As a precaution for the coronavirus, the Diocese of Rockville Centre has

suspended all Religious Education Classes.

The Religious Ed Office is closed until further notice.

Should you need to contact us, please email stjosephrellspohr@gmail.com.

Special Announcements:

All parents will be sent home notification of assignments that their children should complete. If those notifications have not been received, please email Mrs. Spohr at stjosephrellspohr@gmail.com

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 through 5 meet either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.
  • Grade 6 meets on Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
  • Grade 7 meets on Mondays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • Grade 8 meets on Wednesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
  • Classes begin in October and run until April

Contact us

Mrs. Lisa Spohr, Director of Religious Education


Mrs. Catherine O'Sullivan, Administrator


Mrs. Tina Cento, Administrator