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 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 – March 4, 2021

First Eucharist – May 1, 2021

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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. Tentative plans are as follows:

Announcement Mass: Wednesday, Nov 18, 5:30 pm
Meditation Series: The following Sundays   7:00–8:00 pm
True Vine 1 February 21
True Vine 2 February 28 @ 4:00 pm
Found Coin/Found Sheep March 7
Forgiving Father March 14
Centurion’s Servant March 28
Rain Date: TBA
Retreat: Friday, April 16         4:00–7:00 pm
First Reconciliation: Friday, April 16         7:00 pm
First Communion Mass: Saturday, April 17    10:00 am

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 5 hours (due to Covid) of volunteer time, a virtual 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 complete at home/virtual classes.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Parent & Confirmand Meeting                                Confirmation Retreat
March 2, 2021 6:30 PM Zoom                                     In Person or Virtual – March 27 (Tentative)

TBD

Confirmation Interviews                                          Reconciliation Service
March  (sign up for times)                                           April 29, 2021 7:00 PM (Tentative)

Confirmation

May 11, 2021 7:00 PM