Elementary Formation

 Faith Weber

Elementary Coordinator 

  (248) 446-8700 x 114  or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  


Elementary Formation:

Volunteer catechists provide basic catechesis for grades 1 through 5 beginning in October through early May. Volunteers are offered training and certification through the archdiocese.

Parents are strongly encouraged to attend the parent informational meeting held at the beginning of the Religious Formation program in the fall.

For more information about our program or to volunteer as a catechist or catechist aide, contact Kim Donahue (248)446-8700 at extension 114.

Registration is mandatory.

Grades 1 thru 5 Religious Formation class days times for 2013-14

Tuesday   4:45pm – 6:15 pm

Wednesday 4:00pm - 5:30pm   and 6:00pm - 7:30pm


Sacramental preparation:

All preparation for the celebration of the sacraments is done through the cooperation and involvement of the parents, religious formation staff and this community.  Parents are strongly encouraged to become more fully involved in their child’s preparation by attending the parent sacramental meeting held in the fall and the various morning retreats held before each sacrament.

Children are to be properly catechized for the sacrament of Reconciliation prior to First Eucharist.  The sacrament of Reconciliation is received prior to the celebration and reception of First Eucharist.

Children who meet the requirements may begin preparing for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Eucharist.

We recommend a 2 year preparation before reception of the sacraments.

First Reconciliation takes place in January for 2nd graders.

First Eucharist is celebrated in May.      

For more information regarding the Sacrament of First Reconciliation and Eucharist go to the Worship page and then click on Sacraments.


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Mass Schedules

Weekend Mass
Saturday at 5:00 PM
Sunday at 8:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 Noon

Weekday Mass
Tuesday at 7:00 PM
Wednesday & Friday at 9:00 AM

Holy Day Mass as Published

Sacraments And Pastoral Concerns

Sacrament of Baptism
The sacrament of baptism is ordinarily celebrated on the second and fourth Sundays of the month following the 12:00 Noon Mass. Please call the Parish Office at 248-446-8700, at least two months in advance in order to make arrangements. There is a required Baptismal prep class which is normally offered on the second Monday of each month. Please call the Parish
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Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
(RCIA) is the process whereby new members are initiated into the Catholic Church through the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and eucharist, and baptized Catholics may complete their initiation. For information, call Brian Roberts, Director of Outreach Ministries Ext. 113..
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Sacrament of Marriage
Please call the Parish Office at least 6 months before the proposed marriage dates in order to arrange for the necessary preparation. An appointment is necessary before a wedding date may be scheduled.
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Order of Christian Funerals
At the time of death, contact the funeral home of your choice. The funeral home will then contact
Saint Joseph Parish.
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Registration in the Parish:
You may come to the parish office or call 248-446-8700, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:30 AM and 5:00 PM.
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Interpeter for Hearing Impaired at 5:00 PM Mass on the third Saturday of each Month.