Faith Formation

Our Mission Statement
The mission of the St. Joseph’s Religious Education Program is to teach Christian doctrine to the youth and adults of St. Joseph’s Parish in order to invite, lead, and enable them to enter into a living, intimate relationship and communion with the Person of Jesus Christ, Who alone “can lead (them) to the love of the Father in the Spirit and make (them) share in the life of the Holy Trinity.”¹

This mission involves faithfully handing on the Sacred Deposit of the Christian Faith by presenting the Divine Revelation of God the Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, as it is transmitted through sacred Scripture and Tradition, authentically interpreted by the Magisterium, and authoritatively taught by the Popes of His one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.

This mission is accomplished primarily by means of a teaching apostolate that not only explains the meaning of the mysterious truths of Christianity using age-appropriate, weekly catechetical instruction in a classroom setting, but also prepares students to worthily receive the gift of God’s supernatural life (“grace”) in the Sacraments (viz., Penance, Eucharist, and Confirmation).
In union with Jesus Christ the Teacher and Mary the “mother and model of catechists”², and with unswerving fidelity to the Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis, this sublime mission is offered, with humble zeal and joyful obedience, for the glory of Almighty God and the salvation of our students, all of whom are called to attain the state of Christian perfection and become the saints of the third Christian millennium.