Children's Religious Education
At Immaculate Conception and St. Joseph Parish we dedicate ourselves to helping families raise their children in the Catholic faith by promoting life-long learning and growth. Teaching children about the Catholic faith is first and foremost the privilege and responsibility of parents. That is the reason why we strive to include families in our educational initiatives.
ICSJ Parish celebrates Family Masses during the school year. The Family Masses give families an opportunity to directly participate in the Mass by volunteering to greet, lector, usher, sing in the choir, and take up the gifts. These Masses are a time to celebrate and support the families in our community. We offer coffee and donuts after each Family Mass to provide a chance for families to connect and support one another as they strive to be families of faith.
Sunday Religious Education
We provide Sunday Religious Education classes for children in Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. These classes are intended for children not currently attending a Catholic school
Religious Education meets Sunday mornings from 9:30-10:45 am in the ICSJ School-Hill St. Campus located at 363 W. Hill Street. We offer small classes of ten or less students which are led by volunteer catechists who are trained and mentored by our Director of Religious Education. While students are in class, we invite parents to remain in the cafeteria for coffee and conversation.
Classes are taught from an approved Religion text, Finding God, Loyola Press, and also include time for prayer and discussion. Every session begins when the entire community – students, teachers, and even parents – gathers together for morning prayer in the cafeteria. Students then go to their classrooms for age appropriate instruction.
2017-2018 Session Information
To register for Religious Education, 1) download the appropriate form, below, to your computer then complete and return per the instructions on the form; then 2) submit the tuition payment (see payment options below).
- New Student Registration Form (PDF)
- Returning Student Registration Form (PDF)*
*This form is only for families registered during the 2016-2017year. If your child(ren) have not attended RE in the past year, please fill out the New Student Registration Form.
2017-18 Tuition Information
Standard and early-bird tuition rates are listed below. Tuition payments may be made online by clicking here; checks should be made out to ICSJ Parish. If paying tuition is a difficulty to your family at this time, please contact Kim Rak, for information about tuition assistance.
Early-Bird Discount Rates — Register before May 31, 2017; after that date tuition will return to to the Standard Rate, below.
- 1 Child: $225
- 2 Children: $325
- 3 or more children: $425
Standard Tuition Rates — After May 31, 2017
- 1 child: $250
- 2 children: $350
- 3 or more children: $450
For more information on our Children's Religious Education program, please contact Kim Rak, Director of Religious Education.