confirmation Grade (3.30pm - 5.20pm). Drop-off by car/school bus is via 8 Victoria Park Road, Singapore 266492.
In tandem with registration for students, the CCD Ministry is also actively recruiting parents to join our team of catechists. Each year, with expatriate families moving away from Singapore or mothers re-joining the workforce, our team of catechists is always changing. We therefore would like to invite old and new CCD parents to seriously consider becoming a catechist for the next term. We will help train parents and will provide access to digital and analogue resources for lessons.
Since CCD is entirely run by volunteers, our classes are contingent on the availability of catechists. We seek parents’ understanding that should we be unable to recruit catechists, we may have to cancel some classes. We thank all CCD families for their continued support of our faith formation program for international school children. Should you have questions, please drop us an email at CCDStignatius@gmail.com.
The CCD Team @St Ignatius
CCD General Coordinators: Ida Gao/ Dorothy Kay, firstname.lastname@example.org
First Holy Communion Coordinator: Carmel Tan, email@example.com
Confirmation Coordinator: Sylvia Shu/ Leslie Siazon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Grade 1, 3 - 7 (Non- Sacramental classes)
You can register your child for CCD if your child is in any of the following grades: Grades 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, & 7.
There is a fee of $30 per student to cover administrative costs. Payment can be made via PAYNOW to UEN T08CC4052A CHURCH OF ST IGNATIUS. To allow us to trace each transaction, please indicate the following information on your online transactions: CCD+Grade+Child’s Name (ex. CCDG2JohnSmith).
To complete your registration, please email us the following:
A screen shot of the online transaction confirmation
A copy of the acknowledgement page of the online registration. We DO NOT require a copy of the Baptism Certificate.
First Holy Communion (FHC) & Special Holy Communion Classes (SHC)
First Holy Communion classes are for children in Grade 2 (7 years old by September 2022) and Special Holy Communion Classes are for older children in Grades 3 - 7 (aged 8 to 12 years) who have not received their First Holy Communion.
Children must be baptised before March 2023 in order to participate in the preparation for the sacraments. Please contact the Church Office to arrange for your child’s baptism. This is the responsibility of parents. Non-baptised children will not be eligible for FHC.
If your child has been baptised in another Christian denomination, your child will have to attend a Rite of Reception into the Catholic Church first. Please click here to download and complete the Rite of Reception Declaration form and submit it together with your registration.
There is a fee of $120 for First and Special Holy Communion Sacramental classes. Payment can be made by PAYNOW to UEN T08CC4052A CHURCH OF ST IGNATIUS. To allow us to trace each transaction, please indicate the following information on your online transactions: CCD+Grade+Child’s Name (ex. CCDG2JohnSmith).
A completed registration includes:
A copy of the acknowledgement of the online registration,
A copy of the child's Catholic Baptism Certificate
A screenshot of your $120 online payment
Reminder: children are required to be 7 years old by September 2022 and the only exceptions are children who have completed Grade 1 CCD.
Please click the following to read/ print/ download: First Holy Communion program Parent Handbook
Attendance policy reminders:
Please ensure your children attend the weekly online sessions. For First Holy Communion students, attendance is strictly monitored and enforced and a threshold of 80% attendance is required by the Diocese in order to receive the sacraments (maximum of 3 absences only).
Confirmation classes are held on Sundays only. No classes on Thursday. Candidates should be 13 years old and must have completed the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion.
Before you register your child, it is important that you read the following documents:
Confirmation Registration Letter (Pending)
Parents Handbook (Pending)
Important Confirmation Dates (Pending)
A completed registration includes:
An online registration
Copies of Baptism & First Holy Communion Certificates & other relevant documents and
Confirmation Program Fee (amount to be made known later)
Only students with a completed registration will be assigned to classes. Note that books for Confirmation classes are included in the fee. Payment can be made via PAYNOW
ACATS - Already Confirmed And Teaching Stuff
We are a Post-Confirmation group of high school students who wish to remain active in the Church community and connected with their CCD friends, ACATS mentors the Confirmation class of 60+ candidates as well as meets for fellowship and spiritual formation.
Contact CCDstignatius@gmail.com for more details.
GUIDELINES FOR REGISTRATION
Please read the guidelines before proceeding with the online registration. Failure to provide the correct information may cause your online registration to be rejected.
CCD Calendar 2022-2023
ONLINE REGISTRATION: 1 August 2022 - 31 August 2022
CCD TERM 1: Tuesday, 13 September 2022 - Thursday, 15 December 2022
CCD TERM 2: Tuesday, 10 January 2023 - Thursday, 25 May 2023
KEY DATES TO NOTE FOR ALL GRADES
13 September 2022 - First Day for Tuesday Classes
15 September 2022 - First Day for Thursday Classes
18 September 2022 - First Day for Sunday Confirmation Classes
1 November 2022 - Sacrament of Reconciliation for G3-G7 Tuesday Classes
3 November 2022 - Sacrament of Reconciliation for G3-G7 Thursday Classes
CCD Ministry Mass in Main Church
Saturday, 5 November 2022, 10am – 11am
CCD Lenten Mass in Main Church
Saturday, 25 February 2023, 10am - 11am
KEY DATES TO NOTE FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME
FHC Term 1 Parents Meeting at Annex Hall, St Ignatius
Saturday, 17 September 2022, 9.30 - 11.00am
First Holy Communion Program Retreat
Saturday, 29 April 2023, 9.30 - 11.00am
FHC Term 2 Parents Meeting
Wednesday, 1 March 2023 (Zoom)
Sacrament of First Reconciliation
Tuesday, 10 May 2023, 4 - 5pm, Main Church (Tuesday classes)
Thursday, 12 May 2023, 4 - 5pm, Main Church (Thursday classes)
First Holy Communion Mass
Saturday, 20 May 2023, 1.30 - 3.30pm, Main Church
CONFIRMATION KEY DATES
Parents Meeting (Mandatory)
September 2022 – date to be announced
Saturday, 13 May 2023, 1 – 4pm, Main Church
Click on the link to download the latest Calendar for Intake Year 2022-2023 (last updated 10 July 2022)
1. Bus Coordinators
One-way bus transport from school to the Church is provided from schools that have parents volunteering to be CCD Bus Coordinators. A parent volunteer will organise bus transportation from school to the Church, if there is sufficient demand. Availability of a volunteer and the demand from each school vary from year to year.
In the past, parent volunteers have organised one-way bus transport from their child's school to the Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Many of the bus coordinators from last year have moved away. Please volunteer to organise the CCD bus from your child's school.
The fee varies from school to school depending on the numbers and is payable to the Bus Coordinator directly. The bus request made on the CCD online registration form (around early August to early September) will be given to the Bus Coordinator and used to determine demand for a bus from schools.
You must contact the Bus Coordinator directly to arrange bus transport. The Church does not organise nor is responsible for bus transportation.
2. CCD Forms
4. Guidelines for Online Registration
Current Teachers, Bus Coordinators and Angels, please click here to access the database.