Child and Youth Ministry

Welcome to Child & Youth Ministry at St. Joseph Congregation in Wauwatosa.

In child ministry, we minister to the faith needs of our parish children from pre-K through 5th grades. That includes sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation and First Holy Eucharist.

In youth ministry, we work to support and encourage the faith of our middle and high school students. Their time includes sacramental preparation for Confirmation.

2030-24 Religious Education

See our Sacramental Preparation page for more information on preparation for First Communion and Confirmation.

Our child and youth minister is Colleen Rooney.

Letter to Parents of High School Formation Students

Letter to Families Regarding Sacramental Preparation

2023-24 Child and Youth Formation Handbook

First Sacraments Handbook

2023-2024 Youth Ministry Registration Form (PDF)

2023-24 Child and Youth Ministry Calendar (PDF)

Child and Youth Ministry Service Calendar 2023-24 (PDF, Updated)

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (C.L.O.W.) 

At the 10:30 Liturgy, from October through April, students preschool through 2nd grade are called to attend Children’s Liturgy of the Word. Students are dismissed from Liturgy to hear and discuss the first, second and Gospel readings. Participants then conclude in prayer, and return to the church to rejoin the congregation. Read more information on CLOW and the 2023-24 calendar (PDF).

Curriculum and Resources