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Confraternity of Christian Doctrine/

Parish Religious Education Program

  • Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children.  They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity and disinterested service are the rule.  The home is well suited for education in the virtues.  This requires an apprenticeship in self-denial, sound judgment and self-mastery - the preconditions of all true freedom.  Parents should teach their children to subordinate the "material and instinctual dimensions to interior and spiritual ones."  Parents have a grave responsibility to give good example to their children.  By knowing how to acknowledge their own failings to their children, parents will be better able to guide and correct them.   CCC #2223

  • Education in the faith by the parents should begin in the child's earliest years.  This already happens when family members help one another to grow in faith by the witness of a Christian life in keeping with the Gospel.  Family catechesis precedes, accompanies, and enriches other forms of instruction in the faith.  Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God.  The parish is the Eucharistic community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is a privileged place for the catechesis of children and parents.    CCC #2226

St. Andrew Parish seeks to foster mature faith, aiming to enrich individuals at their particular level of development.  The CCD/PREP Program is careful to present the Christian message in its entirety.  Like other pastoral activities, catechesis must be understood in relation to Jesus' three-fold message:

  • to teach

  • to build community

  • to serve

Children who do not attend a Catholic school are encouraged to enroll in CCD/PREP.  At least 2 years of instruction is required for public school children to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist; 6 years of instruction is required to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. ​

  • Parents/Guardians will register students for classes at the Parish Offices or at St. Charles Borromeo Parish Office  

  • Bring with you for each child you are registering: 

    • Completed registration form (linked below)

    • Original + one copy of your child's Baptismal certificate (new registrations only)

    • Payment (check made payable to St. Charles Borromeo Church or cash)  

      • $ 140 - 1 child​ 

      • $200 - 2 children 

      • $250 - 3 or more children 

  • Classes are held at St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Drexel Hill

  • Classes meet Mondays from 6:30-7:50pm

  • Classes begin Monday, September 23, 2024

  • Sacraments will be received at St. Andrew the Apostle


Questions:  Contact the Parish Office at 610-259-1169

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