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
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 limited number of spots available and admittance is by approval of the DRE.

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION STAFF

Jessica Dickson, MA

Director of Religious Education

(815) 468-8116
stjoesre8116@yahoo.com

 

 

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 Religious Education office.


2019-20 REP Schedule  

2019-20 Sacramental Schedule

2019-20 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

 

2020-21 REP REGISTRATION
Registration information for the 2020-21 Seeds of Faith year will be mailed in early 2020.  Please contact our RE Office with any questions.

FIRST COMMUNION PARENT MEETING
Parents of those children preparing to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion will have their parent meeting on Thursday, December 30 at 7 pm in the Parish Hall.  This meeting is mandatory and for parents only.

CLASS MASS FOR 3RD GRADE AND CONFIRMATION YEAR 1  
Sunday, February 2 our 3rd graders and Confirmation Y1 students will have their Class Mass at our 10:30 Mass.  Pews will be saved in the front of the Church for the students and their families.

FREE DAYS FOR PRESIDENTS' DAY
Both sessions of Seeds of Faith will have free days due to Presidents' Day.  These days are Sunday, February 16 and Wednesday, February 19.

CLASS MASS FOR 4TH GRADE AND CONFIRMATION YEAR 2  
Sunday, March 1 our 4th graders and Confirmation Y2 students will have their Class Mass at our 10:30 Mass.  Pews will be saved in the front of the Church for the students and their families.

CONFIRMATION 2020 FINAL MEETING & PRACTICE  
Our final Confirmation meeting and practice will be Monday, March 16 at 7 pm at St. Joseph, Bradley.

FREE DAYS FOR SPRING BREAK
Both sessions of Seeds of Faith will have free days due to Spring Break.  These days are Sunday, March 22 and Wednesday, March 25.

CONFIRMATION 2020  
Our Confirmaiton Y2 students will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday, March 27 at St. Joseph, Bradley.

CONFIRMATION YEAR 1  STUDENT RETREAT
On Sunday, April 19 our Confirmation Year 1 students will take part in their Y1 Retreat.  The retreat will begin at 2:30 pm in the Parish Hall.

 

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