Welcome to our Parish School of Religion (PSR) -Sunday School Program for the 2015-2016 school year!  We have great hopes for the year ahead and we are delighted that you and your children are part of our Sunday School program.  We look forward to discovering together what the year will hold.

There are a few important changes to note this year.  First, all PSR classes, Preschool through Grade 8 will meet on Sunday mornings.  And second, our class time each Sunday is 10:00am-11:15 am to accomodate the new Sunday morning Mass times.

We believe that you, as parents, are the primary educators of your children, and the greatest influence of all on them.  Our purpose is to support and assist you in your efforts to cultivate a love of Jesus in your children, to instill living Gospel values in daily life, and to promote Catholic practices and beliefs.  Our partnership is an important one as we work together in the Catholic formation of your children.

We begin with brand new hopes for all that the year ahead can hold.  Our heartfelt wish is to work in partnership with you so that we can provide the best religious education experience possible for your children.  It is our privilege to serve the children and families of St. Joseph as we gather each week in Christian community.  We come to the table in joy, service, and love!

In His Service,                                                                                                                   

Rozann Swanson, DRE

2016-2017 PSR Sessions

Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 8  (All Morning classes from 10:00-11:15am)

August  28 - September 11, 18, 25         October 2, 9, 23, 30         November  6, 13, 20

December 4, 11, 18       January 8, 22, 29       February 5, 12, 26

March 5, 12, 26         April  2, 9, 30           May  7, 21

Penance during Advent

  • Sunday, December 11 for grades 6-8 during PSR class
  • Sunday, December 18 for grades 3-5 during PSR class

Penance during Lent

  • Sunday, March 26 for grades 6-8 during PSR class
  • Sunday, April 2 for grades 3-5 during PSR class

Stations of the Cross during Lent

  • Sunday, March 5 for grades K-8 during PSR class

Jesus Day

  • Saturday, April 29 from 10am – 12noon for 2nd grade students

First Communion

  • Saturday, May 6

Sunday School; Children at Mass

October; Grade 3 - Mass – Sunday, 10/2 at 11:30am Mass

November; Grade 4 - Mass – Sunday, 11/6 at 11:30am Mass

December; Grade 5 - Mass – Sunday, 12/4 at 11:30am Mass

January; Grade 6 - Mass – Sunday, 1/22 at 11:30am Mass

February; Grade 7 - Mass – Sunday, 2/26 at 11:30am Mass

March; Grade 2 - Mass – Sunday, 3/12 at 11:30am Mass

April; Grade 8 - Mass – Sunday, 4/9 at 11:30am Mass (Palm Sunday)

May; Grade 1 - Mass – Sunday, 5/21 at 11:30am Mass (After last PSR class for the year)


Confirmation is a sacrament of initiation through which candidates become full members of the Christian community.  Sacramental preparation takes place during the eighth grade year as students grow from knowing their faith to living it.  Prayer, worship and service are elements students explore as their response to the presence of the Holy Spirit in their lives.


The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults is for people interested in joining the Catholic Church or for Catholics who want to strengthen their understanding of their faith and the teachings of the church.  Team members greet candidates, lead small group discussions, and lead prayer sessions.  RCIA meets on Sunday evenings from 6:00pm - 7:45pm from October to Easter. 


The Rite of Christian Initiation for Children is part of RCIA.  Team members are needed to instruct children in grades 3-9 in small groups about God's love, Catholic beliefs, prayer and church membership.  RCIC is scheduled as needed.