“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 and volunteer as needed.
To register online, please click the "Faith Formation Registration" tab. Forms are also available in the parish hall, or you may print and mail in this
COVID-19 Response efforts regarding Faith Formation: All Faith Formation classes are canceled for the remainder of the year. Families should have been contacted with information on continuing Faith Formation at home.
Grades Kindergarten: Seeds pamphlets and workbooks were mailed out
First Communion (grade 2): Lesson Plans
Grades 1, 3-5: Alive In Christ Series Lesson Plans
EDGE (grades 6-8): Home School Lessons (with links)
Confirmation (grades 9-10): Online classroom lessons continue with catechist using Zoom. Emails with links will be sent out weekly. Confirmation coordinator, Matt Belford, will be assisting candidates in completing their requirements. Questions: Contact Matt at [email protected]
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 K-5 Yearly Schedule
Grade 6th -8th: EDGE Program-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.
Preschool VBS and Totus Tuus Program: Date TBD
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