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Sacramental Preparation


Baptism is a sacred step into faith, a moment of grace and new beginnings. At St. Joseph's, we're honored to share in this journey with you. Baptism here is more than a ceremony; it's a profound connection to God's love. Through our thoughtful preparation, we help you understand its deep significance and meaning. Surrounded by a caring community, the baptismal waters symbolize a fresh start, a cleansing of the past, and a welcoming into God's family. This is just the beginning. Baptism at St. Joseph's is an invitation to a lifelong exploration of faith, guided by a supportive community. Contact us to learn more about Baptism at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Let's embark on this meaningful path together."

Contact: Melinda Whinnery

First Reconciliation & Communion

Your child's faith journey continues with the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Communion. Preparation for First Reconciliation and First Communion for students age 7 and older occurs during our Wednesday night Parish Religious Education (PRE) program. The Diocese of Little Rock requires that students have attended religious education for at least one year prior to enrolling in the First Reconciliation & Communion class. Contact Marie to register for the appropriate class.

Contact: Marie Meints


Elevate your faith journey with Confirmation at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Confirmation is a pivotal sacrament where individuals receive the gifts of the Holy Spirit and commit to Christ and the Church, completing the Sacraments of Initiation. Our thoughtfully designed Confirmation preparation program equips participants with a deeper understanding of this transformative sacrament. Through teachings, discussions, and spiritual guidance, we empower individuals to embrace their faith more fully. At St. Joseph's, we believe Confirmation is a personal and communal celebration. With our faith community's support, participants step into a lifelong commitment to living out their beliefs with conviction and courage. Discover the significance of Confirmation at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Contact us to learn more and embark on this enriching path together.

Contact: Marie Meints


Are you seeking to join or return to the Catholic faith? The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) at St. Joseph's Catholic Church welcomes you on a path of discovery and renewal. RCIA is a transformative process that introduces individuals to Catholic beliefs, traditions, and practices. Whether you're new to the faith, exploring Catholicism, or looking to complete your sacraments, RCIA offers a supportive community and comprehensive learning. At St. Joseph's, our RCIA program fosters spiritual growth through teachings, discussions, and reflection. We walk with you as you deepen your connection with God and the Church, leading to the joyous celebration of initiation into the Catholic faith. Embark on this meaningful journey with RCIA at St. Joseph's. Contact us to learn more about our program and take the first step toward embracing your Catholic faith.

Contact: Pat Buhr


Celebrate the sacred journey of love and commitment through Matrimony at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Matrimony is a profound sacrament where two hearts and souls unite, blessed by God's grace and the Church's support. Our Matrimony preparation program offers guidance and reflection to couples preparing for this lifelong covenant. We believe in nurturing strong foundations for lasting marriages, emphasizing communication, faith, and mutual respect. At St. Joseph's, we understand the sanctity of marriage and the importance of a faith-centered partnership. With our community's prayers and encouragement, we're here to support you as you embark on this beautiful journey together. Experience the beauty of Matrimony at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Contact us to learn more about our program and begin the next chapter of your lives in God's love."

Contact: Melinda Whinnery


Navigating the complexities of marriage is deeply important. At St. Joseph's Catholic Church, we understand the challenges, and we offer guidance and healing through our annulment process. An annulment is a declaration that a marriage, while valid in civil terms, lacked the essential elements required by the Church for a sacramental bond. It is not a divorce, but rather a means of seeking clarity and healing. Our caring and knowledgeable team at St. Joseph's supports individuals through this process, ensuring understanding, compassion, and respect. We are here to help you find solace, closure, and a renewed sense of hope. Discover the healing journey of annulment at St. Joseph's. Contact us to learn more about our process and find the support you need.

Contact: Pat Buhr

Funeral Arrangements and St. Joseph's Cemetery

During times of loss, St. Joseph's Catholic Church stands as a source of comfort and support. Our compassionate team is here to guide you through the sensitive process of arranging a meaningful funeral service for your loved one. Our church offers a serene and consecrated cemetery where you can lay your loved ones to rest in a peaceful and dignified setting. This sacred ground serves as a place of remembrance and reflection, where the memory of those who have passed can be cherished. At St. Joseph's, we understand the importance of honoring the lives that have touched us. Our caring staff assists you in planning a fitting tribute that reflects your loved one's faith and legacy. Discover solace and care in our funeral arrangements at St. Joseph's Cemetery. Contact us for guidance and support during this challenging time

Contact: Paul Scouten


Faith Formation

Parish Religious Education

PRE will resume Wednesday, August 30 at 6:15pm. Families, please attend Mass together at that time as we kick off our year. Our Parish Religious Education (PRE) program meets Wednesday nights during the school year from 6:15-7:30pm in our Fr. Bandini Parish Education Center. The building is located just northeast of the church and includes our parish office. Our Catechists are volunteers who give freely of their time both in teaching and preparation, but also in continuing their own education in how best to teach the students in their care.

Contact: Marie Meints

Adult Study Groups

Grow in faith, deepen your knowledge, and connect with fellow parishioners. Adult study groups are offered at various times throughout the week. Please see the bulletin for current groups or contact us to start a new group.

Contact: Marie Meints


Sign Up for a First Friday Holy Hour

At St. Joseph's, we encourage all to experience the transformative power of Adoration. Join us in this cherished practice that offers a direct pathway to renewal and spiritual growth. Delve into the beauty of Adoration at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Learn more about our Adoration schedule and how this practice can enrich your spiritual journey.

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