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
Our new Seeds of Faith Schedule can be found below in the document links.

Seeds of Faith Fannie May Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who particiapted in our Fannie May Fundraiser.  With your generous support we were able to raise over $1100 for our Seeds of Faith program.

 

 

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.


2020-21 Seeds of Faith Schedule

2020-21 Sacramental Schedule

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

 

Effective Wednesday, January 13 our Seeds of Faith program is back to in-person sessions.

SEEDS OF FAITH SCHEDULE

FREE DAYS
There will be no Seeds of Faith Sessions on Wednesday, March 31 and Sunday, March 4 due to Spring Break and Easter Sunday.

Wednesday, April 7: 7 pm A DAY for 4-6th grade and all of Confirmation Y1

Sunday, April 11: 9 am A DAY for PK-3rd grade; 6:45 pm Confirmation Y2

Wednesday, April 14: 7 pm B DAY for 4-6th grade and all of Confirmation Y1

Sunday, April 18: 9 am A DAY for PK-3rd grade; 6:45 pm Confirmation Y2

Wednesday, April 21: 7 pm online Family Faith session for 4-6 grade; Independent Study for Confirmation Y1

CONFIRMATION MEETING & PRACTICE
This final Confirmation meeting & practice is Thursday, April 22 at 7 pm in the Church.  This is for the students and at leaset one parent.  Sponsors may attend if they live in the area. 

CONFIRMATION
We will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Saturday, April 24 at 10 am.  This celebration is by ticket reservation only.

Sunday, April 25: 9:15 am online Family Faith session for 1-3 grade; at home parent lessons for PreK & K

Wednesday, April 28: 7 pm A DAY for 4-6th grade and all of Confirmation Y1

FIRST COMMUNION MEETING & PRACTICE Group A
This final First Communion meeting & practice is Thursday, April 29 at 7 pm in the Church.  This is for the students and at least one parent.

FIRST COMMUNION     Group A
Our First Holy Commuion Mass will be Saturday, May 1 at 10 am.  This celebration is by ticketed reservation only.  

Sunday, May 2: 9 am A DAY for PK-3rd grade; 6:45 pm Confirmation Y2

Wednesday, May 5: 7 pm B DAY for 4-6th grade and all of Confirmation Y1

FIRST COMMUNION MEETING & PRACTICE Group B
This final First Communion meeting & practice is Thursday, May 6 at 7 pm in the Church.  This is for the students and at least one parent.

FIRST COMMUNION     Group B
Our First Holy Commuion Mass will be Saturday, May 8 at 10 am.  This celebration is by ticketed reservation only.  

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