Religious Education

Religious Education at OLPH

Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church offers religious education to children and adults. Please call Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church at (813) 248-5701 to enroll in religious education classes and for more information.

Confraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) for Children

Cofraternity of Christian Doctrine (CCD) Children’s religious education classes are held on Sunday mornings in the Convent right across the street from the church before & after Sunday Masses:

The Confraternity of Christian Doctrine is an association established at Rome in 1562 for the purpose of giving religious education. Its modern usage, often abbreviated CCD or C.C.D., is a religious education program of the Roman Catholic Church, normally designed for children.

Confirmation Program (Youth Program)

This program prepares young people to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation by which Catholics receive the Holy Spirit, who gives them the increased ability to practice their Catholic faith in every aspect of their life and to witness Christ in every situation.  A closer bond with the Catholic Church. Classes are held at the Rectory 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA)

Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) classes are held at the Rectory on Sunday 11:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

RCIA is a process developed by the Catholic Church for prospective converts to Catholicism who are above the age of infant baptism. Candidates are gradually introduced to aspects of Catholic beliefs and practices. The basic process applies to adults and older children, with younger children initiated through an adapted version sometimes incorrectly referred to as the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC).