In response to the thirst of children who want to be closer to God A means to develop strong moral foundation based on Christian moral principles derived from the teachings of Jesus Christ and traditions of the Syro Malabar Christians
Mission and vision
Assist the children to develop a deep, trusting, and dynamic relationship with God
Form a strong sense of morality founded on prayer, communion, sacraments and Word of God.
Equip the children with the necessary spiritual foundation to be a missionary.
Motivate younger ones to Learn, Love, Live and Proclaim Jesus as the Lord through the Church, in the present US context.
Promote growth of faith through knowledge and experiences.
Prizes and Cash Awards
The cash award is given to those who student who score 95% or above from 8th -12th grade.
Academic excellence awards are given based on the following criteria.
1st - 7th - 90% and above
8th-10- 85%and above
11&12- 80% and above
Church and Class Participation grades (10%) are recorded every Sunday based on the following criteria:
For bringing Text book, Bible, Following directions of teachers and participation in class activities, Participation in Holy Mass (2.5 points each)
Scholarship: The 12th grade student who receive the highest grade will be awarded with Kuriamparambil Scholarship award.
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On every Sunday second reading is done by CCD Kids. Kids who are in 5th grade and up can sign up.
Every year we have Bible project for kids through which they learn Bible verses , Prayers and basic teachings of Catholic Church.They will be provided a packet every month worth 20 points. For each point they can earn CCD Dollars which they can use at CCD Gift store to buy special gifts.
There will be a written Bible Quiz Competition for all kids from 2nd grade and above.
The topic for study : The Acts of the Apostles
We have formed a Kids Choir for English Holy Mass. Special training is given to them.
There will be special days scheduled for our CCD throughout the year for volunteering at St Mary’s Food Bank and Andre House. Parents and kids can participate according to their convenience in these voluntary activities.
Cloth Drive: Cloth drive is conducted in October. All donations are given to St. Vincent De Paul society.
Toiletry Drive: It is conducted in February for collecting toiletry items. All donations are given to Homeless.
Comprehensive Year long training is given to kids preparing for First Holy communion and Confirmation classes.
There will be times in everybody's life when question arise about faith. We have placed a question box in the church hall to place questions regarding faith for parents and children. We have formed a resource team to answer these question. They refer to Bible and church documents to answer questions.
All children get an opportunity to dress up like their favorite saint. They learn about that saint and present a summary of that saint's life in the meeting.
It is to promote and exhibit the creative works of Children and parents. They can write articles,draw pictures, do paintings etc.
We have about 700 books and videos in our CCD Library Bible stories, bible study, Catholic teachings, Saint Biographies, Parenting, Personality and character Formation, Guidance for Teenagers, Problem solving for adults etc. All members of the Parish are welcome to check out books and videos. The library is open every Sunday. Our Library is conducting many programs to promote Christian and value based reading.
All children gets points when they read a book, or watch a DVD and return with a hand written summary. If a parent does the same their children get points. This is to improve catholic parenting.
When they complete a paper and pen activity which we provide, like puzzle sheet, earn points.
Also they can earn points by presenting any handwritten article related to Christianity. We may post that in our library for other kids.
Every 100 points children will be rewarded and at the end of the year the top scorers will get special awards.
There will be catholic publications and free leaflets.
Every Year we conduct a Talent show to provide opportunity for our children to express their individual talents.
Items: Song, Speech, Instrument Music, Essay writing, Story telling (KG), Pencil Drawing, Single Dance, Fancy Dress, Bible Reading, Mono Act ( One child can participate in only three items.)