Catechesis is a responsibility of the entire Christian community. This is should not be the work of catechists and priests alone, but of the whole community of the faithful. The Christian community follows the development of catechetical processes, for children, young people and adults, as a duty that involves and binds it directly. (GDC 220) A fully Christian community can exist only when a systematic catechesis of all its members takes place and when an effective and well developed catechesis of adults is regarded as the central task of the catechetical enterprise.” (ACCC, no. 25).
We have various Faith Formation programs available for adults and children alike. St. Joseph's Parish School of Religion or PSR (formerly known as CCD, Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) provides Catholic instruction for those children of our faith community who are unable to attend a Catholic school. Adults are welcome to participate in a variety of programs ranging from the liturgical ministries and RCIA to the seasonal prayer and learning experiences to representing the parish on Pastoral Council or one of the many other parish organizations.