Parish Religious Education Program

Updated Office Hours for the 2019 - 2020 School Year (closed due to coronavirus)  You are welcome to send an e-mail to

The  Parish Religious Education Program strives to catechize our children through sharing the basic elements of the Catholic faith and preparation for the reception of Sacraments.  This is done in a classroom setting using a variety of teaching techniques.  A student that is catechized in the P.R.E.P throughout their elementary school years should finish 8th grade knowledgeable about the following areas:  Traditions and history of the Catholic Church; key stories of Scripture; Catholic morality; Prayer; and the Sacramental life of the Catholic Church.

Grades 1-8 (English) 

Students attend classes at Saint Joseph School on Monday, or Tuesday, or  Wednesday  6:00 pm to 8:00 pm  

It is important for your child to continue their faith formation in the Catholic faith. Children who are to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion are to be baptized and have had two years of sacramental teaching (in a row) starting in the first grade or in other advanced grades. 

Grades 1-8 and First Holy Communion  (Spanish)

Eligible First Communion students attending classes at Saint Joseph School on Monday or Wednesday in Spanish are to take extra classes on Tuesdays night from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm 

Students in grade eight and up, thirteen years in age, have had three years of sacramental studying and complete the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion are eligible for Confirmation.


It is expected that students be enrolled every year to learn all that they need to know about their faith at every age. Let us form the new generation of Catholics with a good GOD foundation. Parents are the first and most important catechists in a child's faith formation.  The single best thing you can do for your child is to attend Mass together each week.

Contact Us

For more information call the office at 845-356-0311 ext. 123 o to speak to the Director or Assistant Director. 

 For general questions e-mail us at


Monday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm