Sunday School

Sunday School teaches catechism to children once a week. It is intended to assist parents, the primary faith teachers, in their children’s Faith journey. If you have a child in Grade 1 to 7 who is not in the Catholic School Board, St Joseph's Sunday School is for your child. If you have a child in Grade 1 to 7 who IS in the Catholic School Board, but you want them to repeat some faith teachings, St Joseph's Sunday School is for your child. If you have a child in Grade 2 to 11 who has not received the Sacrament of Baptism, Reconciliation, Holy Communion or Confirmation at the usual age, St Joseph's Sunday School is for your child. We gather for Catechism on Sunday mornings, between 10 and 11 AM in the basement rooms.

There are 5 classes:

  1. The Foundation Year (children in Sk or Grade 1)
  2. The Year of Two Sacraments (children in Grade 2 or 3)
  3. The Year of the Bible (children in grade 3 or 4)
  4. The Year of the Chosen (children in grade 5 or 6)
  5. The Year of Confirmation Prep (youth in grade 7 to 11)

Due to COVID19, we have organized ONLINE Sunday School, beginning Sunday, November 1st 2020, for 3 classes only. Please note that the age group per class has expanded.

  1. The Year of TWO SACRAMENTS, 11 AM to noon: For children in Grade 2, 3 and 4 who have not received the Sacrament of First Reconciliation and the Sacrament of First Holy Communion and are interested in preparing to receive them. In the new year, there will be additional meetings and registration with the Pastoral Associate, in addition to the Sunday School morning classes.
  2. Year of the CHOSEN, 10 AM to 11 AM: for those in Grade 5, 6, 7 and 8 willing to dig into the Catholic Faith
  3. Year of CONFIRMATION, 11 AM to noon: for youth in Grade 7 to grade 11 who would like to prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation. There will be additional meetings and registration with the Pastoral Associate, in addition to the Sunday School morning classes. Those meetings will probably start in January. There may also be a Confirmation Retreat. You will be kept posted.

Classes will be on the following dates:

  • Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • Dec 6, 13 (no class Dec 20, 27, Jan 3 due to the Christmas Break)
  • Jan 10, 17, 24, 31
  • Feb 7, 21, 28 (no class Feb 14 due to Family day weekend)
  • Mar 7, 21, 28 (no class March 14 due to March Break)
  • April 11, 18, 25 (no class April 4 due to Holy Easter)
  • May 2

To register for the 2020-2021 Sunday School year, please click the link to the Google FORM  https://forms.gle/hzp8ukb5XypYqNfb8 and the coordinator will acknowledge receipt within two days.

Contacts

Angie Bernard
Youth Minister & Sunday School Coordinator

 youth.ministry@stjosephstoronto.org
647-242-8429 (cell)