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 for those who seek formal membership in the Catholic Church.
The process prepares individuals to be received into the Church at the annual Easter Vigil.
To view/download the application form,
please click on this link.
For additional questions, please call the Parish Office at (302) 658-7017.
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
As individual followers of Christ and as a church body, our prayer group's commitment and passion to pray is a privilege and extension of God's love for us and care for one another.
Please remember parishioners and friends of the St. Joseph on the Brandywine in your prayers.
Submission of prayer requests may be sent to the Silent Prayer Community, Cindi Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org
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