October 18, 2023



What do you need to do to register your child for Faith Formation?

First Communion Class Sessions are Sundays – 10 am to 11:15 am. Elementary Faith Formation classes begin on September 17, 2023.

New Reconciliation / First Communion Registrants will need:

  • A copy of the child’s baptismal certificate
  • 2023/2024 Sac Prep Faith Formation Registration is Now Closed.
  • For questions, please contact Michelle@stjosephlb.org or call the office to (562)598-0519 Ext 232
Registration for the 2023-24 Faith Formation Classes for new and returning students for Elementary, Middle High, and High School Confirmation is now open for new and returning students!
Sunday Elementary Faith Formation Classes
Limited space for new students. (Reconciliation & First Communion) 
Please contact the Office Administrator for any questions regarding registration.
Middle School Faith Formation Classes
For new students grades 6-8 students, please Click Here to Register (6-8)  
Please email :Liz Moreno
Current Elementary / Middle School Faith Formation Fees – 2023
RCIC                                                        $130
Sacrament Prep (Grades 1-8)                 $130
Continuing Formation (Grades 3-8)         $95 

Here is information regarding Faith Formation Programs

Baptism for Children Grade 3 and above is called the Rite of Christian Initiation of Children (RCIC). This process is family centered. Children are expected to attend Religious Education classes according to their grade level. Parents will be included in sessions for the family—dates to be scheduled after an interview with the family.

Elementary Faith Formation

Elementary aged children meet on Sunday mornings, from September 2023 – May 2024, from 10 – 11:15 am. This program is for children grades 1-5. 1st Reconciliation and 1st Holy Communion Preparation is a two-year process. Generally, children begin in Grade 1 and receive their Sacraments in Grade 2. Several special workshops and retreats for parents and children are held during both years to help in the preparation. Older Children (above Grade 2) are welcome to begin or continue in the Sacrament Preparation Program at any grade level. Families will be directly involved in all Sacramental Programs. Faith Formation is not just about 1st Reconciliation and 1st Holy Communion. We encourage all children to continue their faith journey from elementary through middle school. 

Middle School

September 2023 – April 2024

6th-8th Grades sessions are planned for Tuesdays 7 – 8 p.m.

Middle School Fun Nights twice a month from 6:00 pm – 8:00pm 

This program is for our middle school sacrament prep and containing formation students and helps our young teens learn about their Catholic Faith by putting it into ACTION! They learn through reading the catechism and Holy Scriptures and then follow up by doing hands-on service projects, prayer services, and having community fun! Middle school is the beginning of Youth Ministry at St. Joseph. This program helps our older elementary children learn about their Catholic Faith by reading the Holy Scriptures and then follow up by doing hands-on projects, prayer experiences, video presentations, Mass preparation, and community outreach.

High School Confirmation

Open to all high school students in Grades (9 – 12)

Current and New students need to register. Remember, it is an Archdiocesan requirement to have two consecutive years of religious education to receive sacraments. A copy of the Baptismal Certificate and 1st Holy Communion certificate must accompany all NEW candidates registering for St. Joseph Faith Formation for the first time. Former St. Joseph School and Faith Formation candidate certificates will already be on file. 

Confirmation meets on selected Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.,

September 2023 through May 2024. 

Class starts on September 24, 2023 – All High School Faith Formation Candidates


2023/2024 High School Confirmation 1 Registration is Now Closed.

2023/2024 High School Confirmation 2 is Now Closed. 

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