CHILDREN'S LITURGY OF THE WORD (CLOW) (4 yrs.-2nd gr.)
PSR CLASSES (Pre-School - 8th gr.)
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
LIFE TEEN (High School Ministry)
ADULT FAITH FORMATION RCIA (Rite of Christian
Initiation of Adults)
ST. JOSEPH CATHOLIC SCHOOL ~ A Legacy of
Quality Catholic Education (1962-2010)
CATHOLIC EDUCATION OPTIONS
We have various Faith
Formation programs available for adults and children alike. St. Joseph's
Parish School of Religion or PSR (formerly known as CCD, Confraternity
of Christian Doctrine) provides Catholic instruction for those children
of our faith community who are unable to attend a Catholic school. Adults
are welcome to participate in a variety of programs ranging from the liturgical
ministries and RCIA to the seasonal prayer and learning experiences to
representing the parish on Pastoral Council or one of the many other parish
LITURGY OF THE WORD PROGRAM (CLOW)
Held weekly during
Sunday's 8:30 and 11:15 a.m. Masses (Sept.-May) and 10:30 a.m. Mass during
summer months, the Children's Liturgy of the Word Program is designed
for children in Pre-School (4 years) through 2nd grade.
No registration is necessary and the program is ongoing year round.
The children will be called to the steps of the altar by the presider
just after the opening prayer. They will then be led to the Conference
Room (next to the Religious Education Office) by the Children's Liturgist
to hear the readings on their level and participate in related materials
and activities. They will return to their seats just before offertory
If you would
like the opportunity to reflect more deeply on the Sunday readings, share
your faith with young children, and meet your Sunday obligation ALL at
the same time, then you might consider becoming a Children's Liturgy of
the Word (CLOW) Catechist. If you are interested in becoming a CLOW catechist,
please contact the PSR Office
CLASSES ~ Pre-School - 8 (formerly known as CCD)
Joseph's Parish School of Religion or PSR (formerly known as CCD, Confraternity
of Christian Doctrine) is one dimension of Faith Formation at St. Joseph's.
PSR provides Catholic instruction for those children of our faith community
who are unable to attend a Catholic school. Our program for Faith Formation
for pre-school, elementary and Jr. High school age students is held in
the school classrooms (and other meeting rooms as needed), Sunday mornings,
9:40-11:00 a.m., September -May. Volunteers, teachers, assistants, and
guest speakers are always needed.
2012-2013 PSR ENROLLMENT
PSR enrollment will begin on Tuesday, August 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the PSR Office in school building. Enrollment is for all NEW students, for example:
- students ages 3-5
- new students in our parish
- students who were not enrolled in the 2011-12 program
Please bring any church documents (i.e. Baptismal Certificate, Sacramental Certificates) that pertain to your child when your enroll. For any questions about this year’s PSR program, please call Margaret Haney at 330.274.2268.
Registration for All PSR Students
PSR Students and Parents: Registration for St. Joseph Parish's PSR program will be held on Sunday, September 16, beginning at 9:40 a.m. in Hughes Hall. The registration is for all returning PSR students and their parents. For any questions about this year’s PSR program, please call Margaret Haney at 330.274.2268.
First Day of PSR
The First Day of PSR will be on Sunday, September 16, from 9:40 to 10:50 a.m. We will begin with a donut social for students and parents, meet teachers, and get reacquainted with friends from last year. Students will join their teachers in class while parents listen to comments by Fr. Garvey and Mrs. Haney and complete registration paperwork. For any questions about this year’s PSR program, please call Margaret Haney at 330.274.2268.
Program Catechists and Staff 2012-2013
| Ruth Skocdopole & Dan Safko
| Don Engelhart
|Lonn & Debbie Safko
| Renee Wiggins & Jenn Sabol
Gerhardt & Shannon
|| Grade 1
| Barb Kasubick & Caitlin Chartier
||Grades Pre and K
|Doug Engelhart, Connie-Rae
Duber, Jessica Gerhardt
| Ruth Fitzgerald
||Market Day Coordinator
| Barb Marinelli
||Director of Religious
|Fr. Michael Garvey
WELCOME LETTER PSR PARENT HANDBOOK
VOLUNTEER FORM MEDICAL RELEASE & PERMISSION FORM
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a service to busy parents and to help support the PSR program, St. Joseph's
offers Market Day, high
quality foods for active families. Market
Day has touched the lives of over a half million families and contributed
more than $300 million dollars toward education.
You'll love Market Day for the same reasons families have supported
the program for over 30 years . . .
foods at competitive prices
180 items, many exclusive to Market Day
selections for your family
to prepare family meals
for your school with every purchase (PSR fundraiser at St. Joseph
FREE products when you participate in our Frequent Buyer Program
is easy! Complete the order forms (found in the bulletin, hallway, or
church narthex) and return it to the PSR office. Pick up products on
designated sale date (see schedule below).
You may also place your orders online at www.marketday.com.
Monthly pick up is in Hughes Hall from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Questions?
Please contact Market Day Coordinator, Theresa Gross (330.995.3992 or
Market Day schedule for the 2012/2013 school year is:
YOU to all our Market Day shoppers.
BIBLE SCHOOL 2013
We will join with the OLPH Vacation Bible School in Aurora again this
year the week of June 24-28 for a "Kingdom Rock! Where Kids Stand Strong for God". VBS is an exciting week of fun, faith, recreation, snacks, crafts, singing and more! Children ages 4 yrs old (who have completed one year of preschool) through 4th grade completed are welcome! Registration forms are available in the Narthex or at the Parish Office - deadline is June 9. Adult help is needed to bring this program alive! Please contact Nancy Flanik (330.562.8519, ext. 224 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details.
of faith formation opportunities are offered throughout the year. Some
of these include Bible Study, Advent Prayer Services, activities following
Lenten Soup Suppers, Stations of the Cross, Eucharistic Adoration, Rosary
Recitations, Speakers, and Prayer Services. Details are provided in the
weekly bulletin available at weekend Masses
and on our Parish News page.