“The Church’s catechetical mission aims to help the faithful of all ages to grow in both human and Christian maturity, enriching the whole of life with the leaven of the Gospel. Consequently, appropriate goals and content will embrace all the faith dimensions of an adult life—for example, understanding and communicating the faith, skills needed for personal growth, the experience of family life, relationships, public service, and concern for the common good.” (USCCB)
St. Joseph has programs in faith formation for Adults (including our RCIA program) as well as for Children and Teens (Religious Education and Sacramental Preparation). Click on the links for more specific information.
- Faith Formation for Children & Teens (Religious Education)
- Faith Formation for Adults (RCIA, Scripture Classes)
“Hence the laity, dedicated as they are to Christ and anointed by the Holy Spirit, are marvelously called and prepared so that even richer fruits of the Spirit maybe produced in them. For all their works, prayers, and apostolic undertakings, family and married life, daily work, relaxation of mind and body, if they are accomplished in the Spirit – indeed even the hardships of life if patiently born – all these become spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. In the celebration of the Eucharist these may most fittingly be offered to the Father along with the body of the Lord. And so, worshipping everywhere by their holy actions, the laity consecrate the world itself to God, everywhere offering worship by the holiness of their lives.” (CCC, 901)
Parishioners at St. Joseph are encouraged to participate in the ministry of the church in various positions, click on the links below to learn more:
“Christ instituted the sacraments of the new law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation, Eucharist, Penance, Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders and Matrimony. The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase healing and mission to the Christian’s life of faith.” (CCC, 1210).
Click on the links below to learn more about how these sacraments instituted by Christ are celebrated here in St. Joseph Parish.