Registration Information

Registration for St. Joseph Children’s Religious Education Program, grades Pre-K through 7, for the 2021-2022 school year is coming soon!  A pre-populated registration form for each family that is currently participating in our parish programs has been mailed. For families who are new to our parish please use the 2021-2022 Religious Education Registration Form COMING SOON 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 2021/2022year, faith formation ptions will be offered that are based on two basic approaches: Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) (pre-K through grade 6) or related I Am The Good Shepherd (IaGS) (grade 1 only); and PREP instruction for levels 2–7. (Please see the CGS or Sunday PREP pages for detailed program information.)

  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:
    i)   Sundays 8:45am–10:35am
    ii)  Tuesdays 9:00am–11:00am
  2. Children in grade 1 may enroll in either of these options:
    i) Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Level II atrium held weekly on Tuesdays 4:30pm–6:20pm in-person
    ii) I Am the Good Shepherd-Year I held weekly on Mondays 6:45pm–7:30pm via Zoom
  3. Children in grades 2–3 may enroll in these options:
    i) Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Level II atrium held weekly on Tuesdays 4:30pm–6:20pm in-person
    ii) Pflaum at-home weekly study program with biweeky Catechist support, based on the Sunday Gospel
    for grades 1–3
    iii) Additionally, children who are starting their faith formation may enroll in RCIC which is tailored to the child’s specific needs and will be scheduled based on enrollment
  4. Children in grades 4 through 6 may enroll in these options:
    i) Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Level III ** atrium held weekly on Wednesdays 4:30pm–6:20pm in-person
    ** Primarily for children with prior CGS experience. Others please contact cgsstjoseph@comcast.net
    ii) Pflaum at home weekly study program with biweekly Catechist support, based on the Sunday gospel.
    iii) Additionally, children who are starting their faith formation may enroll in RCIC which is tailored to the child’s specific needs and will be scheduled based on enrollment

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 level one and have the appropriate catechetical background and understanding of the sacrament.
    -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.
    -The non CGS program will require child participation in a four-hour Saturday morning retreat and Sunday sfternoon practices for both sacraments in addition to the Saturday Sacrament itself.
  2. To be eligible for the Sacrament of Confirmation, children of Saint Joseph parish should be at least in grade seven and have the appropriate catechetical background and understanding of the sacrament. This program will require 2 student/parent meetings, a minimum of 20 hours of volunteer/service time, a Saturday retreat (may be virtual), an evening reconciliation, a Sunday afternoon practice for the sacrament in addition to the sacrament itself.  Non-Catholic School children are also required to complete an at home level 7 and Confirmation study program.  Additional forms will be handed out at the first parent meeting.

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 Eucharist – Grade 2, $15
  • Confirmation – Grade 7, $50

If you make the commitment to volunteer as a Catechist, or Aide, your family’s total base tuition (not including sacramental fees) will be reduced by 75%.

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.

We are asking that parents volunteer to help on a rotating basis somewhere in our parish program. Please select an option on your family registration form.

PREP/CGS Registration Form  COMING SOON!
Sacrament Only Registration  COMING SOON!

2021-22 PREP Scholarship Application (contact rectory office)