St. Joseph on the Brandywine Religious Education

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Welcome to Religious Education:

A warm welcome to St. Joseph on the Brandywine Religious Education!

We believe that "the Christian home is the place where children receive the first proclamation of the faith" (Catechism of the Catholic Church 1666), and parents play an essential role in faith formation. We help you in this important task with parent enrichment through a weekly newsletter and family activity suggestions.

We fully participate in the Diocese of Wilmington Safe Environments program, For the Sake of God's Children and are committed to the safety of the children you entrust to our care.

For Fall 2020, religious education at St. Joseph on the Brandywine will be virtual. Pflaum Gospel Weeklies, our catechetical series, has as its goal faith formation for the whole family. The focus of this series is the Sunday Gospel: listening to God's Word, learning to apply it to life in the real world, and learning Catholic doctrine which springs from that Gospel and the other Sunday readings. Families will have both the "in your hand" specific age appropriate versions of the Gospel Weeklies and catechism book for each child, and will be given a passcode for access to online resources and videos for enrichment. Catechists will be checking in with their students in a variety of ways.

Preparation for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and Eucharist and Confirmation will of course be taking place as well. Specifics about Reconciliation and Eucharist sacramental preparation will be communicated directly to parents of second graders (as well as any older students preparing for those sacraments). Specifics about preparation for Confirmation will be communicated directly to the parents of our ninth graders.

Please return the registration packet which was sent to you by the Religious Ed office. If you did not receive a packet and would like one mailed to you, please call the Religious Ed Office: 302-656-7185. Note: because there are additional, new, permission forms which must be filled out, signed and returned with the registration, we will not have online registration this year. Both new and returning families must complete and return the registration packet.

All registered families will be invited to a Faith Formation Pick-up Party: Drive Thru Disciples on the afternoon of October 4th.

We are looking forward to an exciting year!
Contact Information and Hours:

Coordinator of Religious Education: Jessie Curtin
Phone: 302-656-7185 (Office)
Hours: Sundays during Religious Education classes, Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 12:00pm

Inclement Weather Information:
Please listen to radio station WDEL (1150 AM) for announcements of cancelled classes.

Virtual Education

For families enrolled in Virtual Religious Education for the 2020-2021 year, click on this link to access the Virtual Learning page.

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