Sacramental Preparation

2019/20 Sacrament of Confirmation 11/1/20

2019/20 1st Eucharist remaining children 10/4/20 at 9:00 am Mass

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 your child.

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.

  • Picture Form (optional form for ALL 1st Eucharist and Reconciliation Candidates)

PREP and Catholic School Preparation:

Those enrolled in this program will require child participation in a 4 hour Saturday morning retreat
and Sunday afternoon practices for both sacraments in addition to the Saturday Sacrament itself.

Reconciliation January 16, 2020
7:00 PM

First Eucharist
May 2, 2020  June 27, 2020
9:00 AM Red Team and CS
11:00 AM White Team

An opportunity will be offered in the fall for children who are not attending the June 27 celebrations

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Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Preparation:

Those enrolled in CGS participate in a five-part meditation series and a retreat prior to receiving First Reconciliation and Eucharist. The 2020-2021 schedule is yet to be determined. Tentative plans (actual dates to be announced) are as follows:

Announcement Mass: Tues Nov (TBA), 4:30-6:20
Meditation Series: (Roughly weekly beginning in February)
True Vine 1 TBA
True Vine 2 TBA
Found Coin/Found Sheep TBA
Forgiving Father TBA
Centurion’s Servant TBA
Rain Date: TBA
Retreat: Saturday–March or April (TBA)
First Reconciliation: March or April (TBA)
First Eucharist: April or May (TBA)

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 time, a 6 hour Saturday retreat, an evening reconciliation, a Sunday afternoon practice for the sacrament in addition to the sacrament itself.  Non-Catholic School children are also required to attend classes every other Sunday 8:45 – 10:35 am.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Parent & Confirmand Meeting                                Confirmation Retreat
TBD                                                                                          TBD

TBD

Confirmation Interviews                                          Reconciliation Service
TBD  (sign up for times)                                                      TBD

Confirmation
March 29, 2020 1:30 PM  November 1, 2020 1:30 PM (2019/20 class)

May 11, 2021 7:00 PM (2020/21 class)