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 will be 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 2021/2022 year, faith formation options will be offered that are based on two basic approaches: Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)  classroom based instruction for levels 1–6 and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) (pre-K through grade 4) or related I Am The Good Shepherd (IaGS) (grade 1 only); (Please see the CGS or Sunday PREP pages for detailed program information.)

  1. PREP Offerings:
    1. Children in Grades 1-6 may enroll in Catechist lead PREP classes held in person on alternating Sundays 8:45am–10:35am
    2. Children in Grade 7 may enroll in our Confirmation Program (see information below)
  2. CGS 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:
      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)   In Class 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 (IaGS)-Year I held weekly on Mondays 6:45pm–7:30pm via Zoom
    3. Children in grades 2–3 may enroll in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Level II atrium held weekly on Tuesdays 4:30pm–6:20pm in-person
    4. Children in grade 4 may enroll in the 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
  3. RCIC Program is offered for children who are in Grade 4 and above starting their faith formation .  This program 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.
    -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. To be eligible for the Sacrament of Confirmation, children of Saint Joseph parish should be at least in grade 7 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/IaGS Age 3 through Grade 4, Free-will offering only
  • First Reconciliation/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 
Sacrament Only Registration  

2021-22 PREP Scholarship Application (contact rectory office)