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Parish Religious Education for Children (PREP)

St. Joseph
140 Moody Street
Port Moody, BC V3H 2P9

PREP Starts on September 13, 2023

Here is the registration form: PREP Registration Form 2023-2024

The goal of PREP is to assist parents in the religious education of children attending public schools in Kindergarten to Grade 7  and to prepare them to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and the Eucharist in Grade 2 and Confirmation in Grade 7.

PREP used to be known as CCD (Catechism Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) or simply as "Catechism," and provides religious education to Catholic children attending non-Catholic  schools.

Our PREP nights are conducted on Wednesday evenings (6:15pm - 7:30pm) during the school year. 

St. Joseph’s PREP Hours:

6:15pm - 6:30pm - Assembly inside the Church (Open for students and parents)

6:30pm - 7:30pm - Classes

Please reach out to Genevieve for more information.:

Bake Sale by PREP Families

December 11, 2022

Many delicious goodies are being prepared by our PREP families for you, so don’t miss out! This coming Sunday after 10:00am and 12:00pm Masses. Come and support our PREP community. See you there!

Call for PREP Teachers and Helpers

August, 2022

Interested in helping out on Wednesdays with our PREP program starting in September? Please let our PREP Coordinator, Cristina Abasolo know if you are interested. Thank you.


June, 2022

Congratulations again to all our PREP Confirmandi and 1st Holy Communion recipients.  Keep the faith gang, keep prayerfully growing closer to Our Blessed Lord, and keep inspiring all those at St. Joseph with your love and devotion!  Blessings to you all and all our PREP community.

Call for PREP Teachers

June, 2022

Early recruitment time is here again, brothers and sisters. This time last year, we had a great response for volunteer PREP teachers who taught and accompanied our young ones during the school year. Now, preparing long in advance, we need your help once again!

If you are passionate about the faith, if you’re comfortable in the classroom setting, if the Holy Spirit is nudging you to either teach or just be helper (a solid adult presence in the class), please le us know by connecting with our PREP coordinator Cristina, her email: [email protected]

Come Holy Spirit

June 2022

The Paraclete is the Lord, the Giver of Life – life for everyone. And friends, we are summoned into action right now, today, this weekend (and beyond) as crucial collaborators in this transmission of God’s life, His grace.

As we carve out time to celebrate this Pentecost weekend, let us blast off from the starting blocks again and engage in our collective mission. As disciples of Jesus Christ, as missionaries of His love, let us shake off the scales of lukewarmness to engage in the Great Adventure, propelled by the Lord, the Giver of Life.

Holy Spirit Artworks by St. Joseph’s Gr. 7 PREP students. 
Thank you our Grade 7 Catechist Ms. Teresa Mazucca for your love, dedication and handworks to prepare the students!

Please Pray

June 2022

Brothers and sisters, please keep in your prayers all our Candidates for the Sacrament of Confirmation. The big night will be on Friday, June 10.

Please bring the names of all of these future soldiers of Christ to Our Blessed Lord:

Alexandra Renata A., Cleopatra A., Daniela A., Damiano A., Marsella A., Lucas A., Tayla B., Nicholas F., Nathan F., Allison G., Julio G., Kevin H., Lucas L., Alanah Sophie L, Sophia M., Matteo M., Francesca M., Emily N., Antonio N., Madeline O., and Kyan T.


May 29, 2022

Congratulations to our 1st Holy Communicants, receiving Jesus for the very first time on Ascension Sunday.

Blessings to you... Alyssa C., Anthony T., Arturo R., Liam M., Lucas P., Lucia R., Maria R., & Parker S. And blessings to all your loved ones.

Let us keep them all in our prayers as they embark on this next beautiful stage of their pilgrim journey.

First Holy Communion Mini Retreat

May 4, 2022

Fr. Mark McGuckin led a mini retreat for the candidates of the First Holy Communion on Wednesday, May 4th, 2022 and it ended with Tour of the Church. Please pray for the candidates may their hearts be transformed and be the dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. The First Holy Communion Mass is scheduled for Sunday, May 29, 2022 at 10:00AM. Come and join us!

Celebrating All Saints Day

October 2021

I hope you and your families have a blessed All Saints Day, brothers and sisters.  Huge thanks to Mary Grace and Maddlyn Neuls for edifying our parish this past week.  Little St. Thérèse and St. Rita rock! 

Special Call for Extra Teachers or Helpers!

October 2021

We're praying that a few more volunteers may reach out to us about helping with either PREP our RCIA.  If you're interested (or even if you're not interested but the Holy Spirit is nudging you in this direction), please reach out to our parish office.  All potential teachers or helpers are encouraged to connect with us... [email protected] 

Back to PREP

September 2021

Registration is now open, here is the Registration Form.

Calling all public school and homeschool students and families!!  PREP registration has officially commenced.  

ALSO… we’re still looking for two more teachers and additional helpers to round out our team of PREP instructors.  Please let us know if you are interested.

PREP Teachers and Helpers Needed

August 2021

Interested in helping out on Wednesdays with our in-person PREP program starting in late September? Please let our PREP Coordinator, Cristina Abasolo, know if you'd like to put your name in the hat!