Registration Information

Registration for St. Joseph Children’s Religious Education Program, grades Pre-K through 7, for the 2020-2021 school year begins soon.    A pre-populated registration form for each family that is currently participating in our parish programs will be available to review and update as you drop off/pick up your child(ren).  For families who are new to our parish please use the Religious Education Registration Form to enroll your child(ren).

An Open House will be offered on two Sundays in April from 10:00-11:00 AM for you to visit our facilities and learn more about the program options available to the children.

All registrations must be completed by May 31 to avoid a late fee and reserve a spot in the program.  All parish children are welcome to be a part of all our programs.

  1. 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.
  2. Faith education is offered through distinct methodologies. Catechist lead traditional based instruction is held bi-weekly for Grades 1 through 7 students, and Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) is held weekly for Pre-K to Grade 2 students. For those older students who have not yet started their faith formation an RCIC program is also available.
    1. Children ages 3-5 (pre-K and Kindergarten) are encouraged to enroll in the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Level I offered at the following times:
      1. Tuesdays 9:00-11:00 AM
      2. Sundays 8:45-10:35 AM
    2. Children in grades 1 and 2 may enroll in either
      1. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) Level II held weekly on Tuesdays 4:30-6:20 PM
      2. Catechist lead traditional based instruction held every other Sunday 8:45-10:35 AM
    3. Children in grades 3 through 6
      1. Who have completed all prior grade levels are offered the Catechist lead traditional based instruction every other Sunday 8:45-10:35 AM
      2. 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
  3. Sacramental preparation and Sacraments are available for all St. Joseph Parish children. For those who are only enrolling for a sacrament use the Sacramental Registration Form to enroll your child.
    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. This program will require child participation in a 4 hour Saturday morning retreat and Sunday afternoon practices before each sacrament.  The complete schedule for the sacraments will be available in August.
    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 6 hour Saturday retreat, an evening reconciliation, a Sunday afternoon practice for the sacrament in addition to the sacrament itself.  Non-Catholic School children are also required to attend classes every other Sunday 8:45 – 10:35 AM, Catholic School children are also encouraged to participate in the Sunday morning instruction.  Additional forms will be handed out at the first parent meeting.
  4. Tuition rates are as follows:
    1. Pre-K and K is $50 per child
    2. Grades 1-6, one child/$130, two children/$220, three or more children/$300
    3. First Eucharist $30
    4. Confirmation $100
    5. Late fee for registrations received after May 31 $25
  5. 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 $25 deposit to hold a spot for your child.  Scholarships are also available; please contact the parish office for information.
  6. We are asking that parents volunteer to help on a rotating basis somewhere in our parish program. Please select an option on your family’s registration form.  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%.

CGS/Prep Registration Form (PDF)
Sacrament Only Registration (PDF)
2020-21 PREP Scholarship Application (contact rectory office)