Welcome Back for our 2013-14 CCE Program!
My name is Lucille D'Elia and I am the NEW Director of Religious Education (DRE) for Holy Trinity of Corn Hill. If you ever have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact me!
We Have Some Changes For This Year – So Please Read The Following Carefully
Also see the calendar for details and more.
Our CCE classes are held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted in the Calendar).
- First day of class: September 4, 2013
- Last day of class: May 7, 2014.
We will now have Mass on the 1st, 3rd, & 5th Wednesdays of each month (see calendar)*. On these nights, class will be held from 6:30 – 7:30 and then we will attend Mass, in the church, from 7:30 – 8:00 p.m. On the nights without Mass, the full hour and a half will be spent in the classroom.
*Parents are encouraged to attend Mass on these evenings as well. After all, monkey see – monkey do. You are your child’s(ren’s) most prominent role model and when you show them that’s it’s important to attend Mass, they are more likely to continue to do so on their own as adults and then eventually as parents themselves with their own children. Also, please make sure that your child(ren) wear Mass appropriate clothing (i.e. no short shorts or short skirts or anything revealing or derogatory). We should always be dressed decently in the house of God.
As in the past, we will serve a meal every class night from 5:45 – 6:15 p.m. for the catechists, students and parents. We know that it’s hard to get home from work and school and have enough time to eat and make it here by 6:30, so we offer this service to you all – for free. It’s also hard for the children to pay attention in class when their stomachs are grumbling, so please come and have a meal on us - and mom/dad gets a night off, too!
Most of you have heard and are aware of the diocesan requirements for the Ethics & Integrity in Ministry (EIM) certification. Anyone who has anything to do with children in the parish (i.e. Catechists, classroom volunteers, etc.) must have taken an EIM Course (and a refresher course every three years after) in order to participate. Therefore, if you have taken it, THANK YOU. If not, please talk to me and I will point you in the right direction.
With that said, one of the diocesan requirements is that there are two EIM certified persons in each CCE classroom on every class night. Please make the effort to sign-up with your child’s(ren’s) teach to sit-in with them when needed. I know that most of you have done this in the past and I want to thank you for your time and dedication to meeting these standards.
The key to success is communication. If there is ever any information that needs your attention, I will send notes home with your children, so make sure you ask them after each class if they have any. But I would also like to use email to pass on the messages as well. Therefore, if you don’t mind, please make sure I have your current information (should be filled out on the Registration Form). And, if you don’t have email, please make sure that I have a good phone number (or two) for you. Also, if any of your information changes throughout the year (home address, phone numbers, email, etc), please let me know. We must have accurate information in case of emergencies and/or impromptu announcements such as bad weather closings, etc.
Thank you for your time and, again, please feel free to contact me with any questions or to voice your concerns/opinions.
Yours in Christ,
Lucille D'Elia, Director of Religious Education