Religious Education (CCD)
The mission of St. Timothy’s Religious Education Program, which is rooted in and derived from the Roman Canon of the Mass, is simply and always to hold and teach the Catholic Faith that comes to us from the Apostles. We acknowledge the one Teacher, Jesus Christ, and remain steadfastly united to the Catholic Church He founded on the rock of St. Peter. Therefore, we expect unwavering fidelity to the Successor of Peter from all teachers and teacher assistants who volunteer in this program.
At St. Timothy’s Parish, each child is seen as created in the image and likeness of God and as a reflection of His goodness. Realizing that God has created all things for His glory and our benefit, the challenge of being a living witness to the Gospel is central to the development of each student. Therefore, at St. Timothy’s, an understanding of Jesus and His message is essential to knowing Him, loving Him, and serving Him always.
The core elements listed below form the foundation and strength of St. Timothy’s Religious Education Program. With these elements we seek to cultivate the hearts, minds, and souls of our students to their fullest potential.
- The Parents are recognized and respected as the primary educators of their children.
- The dignity of the individual, as a unique child of God, is nurtured and developed.
- The doctrine of the Catholic faith is presented in its fullness and entirety as both knowledge to be learned and a life to be lived.
- The Sacramental life is central to developing and sustaining the Catholic Faith.
- The Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and the Real Presence of our Lord in the Eucharist is the “source and summit” of our faith.
- The promotion of frequent reception of the Sacraments of Penance and Holy Eucharist.
- The Gospel values which teach moral life as expressed in the Ten Commandments, Beatitudes, Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy are professed, cultivated and practiced.
- The Word of God is revered.
- Our Blessed Lady’s example, as the first disciple of Jesus, is our model.
- The virtues are fostered and practiced in everyday life.
- Reading and studying the lives of the saints as an example for our lives.
- The importance of prayer is stressed as a source for growth in the spiritual life. Holy Hours, Rosaries, Novenas, personal prayers, and Mass attendance are stressed and encouraged.
Religious Education Staff
Director of Religious Education
Sr. Emelita, SNDS
Monday 11:00a.m. – 8:30p.m.
Tuesday 11:00 a.m. – 8: 30p.m.
Wednesday 11:00a.m. – 8:30p.m.
Thursday 11:00a.m. – 6:00p.m.
CLOSED ON FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS
*June – Monday thru Thursday 11:00a.m. to 5:30p.m.
*July – CCD Office is usually closed.
*August – Monday thru Thursday 11:00a.m. to 5:30p.m.
*Summer Months – June, July & August – Hours are various due to staff vacation. Please email or call 703-378-9143 for appointments.
CCD students returning to the program must re-register each year. This registration takes place in the Spring of their previous CCD school year.
Be sure to re-register by June 1st to assure your child a place in the Fall. The deadline for students new to the program is June 30th.
A late fee of $10.00 will be charged after August 1st.
A copy of student’s Baptismal Certificate MUST be included for grades 2nd, 7th, RCIC/Missing Sacrament students even if they were baptized at St. Timothy’s Church.
Because we have over 1,000 children in our program, we must adhere to these deadlines.
You can download the Registration Form by clicking here.
You can download the CCD Volunteer Flyer and Form by clicking here.
Also please review the CCD Handbook for our policies and other important information.
Grades PK/K through 8:
Mondays 4:45-6:00p.m. & 7:00-8:15p.m.
Tuesdays 4:45-6:00p.m. & 7:00-8:15p.m.
RCIC/Missing Sacraments: begins in either October/November and ends in March/April on Monday 4:45-6:00p.m.
RCIC Mass for Sacrament of Initiation will be scheduled right before Easter each year.