Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)

Welcome to St. Joseph's PREP!

2023-2024 SUMMER PREP!

St. Joseph’s Summer PREP Registration has begun.  Our two-week summer intensive program will be held on Monday, June 26th to Friday, June 30th and Wednesday, July 5th to Friday, July 7th from 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon at St. Joseph’s Regional School.  We will also have a kick-off Family Mass and social prior to June 26th – date and time to be announced.  

Our classes are curriculum based, so students will learn the same material as the “weekly” students, but it is run more like a camp.  We will also schedule a series of Family Events offered throughout the school year.  The Diocese of Camden mandates that all religious ed families, particularly those attending Summer PREP, attend a minimum of 6 Family Events throughout the year.   

Early Registration for Summer PREP will be held through March 13th, but you may register through June 1st.  Please click HERE to access and print our Summer PREP Registration Form, or contact Karen Pells at or by calling (609) 927-3568, ext. 24 with any questions or concerns.

Thank you for your interest in our Summer Program, and may God bless you always!   

Weekly PREP

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. beginning September, 2023.  Tuition is $150.00 per student/$180.00 per family (more than one child).  Please click on the following link view/print a Weekly Registration Form.   

Completed forms and payment can be mailed to or dropped off at the Church Office, 606 Shore Road, Somers Point, NJ 08244, Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm or in our after hours drop box at the top of the rear steps.  

PREP Families are also expected and encouraged to attend at least 6 Family Events throughout the year.  Our Family Events Calendar will be available in August, 2023.    

Please email or call (609) 927-3568, ext. 24 with any questions.  

Thank you and have a blessed day!  



8th Grade PREP

8th Grade students, rather than attending Summer Prep or weekly Monday night classes, participate in a series of meetings and workshops starting in September/October of 2023 until they receive the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Spring of 2024.   The program includes: 

  • Confirmation Enrollment Mass in October;
  • Parent Meeting;
  • 4 or 5 evening workshops for Confirmation Candidates where they will learn more about the Sacrament of Confirmation and our faith.
  • A Confirmation retreat;
  • Attend (6) parish family events throughout their 8th grade year;
  • Confirmation practice and Confirmation Mass in the Spring.

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