Confraternity of Christian Doctrine

CCD

Religious Education is Our Lady of Tahoe's ministry dealing with educational programs in the parish. The principal program is CCD, the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, which is often simply called catechism. CCD developed out of the Council of Trent, which directed the education of the youth of the Church to help address protestant errors.

Today, CCD helps align the religious education of children who attend secular schools, with the religion classes found in parochial schools, and generally runs concurrently with the school year. The most obvious purpose of CCD is to prepare its students for the reception of the Sacraments of Penance, the Eucharist, and Confirmation, but more importantly, it prepares them to live sacramental lives as Catholics beyond their first Communion, Confirmation, et cetera.

Understanding the faith in a thorough and cogent fashion provides a foundation for remaining within the Church throughout life, just as a shallow or non-existent understanding will lead to superficial adherence at best. Similarly, the example set by parents, both in providing religious education (CCD and at home), and in demonstrating a vibrant faith life will encourage in their children an interest, belief, and participation in the Church, while a poor example will diminish them.

For adults interested in joining the Church there is the RCIA program (the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults). RCIA classes are typically conducted when there are a handful of adults who wish to be accepted into the Church. It consists of a period of inquiry, which is a time to learn the basics about the Church, and to discern whether the students, called inquirers or pre-catechumens, wish to continue. If so, they become catechumens (or candidates if they're already baptised), and undertake prayer, deeper study, and periodically join the faithful for certain rites and blessings. This culminates at the Easter Vigil, where the Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, Holy Communion, and Confirmation) are received.

Where there are insufficient numbers to fill an RCIA group, individuals may join one at a nearby parish or work on an individual basis with the pastor in a process similar to formal RCIA. Anyone wishing to join or learn more about the Catholic Church should fill out email on this page, or contact the office for more information.

Our Lady of Tahoe also has other educational opportunities not directly related to formal catechesis, including regular Scripture Classes, Lectio Divina (informal, and largely meditative development of the faith through scripture), and others as membership permits (please contact the office or see the parishioner groups page for current groups).

Contact CCD

If you are interested in learning more about our religious education programs for your children, or are thinking about becoming Catholic, please fill out this email, or contact the office.

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CCD News

God for Grown-Ups 23 October 2018

October 16, 2018

Join us at our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (Parish Hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads us in a class. This month we will learn about the Creeds, as well as the people, architecture, and…

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God for Grown-Ups 25 September 2018

September 18, 2018

Join us at our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (Parish Hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads us in a class. This month we will discuss modernism, and will also learn about the people, architecture, and…

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Religious Education Registration

September 10, 2018

Registration for religious education classes (CCD) has begun! Packets will be available after all Masses, or print out the form below and return it to the office by Friday, September 14th. For more information, feel free to email Patty at ccd@ourladyoftahoe.org. A parent/guardian orientation meeting will be held in the Father John K. Bain Pastoral…

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God for Grown-Ups 28 August 2018

August 21, 2018

Join us at our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (parish hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads us in a class. This month we will learn about the catechism, as well as the people, architecture, and…

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God for Grown-Ups 24 July 2018

July 17, 2018

Join us at our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (parish hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads us in a class. This month we will learn about the catechism, as well as the history and people,…

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God for Grown-Ups 26 June 2018

June 19, 2018

Join us at our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (parish hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads in a class. This month we will continue learning about the Liturgy of the Eucharist in the Mass. In…

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God for Grown-Ups 22 May 2018

May 15, 2018

Join us at our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (parish hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads in a class. This month we will learn about the Liturgy of the Eucharist in the Mass. In future…

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First Holy Communion 6 May 2018

April 29, 2018

Several of our young people will make their First Holy Communion on Sunday, May 6th at the 10 o’clock Mass. The sacrament of First Communion is an important tradition for Catholic families and individuals. For Catholics, Holy Communion is the third of seven sacraments received. It occurs only after receiving Baptism, and once the person…

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God for Grown-Ups 24 April 2018

April 17, 2018

Join us at our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (parish hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads in a class. This month we will learn about the Liturgy of the Word in the Mass. In future…

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Adult Education 27 March 2018

March 20, 2018

Please join us for our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (parish hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads in a class. This month we will learn about the Liturgy of the Word in the Mass. In…

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God for Grown-Ups 23 October 2018

By Lisa Borzage | October 16, 2018

Join us at our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (Parish Hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads us in a class. This month we will learn about the Creeds, as well as the people, architecture, and…

Read More

God for Grown-Ups 25 September 2018

By Lisa Borzage | September 18, 2018

Join us at our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (Parish Hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads us in a class. This month we will discuss modernism, and will also learn about the people, architecture, and…

Read More

Religious Education Registration

By Lisa Borzage | September 10, 2018

Registration for religious education classes (CCD) has begun! Packets will be available after all Masses, or print out the form below and return it to the office by Friday, September 14th. For more information, feel free to email Patty at ccd@ourladyoftahoe.org. A parent/guardian orientation meeting will be held in the Father John K. Bain Pastoral…

Read More

God for Grown-Ups 28 August 2018

By Paul Munsey | August 21, 2018

Join us at our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (parish hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads us in a class. This month we will learn about the catechism, as well as the people, architecture, and…

Read More

God for Grown-Ups 24 July 2018

By Paul Munsey | July 17, 2018

Join us at our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (parish hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads us in a class. This month we will learn about the catechism, as well as the history and people,…

Read More

God for Grown-Ups 26 June 2018

By Paul Munsey | June 19, 2018

Join us at our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (parish hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads in a class. This month we will continue learning about the Liturgy of the Eucharist in the Mass. In…

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God for Grown-Ups 22 May 2018

By Paul Munsey | May 15, 2018

Join us at our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (parish hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads in a class. This month we will learn about the Liturgy of the Eucharist in the Mass. In future…

Read More

First Holy Communion 6 May 2018

By Paul Munsey | April 29, 2018

Several of our young people will make their First Holy Communion on Sunday, May 6th at the 10 o’clock Mass. The sacrament of First Communion is an important tradition for Catholic families and individuals. For Catholics, Holy Communion is the third of seven sacraments received. It occurs only after receiving Baptism, and once the person…

Read More

God for Grown-Ups 24 April 2018

By Paul Munsey | April 17, 2018

Join us at our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (parish hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads in a class. This month we will learn about the Liturgy of the Word in the Mass. In future…

Read More

Adult Education 27 March 2018

By Paul Munsey | March 20, 2018

Please join us for our adult religious education class on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 PM in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (parish hall). We enjoy a supper, then Nathan Goode leads in a class. This month we will learn about the Liturgy of the Word in the Mass. In…

Read More