Sunday School

IN-PERSON SUNDAY SCHOOL 2022-2023

Sunday School provides Catholic Catechesis for 6 to 17 year old children who are in Public Schools. Any child in a Catholic Schools wanting to go deeper in their Faith is encouraged to register.

All children who have MISSED a Sacrament of Initiation at the usual time outlined by the Archdiocese of Toronto must join the Sunday School program.

New this year
  • NO Fee is required; however, you will be asked to purchase the appropriate workbook (around $10-$15) and the Catholic Youth Bible NRSV edition (around $10 used, $50 new). The books will be yours to keep. Details will be in the registration confirmation email.
  • Parents may be asked to JOIN the Small Group certain Sundays, so you can answer questions during the week. We will ask that you to turn off your phone, and engage in the activity.
  • All Small Groups meet in the church basement. Rooms TBD.

Groups and Schedule

SMALL GROUP 1

children born in 2016
Sundays
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Catechesis for children typically in Grade 1

SMALL GROUP 2

children born in 2013-2015
Sundays
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Catechesis for children who have NOT yet received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion

(See Note A)

SMALL GROUP 3

children born in 2013-2014
Sundays
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Catechesis for children who have already received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion

SMALL GROUP 4

children born in 2005-2012
Sundays
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Catechesis for children who have NOT received the Sacrament of Confirmation.

SMALL GROUP 5

children born in 2005-2010
Sundays
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Catechesis for children who are ready to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation

(See Note A)

SMALL GROUP 6

WHO missed a Sacrament
Sundays
9:30AM - 10:00AM

Preparation for the Sacrament of Baptism and/or the Sacrament of First Holy Communion

(See Note B)

Note A

For those preparing for a Sacrament, the Pastoral Associate will add Sacramental Classes, adding more necessary preparation for the specific Sacrament. You will receive this info through the Sunday School coordinator.

Note B

Understanding the Sacrament of Baptism is taught from Oct to Dec, while Understanding the Sacrament of the Eucharist (including the First Holy Communion) is covered Jan to April. Children seeking Baptism and who have reached the age of reason (generally 7 years old) and Children in grade 5 or higher seeking the Sacrament of the Eucharist will start at 9:30AM in Small Group 6, and then join the appropriate Small Group at 10AM, based on their year of birth. Details will be in the confirmation letter sent within 6 days of registering.

Sunday School - Schedule Part 1

DATECLASS
OCTOBER 2ND
OCTOBER 9THTHANKSGIVING - NO CLASS
OCTOBER 16TH
OCTOBER 23RD
OCTOBER 30TH
NOVEMBER 6TH
NOVEMBER 13TH
NOVEMBER 20TH
NOVEMBER 27TH
DECEMBER 4TH
DECEMBER 11TH
DECEMBER 18 TO JANUARY 1STCHRISTMAS BREAK - NO CLASSES
JANUARY 8TH
JANUARY 15TH
JANUARY 22ND

Sunday School - Schedule Part 2

DATECLASS
JANUARY 29TH
FEBRUARY 5TH
FEBRUARY 12TH
FEBRUARY 19THFAMILY DAY - NO CLASS
FEBRUARY 26TH
MARCH 5TH
MARCH 12THMARCH BREAK - NO CLASS
MARCH 19TH
MARCH 26TH
APRIL 2ND
APRIL 9THEASTER - NO CLASS
APRIL 16TH
APRIL 23RD
APRIL 30TH
MAY 7TH
MAY 14THMOTHERS DAY - NO CLASS
MAY 21STOnly for those receiving Confirmation

Registration

Please register ONE child per Registration Form. A confirmation email will be sent within 6 days of registering.

Note: The registration form will take you to an Office 365 Form. Fill in the form as per the instructions within the form

If you have questions, please call, text or email.

Angie Bernard
Youth Minister and Sunday School Coordinator – St Joseph Parish
200 Morrish Road, Scarborough
647-242-8429
ABernard@archtoronto.org

Prior to the Covid disruption, the children were invited to present the Nativity Play prior to the 5PM Dec 24th Mass. This option might be available in Dec 2022.