Sacraments: transforming experiences of God's grace

"Christ instituted the sacraments of the New Law. There are seven: Baptism, Confirmation (or Chrismation), the Eucharist, Penance, the Anointing of the Sick, Holy Orders, and Matrimony.  The seven sacraments touch all the stages and all the important moments of Christian life: they give birth and increase, healing and mission to the Christian's life of faith."  (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1210).

Preparing for the reception of the Sacraments at Saint Joseph Parish is handled by different programs and ministers, depending on the age of the candidates and the sacrament to be received. Please click on the name of the sacrament listed at left to receive specific information about each, or just call, email, or drop in at the Parish Office.

First Communion Class of Saint Joseph Parish, circa 1949. Father Hanley,
the fourth pastor, is standing on the top step in front of the school.


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