>>> UPDATE for 2021 – 2022 Academic Year !!! <<<

Early discounted registration for the 2021-2022 academic school year HAS ENDED! All students must be registered prior to the beginning of the new school year. You may register during normal office hours.

A mandatory parent meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 1, 2020 at 6 pm in the church. Class schedules will be given out along with instructions for the academic year.

Students who will be in 1st-5th grades in the 2021 – 2022 school year will return to classes on Sundays from 10:10 to 11:10 am.

Students who will be in 6th -9th grades in the 2021 – 2022 school year will attend classes on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:45 pm. 

10th grade students preparing for Confirmation in the 2021 – 2022 school year will attend monthly Sunday sessions (schedule will be given out September 1st, 2021). Both the candidate and sponsor (or a parent) are required to attend.

10th through 12th grade students in the 2021 – 2022 school year are invited to attend interactive sessions on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 6:30 to 7:45 pm. Current events, moral issues, catholic apologetics, along with many other topics will be discussed. A meal and fellowship will follow from 7:45 to 8:45 pm. 9th graders will be encouraged to join the fellowship time. No registration or fees are required. Sessions start in October, 2021.

Students who are in Family Catechesis Year I in the 2021 – 2022 school year will attend classes on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:45 pm. A parent is required to attend these monthly classes with their student.

Students who are in Family Catechesis Year II (Sacramental preparation) in the 2021 – 2022 school year will attend 8 classes from September to mid-November from 10:10 to 11:10 am. A parent will need to attend classes with their student.

Please click HERE for a detailed calendar that explains the schedule for all classes and grade levels.

“The Christian home is the place where the children receive the first proclamation of the faith. For this reason the family is rightly called ‘the domestic church’, a community of grace and prayer, a school of human virtues and of Christian charity” (CCC, no. 1666)

What we offer at St. Joseph…

St. Joseph offers a comprehensive religious education for students in grades K – 9. 10th grade students who have completed at least two prior years of classes, one being the 9th grade pre-confirmation classes on the Nicene Creed, attend six to eight monthly 3-hour sessions in preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. For students who are behind in their sacraments or have missed more than one year of RE, we offer Family Catechesis classes designed for the student and parent(s).

What is being taught in each grade level?

  • Kindergarten > God’s Creation
  • 1st Grade > God the Father
  • 2nd Grade > Jesus the Son
    • 1st Reconciliation & 1st Communion Sacramental Prep
  • 3rd Grade > Our Church Community
  • 4th Grade > Morality – Beatitudes & Ten Commandments
  • 5th Grade > Sacraments
  • 6th Grade > Old Testament
  • 7th Grade > New Testament
  • 8th Grade > Church History
  • 9th Grade (Pre-Confirmation) > Nicene Creed
  • 10th Grade > Confirmation Preparation

When do classes normally meet?

K – 5th Grade meet on Sundays ………..FROM 10:10 am TO 11:10 am.

6th Grade – 9th Grade & Family Catechesis meet on Wednesday evenings …………FROM 6:30 pm TO 7:45 pm.

10th Grade meets monthly prior to Confirmation – dates and times to be announced.

For more information, contact Bonnie Holub – dre@stjosephrockdale.org