Religious Education Program (REP)

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

Please read this before registering your Children in our Religious Education Program

Welcome to our Religious Education Program. Classes are held at St. Joseph Parish. Classes for Pre-K to 8th Grade will start on Wednesday, September 6, 2017. Classes for 9th Grade to 12th Grade will start on Sunday, September 10, 2017.

Please register your family first (if you are NOT a member of St. Joseph Parish-Aztec or Holy Trinity Parish-Flora Vista). You may register your family online by clicking here or the "Register" tab on this website. If you belong to a different parish, the purpose of your registration here is for Religious Education only. This is how we can get you into our Religious Education Program database.


New students are required to present their Certificate of Baptism or any authentic proof of Baptism to the parish office before classes start.

For the safety of our REP children, students and parents are highly encouraged by our Diocese to participate in the Touching Safety Program, consisting of two lessons each school year. Please stop by the parish office to sign the permission slip. Your original signature is needed, whether or not you participate in the program. You may also view or print the permision slip/s by clicking below:                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Virtus Permission Letter for K to 8th Grade                                                            Virtus Permission Letter for 9th to 12th Grade                                                                                                                                                                   For more information on the Touching Safety Program, please go to www.virtus.org                                                                                                                                                                                                    

After reading the above, please click "Back to School" below to register your child/children:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

 

 

Our Mission

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.

WANT TO FIND THE LASTING PEACE THAT ONLY COMES FROM GOD?

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

 

 

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