Religious Education for Grade School and High School Children


The St. Joachim CCD program embraces the Catechetical Ministry of the Church to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. In addition to weekly lessons on the gift of our Catholic Faith, grade school and high school children have the opportunity to participate in a variety of beautiful, sacred liturgies throughout the year. Throughout the liturgical year "Children's Mass" will take place on the 3rd Sunday of each month. We encourage our children to read the Word of God, help greet and usher parishioners, and bring up the gifts at this mass. We want our children to feel like part of the liturgy, knowing that Christ is calling them into faith.

Upcoming CCD Events:
December 12 & 13

Bake Sale after all weekend masses

December 14 CCD Christmas Party 6pm
December 24 Children's Choir at 3pm Mass



Registration for the upcoming 2020-2021 CCD year has been set. Registration will take place after ALL weekend Masses on August 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16. New students must present a copy of their birth certification, baptismal certificate, and previous parish religious education proof (if necessary). Single child registration is $40.00. The family rate of two or more children is $60.00. After August 16th, a late fee will be added to the tuition cost for registration. Please contact the office at (504) 341-9226 or email the program coordinator at [email protected] for more information.


All students who attend public or non-Catholic private schools starting Pre-Kindergarten through 8th for the 2020-2021 school year are invited to enroll in CCD classes. Classes are held at the Church every Monday from 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm. If you are interested in learning more about enrollment, teaching, or volunteering for the upcoming year, please contact us at [email protected]

First Communion & Reconciliation:

Students who are entering 2nd grade for the 2020-2021 year will prepare for their first communion and reconciliation. Two consecutive years of religious education is expected for these students in order to receive the Sacarments. In addition, it is important for children preparing for the sacraments to attend mass regularly so that they learn how to participate in the Celebration of the Eucharist. Mass attendance will be required for these children in order to successfully complete the program.


The sacrament of Confirmation is generally prepared for in the junior year of high school. Previous religious education in Catholic high school or our CCD program is expected. Classes for the 2020-2021 year will be announced in the coming months while registration is taking place. If you have a student that would like to register for Confirmation preparation please contact our office or visit our registration page here: St. Joachim Confirmation Classes

For more information use the form below to contact our Confirmation Coordinator:




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