Sacramental preparation and Sacraments are available for all St. Joseph Parish children.
Please note: PREP, Catholic School and (CGS) sacramental preparation programs are outlined below in separate sections.
Parents of Catholic School Children must submit a Sacramental Registration Form to enroll your child.
- Picture Form (optional form for ALL 1st Eucharist and Reconciliation Candidates)
First Eucharist & Reconciliation
If registering a child for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist, generally grade two, a child of Saint Joseph Parish must have completed level one and have the appropriate catechetical background and understanding of the sacrament.
PREP and Catholic School Preparation:
Those enrolled in this program will require child participation in two 4 hour Saturday morning retreats
and Sunday afternoon practices for both sacraments in addition to the Sacrament date itself.
Reconciliation – 01/23
First Eucharist – 04/23
- Encounter With Christ – Parent/Child Resources
- Link for Formed* – Forgiven Series – “For Children: How to Make a Great Confession”, “For Parents: Preparing Your Child for First Confession”
- Link for Formed* – Presence Series – “For Children: The Miracle at Every Mass”
- 2021-22 First Eucharist Calendar
- 1st Eucharist Retreat – TBD
- 1st Eucharist Practice – Church – TBD
- 1st Eucharist – Church – 10:00 children arrive, 11:00 Mass – TBD
- The Mass – My Missal
*To access Formed – Go to formed.org and click SIGN UP-Click OPTION 3 (I Belong To A Parish Organization). Find our Parish in the SEARCH BAR-Enter your name and e-mail address.
Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Preparation 2022–2023:
Those enrolled in CGS participate in a five-part parent and child meditation series and a multi-day retreat prior to receiving First Reconciliation and Eucharist. Tentative plans are as follows:
|Meditation Series:||The following days|
|True Vine 1||TBD|
|True Vine 2||TBD|
|Found Coin/Found Sheep||TBD|
|CGS Retreat:||Day 1: TBD|
|Day 2: TBD|
|CGS First Reconciliation:||TBD|
|CGS First Communion:||Retreat: TBD|
| First Communion Parent Info Meeting
To be eligible for the Sacrament of Confirmation, children of Saint Joseph parish should be at least in grade seven and have the appropriate catechetical background and understanding of their Catholic faith and of the sacrament. This program will require 2 student/parent meetings, a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer/service time, a Saturday retreat (may be virtual), an evening reconciliation, a Sunday afternoon practice for the sacrament in addition to the sacrament itself. Catholic School children are also required to complete an at home or in PREP Class Confirmation study program. Additional forms will be available at the first parent meeting. Bi-weekly classes will be on Sundays 6:00 – 7:30 PM for the 2022-23 school year.
- Confirmation Calendar Final Assessment 5/22
- Study Guide
- Required Confirmation Forms
- INDIVIDUAL FORMS
Parent & Confirmand Meeting Confirmation Retreat
Study Sessions in the Narthex Confirmation Interviews
April 24, May 1, 15, 22, 29 – 2:30 PM March 19, 2022 10:00 or 10:30 AM (sign up required)
Reconciliation Service Confirmation Practice
June 2, 2022 7:00 PM June 5, 2022 2:00 PM
June 6, 2022 6:00 PM – Most Reverend Nelson J. Pérez
*sign up for service projects