St. Joseph Religious Education classes for elementary age students are held on Sunday mornings. When selecting your child’s session, please choose the one that will allow you to attend Mass as a family. Families shouldn’t leave Mass early to get their children to class.
Session 1 meets from 8:30-9:30 am.
Session 2 meets from 10:30-11:30 am.
The purpose of Religious Education is to instruct the children with a strong and solid foundation of the teachings of the Catholic Church and instill in them a love of God and service to our neighbors. We use the Faith and Life Series published by Ignatius Press. These textbooks incorporate the four principal components of catechesis: the Creed, the Commandments, the Sacraments and Liturgy, Prayer and Scripture. Besides giving a clear and comprehensive presentation of our faith, the student textbook is rich in artwork, both original and classical. The Faith and Life Series presents Catholic teaching using the time-tested ecclesial methodology and spiral development of catechesis, in a beautiful, student-friendly comprehensive format.