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.

Vacation Bible School 2024

Registration is underway for St. Agnes/St. Joe's Vacation Bible School 2024. 
Vacation Bible school is an amazing opportunity to meet new friends. The week  includes games, adventure, experiments, music, and snacks. This will take place July 15-19 from 9 a.m.-noon  offering  oceans of fun!
Vacation Bible School is open to 3K-5th graders. While it is hosted at St; Agnes this year, St. Joe's volunteers and families are very much apart of the experience. We hope to "sea" you there.
The early bird registration ends June 1 and then prices will increase.  Don't wait to reserve your spot! Please reach out to Colleen Rooney in the Parish Office with any questions.  Sign up on St. Agnes website: https://www.stagnesparish.org/

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.

2024-25 Child and Youth Ministry Calendar (PDF)

Letter to Parents of High School Formation Students

Letter to Families Regarding Sacramental Preparation

First Sacraments Handbook

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.

Curriculum and Resources