Children's Faith Formation

The Blue Hills Collaborative provides children’s faith formation programs (formerly known as CCD) for grades K and up. Except where noted, all classes are held at the offices of the Blue Hills Collaborative, 20 Como Road, Hyde Park, just behind St. Anne parish.

2017 - 2018 Schedule

Catechesis Programs

  • Faith Formation Group 1: Grades K-8; Sundays, 8:45 – 10:00 am; BHCC classrooms
  • Faith Formation Group 2: Grades K-8; Sundays, 10:00 – 11:15 am; BHCC classrooms
  • Confirmation Catechesis:* Grades 9+; Sundays, 10:00 – 11:15 am; BHCC classrooms
    (for teens who have not completed K – 8 faith formation and wish to be confirmed)
  • Creole Group: Grades K-8; Sundays, 3:30 – 4:45 pm; MPB Lower Hall

Faith In Action Programs

  • Confirmation Prep:* Confirmation Prep Grades 9+; Sundays 12:30 – 2:00 pm; BHCC hall/gym
    (this program concludes with the conferral of the Sacrament of Confirmation)

For exact meeting dates and other specific information, please download
the new Faith Formation Parent 2017-2018 Handbook.


2017 - 2018 Curriculum

  • All children in Faith Formation Catechesis (typically K-8) will use Pflaum Gospel Weeklies” Faith Formation Program
    • Grades K-1 use “Promise
    • Grades 2-3 use “Good News
    • Grades 4-6 use ”Venture
    • Grades 7-8 use “Visions
    • Children in Sacramental Prep (First Reconciliation/Eucharist) will use will use sacramental Pflaum Gospel Weeklies” and Sadlier’s “Believe, Celebrate, Live” series for the sacramental prep portion of their program
  • Teens that have not been prepared catechetically for Confirmation Prep will be offered one year of comprehensive catechesis prior to being admitted to the Faith-In-Action Confirmation Prep program. This program is know as Confirmation Catechesis and will use Sadlier's "One Faith, One Lord" book
  • There are no text books for Confirmation Prep, Grades 9+, although video material from Dynamic Catholic’sDecision Point” will be used

Registration for 2017 - 2018

To register your child for Faith Formation, please click here.

Final Day to register for 2017-2018: K-8: December 17, 2017 | Confirmation: October 29, 2017

If you are not registered with any parish in the Archdiocese of Boston, please click here, to register with one of the parishes of our Collaborative. To sign up for Faith Formation without registering for any parish in the Archdiocese, please call the Collaborative Center during business hours.

*If students have not completed years K-8 of Faith Formation, a 20-question, fill-in-the-blank quiz will be used to determine which program would be best for each teen.


Sign Up to be a 2017-2018 Catechist!

Faith Formation Calendar at a Glance

For Those Who Love to Fill Out Forms By Hand, Rather Than Online

Looking for something to do while your child is in Faith Formation? Join us 10-11:15 am on Faith Formation Sundays for a clip from Bishop Robert Barron's award-winning "Catholicism" series followed by fellowship and a group discussion on the Catholic faith. Click here for more information.

Family Faith Formation Day

This year, Family Faith Formation Day will be held on Sunday, January 28th. Parents of children in grades K-8 are expected to attend Faith Formation sessions with their children. All sessions will be held in the Hall, rather than the individual classrooms. Families are expected to sit together as a family. We will have coffee, doughnuts, and some terrific activities for families to work on together. This once-a-year event is designed to build family unity and allow children to see their parents living out their faith in a “classroom” setting. Class times remain the same.

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