Religious Education

 

Welcome to the St. Joseph Religious Education Program. Through this ministry and in partnership with parents, we have been given the opportunity to help strengthen families and pass on faith, by learning together what it means to be Catholic.

We strive to offer engaging lessons and activities where students in grades K-8 can grow in their faith and deepen their relationship with Christ and one another.  We also recognize parents as being the first and foremost teachers of their children in faith and morals. In having a child baptized, parents promise to “raise that child in the faith, so that, keeping God’s commandments, they may love the Lord and their neighbor as Christ has taught us.”, the Order of Baptism of Children.

Parents who have enrolled a child in our program have shown a commitment to those promises and their child’s faith life.  Therefore, we also work to provide resources, tools, and opportunities to help parents grow and nurture their own faith so they can feel confident in passing the faith onto their child(ren).

To live in Christ, is to decide each day to live as active, committed members of the Catholic Church and use our gifts and talents to give the best of ourselves to others. The catechists and volunteers in our Religious Education Program have a deep love for Christ and give of their time and talents to share that love and their faith with our students and their families.  By working together, and supporting one another’s efforts, we ALL grow closer to God, by acting as witnesses, and answering our own baptismal call of being Disciples of Christ.

The RE program focuses on the main parts of the faith, including the Trinity, morality, and the sacraments, with a strong emphasis on making the mass more meaningful for everyone.

RE Coordinator: 

Anita Lovell

alovell@stjosephbradley.org 

RE Office:

815-937-9340