Religious Education (CCD)

Our Mission

The St. Dunstan School of Religious Education is an important part of the St. Dunstan Parish Community. We are dedicated to providing our students with a desire to share in the adventure of faith, learning, liturgy, and life. Our programs provide faith formation for children to grow in love, knowledge, appreciation and desire to become active members of the Catholic Church. We are committed to helping parents encourage and to provide their children with a solid spiritual foundation of their Roman Catholic faith.

Overview of The Program

The St. Dunstan School of Religious Education welcomes all children and youth, who are baptized Catholic and those wishing to be baptized in the Catholic faith, to enroll and participate in our Religious Education Program. Enrollment priority is given to those families who are registered in our Parish. If your family is not registered with our Parish, please fill out our parish registration form.

Important News & Updates

Please read the Religious Education Program Registration Information Letter. Registration information (as well as forms) can be found under the Registration section below.

Registration

Welcome and thank you for enrolling your child (or children) in our Religious Education Program!

Materials to register for the upcoming 2018-2019 St. Dunstan Religious Education are enclosed in this packet.  Our program is open to all students who have been baptized in the Catholic faith or are in the process of Catholic Faith Formation.  In order to process your child’s registration, we must have the following:

1. Completed Registration Form-Part I (please complete both pages).   Please note:  you do not have to live in Millbrae to attend CCD at St. Dunstan, therefore, please provide us with your correct home address, email and telephone number on the form.  The information that is provided on this form should be kept current at all times.  Please contact the office to update information.

2. Completed Registration Form-Part II (please complete both pages – one per family).  As in any educational setting, we rely on volunteers to help us with our students.  Your registration will not be processed without this form being completed indicating the areas in which you are able to assist with our program or parish.

3. Medical Release and Emergency Information Form (please complete both pages – one per family).  This form will be used in the event of a medical emergency with your child.  The information that is provided on this form should be kept current at all times.  Please contact the office to update information.

4. Internet and Information Waiver Form (one form per family).

5. Baptismal Certificate (for new students only!) – We need to have a copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate on file.  Please enclose a photocopy; we cannot be responsible for originals sent to our office.  These copies are kept on permanent file in the CCD Office.  Registrations will not be processed without a copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate.

6. Payment (registrations will not be processed without payment).  Please note:  no student will be denied admittance due to inability to pay.  Monthly payment plan is available.  Please contact the Director to discuss payment plan options—all discussions are confidential.

Tuition Schedule

1 Child
$100
2 Children
$125
3 or More Children
$150

Sacrament Fees

First Communion
$40
Confirmation I
$60
Confirmation II
$60
  • **Confirmation II Fees do not include additional retreat fee.**
  • **LATE FEES: $25.00 (For Registrations Paid After 8/24/2018), Please Include With Your Payment.**
  • The Tuition Schedule and Sacrament Fees have been set by the St. Dunstan Finance Committee and approved by the Pastor.

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

All registration materials and tuition payments must be returned no later than August 24, 2018, by either mail or dropping it off in our office mail slot which is located on the first door of our office.  Registration packages received after 8/24/18 will be assessed at $25.00 Late Fee.  Please enclose all information needed including certificates and payment.  Your canceled tuition check is your receipt.  Applications will be returned that are not complete and do not have all information enclosed.  Our mailing address is:  St. Dunstan Office of Religious Education, 1150 Magnolia Avenue, Millbrae  CA  94030.

For your convenience, the CCD Office will be open for walk-in registration during summer and the following times:  Tuesday, September 4th (10:00-3:00 & 5:00-7:00); Wednesday, September 5th (5:00-7:00) and Thursday, September 6th (10:00-3:00 & 5:00-7:00). 

We will attempt to accommodate all applications; however, our class size is limited.  Please register early.  Priority will be given to students who have attended our program last year (if registered before August 24th) and to those who are members of our Parish.

CCD FOR GRADES 1st—6TH STARTS Tuesday, September 11, 2018 3:45—5:00 p.m.

CLASS SCHEDULES FOR GRADES 1st—6TH WILL BE GIVEN OUT ON FIRST DAY OF CCD AND ARE AVAILABLE ON WEBSITE (www.saintdunstanchurch.org)

CLASS SCHEDULES FOR CONFIRMATION I AND CONFIRMATION II WILL BE SENT HOME UNDER SEPARATE COVER.  CLASSES WILL BEGIN OCTOBER 3, 2018.

Please review all information included with the registration package—and be sure to visit our Religious Education website at:  www.saintdunstanchurch.org.  Important information and CCD class schedules are available online. We ask that you review the St. Dunstan School of Religious Education Handbook as well as the Student Guidelines that are available online.  We will review these policies with students on our first day of class.

In closing, please remember that all families must complete the volunteering portion of the Registration Form—Part II regardless if you are registered in the parish or not.  Volunteers are needed in the areas of catechists, classroom aides, and the CCD Office—just to name a few areas.  Volunteering for a few hours really helps to make a difference.

FOR NEW STUDENTS (GRADES 3 THROUGH 8 ONLY):  If your children have received their First Eucharist and/or Reconciliation—please complete this information on the Registration Form where indicated (including the church and date received) and provide us with copies of the certificates.

SACRAMENTAL PROGRAMS

All Sacrament Programs are a two-year program.  Students must complete one (1) immediate previous year of formal religious instruction either through a Religious Education Program or Catholic School.  Students must be baptized Catholic and have a consistent class attendance record to be eligible to receive Catholic sacraments. 

Copies of certificates of completion, report cards or letters from the previous program coordinator will be required in order for a new student to be placed directly into a sacrament class.

