Educational

"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." (Mt 28:19-20) Thus, the teaching mission of the Church comes from Christ himself.

Learn more about religious education opportunities that are available locally, regionally, and beyond.

Religious Education

Religious Education for K-12 is held for one hour following Mass each Sunday. Students will go to their classrooms, and Father will lead our high school students, parents, and other interested adults through a variety of educational topics to grow together, grow in faith, and grow in friendship with each other and with God. This serves the real purpose we have, which is to become a family who recognizes that faith is a part of our everyday lives. Preschoolers are also welcome to join religious education each Sunday to meet friends in the faith and play together.

The cost for K-8 religious education for the 2019-20 school year is $50 per child with a family maximum of $150. There is no cost for preschool or high school students; however, registration is still requested so we know how many students to expect. Click here for the registration form. Once completed, please return the form to the parish office in person, by mail, through the collection basket, or scan and email it to education@jp2sd.org.

The 2019-20 Religious Education schedule is available below, or click here for a printable schedule. Please contact Sarah Kanable, director of religious education, with questions.

Religious Education Schedule

Classes will be held from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. at Harrisburg High School on the following dates during the 2019-2020 school year:

September 15, 22, 29

October 6, 13, 27

November 3, 10, 17

December 8, 15

January 5, 26

February 2, 9

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

April 5, 19, 26

Click here for a printable schedule.

First Sacraments

In addition to the regular Religious Education schedule, students receiving the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion will also participate in the following activities:

Sunday, Sept. 22 — First Sacrament Parent Meeting, 10:30 a.m. (HHS)

Saturday, Nov. 23 — First Reconciliation Retreat

Tuesday, Dec. 10 — First Reconciliation, 6:30 p.m. (Chapel)

Saturday, April 25 — First Communion Retreat (Chapel)

Sunday, May 3 — First Communion, 9:30 a.m. (HHS)

Confirmation

Students preparing for the sacrament of Confirmation will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. on the following Wednesday evenings at the parish office/chapel:

Wednesday, Sept. 11

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Wednesday, Dec. 11

Wednesday, Jan. 8

Additional Confirmation activities include:

Sunday, Nov. 17 — Confirmation Retreat, beginning with Mass at 9:30 a.m. (HHS)

Sunday, Jan. 26 — Confirmation, 1:30 p.m. (St. Joseph Cathedral)


Catholic Schools have been serving families in the Sioux Falls area for more than 100 years. Our six elementary schools, junior high and high school exemplify Gospel values, strong student achievement and community service. Each and every school is dedicated to our mission of…forming a community of faith and learning by promoting a Catholic way of life through Gospel values and academic excellence.

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