Catholic Formation

Adult faith formation, sacramental faith formation for children and adults, and faith formation for grade school, middle school and high school youth who do not attend St. Joseph's day school, are all provided through the Catholic Formation team, helping all to encounter Christ, be transformed by Christ, and accept Christ's commission to live and spread the Gospel.


Dr. Dennis Sylva, director of adult formation, 414-771-4626, ext. 106, [email protected]

Thadeus Brooks,¬†director of faith formation for youth and children, 414-771-4626, ext. 108, [email protected]

Adult Ministry - for people age 18 up
Youth Ministry - for middle school and high school youths (see info below)
Child Ministry - for children pre-K through 8th grade

Adult and Family Ministry

Adult and Family Ministry offers a wide variety of educational opportunities for adult parish members and for people seeking to join the Catholic Church through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA).

Click here for information on upcoming Faith Formation Opportunities.

Click here for information on joining the Catholic Church through RCIA.

Youth Ministry

The Youth Ministry works with youth in grades 9 and 10 from more than a dozen different middle schools and high schools. The ministry follows the parish's focus on discipleship.

During the school year, youth Catholic formation takes place on Sunday mornings. High school Catholic formation takes place the first and third Sundays of the month through the middle of May.

September through May, the 10:30 a.m. Mass on the third Sunday of each month will be led by the peer ministry team, with youth serving as lectors and ushers, and in music.

For more information about Youth Ministry and current activities, contact the parish office.

Download the 2019-20 Youth Ministry Registration Form.

Download important information on the 2019-20 Youth Ministry programming.


Confirmation classes will be held for youths in 11th grade. The youths meet in small groups once per month, and attend a retreat. Download the Confirmation registration form.

Child Ministry

St. Joseph's Child Ministry serves families with children pre-K through 8th grade with a variety of activities and events.

Learn more and get activity calendars on the Child Ministry page.