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CCD ANNOUNCEMENT – 01 July 2023

Registration for CCD Faith Formation classes for the Year 2023-2024 Intake (school terms from September 2023 to May 2024) for G1-G7, First Holy Communion & Confirmation opened on 1 July 2023. Please read all the following information before proceeding with the registration which is STRICTLY via ONLINE.

Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) - For International School Expatriate Students

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Catechism classes are conducted at the Annex Building on Tuesdays or Thursdays (4.00pm - 5.10pm) 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 expatriate children. Should you have questions, please drop us an email at CCDStignatius@gmail.com.

The CCD Team @St Ignatius

Contact
CCD General Coordinators: Ida Gao/ Dorothy Kay, ccdstignatius@gmail.com
First Holy Communion Coordinator: Carmel Tan, fhc.ccd@gmail.com
Confirmation Coordinator: Sylvia Shu, ccdconfirmation@gmail.com

Programme

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).

 

First Holy Communion (FHC) & Special Holy Communion Classes (SHC)
First Holy Communion classes are for children in Grade 2 (7 years old by September 2023) 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 2024 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 IGNATIUSTo 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 2023 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 classes. For students receiving their First Holy Communion, attendance is strictly monitored and enforced and a threshold of 80% attendance is required by the Diocese in order to receive the sacraments.

Confirmation Programme
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:
 

  1. Parents Handbook (Confirmation info, calendar and important confirmation dates)

  2. Confirmation Dress Code

  3. Confirmation Contract

 

A completed registration includes:

  • An online registration

  • Copies of Baptism & First Holy Communion Certificates & other relevant documents and

  • Confirmation Program Fee


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.

Programme

Registration

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.

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION

CCD Registration

CCD Calendar 2023-2024

ONLINE REGISTRATION: 1 July 2023 - 31 August 2023

 

CCD TERM 1: Tuesday, 12 September 2023 - Thursday, 14 December 2023
CCD TERM 2:  Tuesday, 9 January 2024 - Thursday, 30 May 2024


KEY DATES TO NOTE FOR ALL GRADES 

12 September 2023 - First Day for Tuesday Classes

14 September 2023 - First Day for Thursday Classes

24 September 2023 - First Day for Sunday Confirmation Classes
 

31 October 2023 - Sacrament of Reconciliation for G3-G7 Tuesday Classes

2 November 2023 - Sacrament of Reconciliation for G3-G7 Thursday Classes


CCD Family Mass in Main Church

Saturday, 4 November 2023, 10am – 11am

 

CCD Family Lenten Mass in Main Church

Saturday, 24 February 2023, 10am - 11am

 

KEY DATES TO NOTE FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION PROGRAMME

FHC Term 1 Parents Meeting

Saturday, 16 September 2023, 9.30 - 11.00am

 

First Holy Communion Program Retreat 

Saturday, 27 April 2024, 9.30 - 11.00am 

 

FHC Term 2 Parents Meeting

Wednesday, 28 February 2024

 

Sacrament of First Reconciliation 

Tuesday, 12 March 2024,  4 - 5pm, Main Church (Tuesday classes) 

Thursday, 14 March 2024, 4 - 5pm, Main Church (Thursday classes)

 

First Holy Communion Mass 

Saturday, 25 May 2024, 1.30 - 3.30pm, Main Church

 

CONFIRMATION KEY DATES

Parents Meeting (Mandatory)
Tuesday, 12 September 2023, 8pm, St Ignatius Hall

 

Confirmation Mass

Saturday, 11 May 2024, 1 – 4pm, Main Church

Click on the link to download the latest Calendar for Intake Year 2023-2024 (last updated 28 Sep 2023)

Calendar
Resources

Resources

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

3. How to Write a Singapore Cheque/Check and PAYNOW


4. Guidelines for Online Registration


5. Administrators

Current Teachers, Bus Coordinators and Angels, please click here to access the database.

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