Confirmation @ 10:00am: May 28, 2021

Upcoming Events -- when conditions allow


If you missed Mass or even if you went to another mass, you can find Fr. Richard's homilies on our main website. Here is a link to the podcast. Click on descending to get the latest one. See you and the whole family at mass. God bless




Confirmation @5:00pm: May 27, 2021

Important First Communion Information

First Holy Communion – St. Joseph Catholic ChurchSunday First Communion Masses. If you would prefer a Sunday Mass, you are welcome to register to one of the Masses below.
Number of People who Can Attend the Ceremony:
  • Each student can have up to 6 guests-the child is not included

How Long is the Ceremony:
  • The Mass itself will last about 1 hour. 

When is the Banner Due?
  • Religious Education Students- Banners are due at rehearsal
  • St. Clare School Students-Banners are due to teacher during class

Mask Wearing During the Mass:
  • Everyone attending the Church must wear a mask, including First Communicant.

Saturday First Communion Dates:
  • Saturday, May 1, 2021     @ 9am (2C and 2E)
  • Saturday, May 1, 2021 @ 1:00pm (2A and 2F) 
  • Saturday, May 8, 2021 @ 9:00am (SCS 2-2)
  • Saturday, May 8, 2021 @ 11:30am (SCS 2-1)

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 @ 5:30pm-6:45pm (May 2nd 11:30am & May 9th 1pm Sunday Masses' Communicants)

May Crowning Registration:

  • The Church's May Crowning is on Saturday, May 15, 2021 at the 5:00pm Vigil Mass
  • First Communicants are invited to wear their First Communion outfits again and come help us crown Mary
  • Please click here to register for the Mass

Corpus Christi Registration:
  • On Sunday, June 6, 2021 at the 1:00pm Mass the Church will celebrate the Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Christ. The solemnity of the Holy Eucharist
  • We will walk with Jesus from the Church to the chapel
  • We are looking for First Communicants dressed up in their First Communion vestments to come lead the procession as Jesus walks from the Church to the Chapel
  • Please click here to register the kids

  • Please note, all the Communion Masses will be livestreamed
  • You are welcome to take pictures before or after Mass anywhere in the Church except in front of the Tabernacle
  • you can also take pictures as the kids processing in or out of the Church, but not during the Mass itself.

Mass at 11:30am for the 5th Sunday of Easter: Sunday, May 2, 2021

2A and 2F First Communion Mass at 1:00pm: Saturday, May 1, 2021

2C and 2E First Communion Mass at 9:00m: Saturday, May 1, 2021

First Communion Mass for 2S students: Saturday, April 24th @ 9:00am

2B and 2D First Communion Mass at 1:00pm: Saturday, April 24, 2021

2021 First Penance: Congratulations!

      Below are links to the

      required prayers for each  
      grade level.  Continue to 
      pray with your children 
      each day, through both 
      formal and informal 

Upcoming Events

Congratulations to our 2021 Newly Confirmed.
May the Holy Spirit guide you!!!

2021-2022 New Students Registration

Cathedral of St. Francis of Assisi: Program Registration & SchedulesDear friends, Registration for the 2021-2022 Religious Education year is open.
Please Click here to complete this fillable PDF. In order to fill in the information online, you must click on download or print and you'll be able to fill in the answers right on your computer. Save the document with your answers and email it to and copy

A Couple of Things Before You Register:

  • Parish Registration ID: If you are a new family, meaning this is your first child in our program and you have not been registered to our parish, welcome to our Church family. Please be sure to register to the Parish to complete this form. You can register by calling 718-984-7873 or by coming to the rectory Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm. The Office Support Staff will give you a Parish ID
  • Baptismal Certificate: Please note, your registration is incomplete until we receive a copy of your child's baptismal certificate, even if the child was baptized at St. Clare. Please scan and email the certificate to or drop it off at the rectory. If your child has not been baptized, please email and we will help you get the child baptized.

2021-2021 Returning Students Re-Registration

  • If you have a child who is currently in our 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade Religious Education, then you need to complete a Re-registration form.
  • Please click here to re-register your returning student 
  • Please note: every current student in grades 1-6 must re-register for the upcoming year to continue his/her Religious Education and continued preparation for Confirmation.
  • It is our hope that you will return for 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grade Religious Education, but we cannot assume that you are.
  • That's why we ask you to please complete and email back to us that Re-registration form as soon as possible.
  • Email complete form to
  • Please remember if you have an incoming 1st grader, you must also complete a New Student Registration Form.