Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental Preparation and Sacraments are available
for all St. Joseph Parish children.

Parents of Catholic School Children must submit a Sacramental Registration Form to enroll children.

First Eucharist & Reconciliation (all children)

​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.  Additionally, if baptized outside of St. Joseph, you must supply a copy of their baptismal certificate.

Please Note: We currently have 2 Eucharist Preparation Program approaches.
*** Children Enrolled in PREP or Catholic School***
***Children Enrolled in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd***

  Details for each Eucharist Preparation Program are outlined below in their respective sections.

***Preparation For Children Enrolled in PREP or Catholic School:

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 – 01/26/23

First Eucharist – 05/06/23

Important Resources:

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***Preparation For Children Enrolled in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd:

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. The 2022–2023 dates are as follows:

First Communion Parent Info Mtg: Sunday, November 13, 7:00pm via ZOOM
 
Intention Mass: Tuesday, November 15, 5:30pm
Meditation Series: The following Sundays, 4:30–5:30pm at the church:
True Vine 1 February 12
True Vine 2 February 26
Found Coin/Found Sheep March 12
Loving Father March 19
Snow Date      March 26
Centurion’s Servant April 2
CGS Retreat: Day 1: Thursday, April 20, 4:30–6:30pm
  Day 2: Friday, April 21, 4:00–7:00pm
 CGS First Reconciliation: Friday, April 21, 7:00pm
CGS First Communion: Retreat: Saturday, April 22, 8:30–10:00am
  Mass: Saturday, April 22, 1000am
 

Confirmation:

​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.  

IMPORTANT DATES:

Parent & Confirmand Meetings                                Confirmation Retreat
September 18, 2022 6:00 PM*                                      October 29, 2023 8:15 – 3:15
January 22, 2023 6:00 PM

Study Sessions in the Narthex                                  Confirmation Interviews
April 2, 16 and 30, 2023                                                  March 25, 2023 10 or 10:30  (sign up required)

Reconciliation Service                                                 Confirmation Practice
May 4, 2023 7:00 PM                                                       May 7, 2023 2:00 PM

Confirmation
May 11, 2023 6:00 PM  –  Most Reverend Timothy C. Senior

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