Together in Spirit

Faith Formation

Our Mission
St. Joseph of the Lakes is committed to providing a variety of formation programs and events to support parents/adults and children in their life long faith development. Children enrolled in Faith Formation programs experience Christ in each other and learn firsthand what it means to be part of a vibrant faith community that is a prophetic presence in our community and in the world. We are committed to supporting adults, children and teens at all stages of their lifelong faith journey. We strive to build a strong partnership with parents as they live out their role as the primary faith formers of their children.

Here is our staff for the 2024/2025 Faith Formation program year:

  • Sara Knoll is coordinating the Elementary and Middle School programs for this year. Sara led our Vacation Bible School program that was very successful. 
  • Sarah Ray is our Faith Formation Director and is coordinating the 2 year Confirmation program.
  • Amy Ward continues in her role for the Pre-K/Kindergarten program and Time Travelers program. She'll also be taking on the Baptism preparation program.

The Faith Formation Commission, Sara, the new staff member, and Amy will need additional volunteers to assist with various activities to support the program, including: 

  • Catechist (leaders and assistants) for all grade levels    
  • God Squad (assist with safety and support during Wednesday Faith Formation)
  • Weekly curriculum material preparation
  • Office assistance on Wednesday night
  • Support and chaperones for retreats and events
  • Joe's Diner volunteers

We are proud of the Faith Formation program at St. Joe's, thankful for our staff, and hopeful that we'll continue to have the volunteers needed to continue to support the program. If you have questions about the program or are interested in volunteering, please reach out to our Director of Faith Formation, Sarah Ray at

Thank you, Father Bill Deziel and the Faith Formation Commission

Registration For 2024/2025 Program

Registration for the 2024-2025 faith formation program year is now open! Our faith formation team looks forward to helping our parish's children and youth grow in their person connnection with God in our world.

The registration period ends on September 1, 2024. Registrations made after this date will include a late fee, and the child's name will be placed on a waitlist until an open spot on our active roster can be confirmed.

Please register using the Google Form link below that corresponds to your child's age/grade for the 2024-2025 school year. Each child must be registered separately.

After you register your child, return to this page for the link to pay online (unless you wish to pay by check or cash at the parish office instead).

We love our faith formation volunteers! We're looking for help across a variety of roles. Check out the volunteer opportunties we offer and sign up to help make our programs a success again this year.

General questions? Please contact Sarah Ray, Director of Faith Formation at or by phone at 651-784-3015 ext. 108.

Here's how to register for faith formation, pay for fees, and sign up to volunteer:

1. Please read our Faith Formation Welcome Letter (2024-2025)

2. Read through the St. Joe's Faith Formation Program Offerings

3. Select, complete and submit the registration form(s) you need for your children:

  • Pre-K and Kindergarten Registraion Form
  • Elementary and Middle School Registration Form
  • Confirmation (9th grade and older) Registration Form

4. Decide on your payment method for faith formation registration fees.

  • Payments can be made online through the St. Joe's secure payment page (click the Pay Online Here button below) or by cash/check brought in to the parish office during the regular business hours.