Students prepare for the sacraments during regular Religion class time. Students also prepare by attending weekly mass with the school, learning from retreats and visiting with the priest. Additional preparation is offered during weekly
Catechesis Good Shepherd
lessons in grades K-5. Students and parents will participate in parish preparation events as well.
First Reconciliation is the celebration of God's mercy and forgiveness. Second graders at St. Joseph's School prepare for this sacrament during regular 2nd grade Religion class time. There are opportunities to meet with the priest and to learn from eighth grade prayer buddies. Additional instruction is offered during weekly Good Shepherd lessons.
The Sacrament of First Eucharist is a very important moment in the faith life of your child. St. Joseph's School believes that this milestone enriches the entire school community. It is one of the three Sacraments of Initiation. In this Sacrament, your child is of the age where they understand that they receive the actual body and blood of Christ.
The Sacrament of Confirmation is the overall intensification of our Baptism. St. Joseph’s School views this milestone in our student’s journey of faith to be an important element of our school’s identity.
St. Joseph’s parish and school students prepare for and receive this sacrament during their 8th grade year because we believe this beautiful sacrament prepares our young people for the challenges they will face in high school and beyond.
Confirmation instruction and preparation for St. Joseph’s School students takes place during regular, 8th grade class time. Working in collaboration with St. Joseph’s parish and the Director of Faith Formation, the school provides students with service opportunities and retreat experiences, culminating with the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation most often held at the St. Paul Cathedral.