Faith Formation

Faith Formation

Program Overview

 “Education in the faith by the parents should begin in the child’s earliest years. This already happens when family members help one another to grow in faith by the witness of a Christian life in keeping with the Gospel. Family catechesis precedes, accompanies, and enriches other forms of instruction in the faith. Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God. The parish is the Eucharistic community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is a privileged place for the catechesis of children and parents”.  (#2226, Catechism of the Catholic Church)

Welcome to St. Joseph Church Faith Formation Program.  It is our privilege to assist parents in educating their children in the Catholic faith. We offer weekly Faith Formation classes in a variety of programs from Pre-K through our high school Confirmation Preparation Program. Our programs and materials are presented in a traditional classroom model by volunteer catechists, who so generously share their time, talents, and love of Church, with the youth.


Parental commitment is essential. It is our expectation that all enrolled children attend the scheduled classes, including special events and grade level retreats, if applicable. Participating regularly in the Liturgy (Mass) and the parish Faith Formation Program instills the Catholic faith in a child. It is important for the child to make connections between what they learn at home, in class and at Mass. Parents are expected to attend program level meetings, especially for Sacramental Preparation Programs.


Programs offered

Children’s Liturgy of the Word   (ages 3-grade 1)

Sunday mornings during the 10:00AM Mass. No registration necessary.


Faith Formation Classes  (K-8th grade)

Kindergarten – Grade 5: Wednesday evening 6:00-7:00PM

Grade 6th -8th:  Wednesday evenings 7:15-8:30PM


First Reconciliation/Eucharist Sacramental Preparation (Grade 2)

Wednesday evenings: 6:00-7:00PM.  Additional activities may take place outside of the classroom time. For more information click on the First Reconciliation/First Eucharist tab.


Confirmation Sacramental Process (Grades 9 & 10)

Wednesday evenings: 7:15-8:30PM.  Additional activities may take place outside of the classroom time. For more information, click on the Confirmation tab.


Vacation Bible School: St. Joseph Church, Miesville & St. Pius V Church, Cannon Falls are sponsoring a Totus Tuus summer program. 

Totus Tuus Summer Program will be held July 8-13. Program information and registration form 

Totus Tuus Elementary Program: (Going into grades 1-6)

July 9-13 (M-F) 9am-2:30pm @ St. Joseph Church.  Students should bring a lunch everyday. (Confessions and daily Mass) 

Totus Tuus Jr./Sr. High Program: (Going into grades 7-12)

July 8-12 (Su-Th)  7-9:15pm @ St. Pius V Church. (Adoration on Tuesday evening and Social Night on Thursday) 

Preschool VBS:  "Living In God's Kingdom"  Ages 3-5 (pre-K)

July 9-12 (M-Th)  9am-11:30am @ St. Joseph Church.  See Flyer. Click here for registration form

Registration is limited to 16 children. Priority placement will go to volunteers and St. Joseph parishioners. 

High School Youth volunteers are needed for Totus Tuus Elementary program.  Middle school/High school volunteers are need for preschool VBS.  Click here for Youth Volunteer Form

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