Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)

Welcome to St. Joseph's PREP!

Weekly PREP Registration

We are so excited to announce that Weekly PREP Classes will be back to IN-PERSON this September!!  All classes for Grades 1-7 will be held at St. Joseph Regional School on Monday evenings from 5:45 to 7:00 p.m.    8th Grade will meet for 4 workshops, a retreat and other Confirmation activities (instead of regular classes) beginning in the fall (dates to be determined).

Click the following link to view and print: 2021-2022 Weekly Registration Form.  Hard copies are also available in the Church Vestibule and Church Office.  If you have not already registered, please do so before Friday, June 30th, to receive a $30.00 discount on tuition.  Please either mail or drop off your registration form, with payment, at the Church Office, 606 Shore Road in Somers Point. Tuition for Weekly PREP is $150.00/child or $180.00/family, and can be paid by cash or check made payable to St. Joseph Church.

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 Summer and Weekly 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

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

Summer PREP Schedule

Virtual Summer PREP classes for Grades 1-7 begin on Monday, June 28, 2021. 

Grades 1-6, click HERE to log into the Christ In Us Online Portal to access your online resources, and to view and complete assignments.  All assignments must be completed by Friday, July 30th.

Grade 7, click HERE to log into the SadlierConnect Online Portal to access your online resources.  Grade 7 will also be required to attend a daily Zoom Meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, June 28th through Friday, July 2nd; and Tuesday, July 6th through Friday, July 9th with your catechist, Mrs. Katie Foreman.  For security purposes, the link for your daily zoom meeting will be emailed directly to families.

Grades 1-7  are also scheduled for an “in-person day” to welcome everyone back to St. Joseph!  We ask that your child be dropped off in the church basement by 8:15 a.m. with a water bottle and healthy snack.   We will begin the day with daily mass, followed by snack and fun activities to grow in faith.  All children should be picked up in the church basement at 11:30 a.m.  

SUMMER PREP “IN-PERSON DAY” SCHEDULE

Grades 1 and 2: Monday, June 28th

Grade 3: Tuesday, June 29th

Grade 4: Wednesday, June 30th

Grade 5: Tuesday, July 6th

Grade 6: Wednesday, July 7th

Grade 7: Monday, July 5th

SUMMER PREP ICE CREAM SOCIAL

All Summer PREP Families are invited to attend Mass on Saturday, July 10th at 4:30 p.m. OR Sunday, July 11th at 12:00 Noon, followed by ice cream In the church hall.   This will be a great opportunity for fellowship with our Summer PREP families, while enjoying a sweet treat!    If you are able to attend, please sign up for the date and time of your choice by clicking the following link: Mass/Ice Cream Social Sign Up, and indicate the number in your family so we can plan accordingly. 

Family Events

St. Joseph Parish will be holding a Drop and Drop Food Drive on Saturday, June 26th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. To participate in the Food Drive as a Family Event or as a service project for our 7th and 8th graders, please sign up by clicking the following Sign Up Genius Link:  Food Drive Sign Up.  Thank you for helping the Ecumenical Food Pantry in Somers Point provide food and other items to needy families in our area.

Click the following link to view the Food Drive Flyer: 4th Food Drive 2021!