Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated at 10:00 am on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month. Parents and sponsors are required to participate in a Pre-Baptismal Catechesis. Baptismal classes will be made by appointment only at the Parish Ministry Center. 

Penance/Reconcialtion

The Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered: Sundays 7:30-7:45 am, Sundays 10:45-11:00 am, Thursdays 9:15-9:45 am, Thursdays 6:00-6:45 pm, Saturdays from 4:00-4:30 pm or by appointment.

First Holy Communion

Registration for First Holy Communion will begin May 20th, 2019 and will close on August 9th, 2019. Classes will begin September 7th, 2019 and run through May 16th, 2019. 

For more information about our program, fees, dates, and times, please click this link: Religious Education

Confirmation

St. Joseph's Confirmation program has now transitioned into a two-year program and all Confirmation Candidates for the 2016-2017 year and beyond require the completion of Pre-Confirmation classes for acceptance into the full Confirmation program.

Registration for Pre-Confirmation and Confirmation will begin May 20th, 2019 and will close on August 9th, 2019. Classes will begin September 4th, 2019 and run through May 14th, 2019. 

For more information about our program, fees, dates, and times, please click this link: Religious Education

Marriage

So that the process of Sacramental Preparation for Marriage may be scheduled and completed by the Pastoral Staff, all marriage arrangements must begin AT LEAST six (6) months in advance of the desired date. It is the official policy of the Diocese of Rockford that those to be married must be at least 19 years old and that they take part in an instructional program that includes Pre-Marriage retreats. No wedding will be scheduled after 2:00 pm on Saturday.

Anointing of the Sick

Individual anointing is given whenever requested by a person in need. Please call either Father Steven Clarke or the Parish Ministry Center.