Mass Schedule
Sunday ~ 8:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m.

Religious Education

CCD The most precious gift that God has given us is our children. While they receive our care and love, what they give, even to a whole parish community, is far more important. They show us the very innocence and wonder of God. Our service to our children in handing on to them our faith is the link that builds the Body of Christ, both now and in the future. There is no greater gift that can be given than to teach a child about God's love for them.

If you haven’t been involved in Religious Education (CCD) lately, you will find things have changed in many ways over the years. What was once strictly instruction in doctrine has expanded to include a variety of teaching/learning tools, prayer experiences, service activities, videos, projects, and liturgical celebrations.

At Mary, Mother of Hope Parish our Kindergarten through grade 8 classes meet every Sunday morning for one hour from September to May. The lessons follow a comprehensive core curriculum that flows from year to year and includes the life and teaching of Jesus, Bible stories, Catholic doctrine and practices, moral decision-making, sacraments, and models of Christian living.

CCD Mission Statement
We, the catechists of Mary, Mother of Hope Parish, will reach out to as many children as possible this year to deliver the Good News of Our Lord Jesus. We will use every resource available to us to teach the children that, through prayer, the Sacraments and, most importantly, the Sacrifice of the Mass, they will realize God’s Love. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we will strive to instill in each child a full and complete understanding of God’s love for them, and teach them how to return that love.

Catechists (CCD teachers/aids)

Our CCD Teachers are volunteers who instruct our children in the Catholic Religion and witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ. They are caring individuals, committed to grow personally in knowledge and spirituality as they support parents in the development of each child.

Class Times

  • Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
  • Monday 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

April 2014

Parish Release Form

Release Form

Religious Education Registration

Parents may inquire about registration by phoning Ms. Lauren DeFelice Director of Religious Education at the Religious Education Office at (724) 658-2564, ext. 21. All new students are asked to supply a copy of their baptismal certificates if they have been baptized.

Contact Mary, Mother of Hope about Religious Education

Mary, Mother of Hope Parish

124 North Beaver Street

New Castle, PA 16101