Student Faith Formation Program

Holy Angels Parish
Students who are already registered in the Holy Angels’ program do not need to register again.  A letter will be sent home in late August regarding the upcoming CCD year.  If your child will not be returning to our CCD program, please contact the CCD office so we can update our records.

All students in grades K-8 meet each week in church.
Students in Kindergarten, Grade 1, 2 & 3 are to be picked up in their classroom at dismissal time.
Students in Grades 4-8 are dismissed from the rear entrance of the school building and wait there for parents to pick students up at that location.

Pre-K: $15.00 per student per year due by November 1st.
Other Students: $25.00 per student per year due by November 1st. 
Payments can be made in cash or check made payable to “Holy Angels”.

Elaine Garfold
CCD Office Phone:  412-461-6906 ext. 112

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Holy Apostles Parish
Religious education program for children of the parish in grades Kindergarten through Eighth grade. Classes begin in mid-September and continue through late April and meet in the Parish faith Formation Building. All children must be registered to participate in the Religious Education program. Catechists for 2nd and 8th grades also prepare the students for the sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation.

For more information or to enroll in our Religious Education Program please contact:
Lori Mandela
412-884-7744 ext. 222

Saint Sylvester Parish
Parents are their child’s first and best teacher of the faith. Religious education classes help parents in that role.

Classes for children in grades 1 through 8 are offered on Monday or Tuesday evening from 6:15 – 7:30 PM.
The CCD year runs September through April.

For registration or more information contact:
Carolyn Eisenbarth
412-882-8593 x 136

Adult Faith Formation Program

For adults, the usual way to become a member of the Catholic Church is through The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA). The RCIA is a gradual process of education and formation. Whether unbaptized or baptized in another Christian denomination, the RCIA program helps adults to grow in their relationship with God.

Classes focus both on teachings and practices of the Catholic faith, as well as, the value and application of faith in our daily lives. The process of becoming a Catholic is a four-step journey. This journey will take you through the various phases of discerning your call to become a Catholic and the living of that faith.

A sponsor accompanies each person desiring to become a Catholic. The sponsor may be chosen by the individual or provided by the parish. The sponsors offer support and guidance throughout the RCIA process and are encouraged to attend the weekly classes.

The RCIA classes are held in the Parish Faith Formation Building. These weekly sessions generally last one hour. Classes begin in the Fall and conclude a few weeks after Easter. Each week the class has an opportunity to review and discuss the scripture readings proclaimed at that Sunday’s mass. Also, a specific doctrine, belief or practice of the Catholic faith is presented. The class setting is informal and allows for dialogue, discussion and questions as those needs arise.

The first step of the journey is to contact the parish office. You will be given more information about the RCIA program and the opportunity to meet, should you desire.