Pre K-K > Barb Kasubick, Eileen Haney
Gr. 1 > Shannon Lesnak
Gr. 2 > Kathy Maretka, Jan Herman
Gr. 3 > Kathy Greenwald
Gr. 4 > Lonn & Deb Safko
Gr. 5 > Barb Colin, Sr. Joyce Schreiber
Gr. 6 > Tom Smith, Joe Duriak
Gr. 7 > Don Engelhart
Gr. 8 > Ruth Skocdopole, Dan Safko
Helpers > Doug Engelhart, Jay D'Aurelio, Suzanne Gerhardt
CLOW > Julie Engelhart, Adam Fitzgerald, Ruth Fitzgerald
Office Help > Theresa Gross
The first catechists in any child’s life are the family members with whom he or she lives. What happens at home – both positive and negative – provides lessons for life. In the family, faith is shared as part of the unfolding of daily life. The home or “domestic church” provides a real place in which a child learns to live his or her faith as well as understanding it.
Our goal is to create a program of lifelong faith formation that is centered in and flows out of the events of Church life. It embraces all ages and generation, promotes faith growth at home and promotes participation in Church life.
St. 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, 9:30-11:00 a.m., September-April. Volunteers, teachers, assistants, and guest speakers are always needed.
Welcome to an exciting new year of religious instruction here at St. Joseph Parish. This year, our goal is to build on religious education traditions in PSR. As everyone is a year older, you'll find that our program does a great job of relating our faith in an age appropriate manner. We will increase our knowledge of Jesus, learn and practice traditions of our faith, grow in prayer, and make the rich celebration of our Catholic heritage meaningful to all.
St. Joseph Parish School of Religion (PSR) is enrolling new students in its programs beginning Tuesday, August 9, through Friday, September 9. PSR is open for students from age 3 through 8th grade. The classes are held on Sunday mornings from 9:40 to 11:00 a.m. (between Masses) in St. Joseph School building. The program incorporates a combination of instruction, worship, community building and service in its weekly offerings. Some highlights of the school year include Children's Masses, Free Community Meal program, and annual Christmas Pageant and Cookie Party. Enrollment forms and information can be picked up at the PSR office located in the school building 1:00-6:00 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, or at the Parish Office during regular business hours. For more information about the Parish School of Religion program, please contact Peg Haney at 330-274-2268 or email@example.com.
PSR Opening Day
St. Joseph Parish’s School of Religion will reconvene on Sunday, September 11, beginning at 9:30 a.m. We will be hosting a Donut Social for all of our students and their parents. Registration (for parents of returning students) and classes will follow.
PSR fees for the 2016-17 school year will remain the same: $30.00 per student, with an $80.00 maximum per family. Students receiving sacramental instruction (First Communion, Confirmation) pay an additional $25.00. If you have any questions, contact Peg Haney at 330-274-2268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students and families of our PSR Program take part in several events and fundraisers throughout the year. Your support and participation are greatly appreciated.
Free Community Meals
St. Joseph Parish’s Free Community Meals are held during the school year, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. in Hughes Hall. This effort is done in conjunction with our PSR program, parish organizations, and the church communities in our area. Our goal is to provide a nutritious meal and fellowship to those in need. Everyone is welcome to attend! More information including a schedule of area Community Meals is available by clicking here.
Garden Club's Annual
Christmas Boutique Kitchen
Members of St. Joseph's PSR program will run the kitchen offering snack, lunch and dessert items at one of the area's nicest craft shows in the area. Visit our Garden Club page for more information.
Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast
PSR sponsors the Annual Palm Sunday Pancake Breakfast featuring “All You Can Eat” buttermilk pancakes in Hughes Hall, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This delicious meal is served with homemade toppings and/or syrup, sausage patty, oj, coffee, tea, or milk. Great family prices, theme basket raffles, and children's attendance drawings are all a part of the fun. Visit our News & Events tab for a closer look.