The faith formation program we are using is called Pflaum Gospel Weeklies.
Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist require that your child be baptized in the Catholic Church or have made a Catholic Profession of Faith. We will need a copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate, unless he/she has been baptized here at St. Joseph Parish.
Your child should be in 2nd grade and will have attended Religious Formation for 2 consecutive years. Children who have reached the age of the use of reason are catechized for the celebration and reception of these Sacraments.
It is extremely important for your child to come to Mass every week so that he/she knows that celebrating the Eucharist is something we do as a community on a regular basis. The word “Eucharist” means thanksgiving. We gather, and are thankful, for all we have in Jesus, and we are strengthened to be able to continue to live as the Body of Christ. If this has not been your pattern of worship, please take the opportunity to make this a priority.
Your example of faith is essential to your child’s life of faith.
For information, registration, and to volunteer for Elementary Religious Formation, please contact:
Volunteer catechists just like you provide basic catechesis for Grades 1 through 6. We greatly need your help in facilitating the formation of our young ones. Catechist Aides also assist in the classrooms.
Just remember what the lifelong impact of an encounter with Jesus can do for your children!
Family Fully Alive
Family Fully Alive is our family-oriented program bringing parents, children, and parish staff together to grow in the Catholic faith.
These events are on the Second Friday of the month, from October through May.