Sacramental Preparation

For more information about any of the Sacramental Preparation processes please see below about the specific Sacraments or contact us at FaithFormation@StJosephCommunity.org or 651-423-4402.

Click Here to Register for Sacramental Preparation and/or Faith Formation for 2020-2021.

First Sacraments

First Reconciliation Preparation

First Reconciliation Sacramental preparation can begin as early as 2nd Grade and traditionally takes place in the fall. Youth prepare for their First Reconciliation through 8 at-home lessons, utilizing the Saint Mary's Press "Go, Seek, & Find" program. Additionally, youth and parents participate in two learning opportunities at St. Joseph Community. First Reconciliation service is typically held in January.

First Reconciliation preparation is completed in addition to Faith Formation classes or Catholic School Education. For more information about Sacramental preparation, contact Sacraments@StJosephCommunity.org or 651-423-4402.

*For those enrolled in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program, First Reconciliation & First Eucharist preparation is completed in the Spring as a part of a retreat.

First Eucharist Preparation

First Eucharist Sacramental preparation can begin as early as 2nd Grade and traditionally takes place in the winter/spring (after youth have completed their First Reconciliation). Youth prepare for their First Eucharist through 10 at-home lessons, utilizing the Saint Mary's Press "Go, Seek, & Find" program. Additionally, youth and parents participate in two learning opportunities at St. Joseph Community. First Eucharist Masses are held in spring, in the Easter season.

First Eucharist preparation is completed in addition to Faith Formation classes or Catholic School Education. For more information about Sacramental preparation, contact Sacraments@StJosephCommunity.org or 651-423-4402.

*For those enrolled in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Program, First Communion & First Reconciliation preparation is completed in the Spring as a part of a retreat.

2020-2021 Key Dates & Information

 
Quick Reference Key Dates of the Actual Sacrament:
First Reconciliation - Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 9am
First Eucharist Mass Weekend - Saturday/Sunday, May 1-2, 2021

Confirmation

Confirmation Preparation

Teenagers in 10th Grade will prepare for their reception of the Sacrament as a part of their Wednesday evening faith formation programming (7pm-8:30pm). In addition to the Wednesday evenings, Confirmation Candidates will also partake in a retreat, service/volunteer components, and guided discussions with their chosen sponsor. The first Wednesday of every month will be an opportunity for Family Formation with guest speakers to further enhance the preparation and deepen the faith - these nights are still a part of the formative process for the Sacrament.

For those enrolled in a Catholic High School, attendance at the normal Wednesday night faith formation programming will be encourage, but not required. Candidates for Confirmation who attend a Catholic High School will still be required to attend the first Wednesday of the month Family Formation nights (6:30pm-8:00pm), a retreat, complete service opportunities, and be in discussion with their sponsor.

2020-2021 Key Dates & Information

Click here to go to the 2020-2021 Confirmation Information Page.

Confirmation Mass will be Monday, May 3, 2021 at 7pm at the Cathedral of St. Paul.


Child or Adult with Special Needs?

Do you have a loved one with special needs looking to receive the Sacraments, but a traditional preparation program would not be ideal? Please connect with us to discuss options. Every person is unique and we want to work with you to help prepare them for the reception of the Sacraments. Contact Kayla.Rooney@stjosephcommunity.org or 651-313-8464 to begin the discussion.


Child Not Baptized?

Do you have a child who is over the age of 7 and is not yet Baptized? No worries, youth who are seeking to receive First Sacraments and/or Confirmation who are not yet Baptized (and are over the age of 7) are welcomed into our program called "Right of Christian Initiation for Children" (RCIC). Please contact the Parish Office at 651-423-4402 or Sacraments@StJosephCommunity.org for more information.


Adult not Baptized, Confirmed, or received First Sacraments?

Are you an adult looking to prepare for one of these Sacraments? We welcome you with open arms and would be honored to be a part of your Sacramental journey. Please contact the Parish Office at 651-423-4402 or Sacraments@StJosephCommunity.org for more information about our "Right of Christian Initiation for Adults" (RCIA) program.


Other Key Sacraments

Summer Office Hours are Monday - Thursday 8am-4:30pm & Friday 8:00am-12:00pm.Click here for more information on Public Masses.
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