Religious Education

General Guidelines:

All families must be registered parishioners of St. Joseph's or Our Lady of Guadalupe in order to use Religious Education services.

All students must have a copy of their Baptismal Certificates on file with the parish before they can attend classes.

Confirmation students must also have copies of their Baptism & First Holy Communion certificates on file with the parish.

Religious Education Classes:

Education of the faith begins at home in the “Domestic Church”. The parents are the primary teachers of faith. We offers classes for every grade 1-9, teens and adults to help foster a growing faith. We also provide opportunities for each person to receive the Sacraments and grow in greater communion with our Lord.


Where do I belong in Religious Education?

Grades 1 - 9

Religious Education is rooted in Divine Revelation given to us in Sacred Tradition & Sacred Scripture. It is faithful to the Tradition of the Catholic Church and guided by the Holy Spirit. Our program is centered on the Person of Jesus Christ, inviting relationship with God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This program encourages a living faith within the Domestic and Universal Church.

Built and grounded on the four pillars of the Catholic Faith (Creed, Liturgy & Sacraments, Commandments, and Prayer) our program uses the six tasks of catechesis (which are to promote: knowledge of the faith, Liturgy and Sacraments, Morality, Prayer, Community/Mission of the Church, and how to be active Christian members of society) to teach the children their Catholic Faith. Please see the specific curriculum listed in the front of the Religious Education Handbook.

Sacramental Preparation

Entering a Sacramental year is a time of great reflection and meaning. It is a special time in the life of a family. All Sacramental prep classes require 2 years of Religious Education instruction.


For more detailed information about our Religious Education programs, guidelines and procedures, please contact our Religious Education Coordinator, thank you!


Registration Information:

There are two ways to register for Religious Education.

You can fill in this online form, or download the 2016-2017 Religious Education Registration Form, print, fill-in, and either mail or drop off at the Parish.