Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)

Welcome to St. Joseph's PREP!

Weekly PREP Registration

All classes for Grades 1-7 will be held at St. Joseph Regional School, 11 Harbor Lane in Somers Point, on Monday evenings from 5:45 to 7:00 p.m.  Click on the following link to view 2021-2022 Monday PREP Calendar

For everyone’s health and safety, St. Joseph PREP will follow all State and Diocesan guidelines for COVID-19, including, but not limited to, the mandate requiring masks to be work by all teachers, staff, students and visitors to all schools, regardless of age and/or vaccination status.  

We plan to continue our in-person family events within the Religious Education program, as well as the greater St. Joseph parish community.  Attendance at 6 family events is required by the Diocese of Camden, but more importantly, family events provide an opportunity for fun, faith and fellowship with your parish families.  Click the following link to view the schedule of Parish Family Events for 2021-2022.  

Should you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to email Karen Pells at reled@stjosephsomerspoint.org or call (609) 927-3568, ext. 24.

FLOCKNOTE AND FORMED

All PREP Families are requested to sign up for Flocknote (PREP text messaging system) and FORMED (online Catholic content) for the upcoming PREP year.

To sign up for the SJPREP group on Flocknote, please text the word:  JOINSJPREP to 84576 from your mobile device.  

To sign up for FORMED, please follow the following steps: 

      1. Go to https://signup.formed.org/ to subscribe. 

      2. Enter our parish zip code.

      3. Enter your name and email address. You’re in

8th Grade PREP Schedule

8th Grade students will prepare for the Sacrament of Confirmation by attending:

  1. Mass of Enrollment, on October 24, 2021 at 12:00 Noon; 
  2. Series of workshops at St. Joseph Regional School on select Monday evenings from 6:00-7:45 pm. (in class for SJRS students);
  3. Confirmation retreat; and
  4. Service activities throughout the upcoming year.
  5. Click on the following links to view:  2021 Confirmation Parent Packet cover sheet with dates; 2021 Confirmation Preparation Packet, and Contract of Enrollment 2021

Attendance at 6 family events is required by the Diocese of Camden for PREP students, but more importantly, family events provide an opportunity for fun, faith and fellowship with your parish families.  Click the following link to view the schedule of Parish Family Events for 2021-2022.

Should you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to email Karen Pells at reled@stjosephsomerspoint.org or call (609) 927-3568, ext. 24.

Second Grade Sacrament Information

First Reconciliation Workshop and Retreat for all 2nd graders receiving the Sacrament at St. Joseph Church will be held on Saturday, January 8th from 9:30-11:30 a.m. in Church.  

2nd Graders will receive God’s love and forgiveness for the first time in the Sacrament of Reconciliation on Saturday, January 22nd at 10:00 am.  

Please click HERE to view Reconciliation Parent Preparation Guide.  

FAMILY EVENTS

ALL SAINTS DAY – NOVEMBER 1ST @6:00 PM IN CHURCH HALL, FOLLOWED BY MASS AT 7:00 P.M.

Thank you to all who participated or donated items for our Meet the Saints Family Event!  What a wonderful time we had learning about the Heroes of our Faith!  A special thanks to all of our “Saints” for their service to our parish!  May God bless you always!