Faith Formation

This page lists the schedules and registration information for the many Faith Formation classes and programs provided by the Religious Education and Youth Ministry Commissions.

Please check-out the Faith Formation Commission to see descriptions of the many ministries and how they fit into the parish organization.

Welcome Parents!  This year the Faith Formation Department is offering many opportunities for our families to deepen their faith and grow together.  We have added Adult Formation classes conveniently scheduled during our Children's Faith Formation Programs.  All parents, grandparents and guardians are welcome to attend any class.  Please feel free to drop in as you wish or call the Faith Formation Office to confirm your attendance.
Thank you for supporting our programs!  We hope you would please consider one of the following Adult Formation Offerings:
Sundays: 9:30am-10:30am An Introduction to Catholicism, room 202, starting October 2, 2018
Sundays: 10:45am-12:00pm An Introduction to Catholicism- Spanish, room 206, starting September 18, 2016
Sundays: 11:30am-12:30pm Getting to Know the Bible, room 202, starting October 2, 2016
Sundays: 6:30pm-8:00pm Epic: A Foundational Study, room 207, starting October 18, 2016
Wednesdays: 6:30pm-7:30pm Divine Mercy, room 206, starting September 28, 2016
Please contact Sue Torres at or at 830-980-2268, ext. 211.  Mike Pawelek at or at 210-771-3802.
"May the Glory of God surround you today!"

  • Faith Formation Classes

    K to Grade 5: Sue Torres, Director of Elementary Faith Formation Mailbox image
    Grades 9-12: Rick Zapf, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry Mailbox image
    Edge: Charles Noll, Director of Middle School Faith Formation - Edge, RCIA, RCIA adapted for Children, ACTS Mailbox image
    Traditional Middle School: Charles Noll, Director of Middle School Faith Formation - Edge, RCIA, RCIA adapted for Children, ACTS Mailbox image
    Spanish (7 yrs and older): Sue Torres, Director of Elementary Faith Formation Mailbox image
    Special Needs: Sue Torres, Director of Elementary Faith Formation Mailbox image

    Class Schedule

     2016-2017 Classes

    Elementary K – Grade 5

    A) Sunday 9:15 am to 10:30am
    English Speaking
    B) Sunday 10:45 am to 12:00 pm
    Spanish speaking only
    C) Sunday 11:15 am to 12:30 pm
    English Speaking
    D) Wednesday 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm
    English Speaking
    E) Wednesday 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm
    Alternative Needs Faith Formation

    Middle School Grade 6 to 8 / EDGE

    F) Sunday 9:15 am to 10:30 am
    Traditional Faith Formation
    G) Sunday 11:15 am to 12:30 pm
    Traditional Faith Formation
    H) Wednesday 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm
    EDGE Night

    High School Grade 9 to 12

    K) Sunday 6:15 pm to 8:00 pm

    L) Wednesday 7:00 pm to 8:15 pm


    Fall 2017 Fees

    Registration is ongoing now!
    $75 for one child, $100 for two, 3 or more $125

    *All Registration fees must be paid by August 1 to avoid a $25 late fee.
    *Registration closes August 31.

    For more information, please contact Sue Torres, Director of Faith Formation.

    2017-2018 Registration Forms



  • Adult Faith Formation

    St. Joseph - Honey Creek offers an assortment of opportunities for spiritual growth to the adults of our faith community.  We invite you to take grow in your spirituality, to deepen your personal relationship with God, and learn more about the rich traditions of our Catholic faith.  Click on the following link for registration information:



    Word of Life 
    In Word of Life, a sentence of Scripture is offered twice monthly as a guide and inspiration for daily life. The fruits of Living the Word brings light to our life, makes us free, guarantees happiness, gives us peace, purifies us, is effective, obtains everything and brings about union with God. This study is part of the Focolare Movement.


    Catolicismo (en Español)
    Él, Jesús, les dijo, Vengán, y vean. Jn 1:39. Éstas series les invita a ver y conocer atavés de ún impresionante, y con detalles visuales, la riqueza de la cultura global de la Iglesia, como si se embarcará en una jornada al rededor del mundo, y con una profundidad en la Fe Católica Romana. Durante cada lección, se le invita ha escuchar la presentación de la enseñanza escencial de la Iglesia y de viajar con el Padre Robert Barron por todo el mundo, para ver la Fe en su profundidad y sus beneficios y practicas. La presentación multimedia va acompañadas por las Sagradas Escrituras, el Catecismo de la Iglesia Católica, y las escrituras de los Santos y Maestros Espirituales de la Iglesia. Las series del Católicismo presentan la verdad y la belleza de la Fe, para que todos puedan descubrir por si mismos la Verdad y la Belleza de Nuestro Señor, Jesucristo.


