Religious Education

Sessions occur Wednesday nights (Pre-school - 8th grade).

Fee Structure: $30.00 per child, no family pays more than $60 (no matter how many children)

If you are a St. Joseph parishioner and missed registration, contact Anna Nowaczewski at [email protected]

Program Descriptions

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Atrium Level I: For ages 3–5 (K). Starting September 23, sessions will meet each Wednesday (see calendar) from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Limit of 10 students. Families are notified if they must be put on a waiting list.  Teachers will wear masks or face shields. Students are not required to wear masks.

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Atrium Level II: For grades 1-3. Starting September 23, sessions meet each Wednesday (see calendar) from 6:00 – 7:30 pm. Limit of 10 students. NO OPENINGS at this time! Contact Anna Nowaczewski if you wish to be put on a waiting list. Teachers wear masks or face shields. Students are not required to wear masks. For the 2nd graders preparing for First Communion and First Reconciliation, there are 5 additional Atrium sessions held on Saturdays. (Refer to the Religious Ed Calendar).

Growing Disciples: For Grades 4-6. Starting September 23rd, students are using the online curriculum, Faith and Life, at home and meet on the church campus once a month for hands on activities, prayer experiences, scripture, and celebration. On campus both teachers and students must wear face masks or face shields.

Confirmation Program: For grades 7 and 8. Starting September 23rd, students use the online curriculum, Chosen produced by Ascension Press, and will meet on the church campus once a month for hands-on activities, discussion, prayer, scripture and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. To be confirmed, students must have completed their 7th grade year of religious education. 8th graders, in addition to what is described above, are required to attend a Confirmation Retreat (see further details on your ‘Confirmation Information’ sheet.) On campus, both teachers and students must wear face masks or face shields.

Youth Group: For Grades 8-12. There are no fees to participate in Youth Group. Meets 2-3 Sunday evenings a month from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Indoor meetings will require the use of masks. COVID safe meals are enjoyed together, along with opportunities for games, faith development, life sharing and prayer.

 

Questions: Contact Anna Nowaczewski (DRE)  by email using our contact form or 734-904-7632