CHILDREN & YOUTH EDUCATION

 

Hello Dear Friend! 
After consulting with Monsignor, we have decided to POSTPONE the RE-opening of SRI to Sunday, February 7th. As always, we must put the safety and well-being of our students and their families first and foremost, as I am sure you agree. I will be hosting ZOOM Prayer Groups on Sundays (more info to follow on this). Thank you so much for your prayers and support as we navigate thru these unprecedented times!
May God Bless us all!
Love,
Stacey White
 
 
 

Director of Religious Education: Mrs. Stacey White, 637-5326, ext. 5

 

If your children (or any school-aged children that you know) would like to learn about their faith and/or would like to be baptized, regardless of age, we want to hear from you! Contact Mrs. White for more information. There are many different programs designed to meet the various needs of families. If she doesn’t have a program that works for you, she will work with you to create one that does meet your needs. All are welcome!

 

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)

Currently suspended due to COVID

The purpose of CLOW is to provide children with an adaptation of the Holy Mass so they may better understand and enjoy it.  Children between the ages of 3 and 7 are invited to come forward at the 10:15 Mass on Sundays (between September and May) and taken to classrooms where they will enjoy an age-appropriate adaptation of Holy Mass. The children are divided by age: 3 and 4-year olds and 5 to 7-year olds. There is no prior registration or fee for participation. 

CLOW leaders, aides and substitutes are needed so that each will be asked to serve no more than one time per month.  If you enjoy working with children, please consider joining the CLOW team.

 

School of Religious Instruction (SRI)

The mission of the St. Joseph School of Religious Instruction is to offer public school children in our parish formal religious education, as well as other opportunities to develop their faith and become involved in the Christian community, in accordance with Diocesan guidelines. The education we provide includes age-appropriate information pertinent to various aspects of Christian belief particular to the Catholic tradition, retreat opportunities, service projects, and youth/parent preparation to receive the Sacraments of the Catholic faith.  We see this education as an extension of the responsibility of parents, who are the first and foremost educators of their children’s faith.

Religious education classes for grades pre-K through 8 meet September through May on Sunday mornings. To register or for more information, contact Mrs. White.

Currently operating on a modified schedule.

2020-21 SRI Schedule 

 

Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental preparation for is a two-year program. Upon successful completion of the preparation period, children receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and 1st Holy Communion.

2020 Confirmation Mass Times 

Homeschooling

Homeschooling through SRI is available! Please contact Mrs. White to register.

 

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

Vacation Bible School provides children in grades pre-K through 6 with a week (usually in July) of fun and excitement exploring God’s great word! 

VBS volunteers begin planning the event in February and meet at least monthly up until the week before VBS. Volunteers (students and adults) are always needed to make this week a success, so watch the parish bulletin and social media for opportunities to assist. This is also a great way for Confirmation candidates to satisfy hours needed.  VBS student volunteers must be in grade 7 or above. All volunteers must have the appropriate clearance; paperwork will be provided at the first planning meeting, if you don’t already have it.

All are welcome!