Confraternity of Christian Doctrine

Confraternity of Christian Doctrine profile

Conraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) Team
Conraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) Team

The Catholic Diocese of Parramatta has 49 parishes which provide religious education for Catholic students attending approximately 250 State Schools across this growing diocese.

The Confraternity of Catholic Doctrine (CCD) for the Catholic Diocese of Parramatta supports parishes by conducting training courses that accredit Catechists – or Special Religious Education Teachers (‘SREs’) – to teach in state schools. A team of Regional Co-ordinators provides support to Parish Co-ordinators and Parish Teams to assist them in their ministry.

We also provide inservicing on the ‘Christ our Light and Life’ curriculum and classroom management, reflective days and opportunities for spiritual formation.Across the diocese there are about 940 Volunteer Catechists/SREs, who represent their parishes in the local State Schools. The classes are generally half an hour in duration and provide the opportunity for the seeds of faith to be sown and then nourished by parents, parish life and future Catechists/SREs.

The true stories can only be gained by talking to Catechists/SREs, Parish Co-ordinators, Parish Priests and Regional Co-ordinators from across landscape of the diocese.

Please visit our Regional Pages for a more in-depth look at each of our regions. Or, please feel free at any time to approach your local Parish Co-ordinator/Team or parish priest if you have any questions about teaching Special Religious Education in your parish.

Our Mission Statement

The CCD consists of a united group who are mainly volunteers, dedicated and committed to Special Religious Education in State Schools.

We strive to ensure that Catholic students attending Primary, Secondary and Special Education State schools and their families have an opportunity to hear the Good News, to develop a relationship with God and to feel welcomed and valued members of the Church community.

We endeavour, by our living of gospel values, to nourish and support the faith development of the students and their families.

We will strive to help the children we teach to know and understand Jesus’ message of ‘Love one another as I have loved you’.

We accept the responsibility of continually calling each other to ongoing formation and commitment to mission.

We value the opportunity to work alongside other denominational groups in common commitment to students in State schools.