Flowing from the Side of Christ

"Sacraments are 'powers that comes forth' from the Body of Christ, which is ever-living and life-giving. They are actions of the Holy Spirit at work in his Body, the Church. They are 'the masterworks of God" in the new and everlasting covenant.'" - Catechism of the Catholic Church n 1116

Want to experience the Sacraments? Scroll down to find out more.

"Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit..." - Matt 28:19

Baptizing your child is a great privilege and responsibility. To help you take this important step, we ask that you and your Catholic Godparents attend Mass faithfully every Sunday and engage in the life of the Church. You will meet with the Pastor once beforehand, talk over this step, and fill out the necessary paperwork. Click the button below to fill out a form and someone at the parish will contact you!

If you are interested in being baptized as an adult, please contact the pastor here:

Baptism Request Form
First Communion
"I am the living bread that came down from heaven; whoever eats this bread will live forever; and the bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world." John 6:51

Generally children receive first communion in 2nd Grade as part of Religious Education. Please click here to find out more: Religious Ed

If you are an adult and want to receive your first communion, please contact the pastor:

"When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul laid hands on them, the holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke in tongues and prophesied." Acts 19:5-7

Confirmation is offered to students every three years at St. Joseph. This year is not one of those years. Your student should attend Religious Education now to get them ready.

If you are an adult wanting to be confirmed, please contact the pastor:

"That is why a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one flesh." Gen 2:24

In Holy Matrimony, the husband and wife give themselves to eachother in complete self gift. They become an image of the Church and Jesus Christ, who die selfless for eachother. Then, out of openness to the Holy Spirit, the couple may bring forth children, increasing the number of Christ's flock. It is a sublime sacrament, but one which demands complete self-gift.

Because of the loftiness of this vocation, it takes some time and preparation to enter in a Catholic Marriage. If you are interested in Catholic Marriage, you must contact the Pastor at least 6 months before the wedding. Then, he will guide you through the various steps. To get started, fill out this Marriage Questionnaire, and he'll contact you as soon as possible!


Marriage Questionnaire
Holy Orders
"You are a Priest forever, according to the Order of Melchizidek." Heb 7:17

When a man is ordained a Priest, his soul is conformed to the Image of Jesus, Priest, Prophet, and King. From that moment on, he is able to confect the Eucharist, to forgive Sins, and to fulfill all the other prieslty duties. He becomes a spiritual father, and leads his people on the path to Salvation.

Do you feel called? Click below to learn more! 

Vocations to the Priesthood
“And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.'" John 20:22-23

Confession is offered frequently at St. Joseph. It is available on Saturdays from 4:00pm-4:50, as well as 1/2 hour before every Mass.

Come and take advantage of this wonderful sacrament!

Anointing of the Sick
"Is anyone among you sick? He should summon the presbyters of the church, and they should pray over him and anoint with oil in the name of the Lord, and the prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up." James 5:14-16

In the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick, the person experiencing an illness which could lead to death is prayed over and anointed with Holy Oil. The sacrament heals the wounds left behind due to personal sin and consecrates the illness to th Cross of Jesus Christ. 

Because the sacrament's primary purpose is in relation to personal sin, it can only be administered to those above the age of reason (7 years).

If you would like to receive the Sacrament of the Anointing or know someone else in need, please contact the Parish offices at (620) 475-3326, or email the Pastor at

If this is an emergency and you need to speak to a Priest immediately, call (316) 348-5579.