Faith Formation

In every stage of life, knowledge is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.  

Registration information for the 2024-2025 year will be available in the summer

In Person for Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5

A youth group model of Faith Formation. Fellowship and activities will aid in this in-person environment during the required TWELVE-WEEK program (two, six-week sessions during fall AND winter). This program will include a unit study on the Mass.

Fees: $100 per student

Before choosing the Sunday or Monday programs, please check your calendar to make sure your child is available for all of the scheduled sessions.

Choose the Sunday or Monday session:

Sunday Sessions 9:15 am – 10:30 am:

  • (winter) February 4th, 11th, 25th and March 3rd, 10th, & 17th

Monday Sessions 4:45 pm – 6:00 pm:

  • (winter) February 5th, 12th, 26th and March 4th, 11th, & 18th

    Family Gatherings

    • Friday, February 9th  Family Prayer Project
    • Sunday, May 5th 12:00 pm After Mass celebration

    Program requirements for the year:

    Attend and participate in all Twelve classes (six classes in the Fall and six classes in the Winter) as well as participate in each Family Gathering.


    At Home for Grades Pre-K & K

    A parent-led home study program for ages 3-5 using Ascension Press. Children and their families will be encouraged to participate in the Family Gatherings through out the year.

    Fees: $25 per student

    Program: October 2023 

    At Home for Grades 1st – 8th

    A parent-led home study program for grades 1st – 8th using a unit study on the Mass. Parent guides will be provided within the text for children.

    Fees: $50 per student. No sibling discounts available

    Program: October 2023 – April 2024

    Program Requirements: Complete the unit study on the Mass. Families will be encouraged to participate in the Family Gatherings through out the year.

    Sacramental Prep: First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

    Registration of Sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist is now closed.  Registration information for 2024-2025 will be available in late July.

    The Sacramental Prep program is designed as an in-person youth group model, where fellowship and activities are key. This environment is vibrant, capturing the energy and joy of the participants, making it a truly enriching experience for your child.

    In the fall and winter, the families will have to attend four-session workshops covering The One Best Thing formation on spiritual feeding therapy for the parents while the students participate in small group activities.

    Children who will be entering 2nd Grade in the fall of 2023 or older (through Grade 7) and are baptized are invited to register for Sacramental Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist.  The child must also enroll in Faith Formation for the 2023-2024 school year or attend a Catholic or other approved Christian school (which must be approved in advance).

    Fees: $100 per student. 

    Workshop Dates:

    • Saturday, March 23rd | 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

    Program Requirements: Four times a year, parents will participate in The One Best Thing formation sessions by ABLAZE ministries, while candidates participate in four in-person workshops on Sacramental preparation.

    Families will be encouraged to participate in the Family Gatherings through out the year.

    For more information about Faith Formation and First Reconciliation and First Eucharist contact AnnaMarie Link, Faith Formation Coordinator at [email protected]


    Sacramental Prep: Confirmation

    Confirmation formation is a dynamic one-year program for students in grades 8th and 10th with both in-class and out-of-class experiences.

    The program consists of two semesters (Fall/Spring). Each semester is composed of three in-person classes, three out-of-class experiences, one large event, and then a group check-in completed at the discretion of the small group leaders.

    Fees: $150 per student.  No sibling discounts available. A $ 50.00 discount is available for family volunteers who serve as small group leaders.

    Program Dates: October 1st – late April to early June

    Confirmation Candidate Key Dates:

    • Sundays, February 11th, 25th & March 2nd & 17th 7:00 – 9:30 pm | Out of Class Experience
    • April 13-14th | One Night Retreat at O’Dwyer Retreat Center
    • End of Year Check in
    • Date to be Announced | Confirmation

    Parent Information Meeting: Mandatory parent meeting (both parents invited) from 7:00 – 8:30 pm on Sunday, September 17th OR Tuesday, September 19th.  You only need to attend ONE meeting, the same material will be presented. 

    Program Requirements: Parishioners of SJCC, desiring & striving to live as a practical Catholic, must attend All classes (available Tuesday make-up in-person classes during each session)

    Confirmation Volunteers Needed

    Twelve small group leaders needed! (Six female and Six male leaders) Requirements are a desire to lead teens to Christ and a willing ness to learn how to foster small group discussions.  

    Training is from 3:00 – 5:00 pm in the Youth Room on Sundays, Fall September 17th & 24th and January 28th.

    For more information about Edge, LifeTeen or Confirmation contact Daniel Rosa, Youth Minister and Confirmation Coordinator at [email protected] 

    Saint Joseph Catholic Community does not deny religious education/faith formation to any family due to an inability to pay.  If you are interested in more information regarding payment plans and available scholarships, please contact AnnaMarie Link for Faith Formation PK-5th at [email protected] or Daniel Rosa for Youth Ministry 6th – 12th and Confirmation at [email protected]