Religious Education

2018 Confirmation Class

Religious Education

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Sacrament of Confirmation

Are you over the age of 16 and have not been confirmed, but would like to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation?

Please contact Rita at 556-4611 ext. 104 or rita@saintjosephchas.com.

2018 First Communion Class

First Grade Students with their completed St. Patrick’s Rosary Shamrock!

2018 Confirmation Class

The Living Rosary

RCIA – Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults

RCIA is the process through which adults are fully initiated into the Catholic faith community. We also offer RCIA adapted for children if that is your need.

How do I become a Catholic? Have you or anyone you know asked this question? Is the RCIA for me? If you answer yes to any of the following questions, RCIA may be for you!

• Are you an unbaptized person?

• A person interested in learning about the Catholic faith?

• Baptized in another faith tradition?

• Baptized as a Catholic, but did not receive First Holy Communion or Confirmation?

The RCIA process is open to anyone seeking information about the Catholic religion, invite a friend, a co-worker or a relative to Come and See.

RCIA Inquiry sessions: You may reach rita@saintjosephchas.com

OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

As our Lenten journey continues we should look forward to Holy Week. This is the week of March 20th. Did you know this week is considered the holiest week of the Church year? The week begins with Palm Sunday which commemorates Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem. Blessed palms are distributed at all the Masses.

On Holy Thursday, we remember the night Jesus celebrated the Last Supper with his apostles. It was at this time that Jesus gave us the gift of the Eucharist. We remember Jesus suffering and death on Good Friday. Many families spend this day in quiet reflection, especially during the hours of noon and 3 p.m. This is a somber time to reflect on Jesus’ ultimate sacrifice of love. The Passion of Our Lord is read followed by the Adoration of the Cross followed by the Mass of the Pre-Sanctified.

On Holy Saturday many families prepare for Easter. Some activities could include spring cleaning, preparing one’s home for the risen Lord, as we have prepared our hearts by receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation. Another activity could be preparing a basket of food that will be served on Easter, bringing it to church for a blessing.

We celebrate Jesus’ glorious Resurrection on Easter. We renew our Baptismal Promises at all the Masses. This was the first sacrament we received that made us members of the Church. After Jesus rose from the dead he appeared to his apostles. Jesus continues to live on earth. The sacraments he has given us give us life and salvation.

“The one who was crucified and rose again is the Lord of the world and of history.

Easter casts it light on the whole cosmos and illumines it.

It is the light of love and truth which redeems the universe from death caused by sin and renews the plan of the creation, so that all things may acquire their full meaning and be reconciled with God and with another.” – Pope John Paul II

Sunday School for Pre-schoolers

Pre-School News

Pre-School program has been suspended, please contact Rita in the office if you are interested in helping.

Click to Get: Pre-School Registration Form

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