Sacramental Preparation

Sacramental Preparation and Sacraments are available
for all St. Joseph Parish children.

Parents of Catholic School Children must submit a Sacramental Registration Form to enroll children.

First Eucharist & Reconciliation (all children)

​If registering a child for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist, generally grade two, a child of Saint Joseph Parish must have completed level one and have the appropriate catechetical background and understanding of the sacrament.  Additionally, if baptized outside of St. Joseph, you must supply a copy of their baptismal certificate.

Please Note: We currently have 2 Eucharist Preparation Program approaches.
*** Children Enrolled in PREP or Catholic School***
***Children Enrolled in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd***

  Details for each Eucharist Preparation Program are outlined below in their respective sections.

***Preparation For Children Enrolled in PREP or Catholic School:

Those enrolled in this program will require child participation in two  4 hour Saturday morning retreats and Sunday afternoon practices for both sacraments in addition to the Sacrament date itself.


  • Practice – 04/28/24  2:00 pm – Church
    • Bring parent and child First Eucharist Books and Posters
  • First Eucharist – 05/04/24 11:00 am – Church
    • Children arrive at 10:00 am


*To access Formed – Go to and click SIGN UP-Click OPTION 3 (I Belong To A Parish Organization). Find our Parish in the SEARCH BAR-Enter your name and e-mail address.

***Preparation For Children Enrolled in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd:

Those enrolled in CGS participate in a five-part parent and child meditation series and a multi-day retreat prior to receiving First Reconciliation and Eucharist. The 2023–2024 dates are as follows:

First Communion Parent Info Mtg: Sunday, October 15                 7PM              ZOOM
Intention Mass: Tuesday, November 21       5:30PM
Meditation Series: The following Sundays, 4:30–5:30PM at the church:
True Vine 1 February 11
True Vine 2 February 25
Found Coin/Found Sheep March 10
Loving Father March 17
Centurion’s Servant April 7
Snow Date      April 14
First Reconciliation/Communion Practice
Tuesday, April 23, 4:30–6:20PM
CGS Retreat: Day 1: Thursday, April 25, 4:30–6:30PM
  Day 2: Friday, April 26, 4:00–7:00PM
 CGS First Reconciliation: Friday, April 26, 7:00PM
CGS First Communion: Saturday, April 27
  Retreat: 8:30–10:00AM
  Mass: 10:00–11:00AM
  Reception: 11:00–noon

Confirmation (2 year program begins grade 6):

​To be eligible for the Sacrament of Confirmation, children of Saint Joseph parish should be at least in grade six and have the appropriate catechetical background and understanding of their Catholic faith and of the sacrament.

  1. YEAR 1 of the program will be a comprehensive introduction to the essentials and key teachings of the four pillars of the Catholic faith.  Classes will be every other Sunday morning 8:45 – 10:35 AM.
  2. YEAR 2 continues study in Catholic tradition, Scripture, works of mercy, ways to more fully participate in the life of the church, develop their own spirituality, and prepare to celebrate the Rite of Confirmation.  It will require 2 student/parent meetings, a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer/service time, a Saturday retreat, an evening reconciliation, a Sunday afternoon practice for the sacrament in addition to the sacrament itself.  Catholic School children are also required to complete an at home or in PREP Class Confirmation study program.  Additional forms will be available at the first parent meeting. Classes will be every other Sunday evening 6:00 – 7:30 PM for the 2023-24 school year.  


Study Sessions in the Narthex

  • April 21 2:30 PM
  • April 28 6:00 PM
  • May 5 2:30 PM
Confirmation Interviews

March 23, 2024 10 or 10:30  (sign up required)


Reconciliation Service (update)

May 1, 2024 7:00 pm

Confirmation Practice

May 13, 2024 6:00 pm

May 16, 2024 6:30 PM  –  Most Reverend Efren V. Esmilla

*Confirmation sign up for service projects