Welcome to our family of faith. Our office seeks to help our children and their families discover God’s love for them through the knowledge of the life and love of Jesus Christ, through the witness of our catechists and aides, and the classroom activities that are planned for them.
We offer a variety of programs allowing for some flexibility in how your child is educated.
Our Weekly Program runs from mid-September through March. Weekly classes are offered on Mondays from 5:45 to 7 PM for students in Grades 1-6 and Confirmation Prep Year 1.
Participation in at least 6 Parish Family Events is required throughout the year.
Our Summer Program involves students completing their classroom requirement of religious studies over a two-week period during the summer. This Summer Program is offered to students in Grades 1-6 and Confirmation Prep Year 1. The students are taught the same information as the Weekly Program students, however, the classes meet for a longer period of time. Space is extremely limited and registration is done through lottery. Participation in at least 6 Parish Family Events is required throughout the year.
Confirmation preparation is a two-year program that typically begins in the 7th grade and continues into 8th grade. Students practice Christian life by fulfilling service hour requirements over the 2 years, attending workshops and retreats, and participating in Parish Family Events. Year 1 classes of Confirmation prep are offered in the Weekly and the Summer program options. Year 2 Confirmation prep involves students participating in a series of workshops (typically one each month) on Monday evenings during the school year, as well as a diocesan confirmation retreat. Participation is required at all workshops and retreats and participation in at least 6 Parish Family Events is required throughout the year.
Our catch-up program is for older children who have little or no religious education and is designed to give students a background which enables them to enter one of the other programs the following year. Participation in at least 6 Parish Family Events is required throughout the year.
We welcome adults who may be interested in being teachers. Students of junior high and high school age, as well as adults, are welcome to be classroom aides. The Camden Diocese offers catechetical courses throughout the year for continuing education of teachers. In addition, our office provides videos, books and other activities to supplement the classroom teacher.
Come join us! If you have any questions, please email Jessica at 927-3302, ext. 24.
Vacation Bible School is a fun-filled, week-long, half-day summer program for children in grades 1 through 5. A total of 80 children (broken into 4 groups of 20) will rotate to 5 play stations each day. The children stay with the same group all week – a variety of grades in every group.
All the stations focus on a different way to learn about a specific bible message of the day. A different bible story will also be presented each day. The 5 stations are:
1. Games to teach the bible message
2. Experiments to teach the bible message
3. Drama – to act out the bible story
4. Snack – made together and eaten together to teach the bible message.
5. Theater – a video that shares the message
They will also sing songs and learn about social justice (how we can help others in need).
The program is open to parishioners and non-parishioners alike. There is always a connection between God and the theme, allowing kids to discover God in a creative way. We take great care in selecting a different program each year. Our program is totally catholic and not curriculum based.
Station leaders are parent volunteers and crew (group leaders) are teens Come join us! If you have any questions, please call Jessica at 927-3302, ext. 24.
Lifelong Faith Formation is an integrated journey of the entire Catholic-Christian community in response to the baptismal call to holiness as members of the Body of Christ, the Church. The journey of lifelong faith formation is a growing awareness of God’s self revelation and our response which:
Often begins within a supportive environment of family and parish and which draws one more deeply into relationship with Jesus Christ and his Church;
Seeks to understand and live the Story and Mission of Jesus placing the Truths and Tradition of the Catholic faith at the service of the common good;
Honors and engages the entire life experience of the person, including familial, cultural, occupational and social dimensions;
Flows from the celebration of Sunday liturgy that inspires faithful living through proclamation of the Scriptures and nourishment in Eucharist; always asking the question: “Where does the Breaking of Bread point us?”
Embraces the mission of Jesus Christ through a moral life of conversion, transformation, and discipleship in, with, and through Jesus Christ;
Deepens the relationship with Jesus Christ through personal and communal prayer, leading one to embrace life with the mind and heart of Jesus Christ;
Expresses itself in a life of caring for others, especially the most vulnerable, and working for justice for and in solidarity with the oppressed and marginalized;
Promotes a missionary spirit which inspires the faithful to evangelize inactive Catholics, alienated Catholics, and those without a faith community;
Promotes authentic dialogue between religions and cultures seeking mutual understanding and fruitful cooperation for the advancement of peace, the dignity of the human person and the common good.
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St. Joseph Regional School is an elementary school serving the needs of students from Pre-K 3 through Grade 8. It has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA). The school is staffed by the Sisters of St. Joseph and a dedicated lay faculty who strive to foster within the child a positive self-image and a spirit of inquiry and discovery that will inspire them to attain a mastery of curriculum commensurate with their potential.
The school also provides a variety of sports programs and extra-curricular activities. Students are encouraged to nurture a relationship with God and each one in our school community which will be evident by the respect they show to teachers and peers.
For information, please contact Dr. Janice Fipp, principal, at 609-927-2228.