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The Sacraments are the outward signs of the inward treasures-graces-that Jesus is planting in our souls. Each Sacrament is a spiritual event which produces a brilliant diamond of holiness in a person's soul and a responsibility to us here at St. Joseph.

BAPTISMS: English Baptisms are scheduled on a personal basis and the dates and times are flexible. We do follow a strict adherance to the rules and regulations of the Diocese of Charlotte. For the Form and first interview, please call the office.

Los BAUTIZOS en español se hacen el último sábado del mes a las dos de la tarde, a no ser que por el Año Liturgico ú otras concideraciones tengamos que cambiar la fecha. Las Pláticas se hacen el viernes de la semana anterior al bautizo a las 7 de la noche, pero siempre averigue las fechas en la oficina. Para obtener la aplicación, por favor ir a la oficina. Nosotros seguimos las reglas y regulaciones de los bautizos establecida por la Diocesis de Charlotte.

CONFIRMATION: On Pentecost, the Holy Spirit came to the Apostles. It confirmed once and for all that they were believers who could witness to Christ.

Our Confirmation Program is two years which undertakes various levels: Pre-Confirmation, Confirmation regular classes, Confirmation Focus classes, Community Services, Retreats, Bible Studies and Youth Programs.

El programa de confirmación es de dos años. Conciste de Pre-Confirmación, Clases regulares de Confirmación, Las clases Focus o inmersión (Sacramental) los servicios comunitarios, retiros, estudios biblicos y programas de jovenes.

English regular classes: Sundays at 8:30 AM

Spanish regular classes: Sundays at 10:00 AM

Focus classes, English and Spanish: take place on Wednesdays 7:00 PM

Other activities: scheduled at the beginning of the year. Registration opens from First Sunday in June to last Sunday in August. Registration forms are at the office during that time.

Inscripcion para la Confirmación es desde el primer domingo de junio hasta el último domingo en agosto. Las inscripciones estarán en la oficina en esa fecha.

EUCHARIST: "As God's Word Jesus Christ became flesh and blood for our salvation" St. Justin Martyr

First Communion Candidates will have a two year preparation, Pre-Communion, Communion regular classes, Sacramental classes (Focus) and two retreats. They will receive two Sacraments: Reconciliation and Communion in the last year. The program is given to the parents and there are frequent meetings with the parents.

Los candidatos para la Primera Comunion tienen dos años de preparación, Pre-Comunion, clases regulares de la Comunion, clases Sacramentales (Focus), dos retiros y recibiran en el ultimo año dos Sacramentos: Reconciliación y Eucaristía. tendremos reuniones con los padres frequentemente.

English Pre-Communion-Sundays at 8:30 AM

English First Communion-Sundays at 8:30 AM

English Sacramental (Focus): Second Wednesday of the month-6:30 PM

Spanish Pre-Comunion-domingos-10:00 AM

Spanish Primera Comunion-domingos-10:00 AM

Spanish Sacramental (Focus)-tercer martes del mes-7:00 PM

MARRIAGE PREPARATION: Please call the office for the initial interview with Amy Detter, English and Hortensia Delgado, Spanish. We have two teams to prepare our couples. one English and one Spanish and the interested couples have to come to the first interview at least six month prior to the date they want to get married.

ANOITING OF THE SICK: Please call the office or speak directly to Father Alvaro Riquelme. cell ( 704 425 5887)

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