MISSION: The mission of the Saint Benedict Parish CCD Program is to help parents bring young people into communion with Jesus Christ and His Church, leading them to the love of God the Father and life in the Holy Spirit. We strive to provide teaching that will allow each student to develop a deeper understanding of Catholic teaching and mature in the life of Faith.

We offer CCD or Religious Education on a one hour per week basis, Wednesdays 7 to 8 p.m., for all students (Pre-School through 8th Grade) of the Atchison area. The cost is $30/yr for the first child in a family; $45/yr for two children and $55/yr for three or more children in a family.  Text materials are provided. Questions may be addressed to the pastor, Fr.Jeremy Heppler, O.S.B., or the CCD coordinator, Jake or Bekah Firestine at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ,or at 574-249-2168.  That in all things God may be glorified!

Jake and Bekah Firestine
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Wednesday evenings during school term
7:00-8:00 PMMeeting Location
Saint Benedict Catholic School

Confraternity of Christian Doctrine or CCD faithfully gives the fundamental teachings of the Catholic Church to the school age children of our parishes.

Saint Benedict Parish Calendar for CCD 2017-2018

CCD BEGINS on September 6, 2017.  All classes will meet at the St. Benedict Catholic School Building, 7 to 8 p.m.


  • Parents are asked to attend program Masses, Penance Services, and other special activities through the year. 
  • For student safety, preschool through 4th grade students must be accompanied into and out of the building by a parent or authorized adult.  Parents must sign a waiver if they wish their 5th grade and above students to meet them in the parking lot.   
  • Weather cancellations will be announced through email by 4:00 p.m. on the day of class.  Please include your e-mail address on the registration form.


Sept.6: First Day of Class, ALL PARENTS’ MEETING
Sept.13: Regular Class
Sept. 20: Regular Class: Confirmation Parent Meeting
Sept. 27: Regular Class: Virtus for grades 1-4

Oct.  4:  Regular Class: Virtus for grades 5-8
Oct. 11: NO CLASS: Fall Break
Oct. 18: Regular Class
Oct. 25: Regular Class

Nov. 1: All Saints’ Day Mass, Holy Day of Obligation
Nov. 8: Regular Class: First Communion Parent Meeting
Nov. 15: Regular Class
Nov. 22: NO CLASS: Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 29: Regular Class

Dec. 6: Regular Class for PreK-1; Penance for grades 2-8
Dec. 13: Mass
Dec. 20: NO CLASS: Christmas Holiday
Dec. 27: NO CLASS: Christmas Holiday


**Confirmation, First Reconciliation, and First Communion dates TBD


Jan.  3: NO CLASS: Christmas Holiday
Jan. 10: Epiphany Party! All grades and families
Jan. 17: Regular Class
Jan. 24:  Regular Class
Jan. 31:  Regular Class

Feb. 7: Regular Class
Feb. 14: ASH WEDNESDAY MASS - All grades
Feb. 21: Regular Class
Feb. 28:  Regular Class

Mar. 14: Regular Class
Mar. 21:regular Class
Mar. 28: Regular Class for PreK-1; Penance for grades 2-8

Apr. 4: Regular Class - Easter Week
Apr. 11: Regular Class
Apr. 18:Regular Class
Apr. 25: Regular Class