St. Joseph’s Catholic School wants our students to do more than just learn about their faith; our school wants to help students (and families) actively live their faith.  

There are seven sacraments in the Catholic Church.  Sacraments are a “sign of the sacred” (  One of the sacraments is reconciliation, which “has three elements: conversion, confession and celebration. In it we find God’s unconditional forgiveness; as a result we are called to forgive others” (

Our 2nd grade students participate in their 1st reconciliation as part of their 2nd grade religious instruction (Feb. 6, 2016).  However, it’s important to understand that there is on-going need for reconciliation.

Each year, churches offer reconciliation services during Advent and Lent.  St. Joseph’s Catholic School also provides opportunities for its students to participate in reconciliation as part of the school day during Advent and Lent.

Please talk about reconciliation in your homes.  St. John’s Cathedral offers reconciliation every Tuesday at 12:45 p.m. and every Saturday at 3 p.m.  All of the parishes will be hosting reconciliation services during Advent.

Please remember that Tuesday, Nov. 24 is our Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Mass.  We will acknowledge November Students of the Month (Citizenship) at 8:25 a.m., followed by Mass at 8:30 a.m.  After Mass, grandparents and special friends will have an opportunity to tour our school and have light refreshments.  Grandparents are a blessing, and we want to honor them!