St. Wendelin Parish Ministry of Education Program: Christ Centered Discipleship (CCD)


Welcome! Saint Wendelin’s Ministry of Education program Christ Centered Discipleship (CCD) is held 2 times each month – the second Sunday of the month from 9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and the third Wednesday of the month 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

On Sundays, a “whole community catechesis model” of learning brings together people of all ages to learn from each other by meaningful conversations about topics of faith. Sessions are coached by a coach-catechist who helps direct the conversation to a moment of learning.

On Wednesday’s, parents and children of grades kindergarten through 6 are joined together for a more specific conversation regarding religious subject matter that is age appropriate. These sessions are coached by a coach-catechist who helps direct the conversation to a moment of significant learning.

“Continuing the Conversation” is an opportunity for parents and children to learn about the faith at home. Supplies are given to each household to “continue the conversation” which was begun on Sunday and Wednesday during the months.

Christ Centered Discipleship (CCD) on Sundays includes breakfast for free.

Christ Centered Discipleship (CCD) builds on Baptism, that parents are the first and best teachers of the faith to their children. Sessions are a vital means of helping parents pass on the faith to their children. Growing in the faith and interpersonal relationship with the Lord is a lifelong process. Children especially need the example, support and encouragement of their parents on this journey of life.

Our Pastoral Associates for Catechetical Formation are here to assist parents in the spiritual formation and ongoing moral development of their children. Our initiatives are structured to provide catechetical instruction on the Catholic faith, opening all to a deeper understanding of discipleship of Jesus Christ in the Catholic Church. Participants will go deeper through experiencing the holy Mass, prayer and the grace of the sacraments. We seek mature discipleship as our ultimate goal so that disciples will be moved to share time, talent and treasure in the life of the church, the community in which we live, and our world.

Please contact our Pastoral Associates for Catechetical Formation if you would like more information about our Ministry of Education: Christ Centered Discipleship (CCD).

Christ Centered Discipleship
Schedule 2019-2020

Sunday, September 8 –                                 Kickoff Speaker and Breakfast in Parish Hall
Wednesday, September 18 –                      Grade-specific topics
Sunday, October 13 –                                     Your Faith Has Saved You: Healing & Salvation
Wednesday, October 23 –                            Grade-specific topics
Sunday, November 10 –                                Eternal Life Begins Now!
Wednesday, November 20 –                       Grade-specific topics
Sunday, December 8 –                                   Advent – Awaiting the Kingdom
Wednesday, December 18 –                         Grade-specific topics
Sunday, January 12, 2020 –                        Baptism – Cleansed, Claimed, Sealed & Sent!
Wednesday, January 22 –                            Grade-specific topics
Sunday, February 9 –                                   We Are the Light of the World – The Works of Mercy
Wednesday, February 19 –                         Grade-specific topics
Sunday, March 8 –                                        Lent – A Time of Transformation
Wednesday, March 18 –                              Grade-specific topics
Sunday, April 19 –                                         “Jesus, I trust in You!” – Divine Mercy
Wednesday, April 29 –                                Grade-specific topics
Sunday, May 10 –                                             Living Stones – Our Royal Priesthood
Wednesday, May 20 –                                   Grade-specific topics
PLEASE NOTE: All Sunday gatherings will take place in the Parish Hall. All Wednesday gatherings (with the exception of September 18th) will take place in grade specific classrooms in the Parish Life Center (K-6 on the 3rd floor, 7th & 8th in the Youth Room downstairs).