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Registration - September 11th

Registration for the upcoming year 2016-2017 will be on September 11th outside the Parish Office from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM. Parents: Please bring a copy of your child's Baptism and 1st Communion certificates. Classes begin in the 1st grade and go through 11th grade. You do not need to be a registered parishioner to sign up.

For more information call the CCD Voicemail and leave a message with your name and number: 909-489-0679.


First Holy Communion & Continued Formation Class
CCD classes for grades 3-8 that have already received their First Holy Communion will be held on Saturdays from 12:00 PM to 1:45 PM.

Class for Older First Communion candidates 1st & 2nd year (ages 9 and up) will be held on Saturdays from 12:00 PM to 1:45 PM.

Class for Younger First Communion candidates (ages 6-8) will be held on Sunday. FHC1 will meet from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM and FHC2 will meet from 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM.

If your child had continued religious eduation at another parish proof of attendance is required.

All parents will be required to attend a Parent Formation Class. It will be held on September 11th at 10:00 AM.

The first day of class is Saturday and Sunday, September 17th and 18th.

Registration Fee: 1 Child - $50.00, 2-3 Children - $70.00, 4 or More Children - $90.00. Please make checks out to 'San Secondo d'Asti'.

Download the 1st Holy Communion registration form here.




Confirmation
Our Confirmation program is a three year program.

If your child has not continued their religious formation after their First Communion they will be required to enter Confirmation 1 (regardless of age) for formation.

If your child had continued religious education at another parish proof of attendance is required.

Confirmation 1 classes will be held on Sundays from 12:30 to 1:50 PM.

Confirmation 2 & 3 classes will be held on Sundays from 2:00 PM to 3:20 PM.

All parents will be required to attend a Parent Formation Class. It will be held on September 11th at 11:30 AM.

The first day of class is Sunday, September 18th.

Registration Fee: 1 Child - $50.00, 2-3 Children - $70.00, 4 or More Children - $90.00. Please make checks out to 'San Secondo d'Asti'.

Download the Confirmation registration form
here.




Community Service
Community Service Hours Form


Mass Attendance

Attendance to Holy Mass on Sundays (or Saturday Vigil) and on Holy Days of Obligation are part of the San Secondo d'Asti catechetical program. It is essential and required that you and your child attend Holy Mass according to the Commandments of the Church. Attending your religious education class does not replace your Sunday Mass obligation.

Please print, fill out and bring to class the form: Mass Attendance Form


Sacrament Preparation (First Communion and Confirmation)
Sacrament preparation is a three year program. The student must attend three consecutive years of preparation in order to qualify for the Sacrament.


Philosophy
The religious education program at San Secondo d'Asti is founded on the belief that the primary responsibility for the spiritual growth and development of the children of the parish rests first and foremost with the parents. They may delegate others to share the responsibility with them, but they do not relinquish it. It is our belief that the purpose of a catechist is to hand down to the students the Deposit of Faith which the Apostles recieved from Jesus Christ, their divine Teacher and guaranteed by the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. Every catechist should be able to apply to himself or herself the mysterious words of Jesus: "My teaching is not Mine, but His Who sent Me"(Catechesi Trandendae, I,6).


Dress Code
The same dress code required in church is required for class. No shorts, halter or tube tops, bare midriffs or other inappropriate clothing is to be worn. Skirts must cover the knees. No pierced jewelry, except earrings for girls. For more information about the church's dress code please click on the 'Dress Code' button on the top bar.


Absences
If a student has more than four unexcused absences, he/she will not be permitted to advance to the next grade in the coming year. To excuse an absence, your child's teacher must be notified. Please do not call the DRE or the church's office. The students must also make up any work missed when absent; arrangements may be made with the student's teacher.


Tardiness
To prevent excessive disruptions, students will not be admitted to class more than ten minutes late. Expect strict enforcement of this rule. Late students will wait outside of the classrooms for classes to end.


Discipline Procedure
The catechist must maintain atmosphere in the classroom conductive to learning and sharing the word of God. Discipline problems arise when a student fails to respect the rights of others, and in so doing, disturbs the entire class taking away valuable instruction time. The following procedures will be observed:

1. The catechist will attempt to reconcile the problem with the students.

2. If the student does not heed the catechist's warning, a note will be sent to the student's parents enlisting their assistance   in the matter.

3. Should the student's behavior not improve, the Director of Religious Education (DRE) will contact the student's parents and will establish an action plan or a meeting time for the parents, catechist and DRE. The student will not return to class until the DRE and parents have discussed the matter.

4. If the above procedures fail, the child and parents will meet with Father Marx before the child may return to class.

5. As a last resort, the student will be asked to perform independent study and not return to class for the remainder of the year.


Student Obligations
Students are expected to:

    1. Attend Mass on Sunday in addition to attending class;
    2. Attend Mass on Holy Days of Obligation;
    3. Be on time for class;
    4. Do homework and class work assigned to them;
    5. Respect the authority of the catechist and respect their classmates;
    6. Not to chew gum or bring food to class.


Parent Obligations
"By reason of their dignity and mission, Christian parents have the specific responsibility of educating their children in prayer, introducing them to the gradual discovery of the mystery of God and to personal dialogue with Him, it is particularly in the Christian family, enriched by the graces and offices of the sacrament of Matrimony, that from the earliest years children should be taught, according to the faith received in Baptism, to have knowledge of God, to worship Him and love their neighbor."

                                                                                                                                            Familiaris Consortio
                                                                                                                                            The Christian Family in the Modern World
                                                                                                                                            Nov. 22, 1981

Our staff is eager to work with parents to help them fulfill this responsibility. We ask the parents' cooperation in the following ways:

    1. Be sure your child attends Mass on Sunday in addition to attending class. Class does not replace Mass;
    2. Be sure your child attends Mass on Holy Days of Obligations;
    3. Assist your child at home in learning prayers assigned to him/her and any other doctrinal assignments;
    4. Sign your child's homework when requested;
    5. Assure your child's prompt and regular attendance at all classes;
    6. Read and act promptly to any communication received from your child's teacher or the DRE;
    7. Advise the teacher if your child has a learning disability, reading or discipline problems;
    8. Attend any parents meetings and/or other special meetings during the year.


Requirements
All students must meet certain minimum requirements in order to advance to the next grade in the coming academic year, particularly in the case of First Communion and Confirmation students. These requirements may include knowledge of specific prayers and the passing of examinations. Confirmation students have additional requirements (see below). The teachers will keep you and your student informed of his/her progress.


First Confession and First Holy Communion
A student may enrolled in the Second Grade First Communion classes if they are no older than a Fourth Grade student. Otherwise, please enroll the student in the Older First Communion class. Parents may be required to attend meetings prior to their children receiving these Sacraments. Preparation for First Holy Communion is a two-year program.


Confirmation
Preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation is a two-year process, usually during the student's sophomore and junior year of high school.

We follow all requirements and guidelines as set forth by the Diocese of San Bernardino regarding preparation and reception of Confirmation. This includes a yearly retreat as scheduled by the parish, at least 20 hours of service in the parish or communion each year of preparation (10th and 11th Grads), and a personal interview the second year with Father Marx. This interview is to assess the candidate's growth in the understanding of this commitment of the Faith as handed down to us by Christ through His church. Those students wishing to receive this Sacrament must have a basic knowledge of the Catholic Faith and be sincerely attempting to live our their faith commitment. Regular attendance at the high school religion class is mandatory.

For those attending Catholic high school, preparation time is limited to the second year of classes.

There will be an additional fee for the Confirmation retreat. Information will be forthcoming.