Catechism for Children

Our Lady of Mount Carmel happily offers Christian formation for children who are not enrolled in our parish school in grades K-5.  

“Parents have the first responsibility for the education of their children. They bear witness to this responsibility first by creating a home where tenderness, forgiveness, respect, fidelity, and disinterested service are the rule.” (CCC 2223)

Because we know and understand that our parents are the first in the ways of religious education, OLMC will provide resources and training for our parents of young children to teach their children the faith at home.  Partnered with a dynamic curriculum from Our Sunday Visitor, our team of catechists will work with families to coach parents, assess the growth of children, and provide resources.

Parents should register for their children to complete the curriculum and be educated at home.

Children preparing for either First Penance and First Holy Communion, or children preparing for initiation (Baptism, Confirmation and Eucharist) age 7 and older, complete the CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) curriculum in addition to their preparation for the individual Sacraments.

We are happy to accommodate our homeschooling families by providing them with a Catholic curriculum to work through at home.  Children in our Diocesan Catholic Schools or taught religious education at home who are preparing for the Sacraments do not need to complete the CCD curriculum, but do attend preparation meetings for those Sacraments.  For more information, please contact Cristy Barton in the parish office at 757-595-0385 ext.131 or at You may also register here.