The Sacramental life of the students of the Catholic tradition is an important component of the religion program of Saint Joseph School. Preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist form the core of our efforts.
Our students are privileged to participate in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass two times each week – once with their classmates and again on Fridays with the entire school. Students take on leadership roles in the Mass as altar servers, readers, cantors, and gift bearers. Students attend Mass using the following schedule:
Monday: Middle School
Tuesday: 4th and 5th grades
Wednesday: Kindergarten and 1st grade
Thursday: 2nd and 3rd grades
Friday: All school Mass
Our school is blessed to have wonderful priests who provide the opportunity for monthly Reconciliation for each grade level. Click here to learn how to approach the sacrament of reconciliation.
First Holy Communion
During the spring, Catholic students in the second grade will receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Students begin preparation for these Sacraments as soon as they enter second grade. In accordance with diocesan guidelines, candidates for First Eucharist will receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation prior to First Eucharist.
Parents are required to be active partners in the preparation of their children for these Sacraments. Parents may choose to have their child receive Reconciliation or Eucharist in their own parish. The Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist are celebrated with children baptized in the Roman Catholic tradition.