Religious Education – Elementary School

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religious education programs for elementary school students.

Religious Education classes are held at St. Joseph School from September to May.
See the calendar for details.

Grades 1 - 6 
3:30 pm - 4:40 pm


2019-2020 Schedule

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Parent Meeting
September 25, 6:30-8:00 pm in the gym
Schedule, books, and presenter.
For parents only.

Student Books
We Discover God’s Paths (On Our Way with Jesus)

Follow this schedule for lessons at home:
Theme 1 - Week of October 6
Theme 2 - Week of October 13
Theme 3 - Week of October 20
Theme 4 - Week of October 27
Conclusion - Week of November 3 (due back on November 20)

Learning Centers for First Reconciliation
Wednesday, November 6, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, in gym
Parent and child - takes about 60 minutes
Bring baptismal record if not baptized at St. Joseph Parish
** Completed student book should be turned in by November 20

First Reconciliation Celebration
December 4, at the church
St. Joe's students at 1:00 pm, Religious Education students at 3:30 pm
Parents are welcome


2019-2020 Schedule

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Parent Meeting
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 6:30-8:00 p.m., school gym
Outline of rest of year and presenter speaking on First Communion

Student Book
We Share in the Eucharist (On our Way With Jesus)

Follow this schedule for lessons at home:
Theme 1 - Week of February 2
Theme 2 - Week of February 9
Theme 3 - Week of February 16
Theme 4 - Week of February 23
Theme 5 - Week of March 1
Theme 6 - Week of March 8
Theme 7 - Week of March 15

Important:  Please make careful use of the Parent Guide in the center of the book. Books will be given out at the parent meeting.

Learning Centers for First Communion
Wednesday, February 5, 4:00 - 7:00 pm, in gym
Parent and child - takes about 90 minutes

Lent - Stations of the Cross & Veneration of the Cross 
April 1, 3:45 pm, grades 1- 6, at church
Return Lenten Boxes for Missions 

Each child is to make a banner with their family. Bring these to church on First Communion Sunday to hang on your pew in  church  and then take home and hang in their rooms as a reminder of this special day. Instructions to be provided.

April 22, 2:15 pm, in Church
Children only (permission forms will be sent home)

First Communion Celebration
Sunday, April 26 at 10:00 am
Group photo at 9 am, individual pictures following, parents take photos after mass

Photo order form will be in folder at parent meeting.


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Our Sunday morning preschool classes are for children ages 4-6, and they are introduced to our loving God through a series called "Stories of God's Love".

Dates:  Sundays from October through Palm Sunday (full schedule below)

Time:  During 10:00 a.m. Mass

Location:  Church social hall

Cost:  $35 for year

Theme:  "Stories of God's Love"

We are fortunate to have Mattia Meyer-Dix, Delia Warp and Allie Warp, who donate their time in service to our parish children. We are very grateful to these young teachers.  The series is designed specifically for preschool children to support parents in educating their children about the Catholic faith.  It helps children develop positive attitudes about themselves, family and friends by discovering and learning more about the many gifts, talents and abilities that God has provided.  The series uses taking turns, listening, helping, sharing, loving and thanking others to teach the practice of Christian actions toward others. Children will learn through stories, songs and other participation experiences.  We will begin to teach prayers to help them gain knowledge and friendship with Jesus.