Religious Education, St. Charles and St. Joseph-St. Mary

St. Charles 

Nursery, Preschool, and Kindergarten meet on Sunday mornings during the 9 a.m. Mass.  Classes are available for children in the Nursery (ages 1-2), Preschool (age 3- 4), and Kindergarten (age 5-6). Begins Sunday, September 8th.

First through Eighth Grade classes are held Tuesday evenings from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. October to March. Begins Tuesday, October 8th.

St. Joseph-St. Mary

Nursery, Preschool, and Kindergarten meet on Sunday mornings during the 11 a.m. Mass.  Classes are available for children in the Nursery (ages 1-2), Preschool (age 3- 4), and Kindergarten (age 5-6). Begins Sunday, September 8th

First through Eighth Grade classes are held Tuesday evenings from 5:30 -7:30 p.m. October to MarchBegins Sunday, October 6th.

**Fees for Religious Education Classes are $40 per student**

General Faith Formation Information

Preparation for and celebration of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist take place in the second grade. Confirmation is celebrated every spring with the seventh grade students. Students are expected to attend yearly catechesis to prepare themselves for Confirmation and living a life-long faith. 

The elementary religious education program offers a comprehensive and developmental coverage of the basic teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, and the content is completely correlated to the Catechism of the Roman Catholic Church. Volunteers and youth ages 14 and older who would like to share their faith and enjoy being with youth are welcome to help with this ministry as catechists, sacramental preparation teachers (preparing older students who have not yet received the sacraments) or aides.

Youth Ministry Program (YM3):                                                                                          

Confirmed eighth graders and high school students are encouraged to join. The group gathers twice a month for various activities.  Each year, YM3  hosts outreach and focus events while also attending retreats and the conference in Steubenville. More information can be found on their Facebook page-www.facebook.com/groups/YM3Lifeteen or by contacting the youth minister.

*Any child 7 years and older that has not been baptized and  would like to receive Sacraments should contact Tessa Hoffman to arrange for RCIA classes. Tessa Hoffman can be reached at 754-4194 ext. 130.
Classes begin in the Fall at St. Joseph and at St. Charles.

Looking for something to fill your time?

Could you spare 2 hours a week to help our youth?  Please consider sharing your love of your faith with our youth and become a catechist.   If you are interested, please contact Tessa at (616) 794-2145 or thoffman@saintscjm.com.