Depends on the parish… Sunday School? Isn’t the point of Sunday School is to offer some kind of Religious Education for the children?
Catholics DO have CCD which is religious Education Classes for those children that are in grades 1-8 and attend Public Schools. The reason for Public School Children is because children that attend the Parish School get Religious Education as part of their school curriculum. Although in my parish we do have a few parents that send theirs kids to CCD even though their children go to the Parish School.
At my parish CCD for grades 1-8 is on the First Saturday of the month for 3 ½ hours. It’s my understanding that most parishes do CCD once a week, on a week night.
At my parish we do have Sunday School for children ages 3-5. This Sunday School classes take place during one of the Sunday Morning Masses. Before Mass the parents drop off their 3, 4, or 5 year old at the class then after Mass the parents pick them up.
At the same Mass that Sunday School is offered we offer babysitting for those children that are ages 0 (newborn) to 5 years old.
Children as young as 7 may receive Holy Communion; that is why we (my parishes) do not offer alternative activities for children 6 and up during Mass times. 6 year-old is just a year a way from being able to receive Holy Communion. They should have a good understanding of what takes place at Mass. The only way they can really do that is to attend Mass.
As a Mom of a 6 year-old and 5 year-old I can tell you that my children don’t mind being at Mass. They love it…. Especially my 6 year-old; He’s starting to read and tries very hard to follow along with his special children’s missal. In the front of our church is a board that list all numbers to the songs we are going to sing during Mass. One of the first things my 6 year old does is take the song books from the book holder and finds the songs we are going to sing that day at Mass. Once he finds them he marks the page with a piece of scrap paper…… That way he’s ready to sing!
They go to the classes that are for their age group; when they are offered. Right now its summer so there are NO CCD classes and there are NO Sunday School classes. Those classes will start again in the fall when school starts.
Bible Study is also depended on the parish. My parish does offer Bible study for women and another one for men during the week days. Many of what my parish offers start at 6:00 AM so people can go before work or 7 pm so people can go after work.
Then as you mention there is Daily Mass. At daily Mass there is 1 reading, a Psalm, and the Gospel, that is generally followed by a short homily of some short. This in many cases gives food for thought for the day.