Holy Communion


Eucharist celebrates our life together as a community. It is the central act of worship for Catholics. In the Eucharist, Christ is most profoundly present in the Church, which gathers to hear the Word of God and to share the nourishment of Christ’s Body with on another. Eucharist is celebrated by the entire community at all mass times. Eucharist is also celebrated daily.

First Eucharist

The celebration of First Eucharist is traditionally celebrated in the Spring of second grade in conjunction with First Reconciliation. Formal instruction in the faith is recommended. Both children and parents participate in the preparation provided for by the Religious Education Staff. Questions regarding the preparation of this sacrament for 2nd graders in the faith formation program and parishioners of St. Joseph Catholic Parish can be directed to Cathy Roche, our Director of Faith Formation.

For adults joining and returning to the faith, instruction concerning this Sacrament can be arranged through the RCIA (Rites of Christian Initiation for Adults) program. Please contact the parish office at 651-437-3526 or stjosephm@embarqmail.com.