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 January 16, 2020

First Eucharist May 2, 2020
10:00 AM Red Team and CS
1:30 PM White Team

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.

Announcement Mass: Tues Nov 19, 4:30-6:20
Meditation Series:
True Vine 1 Sun Feb 16, 9:45-10:45am, followed by Mass
True Vine 2 Thurs Feb 20, 4:30-5:30pm
Found Coin/Found Sheep Thurs Feb 27, 4:30-5:30pm
Forgiving Father Thurs Mar 5 4:30-5:30pm
Centurion’s Servant Sun Mar 15, 9:45-10:45am, followed by Mass
Rain Date: Thurs Mar 19
Retreat: Sat March 28, 2:00-4:15, followed by Mass
First Reconciliation: Thursday, April 2, 7:00pm
First Eucharist: Sunday, May 3, 11:00am

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
September 22, 2019 6:30 PM                                            November 9, 2019 8:15 AM

Confirmation Interviews                                          Reconciliation Service
February 23, 2020 (sign up for times)                            March 12, 2020 7:00 PM

Confirmation
March 29, 2020 1:30 PM