Family Formation

NEW Beginning Fall 2022 - Family Formation Model!

Family Formation allows the whole family to learn the faith together and grow closer to Christ.

Click here to Register for 2022-2023 Family Formation

Monthly Gatherings

Families gather at the parish once a month for 90 minutes (Saturday from 9am-10:30am OR Wednesday from 7pm-8:30pm). During the monthly gatherings, families will have the opportunity for praise & worship, prayer, grade specific & parent breakout time, and parent connection time. Parents are also provided resources and information about the at-home materials for the month. Families have the option to also stay after the 90-minute session for additional family socialization and connection time.

Families will register for either the Saturday or the Wednesday session for the school year. If a family cannot make it to their session one month, they have the option to join in on the other session that month with prior approval from the Director.

Parents who are volunteering within a child's small group breakout time have the option to attend the other session that month to hear the monthly message OR a recording of the parent talk will be made and provided to volunteers as well.

At-Home Formation (PreSchool - 8th Grade)

Families will be provided the "Gospel Weeklies" from Pflaum Publishing and additional resources to further the formation at home. The "Gospel Weeklies" are based on the upcoming Sunday Gospel reading, allowing for parents with multiple children to focus on a similar theme each week but still are provided age specific resources for each child. These resources will help families engage in conversation and enhance their Sunday Mass experience.

Confirmation Preparation (High School)

See our Confirmation Preparation page for more information about this 2-year program utilizing the "Chosen" materials from Ascension Press. Teens can begin the 2-year program as early as 9th Grade.

Post Confirmation / High School Teens

Post Confirmation / High School Teens are encourage to volunteer within the Family Formation program, continue to attend Youth Ministry events, and engage in their faith with their families. A daily Mass readings booklet will be provided for post-confirmation high school teenagers and they will be encourage to sit in with the monthly parent breakout session talks (if not volunteering with school aged youth).

First Reconciliation & First Eucharist Preparation

See our First Sacraments page for more information about this preparation program. Youth can enroll in preparing for First Sacraments as early as 2nd Grade.

Questions?

Contact the Parish Office at 651-423-4402 or email us at faithformation@stjosephcommunity.org

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