The Church of Saint Joseph
   
Sacramental Preparation


Baptism:  For an infant or child under the age of 7, our community offers the following plan. A husband and wife on our Baptismal Team are assigned to the parent(s) and they arrange a mutually convenient time to meet and share a reflection session on this first sacrament of initiation into the Church. The Pastor will then set up a meeting with the parent(s). At this time, the Baptism date is set.

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist:  Sacramental catechesis is offered in second grade, in the Fall and Spring, respectively.

Confirmation:  In the Albany Diocese, this final sacrament of initiation into the Church is offered to young persons who are of the age of 15 and older. Our program involves six small group sessions, a retreat designed with the confirmation candidates input/choice and full participation in the High School catechetical program.

Marriage:  Preparation for this sacrament is arranged through our Pastor. See flyer for additional information