Tyler O'Brien, MA
Director of Religious Education
734-848-6125 Parish Office
Religious Education and Faith Formation
Children's Liturgy of the Word
For children ages 3 - 9 years old.
Due to COVID19, we have temporarily suspended the in-person Children's Liturgy of the Word program.
During the 10:30am Sunday Mass, children will be dismissed from the assembly before the readings from scripture to hear the Gospel at a level of understanding for them. They talk about its meaning for their lives, and enter into prayer with the other children gathered. The children will return to the assembly during the time of Presentation of the Gifts.
Contact: Meg Morrin, 419-392-7648 or Tyler O'Brien, Director of Religious Education
Children's Religious Education Program
St. Joseph Catholic Parish provides a vibrant religious education program for children kindergarten through 8th grade for students to Encounter, Grow and Witness their faith. Registration begins June 1st and continues through the summer, ending two weeks after the first day of class.
Classes begin October through April and will be a combination of remote learning and in-person programs depending on the grade level for the 2020-2021 year in collaboration with Our Lady of Mount Carmel parish in Temperance. Families will work together at their own pace with their children to learn about our faith and see it in action through virtual-catechist led sessions and program packets which will be supplied to the families. Children must be registered to participate; a registration fee applies; see form for fee information.
Registration forms can be printed and returned to the parish office with payment. For children receiving First Reconciliation and First Communion or Confirmation, an additional registration packet for that sacrament must be completed and returned to the parish office with any required documentation and additional payment.
First Reconciliation and First Communion Formation
Children receiving First Reconciliation and First Communion will need to attend religious education classes through the parish religious education program, through St. Joseph Catholic School or an approved study program. Candidates will need to have a completed First Communion registration form, copy of baptismal certificate and payment returned to the parish office by November 1, 2020.
In addition to religious education, sacramental formation will include:
Parent and Candidate Orientation
January Zoom Meeting TBD
First Reconciliation Retreat
February 2021 TBD
Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.
First Communion Retreat
First Communion Rehearsal
April 2021 TBD
First Communion Mass
Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 11:00 a.m
Students in 8th grade or who desire to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation will need to attend religious education classes through the parish religious education program, St. Joseph Catholic School or an approved study program. Candidates will need to have a completed Confirmation registration packet, copy of baptismal certificate and payment returned to the parish office by November 1, 2020.
In addition to religious education, sacramental formation will consist of a series of in-person sessions. Candidates will need to attend each session with a parent or sponsor. Candidates are expected to attend all sessions. Confirmation sessions will be held at St. Joseph Catholic School in the main dining hall from 6:30pm until 8:30pm and you must enter through the gymnasium entrance on Erie Road. Per local health mandates, face coverings are required and social distancing of family participants will be observed. Please contact Mr. O'Brien with any questions or concerns.
November 19-FIRST MEETING
December 17-Parish Penance Service, class rescheduled to January 7
To Be Determined
April 2021 To Be Determined
April 2021 To Be Determined
For more information or registration assistance, contact the Parish Office at 734-848-6125.