Religious Education

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)
 

MISSION STATEMENT
The St. Joseph Religious Education 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.

 

Religious Education Class Times
Preschool 1 & 2: Sunday 10:30 - 11:30 am

Kindergarten thru Fourth: Sunday 9 - 10:20 am

Fifth thru Eighth: Wednesday 7 - 8:15 pm

NOTE: There is one fourth grade class that meets on Wednesday.  There is a small number of spots available and admittance is by approval of the CRE.

 

Jessica Dickson

Coordinator of Religious Educaiton

(815) 468-8116
stjoesre8116@yahoo.com

Kevin Byrnes 

Coordinator of Youth Ministry

(815) 468-3403 ext. 7017
stjoemantenoym@sbcglobal.net

 

Paige McCormack - PreK Catechist

 

Jessica Gabrielson - Kindergarten Catechist

simplysica@yahoo.com

Kim Acquaviva - 1st Grade Catechist

 

Mindy Rauch - 1st Grade Catechist

mindy6179@yahoo.com

Ed Leeson - Reconciliation & First Communion Catechist

(815) 468-7419
edwarddleeson@yahoo.com

Angela Meaney - Reconciliation & First Communion Catechist

(815) 302-2610
ameaney@live.com

Carol Hullinger - 3rd Grade Catechist

carolvhullinger@yahoo.com

Kayla O'Donohue - 3rd Grade Catechist

 

Barb O'Donohue - 4th Grade Catechist

 

Daisy Sharp - 4th Grade Catechist

sharpdaisy@yahoo.com

Cheryl Olshefski - 5th Grade Catechist

 

Diane Rewerts - 5th Grade Catechist

 

Elizabeth Becvar - 6th Grade Catechist

(815) 370-7952
ejbec54@yahoo.com

Karen Dove - 6th Grade Catechist

 

Mrs. Christine - 6th Grade Catechist

stjoesre1026@yahoo.com

 

Michael Flynn - Confirmation Y1 Catechist

cooldude195431@gmail.com

Mary Murphy - Confirmation Y1 Catechist

(708) 691-9500
marymurphy1217@gmail.com

Mary Burczak - Confirmation Y2 Catechist

(815) 468-0224
dburczak@comcast.net

Tina DuMontelle - Confirmation Y2 Catechist

(815) 468-8540
ujerk59@yahoo.com

MaryJeanne St. Aubin - Confirmation Y2 Catechist

 

 

 

 

2017-18 REP Schedule


2017-18 Sacramental Schedule

2017-18 REP Parent Handbook

Pastoral Policy Regarding Sexual Abuse of Minors rev. 2013

Standards of Behavior For Those Working with Minors rev. 2014

Parent Guide to Preventing Child Sexual Abuse rev. 2014

Parent Guide to Internet Safety for Children & Teens rev. 2014

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS



RELIGIOUS EDUCAITON REGISTRATION
We are still taking registrations for the 2017-18 REP year.  Please contact the RE Office to register.

CONFIRMATION Y1 RETREAT
The students in our Confirmation Y1 class will particiapate in their Y1 Retreat on Sunday, April 15 from 3-7 pm.

CONFIRMATION 
Our Confirmation Y2 students will be receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday, April 13 at 7 pm.  Admission to Confirmation is by Ticket Only.

​​​​​​​FIRST COMMUNION PRACTICE & MEETING
The final First Communion practice and meeting is Thursday, May 10 in the Church.  Those in the 10:30 Mass will meet at 6:30 and those in the 1:30 Mass will meet at 7:30.

​​​​​​​FIRST COMMUNION
Many of our religious education students will be receiving the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time on Saturday, May 12. at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm.

​​​​​​​2018-19 REP REGISTRAITON
We will begin registering students for the 2018-19 REP year in May.  Registrations will be Sunday, May 6 from 8 am-noon and Wednesdays, May 2 & 9 from 6-8:30 pm.  Registriatons will be held in the Knights of Columbus Room.  

 

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