St. Joseph Parish

Springfield, Illinois


Weekend Mass Schedule

Saturday: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.

Upcoming Events

Thu, Jan 24th, @7:00am
Thu, Jan 24th, @5:15pm
Holy Hour of Adoration
Thu, Jan 24th, @6:30pm
Choir Rehearsal
Sat, Jan 26th, @3:15pm
Sat, Jan 26th, @4:30pm
Education Committee Print E-mail

"The Education Committee believes our primary purpose is to enrich the community in the ways of faith. The committee's focus is on faith enrichment in the context of the physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual needs of the whole person God created. The purpose of the committee is to coordinate, facilitate, and sponsor various life-enriching learning activities which address the needs of every age level."
- Extracted from the Covenant of the Pastoral Council, Article VII, Committees

The Education Committee attends to the continuing educational needs of the parish community, especially in the areas of adult religious education and faith development. The committee sponsors and coordinates courses, study groups, speakers, and programs which address these faith concerns and needs.

The Education Committee has a new name!

The Covenant of the Pastoral Council is a document which describes the mission and leadership structure of our Parish Council (similar to by-laws). This document also defines the mission and goals of each parish committee. According to the Covenant, the primary purpose of the Education Committee is to "enrich the community in ways of their faith." To more accurately reflect its mission to nurture our faith, the Education Committee has chosen a new name:  Faith Enrichment Committee. This name change was officially approved by the Parish Council at its November meeting. From now on, you'll notice this change in the Parish Council listing in the front of the weekly bulletin.





Members at large:


From the Education Committee...

Do you have a desire to grow in your faith, to deepen your personal relationship with God? Do you enjoy sharing your faith with others? Would you like to partner with others to enrich the faith of our parish? If you answered "Yes!" to any of these questions, then consider becoming a member of our parish's Education Committee!

The primary mission of the Education Committee is to enrich the faith of our parish family. Over the years, we've attempted to do this in a variety of ways. We've coordinated several parish missions. We've worked with the Diocesan Office for Catechesis to implement many innovative programs including small church communities, JustFaith, Why Catholic? and Generations of Faith, to name a few. We also host the simple soup-suppers / reflection series offered weekly during Advent and Lent. During the coming year, we're considering ways we may deepen the parish's appreciation and understanding of the Holy Scriptures.

Our mission is to serve YOU! Let us know what we can do to help you grow in your faith. If you have suggestions about future programs you'd like to see us offer, please let us know. Better yet, come join us and enrich not only your own faith, but the faith of the entire community! We can't do it without you!

Please contact Karen Siciliano at 787-9561 or Sister Mary Ellen at 801-7922 for further information. Thank you!


Diocese of Springfield