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.

March 16, 2020 - Coronavirus Update:

Due to the precautions being enacted across the nation and in Louisiana, we will be cancelling Catechism classes for the next few weeks. First Reconciliation will be postponed until classes resume on Monday, April 13th. The CCD year will not be extended. It is important that we take the proper precautions at this time to ensure the health and safety of ourselves and our families. Please contact our CCD Director with any questions.


All students who attend public or non-Catholic private schools starting Kindergarten through 8th for the 2019-2020 school year are invited to enroll in CCD classes. Classes are held at the Church every Monday from 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm.

First Communion & Reconciliation:

Students who are entering 2nd grade for the 2019-2020 year will prepare for their first communion and reconciliation. Two consecutive years of religious education is expected for these students. 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.


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 2019-2020 year will begin in October, 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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