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CCD ANNOUNCEMENT – 13 September 2021:

Registration for online faith formation classes for Intake Year 2021-2022 for First Holy Communion and Grade 2 to 7 is now closed. Please send an email to CCDstignatius@gmail.com if you have any enquiries. Thank you and God bless.

If you would like to be notified about registration for next school year (2022 August - 2023 May), you may submit your contact information HERE.

Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD)

Catechism sessions will be conducted online via Zoom for most of the time and we seek parents’ and students’ cooperation to make the most of remote learning.  The Catechists will send the video-based lectures or assignments beforehand and students must complete these at home prior to attending the online classes on Tuesdays or Thursdays. These classes will mainly be used for class discussions and reflections on the material provided.

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 to conduct the online sessions 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

Programme

Grade 3 to Grade 7 (Non- Sacramental classes)
You can register your child for CCD if your child is in any of the following grades: Grades  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:

  1. A screen shot of the online transaction confirmation

  2. 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 2021) 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 2022 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 $100 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 $100 online payment

 

Reminder: children are required to be 7 years old by September 2021 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 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. Confirmation Registration Letter (Must Read)

  2. Parents Handbook (Must Read)

  3. Confirmation Dress Code

  4. Confirmation Contract

  5. Important Confirmation Dates

 

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.

 

Registration

GUIDELINES FOR REGISTRATION

Please read the guidelines before proceeding with the online registration. Failure to rovide the correct information may cause your online registration to be rejected.

 

ONLINE REGISTRATION

 

CCD Calendar 2021-2022

ONLINE REGISTRATION: 1 August 2021 - 31 August 2021

 

CCD TERM 1: Tuesday, 14 September 2021 - Thursday, 16 December 2021
CCD TERM 2:  Tuesday, 11 January 2022 - Thursday, 12 May 2022

 


KEY DATES TO NOTE (subject to change to meet prevailing social distancing and capacity limit guidelines)
 

  • First Holy Communion Program Retreat (Online)
    Saturday, 30 April 2022, 9.30 - 11.00am 
     

  • First Reconciliation Session (In-person) 
    Tuesday, 10 May 2022, 4.30 - 5.30pm, St. Ignatius Hall (Tuesday classes) 
    Thursday, 12 May 202, 4.30 - 5.30pm, St. Ignatius Hall (Thursday classes)
     

  • First Holy Communion Mass (In-person) 
    Saturday, 14 May 2022, 1.30 - 3.30pm, Main Church

 

Click on link to download the latest Calendar for Intake Year 2021-2022 (last updated 10 November 2021)

 
 

Resources

1. Bus Coordinators (NOT APPLICABLE UNTIL FACE to FACE CLASSES RESUMES)

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.