St. Joseph on the Brandywine Religious Education

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

Classes for grades K-8 are held Sunday mornings, from 10 - 11:30 am, immediately following the 9am Mass. Confirmation preparation in grade 9 follows a separate schedule. We are grateful for our dedicated team of catechists, catechist aides, and teen helpers who make our program a success.

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 gatherings, a weekly newsletter and family activities.

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.


All sacraments take place at the parish to which the family belongs. Whether your child attends our Religious Ed or a Catholic school, he or she will celebrate First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation with your parish family here at St. Joseph on the Brandywine. Preparation for these sacraments will also take place here.

There is a minimal two year preparation period for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation. Students who wish to celebrate First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in grade 2 must be in Religious Education or Catholic school in grade 1. Our parish celebrates Confirmation in grade 9: students who wish to join this class must be in Religious Education or Catholic school in grade 8. Please call Eva with any questions - we are happy to work with those who need a "catch up" year.

Contact Information and Hours:

Director of Religious Education: Ms. Eva Marie Lyons
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 canceled classes.

2019-20 Sunday Class Schedule
Grades K-8
Class time 10 - 11:30 am

September January
22 Family Day & 1st Day of Class 5 Class
29 Class / Confirmation Meeting 12 Class
19 No Class - MLK
26 Class
October February
6 Class / First Reconciliation Parent Gathering 2 Class / First Eucharist Parent Gathering
13 No Class - Columbus Day 9 Class
20 Class 16 No Class - Presidents' Day
27 Class / Trunk or Treat 23 Class
November March
3 Class / First Reconciliation Parent Gathering 1 Class / First Eucharist Parent Gathering
10 Class 8 Class
16 First Reconciliation 15 No Class - Spring Break
17 Class 22 No Class - Spring Break
24 No Class - Thanksgiving 29 Class
December April
1 No Class - Thanksgiving 5 No Class - Palm Sunday
8 Class 12 No Class - Easter Sunday
15 Class- Breakfast in Bethlehem & Christmas Pageant 19 Class - Confirmation @ 1pm
22 No Class 26 Last Day of Class
29 No Class
2 Jesus Day
9 Celebration of First Eucharist @ 11am


Please download and complete the form below. The PDF form is a fillable form, which you can complete and save or print.
You may return it via email to our Religious Education secretary, Linda Mondzelewski, at, or via US mail to the address on the form.
Payment should be mailed to the address on the form. Linda is happy to answer any registration questions: 302-656-7185.

2019-20 Religious Education registration (fillable) form

Downloadable Schedules:

2019-20 Sunday Morning Class Schedule
2019-20 Parent Gathering Schedule for First Reconciliation and Eucharist
2019-20 Confirmation Schedule

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