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

Students who are in 1st-5th grades: Sundays from 10:10 to 11:10 am.

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

10th grade students preparing for Confirmation in the 2021 – 2022 school year attend monthly Sunday sessions (see Confirmation Calendar). 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. No registration or fees are required. Sessions started on September 15, 2021, but students are welcome to attend any class or classes.

Students who are in Family Catechesis Year I: 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): attended 9 classes from September to mid-November from 10:10 to 11:10 am. A parent attended 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).

  • 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
  • 10th – 12th Grades > Various Morality Topics / The Church Related to Current Events

When do classes normally meet?

1st – 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 – see RE Calendar.

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

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