Sacraments

Baptism

Child Baptism: Please contact Fr. Drees at 651-465-7345 or  dreesj@archspm.org to meet with him and schedule the baptism for your child.

Adult Baptism: If you are an adult who has not been baptized and desire to be baptized in the Catholic Church, contact Fr. Drees at 651-465-7345 or  dreesj@archspm.org to meet with him and go over the process of adult baptism in the Catholic Church.

 

Confirmation

Confirmation Preparation for Youth

Adult Confirmation: If you are an adult who desires to receive the sacrament of  Confirmation, contact Fr. Drees at 651-465-7345 or  dreesj@archspm.org to meet with him and go over the process of adult Confirmation.

 

Eucharist (also called Holy Communion)

Mass times        

First Communion Preparation for children

If you are an adult who has not made your First Communion, please contact Fr. Drees at 651-465-7345 or  dreesj@archspm.org to meet with him and go over the process of adult First Communion prep.

 

Confession (also called Reconciliation or Penance)

1st Confession Preparation for children

Adult 1st Confession: If you are an adult who would like to receive this sacrament, but have not received this sacrament before, contact Fr. Drees at 651-465-7345 or  dreesj@archspm.org to meet with him and go over the preparation process to receive this beautiful sacrament of God’s mercy.

Church of St. Joseph- regular confession schedule (during Advent and Lent extra opportunities are made available)

  • Tuesday-Friday – 7:00-7:25 a.m.
  • Saturday – 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
  • by appointment with Fr. Drees, 651-465-7345 or dreesj@archspm.org 

(If you call to schedule reconciliation and a staff member other than Father answers, just let that person know that you would like to speak with Father regarding confession.  Our staff will respect your anonymity and forward you to Father)

 

Anointing of the Sick (also known as Extreme Unction)

If you have a life-threatening illness (such as cancer) or are going in for serious surgery, please contact Fr. Drees 651-465-7345 or dreesj@archspm.org to schedule a time to receive the this sacrament of healing. If you have health situation which is live-threatening and death is imminent (in the next 72 hours) please call the parish emergency line 651-317-9614 to get a hold of Fr. Drees immediately.

 

Marriage

If you and your beloved desire to be married here at St. Joseph’s or St. Francis Xavier, please contact Fr. Drees at 651-465-7345 or  dreesj@archspm.org at least 9 months before the desired wedding date to give adequate time for marriage preparation.  Also, please do not reserve your reception until you have first had a meeting with Father.