Religious Education

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Welcome! All children of St. Joseph’s and St. Andrew’s parish are invited to attend weekly faith formation classes. Our vision at St. Joseph and St. Andrew is to work in partnership with families to offer the best faith formation experience for your children. We believe that the first Church is the domestic Church found in each home. Parents, you are integral in the role you play in your children’s faith development, and you serve as the primary teaches and role models. It is through working together that we can lead our students to Christ.

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Registration and Payment Information

Children in grades one through eight who do not attend Catholic schools are expected to attend weekly religion classes either at St. Joseph’s or St. Andrew’s. Classes are held on Wednesday evenings.

The schedule is on Wednesday is as follows:

St. Joseph Grades 1-6 meet at 3:30 pm. – 4:45 pm. Meet in St. Joseph Cafeteria

St. Joseph Grades 7-10 meet at 7:00 pm. – 8:15 pm. Meet in St. Joseph Cafeteria (unless instructed to go straight to their classrooms).

St. Andrew Grades 1-10 will meet at 6:00 pm. – 7:00pm. In St. Andrew’s Rectory 122762 County Rd. C

Fees, which include curriculum, textbooks, classroom supplies, and materials, are as follows: $45 for one child; $85 for two children; $120 for three children. The maximum family fee is $120. There is a $20 administrative late fee for forms received after November 1. If you are in need of financial assistance please contact Director of Religious Education to request a fee waiver. Payment is accepted by check/cash included with the registration form.

*Note: Anytime school is cancelled or called off early, CCD classes are also cancelled.

Sacramental Preparation

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Children receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion in 2nd Grade. If you have a child in grades 3–9 who has not yet received First Reconciliation/First Communion, contact Kathleen Wreede, Director of Religious Education.

Confirmation

Confirmation is celebrated in the fall of the student’s junior year of high school. Preparation for Confirmation takes place throughout the 9th and 10th grades, at St. Andrew the 9th and 10th grades are combined and go through the curriculum together. All classes are held on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 pm at St. Andrew and 7:00 pm at St. Joseph.

Expectations for those seeking to be Confirmed

  • Attendance at regularly scheduled formation sessions
  • Attendance at Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation
  • Sponsor form filled and checked
  • A report on the Saint whose name you have chosen to take up
  • Attendance at an annual Confirmation retreat
  • 12 hours of service per year in the confirmation program

Staff Contact Information

Kathleen Wreede
Director of Religious Education and Youth Ministry
Phone: 715-741-3259
E-mail: wreedekm001@gmail.com
Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday 8:00 am.-5:00 pm.
Address: St. Joseph and St. Andrew Catholic Parish Office
119200 Larch St.
PO Box 6
Stratford, WI 54484

Important Forms.

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ST JOSEPH
CATHOLIC CHURCH

119200 Larch Street
P.O. Box 6
Stratford, WI 54484
715-687-2404

ST. ANDREW PARISH

122726 County Rd. C
P.O. Box 6
Stratford, WI 54484
715-384-3859

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