Saint Joseph Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)
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Welcome to the


Saint Joseph

Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) 

 

Tuesdays - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Classes for Grades 5 - 8 (2nd year Confimation Preparation)     

 

Wednesdays - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Classes for Grades 1 - 4 

 

 

During LENT. . .

Mass will be celebrated in the Church Monday through Friday at 8:00 a.m. 

Friday evenings at 7:00 p.m., and Saturday at 8:30 a.m.

 

Eucharistic Adoration 

each Thursday from 11:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m., closing with Benediction.

 

The Way of the Cross 

each Friday evening at 6:30 p.m

 

LENTEN OBLIGATIONS

So that the Church of Metuchen may be spiritually one in a common observance of Lent, the following days of fast and abstinence are to be observed by all Catholics of the Diocese who enjoy the blessings of good health:

1. The days of fast and abstinence are Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

2. All other Fridays of Lent are days of abstinence.

3. From the Evening Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday until the celebration of the Easter Vigil on the evening of Holy Saturday, the Easter fast should be observed so that, with uplifted and welcoming hearts, we may be ready to celebrate the joys of the Resurrection.  This ancient tradition, intimately connected with the Rites of Holy Week and the Order of Christian Initiation of Adults, is encouraged, especially in those places baptizing catechumens at the Easter Vigil.

The obligation to fast applies only to Catholics between the ages of 18 and 59. To fast in the Catholic tradition means to limit oneself to one full meal during the day so as to experience hunger. The obligation of abstinence affects all Catholics who have reached the age of 14. Abstinence in the Catholic tradition means to abstain from meat.

The obligation of fast and abstinence, as a whole, is a serious obligation. While failure to observe any penitential day in itself may not be considered serious, the failure to observe any penitential days at all, or a substantial number of them without good cause, would be considered a grave matter. Those unable to abstain for a valid reason on any given Friday of Lent are asked to perform some other penitential act, or to abstain on another day.

 

 

Will you please share your talent...?

As we  prepare for upcoming changes (starting September 2020) 

in our PREP

we ask that you consider helping... 

There is a great need for

Catechists, Classroom Aides, Substitute Catechists

Please contact the PREP office at 732-969-8767 for additional information.

at St. Joseph's church

 

 

DAILY GRACES

Thank You, God, for little things that often come our way. The things we take for granted but don’t mention when we pray. The unexpected courtesy, the thoughtful, kindly deed, a hand reached out to help us in the time of sudden need. Oh make us more aware, dear God, of little daily graces that come to us with ‘sweet surprise’ from never-dreamed-of-places.

News and More...
LENT IT GO! A LENTEN RETREAT AT ST. JOSEPH'S CHURCH
PARISH MEMBERSHIP
Are you registered in St. Joseph Parish? All Catholics should be registered in a Parish so that the Parish may know you and your family and so be able to serve you better.

Registration is your statement that you belong to a particular faith community where you are known, your faith is strengthened, and your relationship with God is nourished and given expression.

When you are registered, actively involved, and a Catholic in good standing, the Parish is able to provide you with testimonial certificates to be a sponsor for Baptism and/or Confirmation.

Your registration information is strictly confidential and never in any way becomes a public record.

If you have not already registered in the Parish, please stop by the Parish Office and take the time to do so.

Thank you.


Upcoming Events
Tue Mar 3
6:00-7:30 PM PREP Classes, school
Wed Mar 4
6:00-7:30 PM PREP Classes, school
Thu Mar 5
6:30 PM - Lenten Retreat for all parents, church
Tue Mar 10
6:00-7:30 PM PREP Classes, school
Wed Mar 11
6:00-7:30 PM PREP Classes, school
Tue Mar 17
6:00-7:30 PM PREP Classes, school
Wed Mar 18
6:00-7:30 PM PREP Classes, school
Tue Mar 24
6:00-7:30 PM PREP Classes, school
Wed Mar 25
6:00-7:30 PM PREP Classes, school
Thu Mar 26
6:00 PM 8th Grade (PREP & school) Confirmation Retreat, church
Tue Mar 31
6:00-7:30 PM PREP Classes, school
Wed Apr 1
6:00-7:30 PM PREP Classes, school
6:00 PM Teen Outreach Event (PREP & School)
Tue Apr 7
NO CLASSES - HOLY WEEK
Wed Apr 8
NO CLASSES - HOLY WEEK
Tue Apr 14
NO CLASSES - EASTER BREAK
Wed Apr 15
NO CLASSES - EASTER BREAK
Tue Apr 21
6:00-7:30 PM PREP Classes, school
Wed Apr 22
6:00-7:30 PM PREP Classes, school
6:00-7:30 PM, 1st Communicants Class (students ONLY, school & PREP),
church
Thu Apr 23
6:00 PM Banner Night, gym
Sat Apr 25
5:00 PM - FAMILY MASS, church

PREP Office Hours

Monday  -  CLOSED

Tuesday & Wednesday

12:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Thursday

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Friday - CLOSED

 

 

 

 


Quick Links
Welcome Letter to Parents - En Espanol (pdf)
2019-2020 Welcome Letter for Parents (pdf)
2019-2020 PREP Registration Form (pdf)

Parish Links
St. Joseph School
St. Joseph Parish
Sacramental Information

865 Roosevelt Avenue, Carteret, NJ 07008
Phone: 732-969-8767  |   Fax: 732-541-0712