August 21, 2023

Faith Formation

We offer a comprehensive program of Faith Formation Classes for ages Kindergarten through adult, including sacramental preparation for Eucharist (First Holy Communion), Reconciliation (Confession), and Confirmation. We also offer special sessions, resources, and faith formation programs throughout the year, designed to help strengthen the faith life of the individual and whole family. Through our programs, we hope that St. Joseph’s Community will come to a fuller and richer experience of the presence of God in their lives and grow in their mission of being Christ’s disciples in our world.

2023 – 2024 Faith Formation Elementary Program


1st and 2nd graders begin learning about and preparing for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist.  We call these classes Sacrament Preparation Classes.  It is a two-year process (Year I and Year 2).  These classes are on Sunday mornings from 10 am to 11:15 am. Sept-May.

If your child is in 3rd – 5th grade and has received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist – it is important for them to continue their faith formation!  We are always learning about God and how He calls us to love and forgiveness!  We meet on Sunday mornings from 10 am-11:15 am, September – May

If your child is in 3rd – 5th grade and has NOT received the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist you will join other 3rd-5th graders to learn about God and your Catholic Faith.  Parents, you will be more involved in this faith process as well.  We meet on Sunday mornings from 10 am-11:15 am.  Sept-May.

Faith Formation Grades 1-5, Parent Handbook  2023-2024 Click Here

Middle School (Grades 6-8th) is on Tuesdays from October – April from 7-8 pm. Twice a month the middle school participates in Middle School Fun Days 6:00pm – 8pm. We continue the journey of walking through the Bible and tying it to our everyday lives!  The Bible is filled with stories of everyday sinners who can inspire and encourage us to live our faith in our ordinary lives!

Middle School – Parent Handbook 2023-2024

High School Confirmation Classes on select biweekly Sundays from 11:00 am to 1:30 pm.

Our high school Confirmation program is called Living Catholic. Living Catholic is a two-year journey that will help our youth grow closer to Jesus Christ by learning the mysteries of faith through the gospel teachings, while cultivating an independent love for God. Teens will have the opportunity to become united with the church by serving in Mass during their workshop Sundays. They will also experience living life as a catholic through various fun teen retreats, youth events and activities. In this 2-year program, parents, teens, and sponsors will get to explore the teachings of the Catholic Church and the relevance of faith today, especially for young people, the future of our church. 

Adult Confirmation: Are you a Catholic adult who has not celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation? Are you seeking to complete your initiation into the Catholic Church? If you said yes to these two questions, St. Joseph is happy to announce that we offer an 8-week Confirmation program for adults. 

For more information, please call the Faith Formation office:

(562) 598-0519           Monday – Thursday 9:30 AM – 3:00 PM