Christ Centered Discipleship (CCD)

In 2019, Saint Wendelin sought to redesign religious education from a strictly classroom and content model to whole-community catechesis. On Sundays, this whole-community catechesis model of learning brings together people of all ages to learn from each other by meaningful conversations about topics of faith. Christ Centered Discipleship (CCD) builds on the promises made at a child’s 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.

Documents and Letters Pertaining to Sacramental Preparation

Baptism Pamphlet

First Reconciliation Letter

First Reconciliation Pamphlet

First Communion Pamphlet

Sacrament of Confirmation Letter

Sacrament of Confirmation Pamphlet

Click here to view this year’s Christ Centered Discipleship Parent Informational Meeting
Video Link

Christ Centered Discipleship (CCD) is a place for families to become what they were created by God to be! The goal of this program is to empower parents to become models of faith for their children so that their homes might be places where children are formed to become the saints they were created to be!

The Christ Centered Discipleship program has 3 main components this year:
1) ALIVE: Family Faith Formation weekly family videos.
2) Monthly Full Community Sunday Gatherings with age-appropriate learning, family discussion, and community prayer (and food!)*
3) Monthly Encounter Opportunities – opportunities to encounter the living God through prayer, worship, and the Holy Spirit in the context of community!

*Please note that the monthly full community Sunday gatherings will not begin until at least January, or until COVID restrictions have been lifted and we are again able to gather safely as a full community. Until that time, we will be using Sunday mornings to gather in smaller groups for grade-specific sacramental preparation. 

Important documents for this year:
Letter to Parents
Brochure with CCD Dates and Topics

To register your family, please click on this link:


*Note: the community-wide Sunday gathering is always listed first even though appearing out of chronological order.*

-Wednesday 9th- Parent Meeting @ 6:30pm
-Sunday 13th – 1st & 2nd Sacrament session

-Sunday 11th- 7th & 8th Confirmation session
-Sunday 18th – Family Consecration to the Sacred & Immaculate Hearts (begin 40 Hours)

-Sunday 8th- 8th grade Confirmation session
-Monday 2nd – All Souls Memorial Mass

-Sunday 6th- 2nd grade Reconciliation session
-Wednesday 16th- Advent Lessons and Carols &
Opportunity for Confession

-Sunday 24th- Community Gathering
-Wednesday 20th – Holy Hour for Life

-Sunday 14th- Community Gathering
-Wednesday 24th – Lenten Penance Service

-Sunday 7th- Community Gathering
-Wednesday 24th – Living Stations of the Cross

-Sunday 25th- Community Gathering
-Sunday 11th – Holy Hour & Divine Mercy Chaplet

-Sunday 16th- Community Gathering
-Date TBA – Pentecost Parish Mission