FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONCongratulations and blessings to our CCD Children who will receive Jesus in the Sacrament of Holy Communion for the first time on Saturday, 10/17/20 at 10AM.

Our Lady Help of Christian’s CCD program is open to all youth of the parish and started September 3, 2020. Classes are on Thursday evenings at 6PM in the Church. Please note that CCD classes are $100 per child/family. If you have trouble paying this, please contact Father and he can work with you.

Please note a couple things: 1) You should be a registered parishioner of Our Lady Help of Christians, but you do not need to be (many parishes require this).  2) You need to bring your child/children to Mass every Sunday. And 3) If this is a new registration, we need a copy of their Baptism certificate before registration can be finalized. In addition, all social distancing measures will be in place, and children need to wear their mask.

The Diocese of Allentown requires each child to have two years of religious education prior to receiving a sacrament. Therefore, any child who begins CCD at the 2nd Grade age without any previous religious education will need to complete the requisite two-year preparation before the reception of the sacraments of First Penance and First Holy Communion.

Thank you for allowing us to teach your children about God and help them grow in knowledge and love for Christ.  God bless you and your family!

Kathy Godshall
DRE, OLHC 2020-21 CCD program

What Is CCD?

The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine was an association established at Rome in 1562 for the purpose of providing religious education. Today CCD refers to a religious education program of the Catholic Church, normally designed for children.

OLHC CCD Program – Grades 2nd through 8th

Our Lady Help of Christians accepts children who attend public school who want to receive their Faith Formation through our parish CCD program, which consists of class study and preparation for the reception of the sacraments. The goal of the parish CCD program is to enable and encourage the students to learn more about their faith.

The mission of OLHC’s Religious Education Program is to deepen in our children their awareness and understanding of God’s loving presence in their lives and to strengthen in them the Christian message of justice and love.

Emergency Cancellation Policy

If it is necessary to cancel CCD due to weather or other conditions the stations listed below will broadcast the closing:

If the Allentown School District is closed, we will be clossed too.

If you want to enroll

Download our application here:

CCD registration form 2020-21 English

CCD formulario de registro español