Sacramental Preparation

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

Please note: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) and PREP/Catholic School 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 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 parent and child meditation series and a multi-day retreat prior to receiving First Reconciliation and Eucharist. Tentative plans are as follows:

Announcement Mass: TBD 2021
Meditation Series: The following days
True Vine 1 TBD 2022
True Vine 2 TBD 2022
Found Coin/Found Sheep TBD 2022
Forgiving Father TBD 2022
Centurion’s Servant TBD 2022
Rain Date: TBA
Retreat: Day 1: TBD 2022
  Day 2: TBD 2022
First Reconciliation: TBD 2022
First Communion Mass: TBD 2022

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:

Updated Confirmation Calendar

Parent & Confirmand Meeting                                Confirmation Retreat
March 2, 2021 6:30 PM Zoom                                     In Person (Trailer 3) or Virtual – March 27

Study Sessions in the Narthex                                  Confirmation Interviews
March 21, April 11, 18, 25, May 2 – 6:30 PM             March 27, 2021 12:15 PM and 1:00 PM (Trailer 3)

Reconciliation Service                                                 Confirmation Practice
April 29, 2021 7:00 PM                                                May 2, 2021 2:00 PM

Confirmation

May 11, 2021 7:00 PM