Faith Formation Youth (CCD)


St. Joseph Elementary School......Sr. Jean Uzupis........412-828-7213

Our Philosophy Ideals
Christ is the reason for this school. He is the ever present teacher. He is the model of its faculty and the inspiration of its students. We proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to promote the highest deals, to encourage community service, and to prepare our students for the challenges of life in this culture.

Our School Mission
As keeping with the Mission of our Parish, we strive to form your child by helping them To know Christ, To Love Christ, and to Bring Others to Christ - through formal religion instruction as well as the interaction of the faith dimension into every academic area of our school.

Our History
St. Joseph has been located in Verona, PA for over 130 years. We provide for students in grades K through 8th. Our faculty is comprised of teachers who are highly qualified in education. With over 200 combined years of experience, our teachers are committed to Catholic Education!

Our Programs
In addition to offering our students an expansive curriculum, we offer many extra curricular activities, including but not limited to band and athletics. We also support many community programs, and service projects.

Faith Formation......Sr. Lynn Miller........412-828-7715
Students in grades K-8 who do not attend a catholic school are offered a two-semester program of study throughout the academic year. Classes are held Monday evenings from 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm. Faith formation encompasses religious education, liturgical prayer, and apostolic service.

CCD Catechists
We are always in need of catechists and aides to provide the religious education for the children in the parish K through Grade 8. This includes the sacramental preparation for Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation.
  • Meetings: Follow Faith formation times
  • Comittment: Catechist - 3 hours per week including lesson planning, Aide-2 hours per week and office help 2 hours per week.

Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is a fun spirit filled week for children from pre-school through grade five using Catholic curriculum. They experience the teachings of Jesus using fun activities and songs. This is a shared event in the Cluster.
  • Meetings: None
  • Comittment: One week in June or July