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.

St. Joachim's CCD Ministry participates in Safe Environment training for our teachers, volunteers, and children. For more information contact our ministry or
visit the Archdiocese of New Orleans Office of Safe Environment website.



All students who attend public or non-Catholic private schools starting Kindergarten through 8th are invited to enroll in CCD classes. Classes are held at the Church every Tuesday from 5:55 pm - 7:00 pm. If you are interested in learning more about enrollment, teaching, or volunteering for the upcoming year, please contact us at

First Communion & Reconciliation:

Students who are entering 2nd grade 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. If you have a student that would like to register for Confirmation preparation please contact our office at 504-341-9226.

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




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