    CATHOLICISM: The Pivotal Players is a multi-part film series that illumines a handful of saints, artists, mystics, and scholars who not only shaped the life of the Church but changed the course of civilization.


    Divine Mercy In The Second Greatest Story Ever Told is a dramatic 10-session film journey featuring the renowned Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC. With his characteristic skill and lucid style, Fr. Gaitley interweaves the dramatic history of Poland, the transformative message of St. Faustina, the miraculous appearance of Mary at Fatima, the witness of St. Maximilian Kolbe, and the
    world-changing papacy of St. John Paul II into a tapestry of wonder and beauty.

    And now, for the first time, Fr. Gaitley’s luminous teaching is presented with the cinematic artistry of the Augustine Institute’s film team, bringing to life the vast panorama of God’s work of mercy in the world, and his calling to the hearts of all who will embrace it.


    The Bible Timeline: Story of Salvation  : by Jeff Cavins, Tim Gray, and Sarah Christmyer

    This is the foundational study in The Great Adventure Bible Study Series that has helped hundreds of thousands of Catholics learn to read the Bible.

    The Bible Timeline is a fascinating study that takes participants on a journey through the entire Bible. They will go deep into each period of salvation history and discover the amazing story woven throughout all of Scripture. Using a unique color-coded system, they will learn the major people, places, and events of the Bible and see how they all come together to reveal the remarkable story of our faith. The Bible Timeline has been granted theImprimatur.


    Acts: The Spread of the Kingdom : by Jeff Cavins and Sarah Christmyer

    Step Three in The Great Adventure Bible Study ProgramActs: The Spread of the Kingdom, builds on The Bible Timeline and Matthew by showing how Christ's Kingdom on earth is empowered to carry out his work in the world. The book of Acts shows the Church, enlivened by the Holy Spirit, teaching, preaching, healing, and restoring outcasts in the same way that Jesus did on earth.

    The Acts of the Apostles provides an historic framework for understanding the rest of the New Testament. Paul’s letters in particular come alive in a new way when they are read within the context of the Acts narrative.


    Epic: A Journey through Church History
    by Steve Weidenkopf & Dr. Alan Schreck

    The epic story of the Catholic Church spans thousands of years. With an unlikely beginning in a remote outpost of the Roman empire, the Catholic Church now claims over a billion living members.  The persecutions, martyrdoms, conquests, and triumphs all came together to shape Western civilization as we know it today.

    Our identity as Catholics means that we are the inheritors of the deeds of holy men and women who for 2,000 years have built a great civilization and spread the Gospel throughout the world.  Church history is not just the recitation of popes, people, places, and events; it is a story of adventure, intrigue, rebellion, reform, and devotion. This story is, in fact, our story; this is our family.  If we know our past, and how we fit into the story, we will be better prepared to face whatever may come in the future.



    Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation: Mike Pawelek, Deacon / Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation Mailbox image

    Class Schedule and Registration


    Use the form link to download and print the registration form.  Submit the completed form to the parish office.

    Adult Faith Formation 2016 Falll Offerings

    Catholicism (Spanish) - Victoria Steward
    Beginning Sunday, September 18 at 10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

    ACTS (Bible Study) - Lillian Moore
    Beginning Wednesday, September 7, at 7:30 - 9:00 PM

    Pivotal Players - Cathy Sondergaard
    Beginning Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Word of Life - Linda Specht & Geri Guadagno
    Beginning Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 3:30 - 5:00 PM

    Bible Timeline - Cindy Payne & Cindy Organ
    Beginning Wednesday, September 21, at 10:00AM - 12:00PM

    Divine Mercy - Sharron Petri
    Beginning Tuesday, September 29, at 10:00AM - 12:00PM

    Epic: Foundational Study - Larry McGray
    Beginning Sunday, September 18, at 6:30 - 8:00 PM

    Divine Mercy - Len & Vanessa Brammeier
    Beginning Thursday, October 13, at 7:00 - 9:00 PM

    An Introduction to Catholicism - TBD
    Beginning Sunday, September 18, at 9:15 - 10:30 AM

