Religious Education

Sister Linda LaMagna DRE

Grades 1-6 and 7-11

Saint Joseph Church, Bellwood, Pa 6617

Grade School Religious Education: 10:00 – 11:15 AM, WEEKLY

High School Religious Education: 6:00 – 8:00 PM, usually every other Sunday.

Religious Education Registration form: 2020-2021

Click here to print registration form and return to St. Joseph Church: Religious_Ed_Registration_2020-21 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION NEWS

2ND GRADE PARENT-CHILD RETREAT will be held on Sunday, March 14, at St. Matthew’s Church, for both St. Joseph and St. Matthew’s 2nd grade, from 11:30 – 12:45 p.m.  (DON’T FORGET THAT MARCH 14 IS THE BEGINNING OF DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME)

GRADE SCHOOL RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

In February we will have 4 classes, 7, 14, 21, and 28.

We will however have a Penance Service for both Grade and High School Students on Sunday, February 28, at 5:00 p.m.  It is important, if you feel safe, to have our children and teens stay on task with the experience of Confession and Reconciliation.

Each Friday of Lent we will have the Stations of the Cross.  We do encourage you to bring your children to the Stations, since this is a Catholic Devotion which is important for them to engage in and experience especially during the Lenten Season

In March, we again have 4 classes scheduled-March 7, 14, 21 & 28.

In April, we have 3 Classes scheduled on April 11, 18, and 25.

We call your attention to the Celebration of First Holy Communion with our Second-Grade class, on Saturday Evening April 17, at the 4:00 p.m. Mass.

On May 2, we will have our Final Session of Religious Education with the May Crowning involving our Grade and High School Students, at the 9:00 a.m. Mass.  Grade School students will still have Class following the 9:00 a.m. Mass from 10:00 – 11:15 p.m.

 

JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS REVISED RELIGIOUS EDUCATION SCHEDULE FOR THE SECOND SEMESTER

SPONSOR-CANDIDATE MEETING for 11th grade students and sponsors who missed the February 7th meeting on Sunday, February 28, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the St. Joseph Church Hall.

Confirmation Retreat for Grade 11 – DATE CHANGE Due to some new Covid restrictions from the Diocese, we are moving our Confirmation Retreat to Saturday, March 20, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Ashville. Please mark this date change on your calendars.

Arrival will be at 8:30 p.m. Ending at 2:30 p.m. We have scheduled a Bus to transport our Tens to the Retreat, so that parents will not have to be concerned with taking and picking up. The Bus will pick up the student at St. Matthew parish in Tyrone at 7:45 a.m. and at St. Joseph Parish in Bellwood at 8:00 a.m. The Bus will return the students to their Church locations. February 7 – Religious Education Class Jr. High and High School students. February 7 – 11th Grade students will have the Sponsor Candidate Session

UPDATED RELGIOUS EDUCATION SCHEDULE FOR JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL:

  • February 21 – No Religious Education
  • February 28 – Penance Service at 5:00 for Grade & High School students
  • March 7 – No Religious Education
  • March 13th at the 4:00 p.m. Mass we will have the Rite of Commitment for 10th Grade Students and the Rite of Sending Forth for 11th Grade Students.
  • March 14– No Jr. High or High School Religious Ed.
  • March 21 – Religious Education
  • March 28 – No Religious Education
  • April 4 – No Religious Education, Easter Sunday
  • April 10 – Sacrament of Confirmation for 11th Grade Students at 4:00 PM Mass.
  • April 11 – Religious Education
  • April 18 – No Religious Education
  • April 25 – Religious Education
  • May 2 – 9:00 a.m. Mass, May Crowning. All Junior High and High School students should be present for this final session for the year.