St. Joseph - St. Pius X

Catholic Parish of Leicester, MA

Religious Education - Information and Program Guidelines - Updated for Fall 2023

Drop off/ Pick Up Procedures:

Grades K-6 will be meeting at St. Joseph School.  Parents will need to walk them into the school to the door of the appropriate classroom.   Please do not arrive prior to 10 minutes prior to the start of class, as catechists need to arrive and organize prior to the start of class.  Please also make sure catechists are present prior to dropping off your child.

Pick up procedure:  K-6 Please stay in the main hallway until your child’s catechists open the classroom door.  Then you can proceed to the classroom to pick up your child.  No child will be released to a sibling, an adult must pick up your child.  If another parent is picking up your child, we must have written permission prior to pick up.  Please email your child’s catechists and the director at


If your child will be absent from class for any reason, please notify your child’s catechists and cc, or you can text / call Michelle at  508-304-2685. A listing of catechists’ emails are at the bottom of this email.    If your child is not feeling well, no matter what the cause please have them stay home.  We can send a makeup packet with them the following week or arrange for a make up session if needed.  No child can learn when they are not feeling well, and we do not want the spread of germs to others.

Students in a sacramental prep program, (Either 1st penance/ 1st communion or Confirmation) attendance is required weekly.  If your child will be absent, please let Michelle know. If any student in these programs miss 3 or more classes, then a meeting will need to be held with Michelle, Fr. Rob, the student and parent.

Snow Day/ Cancellations

If we cancel class due to snow or other reason, then emails will be sent to the email on file, it will also be posted on our church Facebook page, @stjosephstpiusxparish.  If you feel that it is unsafe to drive, please stay home.


Michelle Herbert


Parish Office

Lue Willis



Fr. Rob Loftus


K-1st Grade

Kristina Ozarowski 


Michelle Grant

3rd & 4th Grade

Beth Hanley

5th& 6th

Julie Loosemore


Felicia Vidito


Pam Hanley & Kate Tuson


Wayne Choquette