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)


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

 

2019-20 REP REGISTRATION
Registrations for the 2019-20 REP year are currently being accepted.  Please contact our RE Office to schedule an appointment.

 FREE DAY FOR COLUMBUS DAY
Both sessions of Seeds of Faith will have a free day due to Columbus Day.  These days are Sunday, October 13 and Wednesday, October 16.

 CONFIRMATION YEAR 1 MEETING
On Thursday, October 24 at 7 pm in the parish hall we will be holding our Confirmation Year 1 meeting for students and their parents.  This meeting is MANDATORY and at least one parent must attend.

  KINDERGARTEN PARENT LESSON
On Sunday, October 27 our Kindergarten class will have their Parent Lesson.  This is when the students and their parents come together for a faith filled lesson.  This lesson is during the regularly scheduled Seeds of Faith time.

1ST & 5TH GRADE CLASS MASS
The 1st and 5th graders of our Seeds of Faith program are invited to be our special guests with their families at 10:30 Mass on Sunday, November 3rd. Pews will be reserved in the front of the Church.

3rd GRADE PARENT LESSON
On Sunday, November 10 our 3rd grade classes will have their Parent Lesson.  This is when the students and their parents come together for a faith filled lesson.  This lesson is during the regularly scheduled Seeds of Faith time.

CONFIRMATION YEAR 2 SPONSOR STUDENT RETREAT
On Friday, November 15 our Confirmation Year 2 students and their sponsors will take part in their Sponsor-Student Retreat.  The retreat will begin at 7 pm in the Parish Hall.

 FREE DAY FOR THANKSGIVING
Both sessions of Seeds of Faith will have a free day due to Thanksgiving.  These days are Wednesday, November 27 and Sunday, December 1.

1st GRADE PARENT LESSON
On Sunday, November 24th our 1st grade classes will have their Parent Lesson.  This is when the students and their parents come together for a faith filled lesson.  This lesson is during the regularly scheduled Seeds of Faith time.

ADVENT WREATH EVENT

2nd & 6th GRADE CLASS MASS
The 2nd and 6th graders of our Seeds of Faith program are invited to be our special guests with their families at 10:30 Mass on Sunday, December 8. Pews will be reserved in the front of the Church.

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