Saint Joseph Church Coopersburg, Pennsylvania
Saint Joseph Church     Coopersburg, Pennsylvania

Child Protection Catechesis


Diocese of Allentown

“Circle of Grace” Program

Grades 1-8 – 2023-2024 PREP School Year 


The Diocese of Allentown announced that effective September 1, 2022, all schools & parish religious education programs began using the “Circle of Grace Program,” developed by a team of educators and youth protection professionals in the Archdiocese of Omaha. The program is rooted in the Catholic faith and emphasizes dignity and respect for one’s body, appropriate boundaries, and awareness of child protection topics, including online safety and grooming. Grade-appropriate modules are designed for K - 12 students and include information and resources for parents.


Curriculum materials are available for families to preview, and parents will have the option to "opt-out" of having their child present for the lesson. More information was included in the 2023-2024 registration packet -- Please contact Mrs. O'Donnell if you have misplaced the info.


We thank you for continuing to place your trust in us as we work with you and your child in partnership. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at the email listed below. You are also welcome to contact Kristin Osenbach: (Parishes / PREP program) if you have any questions about the Circle of Grace program or child protection catechesis in the Diocese of Allentown. The safety of our students is always our priority, and we hope you will take advantage of and share the parental resources included with the curriculum.


God Bless, 

Janessa O’Donnell 

PREP Administrator, Parish Safe Environment Coordinator 

Join us in celebration!


Public Mass Times

Daily Mass

Monday - Saturday

8:00 AM



Evening Vigil

5:15 PM


Sunday Morning

9:00 AM

11:00 AM


Saturday Confessions are held from 4:30 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. 

Stations of the Cross

Friday Evenings - 7:00PM

February 16th to March 22nd

The Blessed Sacrament will be exposed after the morning Mass on Fridays, with the church open for private adoration throughout the day. Benediction will conclude at Stations on Friday evenings.


Stations of the Cross for Children

with St. Michael the Archangel School

Monday Mornings - 9:00AM

February 26th to March 18th

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