Catechetical Ministry

Prayer Service The catechetical ministry at Saint Joseph of Cupertino parish is actively engaged in sharing Jesus’ own mission of proclaiming the reign of God. This ministry seeks to enable children and youth to discover the goodness and beauty of God as reflected in their world, which is part of the Catholic Christian community.

Catechesis is that activity that enables faith to become living, conscious and active through the light of instruction — especially proclaiming God’s word in scripture, sharing the tradition of the Catholic Church, participating in the prayer life of the community, and engaging in the service activities of the community. Catechesis is a life-long process for each individual as well as the work of the entire Catholic Christian community.

Our programs are based on the Church’s teaching that the primary responsibility for the spiritual growth and development of children rests first and foremost with the parents. Our programs assist parents in passing on their faith in a way that those being catechized can understand. We help children and youth build and strengthen their relationship with Jesus and the Church by proclaiming the Word and creating a sense of community. We lead them in prayer and worship and encourage them to provide loving service to others.

Classes for children and youth are available from September to May.

Ages 3 to Grade 6: Sunday mornings from 10:50 AM to 12:00 Noon
Grades 7 and 8: Wednesday evenings from 7:30 PM to 8:45 PM

Catechesis for children/youth with special needs is provided after a case-by-case evaluation. Please contact the director regarding the specific needs of your child/youth.

REGISTRATION for the 2019-2020 school year will be available mid-May . Children who are currently enrolled in the program will automatically be re-enrolled for the new year; no registration forms need to be filled out. A new registration form is required only when current families enroll a new child into the program or the families are new to the parish or program.


(when classes are in session)
9 AM - 1 PM

Monday - Thursday
10 AM - 12 PM
1 PM - 6 PM

Friday - Saturday

By appointment

Sunday Calendar

Wednesday Calendar

4/3 *Junior High meeting
4/5 *Stations of the Cross, 6:30PM
4/7 *Know Chocolate for Lent: 10:45-11AM in parish hall
*Catechetical classes 11AM-12PM
*Follow the Way of Love: 11AM in parish hall
4/10 *Junior High meeting
4/12 *Parish Lenten Reconciliation Service, 7PM
4/14 *9:30AM Palm Sunday Mass with focus on children
*Family Catechesis after 9:30AM Mass
4/17 *No Junior High meeting
4/18 *Holy Thursday Mass, 7PM
4/19 *Meditations, 12:15PM
*Celebration of the Lord's Passion, 1:30PM
*Stations of the Cross, 6:30PM
4/20 *Easter Vigil, 8:30PM
4/21 *Easter - No Catechetical Sessions
*Masses: 8, 9:30 and 11 AM (no 5PM Mass)
*Easter Egg Hunt following 9:30AM Mass
4/24 *Junior High meeting
4/28 *Catechetical classes in session
5/1 *Junior High meeting
5/3 *Restored Order Practice, 7PM
5/4 *Restored Order Celebration, 10:30AM
5/5 *Last Catechetical session
5/8 *Last Junior High meeting


Family Handbook

Catechetical Standards