[quote="MaryandJoseph, post:4, topic:178252"]
The parish does offer CCD, but it greatly lacks in Solid Catholic teaching. In fact, the first time I attended Holy Mass at this parish, I thought I was at a Protestant "tent revival" meeting....DISCLAIMER: NO disrespect intended to our Protestant Christian brothers/sisters.
Folksy and modern might be fine IF they taught solid Catholic doctrine, but sadly this does not seem the case. In fact, I have not seen any Catholic teachings, just general Christian information (good no doubt, but not complete). Oh, our son is in the 6th grade CCD and 5th grade for regular school.
lada, I will check out the information you have given me and hopefully, if its what we are looking for, it will not cost too much:rolleyes:
thanks lada and Cristiano for your help/advice
When my son started CCD I was not very pleased with how things went. I am in a very large parish and the CCD teachers are volunteers that come and go, very nice people but sometime with limited knowledge and teaching skills. It is difficult for the pastor and the DRE (both very orthodox) to supervise everything. At that point I decided to get involved, now I can setup my lesson plans, the kids and their parents appear to be happy with them. I use modern folksy books as well as the CCC and the Baltimore catechism (do not forget the apologetics cheat sheet with all the biblical references). Nobody has complained yet about being too traditional. I started with 4th grade and now I am working with middle school. My son is happy to have me as a teacher and he loves to be with other kids.
Just get involved but be humble, you will realize that probably you are not as good of a teacher as you thought. Keep studying the topics, it is as important for you as it is for the children. I assumed that teaching graduate students could be more challenging than young kids. Oh my, was i wrong??:o
If you get involved try to get a laptop, a good projector for the laptop and sound system. This is the multimedia generation, and it will make your life easier.