PREP Information

Welcome to Church of the Incarnation PREP


Incarnation's Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) is a continuing journey of faith for school age children. In this program, young parishioners experience the rich traditions of our Catholic faith. One of our main objectives is to teach the students the basic principles of the Catholic faith. We strive to pass on doctrine and Catholic traditions, build community, and prepare the students for the lives and ministry that their baptism declares. We hope to motivate all students and their families to a life of faithfulness and action.  Supported by faith-filled parents, dedicated volunteer catechists, as well as our religious sisters, priests, and deacons, our children enjoy learning and growing to appreciate the gifts of their Catholic faith.

During our regular academic year, PREP classes have 2 components: 1) Face-to-face classroom sessions meeting every other week and 2) Online assignments. The face-to-face classes are held either on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Parents can select from 2 different class times on either day: 4:15-5:30 PM or 5:45-7:00 PM. The online assignments are designed to supplement in-class work providing another unique layer of catechesis to help your child grow in the Faith. The PREP academic year usually begins in mid-September and ends in mid-May, including a break during Christmas. Additional activities are held for those students making their First Reconciliation, First Communion (Grade 2), and Confirmation (Grade 8).

We also offer a week-long intensive Summer program for grades 1-8. Normally, grades 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6 meet from 8 AM - 11:30 AM Monday - Friday. Grades 2, 7, and 8 meet from 8 AM - 2 PM Monday - Friday. There are three summer sessions. Specific dates vary each year. Summer classes also have online assignments students complete during and after their summer session. Summer classes require students to participate in "Summer Enrichment" activities throughout the academic year as stated by the Camden Diocese, including attending Mass, going to Confession, praying the Holy Rosary, attending Youth Ministry events, Adoration, youth choir, and other activities. You can review and download the "Summer Enrichment" document HERE.




Fall '22 - Spring '23 Registration Is Now Open. Click here to go to the registration page!

Download the Parent Handbook Here.


Questions? You can contact the PREP office.

If you are experiencing financial difficulty, let us know. Please do not let this stop you from registering your child for PREP classes. Call or email the PREP office. We're all here to help.

Parents are entitled to know what their PREP Tuition Fees include.  Your fees include expenses for the following services:  Salary for the Director of Faith Formation, salary for the full-time secretary, office supplies, copiers, phones, mailings and communication materials, catechist workshops, pro-rated heating and utility bills, food and refreshments for student sacramental and retreat programs, student textbooks and classroom supplies, teacher supplies, etc.

If your child is above grade 2 and has not yet received First Reconciliation or Eucharist, please notify the office so that the necessary steps can take place to make sure that your child is a part of this preparation.

Catholic School Students
If your children are in Catholic School and you'd like them to receive their sacraments at Church of the Incarnation, please contact the PREP office. A $35 fee is required for off-campus students in grades 2 and 8. This fee includes retreats and materials required for sacrament preparation. To pay this fee online, click here.

To learn more about what's currently available for Catholic School students, click here.


If your child needs to receive the sacraments, but missed the opportunity to attend PREP, we offer an RCIT/RCIC program. You can learn more about it HERE.

PREP for Children with Disabilities

Any child who is unable to be mainstreamed into a regular education setting is welcome.  All of our children are important to us and we do not want to see anyone left out. For more information on PREP for Children with Disabilities, click here to visit their website.


Volunteers are always needed as catechists, substitutes, hall monitors, office assistants and classroom aides. Background checks, finger printing, and Virtus training required.  If you can volunteer on any day during the Fall, Spring, or Summer, please contact the PREP office. If you are interested in being a catechist, please click here for more information.

Your child's safety is our top priority.

Our first priority is the safety of your child. All our staff, catechists, and volunteers must have a complete background check, be fingerprinted, and complete Virtus training before working with any of our students. You can read more about child safety HERE.

PREP Information flyer download HERE.


Thank you for selecting Church of the Incarnation PREP.



Weekend Masses

Saturday 5 pm
Sunday 7:30 am, 9:30 am, 11:30 am, and 5 pm

Daily Masses

Mon thru Fri 7:00 am and 8:30 am
Sat 8:30 am

Holy Days

Vigil Mass 5 pm (day prior)
7 am, 8:30 am, 7pm 
**Confirm times with Bulletin

Miraculous Medal Novena

Every Wednesday following the 8:30 am Mass


Daily prior to the 8:30 am Mass - Monday thru Saturday

Eucharistic Adoration

Every Wednesday from 9:00 am to 8:30 pm in the St. Joseph's room.

Church Hours

Our church is open every day from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm for prayer.


Confessions are heard on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 11:30 am in the church or by appointment. 

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