St. Christopher the Martyr Catholic Church
|309 Manson Avenue, Metairie, Louisiana 70001
|Sacrament of Confirmation
At the Baptism of a child in the Catholic Church, parents are reminded that they are
the “primary teachers of their children in the ways of faith.” They are asked, “Are
you ready to accept this responsibility?” And they joyfully respond, “We are!”
The Church is well aware that many parents need the help of their family and faith
community to teach their children about the beliefs, sacraments, and prayer of the Church
and the obligation and challenges of living their Catholic faith. Many children receive
their religious formation as students in a parish school. For children who do not attend a
Catholic school, St. Christopher provides a Parish School of Religion (CCD). Often
abbreviated “CCD,” the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine is a religious education
program of the Catholic Church, normally designed for children.
Our parish is blessed to have men and women who volunteer their time and experience to
share their faith and knowledge of the teachings of the Catholic Church with the children
who attend our Parish School of Religion. They prepare the material for the classes and
other events for the children. They come early to be present when the children arrive,
and they remain after class to make sure the classroom is ready for the students who will
come to school the next day. They truly believe that Every Child Counts, and We
Care about Every Child.
They are dedicated to helping the children grow in knowledge and love of God, and we all
owe them a great debt of gratitude for their dedication to the children and our CCD
There is a nominal fee for each child to cover the cost of the teaching materials and events
intended to engage the children in prayer and in the practice of the faith of the Church.
We urge every parent, grandparent, or guardian of a child baptized in the Catholic
Church who is not attending a Catholic school to register their child in our Parish School
of Religion. If you have any questions, please contact Deacon Jerry Martinez at
email@example.com or 504-559-4495.
Please complete the two documents below and mail or bring them to 309 Manson Street,
Metairie, LA 70001. Remember to include your child’s Baptism Certificate and a check for
NO CHILD WILL BE DEPRIVED OF FAITH FORMATION IN OUR PARISH SCHOOL OF
RELIGION DUE TO INABILITY TO PAY THE COST.
|Parish School of Religion (CCD)
|"Every Child Counts, and We Care about Every Child!"