Religious Formation

SEEDS OF FAITH: Faith Formation Program

MISSION STATEMENT
The St. Joseph Seeds of Faith Program comprises a community of students, catechists with their helpers, parents and clergy, united in genuine love and concern for the purpose of religious formation. The parish staff and its catechists strive to provide a safe and quality Christian environment in which the students can grow in the knowledge and practice of their faith. Nurtured by the sacraments, and inspired by the Word of God as proclaimed in Holy Scripture, we focus our energies on achieving the threefold goals of Catholic education outlined in the bishops' pastoral, TO TEACH AS JESUS DID; namely, to proclaim the message of Jesus (while helping the children to develop a personal relationship with Him as their Savior and friend); to guild a Christian community enlivened by the Holy Spirit; and to explore (and practice) various concrete ways to be of service to the entire Christian community.

Seeds of Faith Session Times
We are currently reviewing our session dates and times for the 2021-22 year.  Please check back with us.

CONFIRMATION 2021

Congratulations to the young members of our parish who received the full outpouring of the Holy Spirit as they received the Sacrament of Confirmation.  May the Holy Spirit guide them as they continue to grow and journey in faith.  Thank you to their catechists Mrs. Mary Murphy and Mrs. Jessica Dickson.  

FIRST COMMUNION 2021

Congratulations to the young members of our parish who received Jesus for the first time in the Sacrament of the Eucharist.  May this spiritual food lead them to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.  Please continue to keep them and their families in your prayers.

 

STATEMENT OF CATECHETICAL PURPOSE
Our purpose as the Religious Education Staff of St. Joseph Church in Manteno is to create a protective, loving and committed Catholic-Christian community where each child's faith might become "living, conscious and active through the light of instruction." (National Catechetical Directory)

REGISTRATION
To register children for the Seeds of Faith program please contact the Parish office at 815-468-3403.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

SEEDS OF FAITH REGISTRATIONS

St. Joseph Seeds of Faith is currenlty taking registrations for the 2021-22 year.  We will be contacting CURRENT Seeds of Faith families to register over the phone.  NEW Seeds of Faith families please contact our Parrish Office to register.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2021

VBS HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

 

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