St. John Paul II said “As the family goes, so goes the nation, and so goes the whole world in which we live.” With this in mind, our faith formation programs for children and adolescents are aimed to support the family in raising children to know and love the faith.
Child Faith Formation
Faith must be nurtured to stay alive and grow. We are excited to partner with you and your child on this journey of faith. During the school year, St. Joseph Parish provides Faith Formation for children from 3 years old through 5th grade on Sunday mornings in the parish school. We are on Summer break starting May 7- classes will be back in the fall of 2023.
Children in 2nd grade prepare for and receive First Reconciliation, and begin preparation for First Communion. In 3rd grade, they prepare for Confirmation, continue preparing for First Communion, and receive both at the same Mass.
Volunteer catechists are the lifeblood of our children’s and teens’ ministry! To create a safe environment for our kids, the Catholic community has instituted a safe environment program. To volunteer in our church with any young people, you must complete a two-hour seminar workshop.