The Confirmation Program is a two-year program.  Confirmation I (for first year confirmation students) is designed to explore our Catholic faith and begins the preparation for Confirmation including commitment, service and attendance at a retreat.  Confirmation II (for second year confirmation students) is designed to finalize the preparation for Confirmation through commitment, service and attendance at a retreat.

For students enrolled in our Confirmation I and Confirmation II Programs—a separate class schedule will be sent to you in late September.  Classes will start in October and are held on Tuesday evenings.  Classes are from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

SPECIAL SACRAMENT PROGRAM (GRADES 3 THROUGH 8 ONLY):  Students in Grades 3-8th who have not received the Sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion and/or Reconciliation, will be admitted into our Special Sacrament Program and will receive their Sacraments through a two-year program.  This program will prepare them to receive these Sacraments.  Please call the Director of Religious Education for information.

Have a wonderful and safe summer.  See everyone on September 11th !

Sincerely,

Sheree A. Leone

Director of Religious Education

DID YOU REMEMBER TO COMPLETE & RETURN THE FOLLOWING:

Schedule of Classes

Religious Education classes for students in Grades 1-6 are held on Tuesday's from 3:45pm - 5:00pm. Students meet in the St. Dunstan School Classrooms.

Religious Education for students in Confirmation I & II are held on Tuesday evenings from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. Students meet in the St. Dunstan School Classrooms.

Change of Address/Phone

Please notify the Religious Education Office of any change of address or telephone number (work, home or cell) immediately so that we can update emergency contact information. This is necessary in the event of an emergency and we need to contact you or your designated contact.

Baptismal Information

We need to have a copy of your child's Baptismal Certificate on file. Please enclose a photocopy, we cannot be responsible for originals sent to our office. These copies are kept on permanent file in the CCD Office for use as the student progresses through the Sacrament programs. If your child was baptized at St. Dunstan Church, please call the Rectory 650-697-4730 to obtain a copy.

Sacrament Preparation

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist Preparation

Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist is a two-year program. Children must attend and successfully complete 1st grade (Level 1) Religious Education classes in order to be eligible for 2nd Grade (Level 2). First Reconciliation and First Eucharist preparation involve classroom instruction, parent meetings, retreat, prayer celebrations and attendance at mass. The involvement of the parents in their child's preparation for these sacraments is vital. The Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are celebrated during the spring of 2nd Grade (Level 2).

Confirmation

Our Confirmation Program is a two-year program for students in Junior High (Grades 7th & 8th). Confirmation I (for first year confirmation students) is designed to explore our catholic faith and beginning preparation for Confirmation. Confirmation II (for second year confirmation students) is designed to finalize the preparation for Confirmation through commitment, service and attendance at a retreat. Students must successfully complete Confirmation I in order to be eligible for Confirmation II. The Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated during the spring of Confirmation II.

Special Sacrament Program for Older Students (Grades 3 and up)

Students in Grades 3 and up who still need to receive the Sacraments of Baptism, First Holy Communion and/or Reconciliation, will be admitted into our Special Sacrament Program which is a two year program. Students will attend CCD classes and special classes to prepare them to receive these Sacraments over the course of the two year program. Please call the Director for further information.

Note: All students who are enrolling from another Religious Education Program or parochial school will be required to provide a letter from the Director/Coordinator of the Program or report card indicating that student successfully completed the course requirements for the grade level before being eligible to enroll at the St. Dunstan School of Religion.

Confirmation II News and Updates

Confirmation Class Mass dates are as follows. All students are required to attend these class masses with a parent or adult:

The following forms are available for downloading:

  • Service Hours Form
  • Registration for Confirmation Form
  • Confirmation Sponsor Form
  • Confirmation Sponsor Pledge of Commitment Form
  • Confirmation Name Form
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Important Dates to Remember

Confirmation I News and Updates

The following forms are available for downloading:

  • Confirmation I - Pledge of Commitment
  • Confirmation I - Service Hours Form
  • Confirmation I - Service Hours Guidelines
  • Service Project Reflection
  • Volunteer Opportunities

First Communion/Reconciliation News

The following forms are available for downloading:

  • First Holy Communion Application Form
  • First Holy Communion Pledge of Commitment

**Detailed information will be provided to all families enrolled in our First Holy Communion Program throughout the calendar year.**

St. Dunstan Parish Athletics

St. Dunstan Religious Education students are invited to participate in the St. Dunstan Parish Athletics Program. The St. Dunstan Parish Athletics Program strives to encourage the physical and emotional growth of our children by establishing a program of competitive sports which stresses the concepts of individual conditioning and effort, fundamentals, sportsmanship, teamwork, responsibility, participation and competition.

All Religious Education Program Students must meet the following eligibility criteria to participate in the St. Dunstan Athletics Program:

1.Meeting the PPSL eligibility rules (available from the Athletic Board).

2.Adhering to the guidelines in the St. Dunstan Athletic Program Handbook, including the Conduct and Academics Section (available from the Athletic Board).

3.Meeting the following Parish criteria:

a)Family must be registered in the Parish

b) *Student must have consistent yearly enrollment as well as weekly attendance record

c)Students that are home schooled are not eligible

*Probationary period of one semester will be assessed for students who do not meet the above criteria.

Each child who participates in the St. Dunstan Parish Athletics Program must have a completed Permission Slip turned in along with the athletic fee. Students cannot play/practice until the permission slip and athletic fee is provided.

Each child who participates in the St. Dunstan Athletics Program must be in good standing with the Parish Religious Education Program including tuition.

Athletics Permission Form (Two Pages)