Religious Education Program

Welcome back to St. Joseph Religious Education 

St. Joseph Catholic Church and its Volunteers provide Religious Education Classes for children in First Grade through 7th grade, including sacramental preparation. Classes meet on Sunday mornings from 9:00-10:20a.m. The full schedule of classes for the 2023-2024 school year is posted below.

Our mandatory Parent meeting is at 7:00pm on Wednesday September 13, 2023, in Father Miller Hall, which is located in the lower level of the School Building. Enter through the door closest to the corner of Commercial and Liberty Streets, and head downstairs. This meeting will be for both Parents and Religious Education Students. Please mark your calendars, as you will not want to miss it. At the meeting you will be able to complete your student registration form (click here) and emergency contact form (click here). If you are registering your child for the first time, please provide a copy of their baptismal certificate. More information on the program is available in the Program Handbook (click here).

Preparation for the Sacraments is a multi-year process. Students must attend classes every year in preparation for their eventual Confirmation. Families are expected to, and strongly encouraged to, attend Mass together every Sunday and every Holy Day of Obligation as a crucial component of Catholic Religious Education. 

Please Note That A New Part Of Our Curriculum Is That Students Must Attend The 10:30am Mass On The 1st Sunday Of Each Month. Please schedule accordingly.

Blessings to you all!! 

Lisa Sachs - Director of Religious Education

2023-2024 Religious Education Schedule

2023 dates 2024 dates
Sep. 17, 24 Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28
Oct. 1, 15, 22, 29 Feb. 4, 11, 18, 25
Nov. 5, 12, 19 Mar. 3, 10, 17
Dec. 3, 10, 17 Apr. 7, 14, 21, 28

First Communion : May 5th, 2024, at the 10:30 mass.
Confirmation : April 4, 2024, 5:30pm, at St. Patrick's in McHenry