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 DRE.

 

MEET OUR CATECHETICAL TEAM

Jessica Dickson, MA

Director 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 - Preschool & Kindergarten Catechist

 

Kim Acquaviva - 1st Grade Catechist

 

Mindy Rauch - 1st Grade Catechist

mindy6179@yahoo.com

Ed Leeson - Catechist

Reconciliation & First Communion

(815) 468-7419
edwarddleeson@yahoo.com

Angela Meaney - Catechist Reconciliation & First Communion

(815) 302-2610
ameaney@live.com

Barb O'Donohue - 3rd Grade Catechist

 

Genie Simonek - 3rd Grade Catechist

 

Kayla 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

 

 

CONFIRMATION PREPERATION TEAM MEMBERS

Christine Duba - Catechist

Living with the Saints &

Theology of the Body for girls

stjoesre1026@yahoo.com

Michael Flynn - Catechist

Encounter Scripture Study &

Theology of the Body for boys

cooldude195431@gmail.com

Mary Murphy - Catechist

Credible Catholic & Confirmation

 

MaryJeanne St. Aubin - Catechist Morality & Confirmation

 

Lisa Szymanski - Confirmaiton Guide

 

 

 

 


2018-19 REP Schedule

2018-19 Sacramental Schedule

2018-19 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


REGISTRAITON
To register please contact our RE Office at 815-468-8116 or stjoesre8116@yahoo.com.

2nd ANNUAL CHIRSTMAS PAGEANT: STAR SEARCH
Practices for our 2nd Annual Christmas pageant begin Wednesday, November 14.  Practices will be on Wednesdays fom 5:45-6:45.  The final performance will be Sunday, December 16 at 4 pm.  A small reception of cookies and hot chocolate will be held in the parish hall after the performance.

FIRST GRADE PARENT LESSON
Our first graders and their parenst will participate in their parent lesson on Sunday, December 2 during RE.  This lesson is for the student and at least one parent.  

SECOND & SIXTH GRADE CLASS MASS
Our second and sixth grade students will have their Class Mass at the 10:30 Mass on Sunday, December 9.  Pews will be saved in the front of the church for the students and their families.  

 

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