Baptism

The Sacrament of Baptism is celebrated at 10:00 am on the 2nd and 4th Saturday each month. Parents 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

First Holy Communion

Registration for First Holy Communion will begin June 16th, 2017. Classes will begin September 10th, 2017 and run through May 20th, 2018. English speaking classes and classes for all kids in grades 6 and up will be Sundays from 9:30-10:45 am. Spanish speaking classes will be from 11:00 am– 12:15 pm. Part of the First Holy Communion program includes Sunday Mass and parent catechesis. Parent catechesis will be every third week during the child’s class time. Registration closes on August 23rd, so be sure to register early. Fees are $120.00 and are due in full at registration. Baptismal certificates are also due at registration. Only participating St. Joseph’s members will be accepted into the Program. (Participating members are registered St. Joseph families who use Mass envelopes to show participation.)

 For more information, please contact DRE Kelly Sergent at 815-943-6406

 

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 completion of Pre-Confirmation classes for acceptance into the full Confirmation Program. 

 

Pre-Confirmation
If your child is in 7th grade or higher and is ready to begin St. Joseph’s 2 year Confirmation program, call the office at 815-943-6406 to schedule an interview. Interviews will run July 31st through August 4th, 12:00-8:00 pm and will last approximately 15 minutes. Pre-Confirmation will now be a weekly class that meets either on Wednesdays or Thursdays. In addition to weekly class, the program also includes weekly Sunday Mass, youth group requirements and parent catechesis once every  three weeks (held during student class time). We only have 80 openings for the pre-Confirmation program. Fees for pre-Confirmation are $75.00 and are due in full at the time of registration. Baptismal certificates are also due at registration. Only participating St. Joseph’s members will be accepted into the Program. (Participating members are registered St. Joseph families who use Mass envelopes to show participation.)

  For more information, please contact DRE Kelly Sergent at 815-943-6406

 

 

 

 

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 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.