St. Joseph - St. Pius X

Catholic Parish of Leicester, MA

Religious Education - Information and Program Guidelines

Masking and sanitation policy:

Masking will no longer be required.  Students may wear a mask if they prefer. Hand sanitizer, hand wipes  and disinfectant wipes  will be available in all classrooms.  

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

Please note classroom assignment may change, check your email prior to start of classes to confirm.


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.   Extended absences may require a make up lesson, especially if it a sacrament year.

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.

We will also follow the same guidelines for quarantining as Leicester Public School.  Please reach out if you need a copy of these guidelines.

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.

Contact List:


Director, Michelle Herbert




Fr. Rob Loftus


Jen Valinski


Lori Zinkevich


Michelle Grant & Michelle Herbert


Beth Hanley


Jennifer LaFlamme

5th& 6th

Julie Loosemore & Jennifer Saari


Felicia Vidito & Kate Tuson


Pam Hanley


Wayne Choquette