Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)

Welcome to St. Joseph's PREP!

Virtual Fall PREP Classes

Virtual Fall PREP Classes begin on Monday, October 5th.

Weekly Zoom meetings will be hosted by your child’s Catechist.  View 2020-2021 Calendar for specific meeting dates.  Grades 1-6 should log into the Christ In Us Portal to view messages and assignments.  Grade 7 students will be using a different remote learning system, and should log into SadlierConnect.

Grade 8 PREP students will continue their confirmation preparation this year with a series of virtual workshops and a virtual Confirmation Retreat on Zoom by NET Ministries.  Please see the 8th Grade PREP Confirmation Letter for specific meeting dates.  Grade 8 SJRS students will mainly prepare for confirmation in class, but will also be required to attend the Confirmation Retreat by NET Ministries.  Please see SJRS 8th Grade Confirmation Letter.  PREP and SJRS will also have additional requirements for confirmation including, service projects, saint report, etc.  Please view 2020 Confirmation Preparation Packet  for more information and required forms. 

Christmas Cards of Kindness

This year, we are organizing a “Christmas Cards of Kindness” to let the residents of Villa Raffaella Assisted Living in Pleasantville know that we are thinking of them, and to brighten their Christmas with a hand-made Christmas Card made by YOU! 

Our Christmas Cards of Kindness drop off will run from Monday, November 23rd until December 18th, and is being offered as a family event for our PREP families, and also as a service opportunity for our 7th and 8th Grade Confirmation Candidates.  All cards may be mailed or dropped off at the Church Office, 606 Shore Road, Somers Point, NJ 08244, M-F from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m, but they must be received no later than Friday, December 18th to ensure delivery to Villa Raffaella by Christmas!  If you are interested in participating in this event, please sign up by clicking on this Sign up genius link.

Thank you for your cooperation and support! ♥ Karen Pells

Parish Events

3rd Drive and Drop Food Drive

Thank you to all who participated in our 3rd Drive and Drop Food Drive!  Your donations, along with those from Saint Joseph Regional School, filled 15 cars with a variety of food and paper goods for Grace Lutheran Church Ecumenical Food Pantry. 

Thank you again, and may God bless all of you with a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving!

Celebrating our "Domestic Church" with At-Home Family Events

In November, Sadie Tucker dressed as Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Lily Scarborough as St. Lily of the Mohawks in honor of All Saints Day on November 1st; the Roselli Family made cards and donated candy to Veterans; the York and Schweim families visited a cemetery to remember loved ones on All Souls Day, November 2nd;  the Lucas family donated gifts to children in need to honor St. Margaret of Scotland on November 16th; Joey Berardis baked bread to deliver to neighbors in honor of the Feast Day of St. Elizabeth of Hungary on November 17th; Emma Parmalee, the Nistico girls, Carly and Casey Herron and Kiara Davis made thankful turkeys; KJ and Macie Brown made a Thankful Tree for family; the York family contributed to our parish Wall of Thanks; and Harrison York also enjoyed a fish dinner to celebrate the feast day of Saint Andrew the Apostle on November 30th.   A special thank you to all of our parish families who volunteered and donated food to help the Grace Lutheran Food Pantry.  Please see pictures in our 3rd Drive and Drop Food Drive post on the Parish News and Events Page.  May God bless you all!