Christian Formation Ministries and Volunteer Opportunities
For further information on the following ministries and committees
contact the appropriate individual on the Current Contacts and Chairpersons page.
The Christian Formation Committee is concerned with Catholic
education in the parish. The committee works to support the following
- Religious Education
Classes for children Pre-School through 9th grade are held on Sunday mornings. All students
must be registered through the Religious Education Office, which is open Monday through
Thursday from 7 AM to 1 PM (summer) and 7 AM through 12 noon (academic year). Catholic
school students are required to receive the sacraments in the parish where the family is
registered. Students and their parents are expected to attend all sacramental preparation sessions.
The students are required to attend any general meetings. If you have a child attending a Catholic
school who is eligible to receive Reconciliation, First Eucharist or Confirmation, please call the
Religious Education Office for information at (302) 656-7185.
All catechists are volunteers from the parish community who are willing
to share their faith with the young. Each catechist prepares a weekly
lesson plan, participates in scheduled meetings with the Director of
Religious Education and attends periodic workshops when possible.
Catechists depend on the parish for support, prayer, and cooperation.
Please listen to radio station WDEL (1150 AM) for announcements of canceled classes.
You can click on this link view the Religious Education website.
- Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
R.C.I.A. is implemented in
our parish by a team that assists all those who seek formal membership
in the Catholic Church. The team guides those persons interested through
a process that prepares them to be received into the Church at the annual
The Religious Education Office has a collection of videos,
audiotapes, and books available to parishioners for borrowing.
- Small Faith Sharing Groups
As an outgrowth of the Renew process,
there are several small groups meeting at various times and places during
the year. They are open to all who are interested.
- Silent Prayer Community
This powerful Ministry of Prayer:
- Intercedes to Jesus and Mary for your particular intentions
- Prays at all hours of the day and night
- Does not have formal meetings
- Is in addition to the "Book of Prayer" in the back of the Church
- Is honored to be of service
- Is confidential
- Welcomes additional prayer partners
Contact: Cindi Clare 654-6344
Jesus said: "Ask and you shall receive..."
Communication and Education Committee
The mission of the Communication and Education Committee of St. Joseph
on the Brandywine Parish is to minister to our community by providing opportunities
for parishioners to:
- Keep informed about the ministries and activities at our parish
- Meet to gain a deeper understanding of our Catholic faith
- Integrate the Gospel message and the principles of Catholic Social Teaching
into our daily lives
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