Religious Education Program (REP)

Pre-K to 8th Grade, High School, RCIA, RCIC

The main mission of the Religious Education Program (REP) of St. Joseph and Holy Trinity is to assist parents in the religious, moral, and spiritual formation of their children. Parents are the primary educators of their children, teaching by word and example. Our parish catechists support the parents and students by providing quality religious education in a nurturing, faith-filled environment. Through the cooperative effort of parents, catechists, and students, our children will grow in their love for God and knowledge of their Catholic faith, develop their God-given gifts and talents, and live as contributing, respectable citizens through their commitment to service as Catholic Christians; along with other acts of kindness projects. 

 

In grade school, children will be prepared to receive the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Preparation and receiving the sacrament of Confirmation is in the high school level. A child’s grade level in the public school system may or may not be the same level as his/her Catechism class. 

 

SAFE ENVIRONMENT POLICY 

In accordance with the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People established by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), each Diocese must establish a Safe Environment Program. Clergy and all members of the community in positions of trust are required to comply with this Charter. All adults who serve in a supervisory capacity with children comply with a periodic background check, and participate in the VIRTUS Programs of the National Catholic Risk Retention Group, Inc. (virtusonline.org) for the advocacy of a child-safe environment. All staff and volunteers, including youth helpers, who serve in ministries with children are required to sign a Code of Ethics which include guidelines in adult/child interactions. Parents and children are provided with information to promote child safety awareness, including child abuse reporting procedures.

YOU ARE INVITED BACK HOME TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

It’s not too late to join the Catholic Church. We offer group classes, called RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults), and RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) -- for persons wishing to convert or return to the Catholic Church.

RCIC classes are for children who have not been baptized and are beyond the age of 7 years.

RCIA classes are on Thursday evenings at 6:45 p.m. at St. Joseph Parish Hall. You are welcome to join us to know more about our Faith.

For more information, please contact the Parish Office or call our Director of Religious Education:

Sister Sara Marie Gomez, OSU, DRE
505-334-8869

 

REP Activities in Photos (School Year 2016-17)

 

All Saints Day

 

 

October: Honoring the Blessed Virgin Mary