Campus Ministry & Service
Faith in Action and Service
While at SJP, every student has the opportunity to participate in numerous service projects. Students are required to complete a designated number of hours for each class year. The seniors participate in a cumulative intensive project that is a capstone experience, bringing their faith into action.
Service Hour Requirements
At Saint Joseph Prep, each grade level has unique service requirements. Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors all have a designated amount of hours that must be completed each year; freshmen complete 15 hours, sophomores 20, and juniors 25. Students will receive more information about service in their theology classes at the start of the school year! It is helpful to note that students can complete up to half of their service hours over the summer (the summer prior to the coming school year), so a freshman, for example, can complete up to 7.5 hours in the summer to get a head start on the year! Our service program culminates with a senior service project which includes a month long period of service and reflections.
Service Learning Trips
Students may apply for weekend and week-long annual service immersion trips, both domestic and abroad. Trips we have sponsored in the past include:
• Camden, New Jersey
• Camp Esopus, New York
• The Haiti Project
• The Dominican Republic
Each school day begins with a prayer service for a particular grade level.
On Monday mornings, the entire school community gathers for reﬂection, scripture and prayer. We celebrate masses, holy days, and other prayers services together throughout the year to honor the rich tradition of the faith that is at the core of SJP mission.
Campus Ministry Student Leaders
The ministry efforts of SJP are supported by a group of students who meet regularly to share their faith, as well as to plan and guide various spiritual events for the school community.
Students are invited to attend class retreats at SJP, as a chance to grow together in faith and formation. Also, students may apply to attend a Kairos retreat in their sophomore, junior, or senior years.