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  • First Communion Pictures and SRI Progress Reports are in the back of church in the Bishop Daley Library for pick-up.  Please pick up before May 25th.  Thank you!
  • SRI Registrations are being taken currently; Registration is limited. 



Inclement Weather Policy Reminder…

(As stated on the inside of St. Joseph School of Religious Instruction Folder, #16.)


In the event of inclement weather, cancellations will be announced on WHVR (1280 AM) and WYCR (98 FM) radio, on

the webpage at (follow the links to Religious Education and then Youth), and also on the recording at 717-637-5236, ext. 5.  

SRI is currently collecting:

Empty OATMEAL containers


Empty Toilet Paper Rolls

Stacey White - Director of Religious Education

Email Stacey

637-5236, ext.5

SRI – School of Religious Instruction

The School of Religious Instruction aids parents of children attending public schools with religious instruction for their children.  SRI begins in September and ends the first week of May.  Three different class times are available:   Sunday 4:30 – 6:00; Sunday 6:30-8:00 and Monday 6:00-7:30.  Separate classes are conducted for Kindergarten, Special Needs, High School and grades one through eight.  Catechists spend at least 45 minutes each week preparing their lesson(s) as well as attending a 5-hour in-service class in August, a Diocesan Conference on a Saturday in November and 5 catechist meetings throughout the school year.  Additional catechists, aides and substitutes are needed for this important ministry
Contact:  Stacey White – Phone No. 637-5236




The mission of St. Joseph Religious Education Program flows from the mandate of Jesus to go into the whole world and teach the Good News. Our ministry is about proclaiming Christ’s message, growing in our Catholic faith, building community, and calling one another to worship and responsible service.


Faith cannot only be taught. It is a gift that must also be nurtured, experienced, and lived. Therefore, the School of Religious Instruction attempts to provide experiences, which create an atmosphere where students will develop their own faith, and enable them to live and share that faith in all areas and relationships in their daily lives.


Classroom catechesis, and both educational and prayerful experiences, serve to strengthen children’s faith and give it direction, fostering growth through the various stages of faith to Christian maturity. The Religious Education Program at Saint Joseph Parish:

  • Acknowledges that parents are the primary educators for the religious education of their children,

  • Cooperates with parents in providing a Christian environment so that children may deepen their relationship with God through:

    • developing their gift of faith,

    • growing in faith through God’s Word and the Sacraments,

    • responding to faith through celebration of love, and worship,

    • building their awareness of Catholic Christian values, and living accordingly,

    • understanding the tradition and prayers of the Catholic Church,

    • and realizing that service to others and being stewards of creation are integral parts of our faith commitment.


Religious Education sessions are held as follows:

 Kindergarten  through eighth grade Sundays: 4:30-6:00pm
   Mondays:  6:00-7:30 pm
Pre-Kindergarten  Sundays:  4:30-6:00 pm
 Transition Class Sundays:  9:00-10:45 am
 High School SRI Mondays: 6:00-7:30 pm
RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) Sundays: 4:30 – 6:00 pm


Students who arrive before their catechist are to wait in the narthex area until their catechist arrives.



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