CCD ANNOUNCEMENT – 4 December 2020

The CCD Ministry is pleased to announce that registration for online faith formation classes for
Grade 2-7 will be open from December 4 - 31, 2020

Please note that the CCD Confirmation Programme remains POSTPONED until further notice. Intake for the next batch will resume only when face-to-face sessions are possible.

The CCD Ministry recognises the need to continue guiding our younger international school students along their faith journey even during these extraordinary times.  We have made a decision to conduct our catechism sessions online for the time being but we seek parents’ and students’ cooperation to make the most of remote learning.  The Catechists will send the video-based lectures or assignments beforehand and students must complete these at home prior to attending the online classes on Tuesdays or Thursdays. These classes will mainly be used for class discussions and reflections on the material provided.

Due to the pandemic, we have been forced to condense a full year of lessons into a single term. Given this shortened timeline, we seek parents’ and students’ commitment to minimize absences and to fully participate in the online classes. This is especially critical for the First Holy Communion classes that are scheduled to receive the sacraments in May 2021.

In tandem with registration for students, the CCD Ministry is also actively recruiting parents to join our team of catechists.  Each year, with expatriate families moving away from Singapore or mothers re-joining the workforce, our team of catechists is always changing. We therefore would like to invite old and new CCD parents to seriously consider becoming a catechist for the next term. We will help train parents to conduct the online sessions and will provide access to digital and analogue resources for lessons.

Since CCD is entirely run by volunteers, our classes are contingent on the availability of catechists. We seek parents’ understanding that should we be unable to recruit catechists, we may have to cancel some classes.

We thank all CCD families for their continued support of our faith formation program for international school children.  Should you have questions, please drop us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The CCD Team


NOTE: Please note that information on the Confirmation Programme below is for reference only. Registration for this program is POSTPONED until further notice.   


Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD)
Catechism Classes for Students from International Schools

CCD provides catechism classes to students at international schools in the Archdiocese of Singapore. The academic calendar begins in September and ends in May with term breaks correlating with most International School holidays. Classes range from Grade 2 to Grade 8 (Confirmation).

Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are received in Grade 2 (7 years old by September 2020). Sacrament of Confirmation is received in Grade 8.

Copy of the baptismal record is needed for First Holy Communion & Confirmation classes.

We look forward to having your children in the program and our combined effort in faith formation. Please note that space is limited. Acceptance is on a first-come-first-served basis. Final acceptance/ enrolment depends on the availability of classes/ teachers and the submission/ receipt of required documents as indicated.

Place and Time

Remote Learning
Remote learning will be conducted via ZOOM until further notice. Online classes will be held on Tuesdays or Thursdays (4:30pm – 5:30pm) for Grades 2 – 7.

Face-to-face classes, when allowed to resume, will be held at the Sacred Heart Building, 8 Victoria Park Road, 266492, located behind the main Church of St Ignatius. These classes are usually offered on Tuesdays or Thursdays (4.00 pm to 5.00 pm) for children aged from 6 to 14 years old.  CCD Confirmation classes (will not be conducted for 2021)  are usually held on Sundays (3.30 pm to 5.20 pm). 

Please refer to the condensed CCD Calendar for dates of classes.

Online Class Times & Dates:
Grade 2 to Grade 7 Tuesday or Thursday: 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm
Grade 2 to Grade 7 Tuesday or Thursday: 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm

New CCD Intake Year 2020-2021 

Strictly Online Registration opens 4 December 2020. Ends 31 December 2020.

TERM 2: Start: Tues, 12 JANUARY 2021     End: Thurs, 20  MAY 2021

 

KEY DATES TO NOTE MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO MEET PREVAILING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND CAPACIY LIMIT GUIDELINES
 
 First Holy Communion Program Retreat (Online)
  - Saturday, May 15, 2021  9:30 - 11:00am
 
First Holy Reconciliation Session (In-person) 
   both days  4:30 - 5:30pm  @  St. Ignatius Hall
  - Tuesday   May 18, 2021  (Tuesday classes) 
  - Thursday May 20, 2021  (Thursday classes)
 

 First Holy Communion Mass (In-person) 

Saturday, May 22, 2021,  1:30pm - 3:30pm,  Main Church (Group 1) 
Saturday, May 29, 2021,  1:30pm - 3:30pm,  Main Church (Group 2)* if necessary

 

Volunteers
Each child's journey to becoming a stronger believer begins with their parents' active participation in their faith formation. The CCD team hopes to work with parents and students in making this journey a spiritually fulfilling one, and bringing our children into a closer relationship with God through learning the teachings of Jesus Christ and His Church. CCD is run entirely by the support of volunteers. Volunteers and catechists make the program happen! If you have a calling to serve in this ministry as a:
- Teacher
- Class Assistant
- Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with details.

Teachers
Please consider teaching and planting the seeds of faith in our children. We require our Class Teachers and Assistant Teachers to be baptized & practicing Catholics. Please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and indicate if you would like to teach in your child’s class, any class or any preferred class/grade level.



CCD General Coordinators:
Lourdes Samson (Main) /Dorothy Kay (Assistant)
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CCD FHC Coordinator:

Lourdes Samson
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CCD Confirmation Coordinators:

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