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 preparation classes are held on Sunday mornings. Family meetings, retreats, Family Reconciliation Service, adult sessions, and more will be part of the First Holy Communion program.

In order for students to participate in St. Joseph's 1st Holy Communion Sacramental program, families must be registered and participating members of St. Joseph Catholic Church for at least 6 months before sacramental classes begin. Participation will be recorded by the use of Mass envelopes to be used at Sunday or Saturday Vigil Masses. 

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

 

Confirmation

The 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. 

Registration for PRE-CONFIRMATION is full for the 2016-2017 year.

 

In order for students to participate in St. Joseph's  Confirmation Sacramental program, families must be registered and participating members of St. Joseph Catholic Church for at least 6 months before sacramental classes begin. Participation will be recorded by the use of Mass envelopes to be used at Sunday or Saturday Vigil Masses.

  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.