Welcome to Children's Religious Education!
Hello Catechism Families!!
Our Catechism Journey in 2020-21
Our mission in the catechism program is to foster a lifelong relationship with Jesus. We want to start engaging our children in learning of our Lord and God from an early age and understand that when we receive a sacrament we are not "done" with our journey we have only just added to the experience.
Please take a moment to read through our Catechism and Sacramental program details: St Joseph Reglious Ed Plan
We will be running the program slightly different this year, as we cannot meet in person and we have parishioners attending both remotely and in person to 6 different Masses. We plan to have 2 meetings via Zoom monthly.
Beginning of the month ~ Parents only ~ this will be the presentation of the program for the month. explaining the activities or videos that will be coming to them and the overview of what we will be learning in each class., It will be no more than 30-45 min.
Periodically through the month I will send out the activities or videos to do or watch.
End of the Month ~ Check in with kids ~ this is a time for them to share with their classmates and myself. Could be a drawing from a bible story, an interesting fun fact about a Saint they studied, or perhaps a moment that they experience a Gift or Fruit of the Holy Spirit. We will see how many families we have joining us. We may need to break this up into 2 meetings if we have lots of kids participating. Flexibility will be the name of the game this year.
We are going to register all participants online this year. Please fill out this this google form. please fill out one for for each child
At this time we will not have a fee associated with this program.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at:
If you are interested in helping in this ministry please contact us!
Our Catechism Journey Team
If your child/children are going to be absent for class due to illness or vacation please email the Instructor in advance.
Parents are welcome to join the classes.
Thank you and we look forward to working with you and your children on their Catechism Journey.
If you are interested in helping the team, please click on link below for a paper copy of the Diocese Volunteer Application and Covenant of Care Forms that you can print off, complete and bring to the parish office (in person). Once this is done, you will be given a link and access code that you will require when submitting an online request. All Criminal Record Checks are now now completed on line.