Sacramental Preparation

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

St. Joseph Parish prepares our students for First Reconciliation and First Eucharist in the 2nd Grade. Our preparation program includes 2 retreats (parents + child) and classroom lessons on Tuesday mornings during faith formation class.

Sacramental Retreats

First Reconciliation
January 17, 5:30-7pm

First Eucharist
April 3, 5:30-7pm

Sacramental Celebrations

First Reconciliation
January 24, 6:00pm

First Eucharist
April 7, 1:00pm


Paloma EspĂ­ritu Santo

St. Joseph Parish prepares our students for Confirmation in the 8th Grade.  Our preparation program includes 3 retreats (child + sponsor) and classroom lessons during the school day for St. Joseph students and on Sunday afternoons for faith formation students.

The date of Confirmation Mass is selected by the Diocese of Grand Rapids. We have not received this date yet. Mass will be celebrated at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, Grand Rapids.

Sacramental Retreats
Required for 8th Grade & encouraged for 6th & 7th grade

“I Suffer” Retreat
Saturday, October 7, 4-9pm

“I Surrender” Retreat
Saturday, February 17, 4-9pm

“I am Sealed” Retreat
Held the week following the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation