Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church

Religious Education Program


Faith First Legacy Program provides structured formation and information of the Catholic Faith. Students will follow a Diocesan approved curriculum which includes Sacramental preparation.

2017-2018 OLPH CCD Program

Classes begin Tuesday September 5th, 2017 and end Sunday, May 16th, 2018

OLPH religious education program mirrors the BUSD school calendars with one exception— 

When students have a Minimum Day at school, CCD class are still held at their regular times.

 September 2017

5th– First day for Tuesday CCD students

6th – First day for Wednesday CCD students

10th – First day for Sunday CCD students

15th Registration Ends

 October 2017

 November 2017

19th – No Sunday class, Thanksgiving Holiday

21st  – No Tuesday class, Thanksgiving Holiday

22nd – No Wednesday class, Thanksgiving Holiday

 December 2017

24th – No Sunday class, Christmas Holiday

26th – No Tuesday Class, Christmas Holiday

27th – No Wednesday Class, Christmas Holiday

31st – No Sunday class, New Years Holiday

 January 2018

2nd, – No Tuesday Class, New Years Holiday

3rd – No Wednesday Class, New Years Holiday

14th – Yes, Sunday class

February 2018

14th – Ash Wednesday. Yes, classes are held

18th – President’s Day, no Sunday class

20th – No Tuesday class, President’s Week holiday

21st – No Wednesday class, President’s Week holiday

 March 2018

25th – Yes, Sunday class

27th – No Tuesday class, Easter Week holiday

28th – No Wednesday class, Easter Week holiday

 April 2018

1st – Easter, no Sunday class

 May 2018

5th – First Communion

8th – Last Day of class for Tuesday students

9th – Last Day of class for Wednesday students

13th – Last Day of class for Sunday students

20th – Confirmation at 2pm


Class Hours


Grade 1 - Tuesday - 2:45pm to 3:45pm                   

Grade 2 - Tuesday - 2:45pm to 3:45pm - Debbie Steinke/Catechist

Grade 3 - Tuesday - 2:45pm to 3:45pm - Carol Sharkey/Catechist

Grade 4 - Wednesday - 3:30pm to 4:30pm - Anne Marden-Sandell/ Catechist

Grade 5 - Wednesday - 3:30pm to 4:30pm - Gary and Karen Whinnery/ Catechists

Grade 6 - Wednesday - 3:30pm to 4:30pm - Misty Butterfield/Catechist

Grade 7 - Wednesday - 3:30pm to 4:30pm - Trish Belgarde/Catechist

Grade 8 - Wednesday - 3:30pm to 4:30pm - Trish Belgarde/Catechist

Grade 9 - Sunday - 6:00pm to 7:00pm - Mike Holcomb/ Catechist

Grade 10 - Sunday - 6:00pm to 7:00pm - Mike Holcomb/Catechist

Grade 11 - Sunday - 6:00pm to 7:00pm - Irene Cameron/Catechist


Preparation for First Communion for children 9 years old or older are for 2 years. These students must take two classes.  One for the Preparation of First Communion and the other is the regular class.


                     First year                      Tuesday           3:30 to 4:30                                                          

Second year                 Tuesday           3:30 to 4:30                  Patricia Franco

 For more information about our program, please contact Michael Holcomb, Director of Religious Education at (760) 873-8862 or mike.olph@suddenlinkmail.com