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Welcome / Bienvenidos ~~~~~~~ St. Joseph Catholic Church
107 West 6th Street,
West Liberty, IA 52776


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9-3-17
9-10-17
9-17-17
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Capture Memories for a Lifetime
Be a part of our new family directory program.  Our goal is to include everyone!

We are partnering with Lifetouch for professional photography that will help connect our families. 

Each family will receive a complimentary 8 x10 photograph & directory for participating.

A letter and brochures including a price list are being mailed.

We are also looking for volunteers to help after Mass by signing up fellow parishoners to reserve time for their photos.
Volunteers are also needed for 3 hr shifts on the photo session days. 
Bi-lingual volunteers would be greatly appreciated. 
*** Shift volunteers will receive $50 toward any purchase they make.

If the session dates don't work with your schedule please let us know and we can you work out alternative appointments.

Do you already have a professional photo that you would prefer to use?  Bring it.  There will be a $10 charge to format so it can be used in the directory. 

The book we have selected can be updated every 3 years; & at that time changes can be made or new photos added.

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 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Classes will begin Wednesday, Sept 27 from 7-8 p.m. for all grades 5-12.  We now have all our teachers.


     CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP YOUR CHILDREN
      for 2017-2018 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION


Please click the Education tab above to see any updated information.


A suggested donation of $20/child with a family maximum of $60 will be most appreciated to cover the expense of books and other materials.
The suggested registration fee donation can be put in the mail or in the Sunday collection.
 - No child will be left out for inability to pay the suggested tuition donation.

Grades Kindergarten through 4th grade meet during the first full week of summer vacation (in June) for Religious Education classes. They meet for a full week during the summer instead of meeting weekly during the school year.
111 youngsters were in attended in 2017. Thirty-nine students in grades 2-5 received their First Communion on June 18, 2017.
First Communion usually is on Father's Day.


First Communion - should be received when the children are 7 years old.  

Please understand - that they should be in Religious Education from Kindergarten through Confirmation.

It is necessary to prepare them over a period of two years to receive 1st Communion.

So, if a child is already 7 years old and it is their first year of religious education this year, we will expect them to receive 1st Communion the following year (after their second year of religious education).