Registration Information

Registration for St. Joseph Children’s Religious Education Program, grades Pre-K through 7, for the 2024-2025 school year HAS BEGUN!  A registration form for each family that is currently participating in our parish programs was sent home. For families who are new to our parish please use the 2024-2025 Religious Education Registration Form  to enroll your child(ren).

If this is the first time your child is registering in any of our classes or sacraments, you must supply documentation of your child’s baptism and sacraments received as well as any previous Catechetical training records from programs outside of St. Joseph.

For the 2024/2025 year, faith formation options will be offered that are based on the following basic approaches:  see below for Sacrament requirement information

(Please see the PREP or CGS pages for detailed program information.)

  1. PREP Offerings
    1. Children in grades 1 through 5 may enroll in our Alternating Sundays, 8:45-10:35 AM
    2. Children in grade 6 enroll in year 1 of our Confirmation Program Alternating Sundays, 8:45-10:35 AM
    3. Children in grades 7 and above and have completed year 1, enroll in year 2 of our Confirmation Program Alternating Sunday evenings, 6-7:30 PM
  2. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Offerings
    1. Children ages 3-5 (pre-K and Kindergarten) are encouraged to enroll in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Level I offered weekly at the following times:
      • Sundays 8:45-10:35 AM
      • Tuesdays 9:00-11:00 AM
    2. Children in grades 1 through 3 may enroll in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Level II atrium held weekly on Tuesdays 4:30-6:20 PM
    3. Children in grades 4 through 6 may enroll in Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Level III atrium held weekly on Tuesdays 4:30-6:20 PM
  3. RCIC Program is for Children in Grades 4 and above who have gaps in or are just starting their faith formation and is tailored to the child’s specific needs. These classes will be scheduled based on enrollment. Please contact Parish office.

Sacramental preparation and Sacraments are available for all St. Joseph Parish children.

  1. If registering a child for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist, generally grade two, a child of Saint Joseph Parish must have completed at least one year of prior faith formation and have the appropriate catechetical background and understanding of the sacrament.
    1. Those enrolled in PREP and Catholic School programs will require child participation in a four-hour Saturday morning retreat and Sunday afternoon practices for both sacraments in addition to the Saturday Sacrament itself.
    2. Those enrolled in the CGS program participate in a five-part parent/child meditation series and a multi-day retreat prior to receiving First Reconciliation and Eucharist.
  2. To be eligible for the Sacrament of Confirmation, (two year program begins in grade 6 PREP) children of Saint Joseph parish should be at least in grade six and have the appropriate catechetical background and understanding of the sacrament.
    1. First year of the program will be a comprehensive introduction to the essentials and key teachings of the four pillars of the Catholic faith.  Classes will be every other Sunday morning 8:45 – 10:35 AM.
    2. Year two continues study in Catholic tradition, Scripture, works of mercy, ways to more fully participate in the life of the church, develop their own spirituality, and prepare to celebrate the Rite of Confirmation.  It will require 2 student/parent meetings, a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer/service time, a Saturday retreat, an evening reconciliation, a Sunday afternoon practice for the sacrament in addition to the sacrament itself.  Catholic School children are also required to complete an at home or in PREP Class Confirmation study program.  Additional forms will be available at the first parent meeting. Classes will be every other Sunday evening 6:00 – 7:30 PM.

Tuition rates are as follows:

  • PREP Grades 1-6, one child/$50, two children/$100, three or more children/$150
  • CGS Age 3 through Grade 6, Free-will offering only
  • First Reconciliation/Eucharist – Generally Grade 2, $15
  • Confirmation – Grade 7, $50
  • Late fee accessed after July 1 – $25

Volunteers are needed and welcome. Please help by selecting an option on your family registration form or email for more information.

  • Make the commitment to volunteer as a Catechist, or Aide and your family’s total base tuition (not including sacramental fees) will be reduced by 75%.
  • Volunteer on a rotating basis somewhere in our parish program

Payment options accepted for all fees are by cash, check (make payable to St. Joseph PREP), bank or charge card. If you require a payment plan, you will need to make a $10 deposit to hold a spot for your child.  Scholarships are also available, please contact the parish office for information,

PREP/CGS Registration Form 

Sacrament Only Registration (Catholic School Students) 

PREP Scholarship Application (contact rectory office)