The Religious Education Office is closed for the summer and will reopen on August 23.

If you need to contact the office, please email Mrs. Spohr at stjosephrellspohr@gmail.com.

Your emails will be answered in a timely manner.

Special Announcement Regarding the 2021/2022 Religious Ed Year:

Dear Families,

May God continue to bless us with His grace and peace.

We are happy to announce that all classes will be in-person for the 2021/2022 school year. Classes will begin in October. The exact date for the first day of classes will be announced by late August.

It is wonderful to welcome back all our students and their families to the St. Joseph Parish Religious Education Program.

Mrs. Spohr

Director of Religious Education

St. Joseph's Parish

Office of Religious Education

450 Franklin Ave., Garden City, NY 11530


Welcome to Our Program

Our Religious Education Program is designed to assist parents, who are the primary educators of their children, in forming their children in the Catholic faith. What an honor it is for us to have a role in your child’s precious journey toward a deep and life-long relationship with Jesus. We are dedicated to assisting you in providing a faith-filled religious education experience for you and your children. The parish, in cooperation with the parents, seeks to form the children through prayer, instruction, service and attendance at Sunday Mass. It is our privilege to be part of the faith formation of the children of our parish.

We offer Religious Education classes beginning in Grade 1 and continuing through Grade 8. In conjunction with our classes, we also assist parents in preparing their children to receive the sacraments of Penance and First Eucharist in Grade 2 and the sacrament of Confirmation in Grade 8.

Please call the Religious Education Office for more details. We look forward to working with you in spreading the Word of God to our young people.

Class Schedule

  • Grades 1 - 5 meet either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 4:00 - 5:15.

  • Grade 6 meets Monday from 5:00 - 6:15.

  • Grade 7 meets Monday from 7:30 - 8:45.

  • Grade 8 meets Wednesday from 7:30 - 8:45.

Contact us

Mrs. Lisa Spohr, Director of Religious Education


Mrs. Catherine O'Sullivan, Administrator


Mrs. Tina Cento, Administrator