Saint Joachim Parish “May the Mother of Jesus and our Mother, always smile on your spirit,
obtaining for it, from her Most Holy Son, every heavenly blessing.” » Saint Padre Pio

“ The Great Commandment. Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone! Therefore, you shall love the LORD, your God, with your whole heart, and with your whole being, and with your whole strength. Take to heart these words which I command you today. Keep repeating them to your children. Recite them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you get up. Bind them on your arm as a sign* and let them be as a pendant on your forehead. Write them on the doorposts of your houses and on your gates. ”   Deuteronomy 6:4-9


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R.E.F.F. / Catecismo
(Religious Education
Faith Formation)

Catechism classes are held on Saturday mornings for children from grades two to eight. After completing a period of preparation, our youngsters make their First Confession and Holy Communion during the month of May.

For information, please contact:
Mrs. Carmen Martinez
R.E.F.F. Coordinator
(860)229-4894
Email: reff@stjoachimct.org



Confirmation / Confirmación

This is a two year program. Teenagers who are freshmen in high school (or above) are invited to participate /
Este es un programa de dos años. Los adolescentes que son estudiantes de primer año en la escuela secundaria (o superior) están invitados a participar.

For information, please contact:
Mrs. Myrna L. Perez
Confirmation Coordinator
(860)229-4894
Email: confirmation@stjoachimct.org



RCIA/RICA

RCIA: stands for the Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults. There are many adults who have not received all the sacraments yet, or who have been inactive and now want to become involved in Church life again, or who want to deepen their appreciation of their faith. If you fall into one of those categories, the RCIA program is for you.

RICA: representa el Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos. Hay muchos adultos que aún no han recibido todos los sacramentos, o que han estado inactivos y ahora quieren volver a involucrarse en la vida de la Iglesia, o que quieren profundizar su apreciación de su fe. Si usted cae en una de esas categorías, el programa RCIA es para usted.

For information, please contact:
Mrs. Lefara Morales
RCIA Coordinator
(860)229-4894
Email: rcia@stjoachimct.org