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Religious Education

 

Saint Joseph Religious Education

DRE 

Mrs. Maria Merino-Schweitzer 
(203) 778-1920    

 

Our Mission In the Saint Joseph Religious Education Program, we welcome students and their families to come to know our Heavenly Father more deeply through Jesus Christ His Son, to know His love, and in turn through the grace of the Holy Spirit, to reflect that love in works for others. Based on the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church - the Profession of Faith, the Sacraments, the Life of Faith, and Prayer - our purpose is to instruct the children in a solid doctrine through scripture, prayer, liturgy, and the lives of the saints. Our efforts find completion in the commitment and cooperation of the parents who are always the first and foremost educators of their children. Together, we strive to pass on the light of faith that will burn forever in their hearts and minds.
 

Classes Grades 1-6 Classes

  • Grades 1-6 Classes begin in late September or early October. The dates will be announced.

  • They are held weekly on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. in Saint Joseph School. Please indicate your choice of day on the registration form.

  • Only 3 absences are allowed. Please call the Religious Education Office in the Carmen Buck Religious Education Building if your child will be absent. The office number is 203-778-1920.

Levels I and II Confirmation Classes

  • Classes begin in mid-September. The dates will be announced.

  • They meet approximately twice a month on Sundays from 10:15 - 11:45 a.m. or on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. in the school.

  • Holiday weekends disrupt the class schedule. Please refer to your calendars regularly.

  • Only 3 absences are allowed. Please call the office if your child will be absent. For the Religious Education Office in the school, call 203-743-7754.

Sacraments

  • First Holy Communion and Confirmation preparation are 2 year programs.

  • A student must be enrolled for 2 consecutive years to be eligible to receive a sacrament.

  • First Communion and Confirmation dates will be announced as soon as available. First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion take place in the spring. The Office of the Bishop schedules the date of Confirmation.

Registration Fees

  • Early registration fees are one child - $150.00 and two or more children - $275.00.

  • After 6/30/21, registration fees are one child - $175.00 and two or more children - $325.00.

  • There is an additional $75.00 fee for students making the Sacraments of First Reconciliation/First Holy Communion.

  • A $75.00 Sacrament fee is due for Level II Confirmation students.

 

 


Registration Form

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Religious Education Catechists and Aides for 2021-2022:

Tuesdays


1st Grade: Miss Gabriella Cos and Miss Megan Medeiros
2nd Grade: Mrs. Jessica Regan
4th Grade: Mr. Art Regan
6th Grade: Mrs. Anne Marie Iozzo


Wednesdays


1st Grade: Miss Samantha Andersen and Mrs. Laura
Vernile-Pelitteri
2nd Grade: Mrs. Ania Szurawski
3rd Grade: Mrs. Kathleen Donellan-Chenard and

Mrs. Jessy Jos
4th Grade: Mrs. Jeanne Spain
5th Grade: Mr. Brian Walsh
6th Grade: Mrs. Anne Marie Iozzo


Level I: Mrs. Maura Gibson and Mrs. Becky Wallin


Level II: Mr. Ric DiPierro and Mrs. Jeanette & Mr. Jake
Jakobson


Sundays


Level II: Miss Mariana Bankhardt


Aides, including Substitutes and Monitors:

Miss Katelyn Ambrose,

Mrs. Angelina Butera,

Mrs. Christine Fournier,

Miss Mya Goris,

Mrs. Tina Pote,

Mrs. Teresa Vegerano


Mrs. Maria Merino-Schweitzer

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