    Getting to Know the Bible - TBD
    Beginning Sunday, September 18, at 11:15AM - 12:30PM

    Learning About Vocations - TBD
    Beginning Sunday, September 18, at 6:30PM - 8:00PM

    Divine Mercy - TBD
    Beginning Wednesday, September 21, at 6:15 - 7:30 PM

    If you want to know more about the Fall Offerings please contact Deacon Mike Pawelek at (210)771-3802






  • ACTS

    An ACTS Retreat is a Catholic lay retreat presented by fellow parishioners like you.  St. Joseph ACTS Retreats are held in a special, peaceful and quiet environment.  An ACTS weekend is a chance to relax and focus on your faith journey.  Holy Scripture and the teaching of the Catholic Church are the guide for the movement.

    Women's ACTS: Carolyn Denny Mailbox image
    Men's ACTS: Joe Pawelek Mailbox image
    Men's ACTS (Spanish): Eduardo Campa Mailbox image
    Teen ACTS: Rick Zapf, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry Mailbox image
    Women's ACTS (Spanish): Santos Medina Mailbox image

    Men's ACTS Retreat

    Upcoming Retreat Dates:

    ACTS Men's Retreat


    February 16-19, 2017

    Omega Retreat Center
    Boerne, Texas                                                                     




    Women's ACTS Retreat

    Upcoming Retreat Dates:


    ACTS Women's Retreat 

    The 2017 St. Joseph Women's ACTS retreat will be held June 15-18 at the Omega Retreat Center in Boerne. All women ages 18 and older are invited to attend this four-day, three-night retreat to deepen their relationships with Jesus, family, and fellow parishioners. Registration forms are available in the parish office and in the church gathering space.  For more information about the retreat, please contact Carolyn Denny ( or 210-414-0947).

    Registration information


    Spanish ACTS Women's Retreat

    "Despojémonos de todo peso y del pecado que nos asedia, y corramos con paciencia y fe puestos los ojos en Jesús". Hebreos 12:1-2

    Les invitaos cordialmente a asistir a nuestro primer retiro de ACTS en español para Mujeres en ******* El retiro se celebrara en el centro de Eagle's Wings en Burnet, TX.. Empieza el Jueves por la noche y concluye el Domingo después de la Misa de 12:30

    Solicitud de inscripción están disponibles en la oficina de la parroquia y en la Página Web de la parroquia. Para obtener más información sobre el retiro por favor póngase en contacto con Santos Medina 210-273-6285



    Teen ACTS Retreat

      Upcoming Retreat Dates:


      Teen ACTS


  • Sacrament Preparation

    First Reconciliation / First Communion for Baptized Children in Grades 2-5: Sue Torres, Director of Elementary Faith Formation Mailbox image
    RCIA / RCIA adapted for Children: Mike and Judy Pawelek Mailbox image
    Baptism (Spanish): Freddy Mireles, Deacon Mailbox image
    Adult Confirmation: Mike Pawelek, Deacon / Coordinator of Adult Faith Formation Mailbox image
    Teen Confirmation: Rick Zapf, Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry Mailbox image

    Teen Confirmation Class 2016-2017


    Adult Confirmation Class 2016-2017


    Note:  All those being confirmed will need to pick a patron Saint name for confirmation.  Also, the sponsor must be a practicing Catholic.  See additional requirements, below:


    • Only one sponsor is required.
    • A godparent must be Catholic, practicing the Catholic faith.
    • A godparent must be 16 years of age or older.
    • A sponsor must have received all Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Eucharist, and Confirmation).
    • If married, a sponsor must be married in the Catholic Church.


    Saint name and sponsor information must be given to Charles Noll by your third class time.  Contact Charles Noll with any questions at 830-980-2268, ext. 266.


  • Vacation Bible School (VBS)



    Vacation Bible School: June 26-30, 2017



    Attention Families!  Please save the date for our Annual Vacation Bible School: June 26-30.  We will be "Celebrating Life with A Birthday Blast!"   Won't you please consider being a leader of a Committee, Group, or a Station?  Please contact Sue Torres in the Faith Formation Office for more information, by phone at 830-980-2268, ext. 211 or by email at Thank you!



    Contact: Sue Torres, Director of Elementary Faith Formation Mailbox image


    Click on the link below for information or registration forms.

    • Registration closes June 5, 2017