The members of Catholic Community of St. Joseph Parish commit ourselves to live the teachings of Jesus Christ nourished by the Eucharist, guided by the Holy Spirit. Together we continue the mission of Christ through acts of Spirituality, Charity, Hospitality, and Stewardship:
YOUTH FAITH FORMATION
Recognizing all that the Lord has done for us, we commit ourselves to help further the mission and ministry of the Church at St. Joseph Parish.
We realize as parents, we are the primary teachers of our children, particularly in the ways of faith. We promise to teach our children to practice this faith by attending Mass each Sunday and Holy Day of Obligation, as mandated by the laws of God and His Church, by preparing them for the faithful reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion, and by seeing to it that they receive these Sacraments regularly. We will continue with the Youth Faith Formation program (CCD) concluding with the Sacrament of Confirmation in 9th grade.
We accept responsibility of maintaining our registration in the parish and to contribute to the Offertory collection of the parish each week by using our envelopes and so establishing a record of our attendance. (For attendance purposes, it is important that you drop your envelope in the basket each week, even if you are not enclosing a contribution. Envelopes received through the mail or dropped off at the rectory are not evidence of Mass attendance). We accept responsibility of involving ourselves in the mission, ministries, and activities of the parish to the best of our abilities.
We understand that we must sign this covenant in the space provided on the reverse side of this document in order to register our child(ren) in the Religious Education Program indicating your understanding of these principles.