Saint Joseph School of Catholic Formation
Meets Sundays 10:15-11:15 September through May
Registration required by September 1 (Guided Homeschool no deadline)
Guided Homeschool – Text and Consultation provided
Homeschool Option for Sacramental Prep – Communication, meetings, registration required
Pre-Kindergarten – Hands on introduction to our faith
Kindergarten – Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
First Communion 1 – Faith and Life 1 and learning traditional prayers
First Communion 2 – Faith and Life 2 and preparation for the sacraments
Grade 3/4th – Faith and Life 4
Grade 4/5th – Faith and Life 5
Grade 6/7th – Faith and Life 7
Confirmation Prep 1 – Catechism of the Catholic Church, study of church teachings and traditions
Confirmation Prep 2 – Chosen: Your Journey toward Confirmation
Post Confirmation – Discussion topics from the Bible, Catechism of the Catholic Church
Catch Up Class - Sacramental Prep for older students
VOLUNTEER to help our program as a Catechist, assistant, welcoming, tutoring, etc. Contact [email protected]
FIRST COMMUNION Year One of First Communion Preparation begins at age 6 or older. In the first year traditional prayers are memorized and the foundations of our faith are experienced through many different styles of learning.
Year Two of First Communion Preparation encourages students to grow in a deeper understanding of prayer, the Mass, Penance, and the Holy Eucharist.
First Penance is received as a class on a Saturday during Lent. Several weeks later, First Communion is received as a class on a Saturday morning. Current calendars are provided.
Parents are very involved in their children’s preparation. To assist them in doing this several meetings are held throughout the year. Families attend Mass together every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation either in person or online. Classes are easily continued each week at home if absence from class is necessary.
CONFIRMATION Year One of Confirmation Preparation begins at age 13 or older with a traditional classroom approach to learning and memorizing the foundations and beliefs of the Catholic faith.
Year Two of Confirmation Preparation builds on the previous foundation with discussion based classes. Students are prepared to make moral and ethical decisions in light of their Catholic faith.
Parents are involved but share much of the responsibility with Sponsors who accompany their candidate through the preparation process. To assist them in doing this several meetings are held throughout the year. Families attend Mass together every Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation either in person or online. Classes are easily continued each week at home if absence from class is necessary.
Confirmation date is usually announced by the Bishop several months ahead of time. Our parish is typically scheduled for early spring.
ADULT FAITH FORMATION - RCIA classes for returning or new Catholics are offered on Sundays September through May (call the office 919-231-6364.) Formation and friendship is also available through Saint Monica Fellowship monthly meetings, Contact Patsy Conley [email protected], and Friday early morning coffee for Men, Contact the office [email protected]