St. Joseph the Worker will encourage all to engage in life-long catechesis as an integral part of the baptismal call. Wednesday Evening Religious Education for Grades 1 -10 strives to provide experiences which help children and youth to grow in faith through classes which:
Include basic Catholic teachings
Engage in participative learning
Reflect on the connections between faith and life
Provide opportunities for prayer
Encourage all to be persons of service
To provide Whole Community experiences
To teach Prayer, Beliefs, and Practices
To assist parents in their role as primary educators of children through:
- Inviting parents to visit each child’s classroom
- Providing opportunities for parents to continue learning
- Inviting participation at Masses and parish events
- Informing parents of concerns
- Communicating with parents through evaluations sent to parents in December and May
- Sending a monthly newsletter to families.
We are blessed by those who volunteer and answer the call to minister as catechists for this program. Many adults and young people find this a meaningful way to serve the parish community. Each Wednesday we hold classes for children and youth who are in grades 1 -10. These classes are held from 6:30 – 7:40 PM.
Households may chose to participate in a home-based religious education process. Materials are available through the religious education office.
Preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharist are integral to the second grade program in the Holy Family Catholic school and the Wednesday Religious Education. Programs are planned through the year for parents and their children in these classes. The parish encourages family involvement through participation in a retreat, communal celebration of Reconciliation and service. Youth preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation are required to participate in a religious education program at St. Joseph the Worker or Wahlert High School.