The P.R.E.P. Program provides faith formation and instruction for children who attend public school as well as sacramental preparation for all the children of the parish.
Our traditional program runs from September to May. Classes are held on Mondays –5:00 to 6:15 PM. In addition to class time, each family is required to attend 1 spiritual gathering and 1 service.
Family Option— Runs from September to May. We would meet for 1 Sunday a month, after the 9:00 Mass, both child and parent. Children would go to grade appropriate classes while parents stay and receive information on presenting the lessons. Parent would then complete the unit at home with the child. You would be required to attend 1 spiritual gathering, and 2 service activities during the year. Children in Grades 4-6 are required to attend either the Advent or Lenten Penance Service.
We also offer a Summer Option which takes place after school closes in June. Classes take place from 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM. In addition to attending classes for one week, families are required to attend 2 spiritual gatherings, 2 service activities and 1 adult faith formation gathering. Children will also complete fall and spring religion packets. Children in Grades 4-6 are required to attend either the Advent or Lenten Penance Service. Children receiving their 1st Communion are also required to attend refresher classes.
Our P.R.E.P. program is possible because of our faithful catechists. A catechist is a teacher of the faith. Anyone interested is required to be a person of deep faith with a desire to share that faith. Training is provided.
Beginning on Wednesday, July 3rd our office hours will be closed during the month of July. The office will re-open on Monday, August 5th.
During the month of July, we will respond to email messages.
For more information please contact our office by emailing us at the following:
Donna Heeney, Director of Religious Education
Barbara O’Neill, Administrative Assistant
Below you will find a copy of our Religious Education Family Handbook. Please read it carefully since it contains important information.
Religious Education Handbook