Children and Adolescents

Dear Parents,
Welcome back to another year in the life of your child’s Religious Education
As you may be aware, numbers are not very large in our Catholic Parishes and we have been asked to look for ways that we could possibly work together with parishes in our cluster. Our cluster consists of Sacred Heart, St. John Nepomuk and St. Joseph Parishes. Our three parishes will be working with one Director, Dan O'Connell, he will also be the Youth Ministry for all three Parishes that covers all grades and the sacramental Preparation, and be on site Wednesday nights at St Joseph’s Parish and St. John Nepomuk and Sunday mornings at Sacred Heart Parish. Dan O'Connell will also work day hours each week at the different Parishes and some evenings as needed.
Classes for grades 1-6 will be held on Wednesday nights at St. John Nepomuk Parish from 6:00-7:15pm.
Classes for grades 7-11 will be held on Wednesday nights at St. Joseph Parish from 6:15-7:30pm or at Sacred Heart Parish on Sunday mornings from11:15am-12:30pm.
Junior preparation for Confirmation is being held for all three parishes at two separate times. Wednesday nights at St. Joseph’s, or Sunday mornings at Sacred Heart. Choose which time works best for you no matter what is your home Parish. Only thing is you won’t be able to flip from one time to another. (Check for times in previous Paragraph) We will be having our Retreat all together and Confirmation all together.
Preschool classes 3yr-K will be during 10:30am Mass at St. Joseph’s.
NO orientation with preschool, first class on October 2. Amber Fay ,coordinator
Special Needs Ed will be Wednesdays at St. Joseph from 6:15-7:00pm, starts first Wednesday of October.
On behalf of the entire staff, welcome to all returning families and to our new families for this year. It is through your FAITH that your child’s own FAITH will grow. The sessions of instruction in our Religious Education Program help your child to experience this FAITH more fully. These sessions are only possible because of a wonderful volunteer staff of instructors. These adults and young adults give so much of themselves to OUR children. It is through their FAITH and dedication that your child has the opportunity for instruction within the combined program. Please show your support and appreciation for these fantastic people. We are always in need of more help, so please call if you can help in any way.
May God bless us with another great year,

Dan O'Connell, Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry

Collaborative FAITH program of St. John Nepomuk, St. Joseph, Sacred Heart Parishes
Absentees: Call the site you attend class:
St. John Nepomuk: 1-630-965-9142 during class or non class time call Dan O'Connell 630-965-9142
St. Joseph: 633-2403 during class or 1-630-965-9142 non class
Sacred Heart:989-6346 during class or 1-630-965-9142 non class