St. Joseph Church at 61 N. 23rd St, Battle Creek, MI 49015-1726 US - Faith Formation
We believe that parents are the primary religious educators of their child and we seek to reinforce what the children are learning at home. We offer both English and Spanish Religious Education programs for the children of St. Joseph parish. We teach about Catholic doctrine as well as the beliefs of the Catholic Faith. We provide opportunities to experience and celebrate our Catholic Faith through the Liturgy, the Sacraments and parent Catechesis. The Religious Education Program is open to children ages 4 ½ - 14 (pre-school – 8th grade) whose parents are registered parishioners of St. Joseph Church. Medical Release Form
For those interested in becoming Catholic we offer The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults or Children; also known as RCIA or RCIC. During the course of RCIA/RCIC we introduce many aspects of our Catholic Faith. We teach about the seven Sacraments, forms of prayer, Sacred Tradition, the Magisterium and more. It is during the Easter Vigil that our Candidates and Catechumens are welcomed into the church when they receive the Sacraments of Initiation, which are Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. RCIC is for those interested in becoming Catholic who are of high school age and RCIA is for those 18 years of age and up.
With the exception of our parent catechesis program, classes begin early September and run through May. All programs of the Office of Faith Formation would not be possible without our many volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering in either of our programs, the Diocese of Kalamazoo require all those 18 years and older to attend a Protecting God’s Children workshop and have a background check. Please contact the Office of Faith Formation if you would like more information.
Contact Barbara Kincaid, Director, 965-4079, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please print out and complete both documents above and turn into the Office of Faith Formation in order to fully register your children in the Religious Education Program.
Medical Release Form