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Anchorage, Alaska 99501

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Faith Formation

Children’s Faith Formation Programs (CCD)


Holy Family Cathedral’s Faith Formation program strives to provide an atmosphere where families –parents, children, and youth can experience God’s love and Word so that faith may become living, conscious, and active. The PK-8 program commits itself to a close collaboration with the family, the “domestic church,” as the most important Christian influence since it is in the home that a child learns that faith, and the parish community to fulfill this mission.


Classes are held on Sundays August through May in the Holy Family Center at the corner of 5th and I.


Participation in the Faith Formation program (CCD) is never a substitute for attending Mass, and children are expected to attend Mass at least weekly.


Catechesis of the Good Shepherd • Ages 3 to 5


The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is an approach to the religious formation of children. It is rooted in the Bible, the Liturgy of the Church and the educational principles of Maria Montessori. Children gather in an ‘Atrium’, a room prepared for them, which contains simple yet beautiful materials that they use as tools in order to encounter the Good Shepherd.


Faith and Life Series • Grades 1-8


The Faith and Life religious education series presents Catholic teaching using time tested methods of catechesis and faith formation. In a beautiful, student-friendly, comprehensive format. The series is correlated with the Catechism of the Catholic Church and uses Scripture to present Catholic doctrine and practices.


Children preparing to receive First Holy Communion must present proof of baptism at time of enrollment.


Introduction to Catholicism – The Didache Series

  • Confirmation I – Grade 9
  • Confirmation II – Grade 10


Introduction to Catholicism is the first book in the Didache Series: “What does it mean to be Catholic?” In this comprehensive introduction to the Catholic faith, the authors explain topics such as, the universal call to holiness, the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Sacraments, prayer, and many other topics. The Didache Series teaches the tenets of the Church in a comprehensible, accessible way. This series is designed for high school students, but could easily be used for adults.


Confirmation is a 2-yr program that begins in 9th grade. Those seeking Confirmation must attend both years.

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Parish Office Address: 811 W. 6th Ave • Anchorage, Alaska 99501
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (closed 12:00- 1:00 pm)