Tonight is the first CCD class of the new school year. As I talked about in a previous post, I am again serving my parish as CCD coordinator. Tonight is the first night of class and we will begin the new school year with mass.
Of course after mass, we will have late registration for all the families who don't come to mass and don't get the bulletin, but still seem to find out when the first day of CCD is. I know this is not a problem that is unique to my parish, I wish there were an easy solution to this problem. I guess one would be to cut off registration on a certain date and not allow any late registrations except for families that are new to the parish. But this is not the case, so I must deal with what will probably be a mad house after mass of parents who "forgot" to send in their forms or "weren't notified" about registration. God forbid they come to church, get a bulletin and be informed.
But, as my parish will probably be merged with another parish in town, this will be the last year of CCD in our parish. It is my intention that this will be my last year of involvement as I would like to concentrate my time and effort into developing a program of Adult Faith Formation.