CCD Grades 1-8

Ms. Christine Reilly, CCD Coordinator
ccddirector@saintkevinri.org


Religious Education 2020-21

Pass on the Good News!
What good news?
The Good News of Jesus Christ and our Catholic faith!


Online registration for the 2021-22 CCD year is now open
July 28−This year we are paperless in order to streamline the registration process for our families.

Per Diocesan regulations your family must be a registered parishioners of either St. Kevin or St. Benedict for your child to attend religious education classes at St. Kevin.  If you are not registered at either parish, information and instructions for registering and a registration form can be found the Join Our Parish webpage.  All religious education online registration forms received will be checked with parish secretary to confirm that your family is registered with the parish.

If your child is new to our program, the Diocesan Office of Education and Compliance requires that we have a baptismal certificate on file before your child can attend classes.  Your child’s baptismal form can uploaded directly onto the online registration form or faxed to St. Kevin’s at 401-732-2832 to the attention of Christine Reilly.

There will be an additional $5 late fee assessed for any registration received after Sept. 30.  If there is a financial hardship and payment assistance is needed, please contact me at ccddirector@saintkevinri.org.  If fees are waived, I will provide you with a discount code before you proceed with online registration.

CCD substitute teachers needed
July 23—This fall, over 200 children and young people in grades 1-8 will sign up to learn more about Jesus and the Catholic faith.  You can help them learn and grow in faith by becoming a catechist for Faith Formation (CCD).  Classes are offered select Sunday mornings from October to March at the time slot of 8:50 a.m. to 9:50 a.m.  As you nurture the faith of our young, you will learn and grow as well!  As one long-time catechist put it, “I learn so much from the children!” We provide you with training, materials, and support.  Classes begin in October.  Please consider stepping up to help mold the next set of “bricks” for the future foundation of our Church.  If interested or for more information, contact Christine Reilly at ccddirector@saintkevinri.org


  • CCD Online Registration

  • Religious Education Program Volunteer Form

  • Join Our Parish


    Dear Parents,
    When your child was baptized you promised to raise him or her as a Catholic.  Perhaps some of you believe that bringing your child to religious education classes fulfills this obligation. In part, it does.  The real center of our faith, however, is the Eucharist.  Simply making sure that your child attends Faith Formation class each week does not fulfill the promise you made when he or she was baptized.  Please understand that religious education is only the introduction to a relationship with God, and attending Mass on weekends and holy days is most important.  We all have our priorities.  Children should be offered every opportunity to learn about our Catholic faith when they are growing up.  The religious formation of children is the most valuable gift they can receive and that means celebrating the Eucharist together as a parish as well as ensuring their participation in religious education classes.  Connection to God through parish worship offers support and hope.  It will make a difference in the kind of person a child becomes.  Yes, we want our children to be successful.  More than that, we want them to be happy, loving, and surrounded by good people who support them.  We want them to rely on God when times get tough, as times do for all of us.  In about 20 hours a year, religious education classes can not provide your children with a relationship with God.  Only religious education and practice at home, family prayer and devotions, weekly attendance at Mass, and involvement in the life and ministries of the parish can truly help deepen that relationship.  The St. Kevin Religious Education program serves students in grades 1 through 8.  Both First Reconciliation and First Communion are made in Grade 2.  Children are required to attend Religious Education every year from grades 1 through 9, unless they are enrolled in a Catholic school.   Students enrolled in Catholic schools ONLY attend religious education classes in grade 9 to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
    Sincerely,
    Christine Reilly
    Director of Religious Education