PROGRAM OVERVIEW

THIS SITE WILL CEASE TO EXIST AFTER AUGUST 9TH! ALL INFORMATION WILL BE AVAILABLE ON THE PARISH WEBSITE UNDER "FAITH FORMATION"
www.stjosephaston.org


WELCOME TO SAINT JOSEPH PARISH
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM
(PREP) - Website

FOR UP TO THE MINUTE INFORMATION REGARDING THE PREP - SEE NewsFlash 1 (left)

The mission of the PREP is to meet the religious educational and faith formational needs of the parish.
Through the various programs we offer, adults & children alike, can find more meaningful experiences
of Our Catholic Faith & their life in Christ.

My name is Ms. Maugeri and I am now entering my 12th year as St. Joseph's Director of Religious Education. I served previously in the parishes of St. Frances Cabrini, Fairless Hills (9 years) and St. Cyril of Alexandria, East Lansdowne for almost 10 years. It is my great pleasure in working with the gifted and talented parishioners of this community-especially the volunteers who make our programs come Alive in the Word.

Each page on this site will give you specific information regarding that program. Please feel free to contact my office at 610-494-4358 or c.maugeri@comcast.net
 for more information.

WHAT WE OFFER

Children of our parish who do not attend a catholic school should be registered in one of the following programs:

 

-Elementary CCD-
grades 1-6 (Sessions are held Tuesday & Wednesday 4-5:30 & Wednesday 6-7:30pm) you choose one.


-HOME SCHOOL RELIGIOUS INSTRUCTION - for parents who choose to educate their children in the home. See Home School Plan under Calendars & Forms for more information.


-Access and Inclusion- for children with special educational needs.


-RCIA for Children- for children coming to faith at an older age and who do not fit the traditional model. For example: a 4thgrader who has not had any previous, formalized instruction would enter the RCIA for Children with a group of similarly aged children rather than a 1stgrade class. Sessions are held Wednesday evenings from 6 to7:30pm


-Junior and Senior High YOUTH GROUP- Under the direction of Mrs. Susan Hunt, the youth of our parish and surrounding community are welcome to explore their relationship with Christ and His Church. see webpage for more information.


TO REGISTER FOR ANY OF THE PROGRAMS LISTED ABOVE:

Contact the parish business manager, Mrs. Tracey at 610-497-8890 to receive the necessary forms.

Verification of Sacramental Celebrations  and proof of previous formal religious instruction (when applicable) must be supplied at the time of registration along with the appropriate fee. 
Parish registration is required to register in the program.  Parish registration takes place on the 4thSunday of each month after the 10am Mass in the Lower Church Hall.


ADULT FAITH FORMATION- for those over 18 years of age, we offer a wide variety of opportunities to grow in your love of God. Consider a weekly Scripture Study; A one day/night special interest event or dedicated time in Advent and/or Lent to further your knowledge of the Catholic Church. See Adult Faith Formation webpage for more information.

Sacramental celebrations of Reconciliation;Communion & Confirmation for the children of the parish are part of the PREP, along with Liturgy of the Word for Children (Sunday's at 10am mass) and Vacation Bible School (one week in June). Contact Ms. Maugeri for additional information on any of these programs.