>>> UPDATE for Religious Education !!! <<<

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Remember that students in 1st, 3rd – 9th grades are only allowed 6 absences during the year. More than 6 may require them to repeat the year. Students in 2nd grade, Family Catechesis Levels I & II are only allowed 4 absences. Older students receiving Sacramental Preparation should not miss more than 2 of their 10 sessions. Students in 10th grade Confirmation Preparation Classes may not miss any classes. Always refer to the bulletin for the updated class schedule.

Early registration for the 2024/2025 RE Year is over. Normal Registration will continue throughout the summer. Students should be registered prior to the start of classes. September 4th is the first Wednesday night class for junior high grades, high school grades, and FC-I and FC-II. September 8th is the first Sunday class for elementary students.

Students who are in K-5th grades: Sundays from 10:20 to 11:20 am.

Students who are in 6th -9th grades: Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:45 pm. 

10th grade students preparing for Confirmation in the 2024 – 2025 school year will be required to attend 6 monthly Sunday sessions from 3pm to 6pm: DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED. A parent or their sponsor MUST attend with the confirmation candidate.

10th through 12th grade students in the 2024 – 2025 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. No registration or fees are required. Students are welcome to attend any or all classes.

Students who are in Family Catechesis Level I: This class is for students in 4th grade and above who have never attended Religious Education or have not received any of the following Sacraments: Baptism, Reconciliation, or 1st Communion. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:45 pm. A parent is required to attend these classes with their student.

Students who are in Family Catechesis Level II: This class is for students in 8th grade and above who have not completed the following Religious Education grades: 6th, 7th, or 8th. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:45 pm. Parents are encouraged to attend these classes with their student.

Sacramental Preparation for Older Students: This class is for older students who have not received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and 1st Holy Communion. The DRE will determine the appropriateness of this class for each student on a case-by-case basis. Classes will be held on Sundays from 10:20 to 11:20 am for a period of 10 weeks. Parents are required to attend these classes with their student.

Please click HERE for an updated 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)

We have a fantastic volunteer team of catechists who are excited about their faith and work hard each week to share their knowledge with the children and young adults of this parish. In January 2022, Representatives from this team won a Catholic religion knowledge competition at the annual catechists retreat…

We WIN… WOW, what a big trophy!

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).

  • Kindergarten > God is good…
  • 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) > Confirmation Preparation
  • 10th – 12th Grades > Various Morality Topics / The Church Related to Current Events

When do classes normally meet?

K – 5th Grade meet on Sundays ………..FROM 10:20 am TO 11:20 am.

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

10th Grade Confirmation meets monthly prior to their Confirmation – see the Confirmation Calendar.

10th – 12th Grades meet twice per month – 1st and 3rd Wednesdays – see the RE Calendar

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