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

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Bible Study 
Saint Paul's letter to the Romans
Italian food sampling and wine tasting
at the home of Jason and Lisa Wertzbaugher Thursdays 7:00 pm contact with questions.

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To all those who participated.
Since several complaints about being pressured into purchasing a portrait package have been received, LIfetouch is willing to allow customers who felt they were pressured into buying photos
to change their order for a limited time.

Orders may be cancelled

or changed.

It is still time to get pictures into the directory.

Do you already have a photo you would prefer to use?  Bring it.  There will be a $10 charge to format it so that it can be used in the directory. The company is to allow 10 more pictures to be added.  They prefer "professional photography."

The 5" X 7" book we have selected can be updated every 3 years; & at that time changes can be made or new photos added.



Classes have  begun on  Wednesday Evenings, from 7-8 p.m. for all grades 5-12.
October 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1,8,15
-  no class on  Nov. 22nd the night before THANKSGIVING
Classes will resume on Nov. 29th

      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).