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

 

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 RECONCILIATION
Those preparing for Reconiliation will recieve the Sacrament on Thursday, December 12 at 7 pm.  Please keep these children in your prayers.

CHILDRENS CHOIR PRACTICE
Pracitces for our Children's Choir for Christmas Eve Mass will be Wednesdays December 11 & 18 from 6-6:55 pm and Sunday, December 22 at 11:45 am.  The children's choir will sing before and during the 5 pm Mass on Christmas Eve.  Practices are held in the choir loft.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM
Our 3rd Annual Children's Christmas Program will be Sunday, December 15 at 4 pm.  All are invited to attend.

FREE DAYS FOR CHRISTMAS
Both sessions of Seeds of Faith will have free days due to Christmas break.  These days are Sunday, December 22 & 29 and Wednesday, December 25 & January 1.

CONFIRMATION YEAR 2  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.

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.

 

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