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Registration for 2017 - 2018 Faith Formation is Now Online!

Please review the program information below before clicking on the registration link for Faith Formation.


This program is for ages 3, 4, 5 and Kindergarten.  Each week there is a lesson, prayer time, activities and play.  Children learn about Jesus, how much He loves them and have fun!  The students will work on and bring home a flier about each week's lesson.

Sunday School meets during the 8:30am and 10:30am Masses from Sept. - April.
Program Fee: $110


Please register early for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd as space is limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

This program is for ages 3-5 and grades 1-3.  It is a Montessori based Catholic faith formation program where children can grow in their relationship with God and fall in love with the Good Shepherd.

"Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is based on the belief that God and the child are already in a relationship.  Our work as adults is to provide a place for the child and God to come together and grow."

Level 1 ( Ages 3-5): Sunday 8:15am & 10:15am
Level 2 (Grades 1-3; MUST have 1 year of Level 1): Wednesday 4:15pm & 6:00pm

Classes are held from Sept. - April
Program Fee: $110


This program is for Elementary School youth, grades 1-5.  The curriculum is based on a balanced approach to children's faith formation and leads children and their families to:
  • Grow in their conversion to Jesus Christ
  • Develop the habits of discipleship
  • Decide each day to choose life in Christ
  • Live as active, committed members of the Catholic Church
Be My Disciples meets every other Wednesday night from 6:00pm - 7:15pm from Sept - April.
Program Fee: $110


This program is for Middle School youth, grades 6-8. This program will strengthen the participant's Catholic identity and inspire them to participate more fully in the Church's mission.  The sessions will help young adolescents to make connections between the Catholic faith and everyday life, and to strengthen their connection to the faith community.

The six components that will be covered over the three years are:
  • God, Revelation and Faith
  • Jesus the Christ
  • The Holy Spirit and the Church
  • Sacrament and Prayer
  • The Eucharist
  • Christian Morality and Justice
Each student will be given The Catholic Connections Handbook for Middle Schoolers, which they will use all three years.

Catholic Connections meet every other Wednesday night from 7:00pm - 8:30pm from Sept. - April.
Program Fee: $110


This program is for High School teens, grades 9-12.  EXPO stands for Experiencing Christ Positively with Others.  Our faith community strives to surround our young people during this program with love, care and attention as we help them embrace their faith as they study it, pray it and live it.

The Youth EXPO experience is:
  • A great way for friends to gather and be social
  • Provides a safe, respectable way for teens to hang out with other teens from the area
  • A chance for making friends, healing hurt feelings, discovering who you are and learning about your faith
At Youth EXPO there is music (the kind that gets your hands clapping), group activities, speakers or videos and sometimes even snacks!

Youth EXPO meets every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month, from 6:00pm - 8:30pm from Sept. - April.
Program Fee: $50

(In addition to Faith Formation)

The Sacrament of Reconciliation must be received prior to the Sacrament of Eucharist.  Preparation for these two Sacraments may begin as early as 2nd grade.

The original purpose of the Sacrament of Reconciliation was to reconcile with God and the Church. In this Sacrament, we emphasize the importance of conversion and the need to rearrange our lives according to the holiness and love of God.  We celebrate this Sacrament as a liturgical action.

St. Joseph offers a combination of Learning Centers and Parish Program.  Parent and child will participate together.

Preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation is in the Fall.


The Eucharist stands out as the center and high point of the Church's whole sacramental life.  Receiving Jesus for the first time in Holy Communion is a special moment in the life of your child and family.

St. Joseph offers a combination of Learning Centers and Parish Program.  Parent and child participate together.

Preparation for the Sacrament of Eucharist is in the Spring.
Program Fee: $ 35 each


Preparation for Confirmation is a self-paced, individualized process which may begin as early as 10th grade.

The goal of Confirmation is to deepen the teens connection to the Parish and broader Church, through participation, and to give each candidate a chance to discover the role of Christ and the Church in their own life.

Each Candidate will be assigned a Parish mentor who will help them create a preparation action plan following their completion of a Faith Survey. This survey is based on the four pillars of the Catholic Church: Profession of Faith (Creed), Celebration of Christian Mystery (Sacraments), Life in Christ (Moral & Social Teachings), and Christian Prayer.  The action plan will consist of presentations, prayer experiences, a Parish ministry and a retreat in addition to ongoing Faith Formation.  The Candidate and mentor will maintain communication throughout the process.

The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated twice a year - Spring & Fall.
Program Fee: $75