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.

Confirmation Mass will be celebrated on Sunday, April 28, 3:00pm 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
Make Up Program

“I Surrender” Retreat
This retreat is for the Candidate and their Sponsor together
Saturday, February 17, 4-9pm

“I am Sealed” Retreat
Saturday, May 4, 4-9pm

Confirmation Documents

Sponsor Discernment Form
Sponsor Letter of Good Standing
Sponsor Contact Form