This weekend we celebrate the Fourth of July and so call to mind the historical events which led up to the founding of our country as the United States of America. In particular, we call to mind the sacrifices of so many people who have given of themselves in service of our country.
As we celebrate this weekend, let us pray in thanksgiving to God for the many ways in which He has blessed us, and let us ask Him to continue to bless all who live within our country, that He will give us His grace to come together in defense and promotion of the common good of all the people.
New Coordinator of Religious Education
I am pleased to inform you that we have a new Coordinator of Religious Education for the Parish School of Religion Program here at Saint Joseph Parish. Her name is Miss Kelly Holton.
Miss Holton holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, has Missouri Teacher Certification, and is completing a Master of Arts degree in Theology from Holy Apostles College in Cromwell, Connecticut. She has taught at Annunziata, Holy Redeemer, and Saint Clement of Rome Parish. Interestingly enough, she was baptized at a church we all know and love: Saint Joseph, here in Clayton.
Miss Holton looks forward to beginning her role as Coordinator of Religious Education beginning this fall semester. She has a lot of responsibilities as our Program serves both students in our parish as well as those in surrounding parishes. Last year there were a total of 143 students in our classes which are held on Sunday mornings and Monday evenings. If you are interested in teaching in the program this fall, please contact Miss Holton through the parish office. Please pray for Miss Holton, the teachers, and the students that the Holy Spirit will be with them all in a special way as the new school year begins this September.