Faith

Religious Education

St. Joseph Parish Religious Prep Education Ministry Goal

​The goal of Saint Joseph’s Parish Religious Prep Education Program is to help our children foster a close and loving relationship with God in the tradition of the Catholic Church. We believe that growth in faith is a lifelong journey, undertaken in a faith community that includes their families, their classmates and catechists and the parish community, and guided by the Holy Spirit. Along with their families we wish to teach the children through an active Catechetical learning program that translates into an active faith as a Catholic. Parents are invited to join us in support of our program and guidelines.

                                                   PREP REGISTRATION FORM                          Through the parish religious prep program, St. Joseph’s Church strives to education and instruct children in faith formation while also helping them grow in their understanding of the faith and of God’s role in their lives. All children from kindergarten to eighth grade are welcome to sign up for classes and join in this faith sharing experience.

St. Joe’s prep program meets Sundays from 10:30 AM to 12 PM and has classes for grades, K through 6. Parents must enroll their children in classes through registration. The form can be found by contacting the rectory.

If classes are to be canceled for any reason, students will be notified. In case of inclement weather or other emegency closing please visit the stjoeambler.org webpage, check Flocknote or call 215-646-0494 for a message.

If you have any questions feel free to call the rectory at 215-646-0494 and ask for Suzanne Kuhn or email at stjosephamblerdre@gmail.com

Baptism

“No one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and spirit” (Jn 3:5) Baptisms are held on the Second Sunday of every month. Baptismal classes must be completed. Please contact the rectory for further information. 

First Penance

Penance is experiencing God’s mercy first hand and through his forgiveness we are able to get closer to him and stay close to his truth and endless mercy. First Penance is celebrated a few weeks before First Communion. 

First Communion

“I am the Bread that came down from heaven…unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you” (Jn 6:51,53). To Catholics this is the sacrament that is vital in entering the kingdom of God and achieving eternal life.

Confirmation

“Sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Confirmation reminds us of the first Pentecost where the Holy Spirit descended upon Mary and the Apostles. Those who believe will be anointed with sacred Chrism and sealed with the Holy Spirit. 

Matrimony

 Marriage is a covenant between husband and wife that is a permanent union of love for each other and God. Wedding dates must be made at least 6 months prior to that date and arrangements made for marriage preparation classes. Please contact the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for a listing and dates for the Marriage Prep classes in the area.

Anointing of the Sick

The Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick is administered to those who are suffering illness or approaching the final stages of their life. Those in need of this sacrament please call us at the parish office. If the condition is urgent please use the emergency extension.

The sacrament of annointing of the sick is administered to those who are suffering illness approaching the final stages of their life. Those in need of the sacrament please call us at the parish office. If the conidtion is severe please use the emergency extension. 

Holy Orders

Holy Order is for those with the same call as the one first answered by the 12 apostles. Those consecrated are done so in Christ’s name “to feed the Church by the word and grace of God.” If you are someone you know is ready to respond to christ divine intervention contact us or visit https://heedthecall.org/on St. Charles Boromeo website. 

Our Patron

Saint Joseph

Joesph the carpenter was the husband of Mary mother of Jesus. He was a caring and compassionate man who took on the roll of earthly father of Christ the Messiah. 

St. Joseph is patron of our parish, the universal church, fathers, carpenters, social justice and happy deaths. His feast day is celebrated on March 19th and May 1. 

Saint Joseph's Church

16 S. Spring Garden Street,
Ambler PA 19002

(215) 646-0494

Mass Times:

Weekdays:

Saturday:

8am

4pm

Sunday: 7:30am
9:00am
11:00am

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Email:  stjosephambler@gmail.com
Facebook:  St. Joseph's Ambler