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Kids in Church
St. Joseph Catholic School Olney, Illinois


Religion is a fundamental part of our formation instruction.  The integration of religion into school life is a significant difference between St. Joseph School and the public schools.  All students are engaged in faith-based education.  This includes the many rites, celebrations, sacraments, and practices that identify us by our faith.  Each student learns about the practice of Catholicism and in turn is invited to participate in that practice.


Besides religion classes, students participate weekly in the Eucharistic Liturgy and other religious activities.  Parents are encouraged to attend these activities. 


During the year, students are given the opportunity for private celebration of the sacrament of Reconciliation as well as participation in communal Penance Services.  The staff at St. Joseph School also assists parents in the preparation of their children for the sacraments.

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