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About St. Joseph Religious Education

The St. Joseph School of Religious Education is a catechetical program offered to students in Grades K-8 who do not attend a Catholic School. We also offer a RCIC (Rite of Christian Initation Adapted for Children) and a Special Needs class as part of our program. For families who wish to work on faith formation with their children at home, a home school curriculum is available. Currently, St. Joseph Religious Education Program enrolls approximately 500 students (350 families).


When are Classes?

Classes are held in the parish school building every Sunday morning and Monday evening. Session times are 9:00-10:15AM on Sunday and 6:30-7:45 PM on Monday.


How can Families Register?

Families need to first register with the parish as members prior to registering for the Religious Education program.


Registration for the 2018-2019 Religious Education school year is now closed. To inquire about registering, please contact the Religious Education office by calling x231.


Thank you for your commitment to the faith formation of your family! 


How is Sacramental Preparation Completed?

Sacramental preparation is provided through: class sessions for the students, parent education sessions to assist parents in helping their children prepare for the reception of the sacraments, follow-up activities for the home, retreats for the students, and liturgical celebrations. In the Diocese of Harrisburg, students are required to prepare at least two years for the reception of the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation. Please call the Religious Education Office for information.  

Religious Education Mission Statement

The mission of St. Joseph Religious Education Program is to teach the doctrines of the Roman Catholic faith to the children of St. Joseph Parish who attend a school where the Catholic religion is not part of their curriculum. In addition, we strive to build a spirit of Christian community, to foster a spirit of prayer that will enable growth in intimacy with Jesus, and to encourage students, according to their age and ability, to reach out to all people in a spirit of loving service.


Religious Education Department
First NameLast NameTitleDeptEmailExtWebsite
StephanieConradAdministrative AssistantReligious EducationConrad@sjy.orgx231
Deacon NeilCrispoDirector of Religious EducationClergyCrispo@sjy.orgx229 

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Part of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg