Founded 1893

Saint Joseph Parish

Over a Century of
Catholic Presence

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Weekdays:  8:30am to 4:00pm

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Religious Education
St. Joseph School
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Classes for the St. Joseph Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) are held at:

St. Joseph School
865 Roosevelt Avenue
Carteret, NJ 07008

Classess are held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday – Grades 5, 6, 7, 8 & Journeys and Journeys 1A
Wednesday – Grades 1, 2, 3, 4 and Journeys 1

The PREP office is located in the St. Joseph School.

Tuesday to Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Friday – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Office: (732) 969-8767 FAX: (732) 541-0712

Marcelle N. Doherty, CRE
Marge Cena, PREP Secretary


Registrations begin each year at the end of March and are accepted until the last week of October. Parents of new students must provide a copy of their child’s Baptism certificate and (if applicable) First Penance and First Eucharist certificates.

We encourage you to register your child for religious education classes when he or she is in the first grade of public school as there is a 2-year preparation period for the Sacraments of Penance (Confession) and First Eucharist (Communion) and Confirmation.

2014-2015 TUITION

Registration Fees – $140.00, 2nd child $70.00, 3rd child $60.00


First Reconciliation & Holy Eucharist – $80.00 (total fee) Confirmation – $105.00


Payment is required at the time of registration, and payment plans are available upon request.  Please see Mrs. Doherty in the PREP office for additional information. For a child entering a sacramental year (grade 2 or 8) the appropriate sacramental fee is due at the time of registration.

Payments can be made by check (payable to St. Joseph Parish) or cash.

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