Religious Education (K-5)
Director: Carrie McCarthy
Kindergarten - Beatriz Escalera, Ana Figueroa, Jane Zelinski
1st Grade - Vicky Celebrezze, Kathy Kelso, Rafaela Figueroa
2nd Grade - Sue Steele, Mary Nordt, Jan Magnussen
3rd Grade - Teresa Hagan, Tere Gonzalez
4th Grade - Kurt Hadley, Roberto Torres
5th Grade- Robert Turner
Delayed Communion #1 - Sister Lucia Hinojosa, Lupita Sandoval
Delayed Communion#2- Maria Aguilar, Nora Sandoval
Retreats/Special Events - Jesslyn Winter & Jody Kuiken
St. Joseph Religious
Education K-5 Fundraiser
Jerold Panas, a philanthropy consultant said, “Fundraising is motivating and asking others to share with you in a great adventure, a vision, or a dream”. You’re invited to share in our St. Joseph Parish Religious Education adventure and dream!
Our program began with 70 children enrolled, and today we have over 250 children in 10 classes attending every Wednesday night. At the end of the year, we will have logged over 13,250 hours together. Each student receives 53 hours of valuable religious education. We have over 100 children receiving First Reconciliation and First Communion. We added four Baptism classes in January and February to accommodate those children needing Baptism.
And with any program comes expenses, and with increased size comes increased expenses. To help us with our vision of reaching every child at St. Joseph, please take a moment to check out our fundraising wall in the Narthex. Each beautiful envelope, complete with thank-you note, is decorated by our students. They start at $1 and go all the way up to $200. Please choose an envelope with the amount you would like to donate and slip your check or cash into the donation box. If you need to take your envelope home, feel free to drop it in the collection box or by the church office. Thank you for your support of our St. Joseph children.
Here’s our upcoming calendar (*note date changes):
February 8, 15 —-Class at 6pm
February 22—-Class, FIRST RECONCILATION
Parent Meeting, 6pm
February, Saturday 25—FIRST RECONCIIATION
Our team is committed to the religious education of every child. We’re an AMAZING group of Hispanic and Anglo, women and men, who are working and retired professionals, parents, school parents, aunts and uncles, religious sisters and even a seminarian. If you would like to become a part of our team, simply contact Carrie McCarthy at