Summer Pandemic Update on Fall Planning

Dear St. Joseph parishioners,

I wanted to make you aware of some modifications we have made for the upcoming 2020/2021 Faith Formation and Youth Ministry year. We are continuing to monitor information of the pandemic, especially as it relates to in-person learning. We also appreciate you recognizing that the situation is fluid and may change before classes actually begin.

Sunday school (grades K-5) will still be offered for the two sessions on Sunday mornings in a classroom setting or parents may opt to do at-home faith formation with their children with materials picked up on designated days/times from St. Joseph. There will be support for parents who choose at-home formation.

Children attending in person classes will have their temperatures taken before they enter the school building (if over 99.5 children will not be allowed to enter the building), be required to wear a mask, use hand sanitizer and/or wash hands upon request, and respect social distancing requirements.

If you have already registered a child for Faith Formation (K-5), you will be contacted no later than the week of August 20th to see if you want to change your learning preference from classroom to at-home. Your choices will be: Session 1 (8:30-9:30 am), Session 2 (10:30-11:30 am), or at-home.

We are working to finalize the plan for Youth Ministry. May God continue to bless you and keep you and your family safe and healthy.

Yours in Christ,

Tara Bart, Director of Religious Education


Registration for 2020/2021 Sunday School and Youth Ministry is open online!

Sunday School for Grades K-5
Session 1 will meet 8:30-9:30 am.
Session 2 will meet 10:30-11:30 am.
At-home option–families will be contacted in August to indicate their learning preference of in person (if permitted) or at-home.

Youth Ministry for Grades 6-12 will meet on Wednesday nights.

Confirmation will meet on select Sunday nights.

Students in their second year of Confirmation preparation will attend Youth Ministry on Wednesday nights plus a Sacramental Preparation Class on Sunday evenings.

Registration fees are $75 per child.

If you don’t want to register online, there are forms available in the white box located to the left hand of the parish office door. Return the FULLY COMPLETED FORM WITH PAYMENT to the office or drop off in the black box by the parish office door.

Here is a message from Father Louis to all of our students and their families.

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