Saint Joseph School of Catholic Formation
Meets Sundays 10:15-11:15 September through May
Register at reduced tuition through June, regular tuition July-August
Contact [email protected] with any questions
Homeschool Option for Sacramental Prep – Communication, meetings, registration required
Kindergarten – Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
First Communion 1 Faith and Life 1
First Communion 2 Faith and Life 2
Third Grade Faith and Life 3
Fourth Grade Faith and Life 4
Fifth Grade Faith and Life 5
Sixth Grade Faith and Life 7
Confirmation Prep 1 Faith and Life 8
Confirmation Prep 2 Conley text - comprehenisive Catholic Catechism
High School Formation – Lecture and Guided Discussion topics from the Bible, Catechism of the Catholic Church
Family Formation Class - Parents and catechists work together to prepare older children for the sacraments
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 Reconciliation 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. Classes are easily continued each week at home if absence from class is necessary.
CONFIRMATION Two years of registered preparation are required to be Confirmed. Homeschool families must register.
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. Classes are easily continued each week at home if absence from class is necessary.
Confirmation date is 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 For details call the office 919-231-6364 or contact Michael Mosher [email protected]