Welcome to St. Joseph Faith Formation

Our Faith Formation program is family based, meaning that we strive to assist the entire family unit to grow in faith. We hope to achieve this through a united effort of both parent teaching and catechist teaching.

All families must register with the parish before registering for Faith Formation classes. Please contact the Rectory Office at 631-588-8456 for more information.

A summary of the Faith Formation program:

  • Parents attend classes with their child 2x’s a month and teach the remaining lessons at home (usually 2 lessons a month).
  • All families attend 2 monthly weekend grade level mass.
  • Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation require a 2-year preparation process.
    • First Reconciliation (confession) and First Eucharist (Communion) are celebrated at the end of the 2nd year of classes.
    • Confirmation is celebrated in the spring for children in Grade 8 and above.
  • If your child has attended classes at another parish, please provide a “Letter of Transfer” from that parish.
  • If your child has been baptized, provide a copy of the baptismal certificate.

Mrs. Maryanne Trezza
Faith Formation Director
45 Church Street, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779