Our Parish Religious Education Program (P.R.E.P.) is available to parish students who are attending non-Catholic schools and are in grades K – 9. It is an opportunity for them to enhance their knowledge of Scripture and help them prepare to receive the Sacraments of Penance, Eucharist and, in grade 9, Confirmation.
Classes meet on Sunday Mornings from 9:30 AM to 10:50 AM in the school. We invite parents to attend 11:00 am mass with the students after class.
First and Second Grade Classes are designed for students who are preparing to receive their First Holy Communion. This is a two-year program that all students must attend in order to receive the Sacraments of Penance and Eucharist. In addition to the textbook studies, the students will also make visits to the church, learn the meaning of the various parts of the Mass, and grow to understand the importance of having Christ in their lives.
Grades 3 – 7 continue to develop the children’s knowledge of Christ’s Church. The students will study the Bible, liturgy, church traditions, saints, sacraments, and how to continue to serve the Lord in their daily lives.
Grades 8 and 9 prepare adolescents to bear witness to our faith in their beliefs, practices, and lifestyles through the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The preparation cycle for Confirmation is completed over two years and is intended to establish a greater understanding, responsibilities, and decision-making based on Christian values and discipleship. In addition to class attendance, students in the Confirmation program will be required to attend 3 sessions of Youth Group during the semester. The Youth Group session will be in lieu of the class that day. Click here to read more about our Confirmation Program.
It is important that parents, those directly responsible for their children’s religious welfare, take an active role in their child’s Catholic education by helping them with their schoolwork, taking them to Mass on Sunday, and making them aware of their Christian surroundings. By their example, adults can make a positive and meaningful influence in their child’s spiritual growth towards Jesus and His Church.
Registration forms must be completed online here. Please contact the parish office if you need assistance. A family can register up to three children using one form if all are living at the same home address, custodial/emergency contacts, and the same medical insurance policy; if any of these are different for the children, please complete multiple forms.
Along with the required forms, new students beginning in the Fall must also supply a copy of their BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE. There is important information on each document that we need to record in our Sacramental Records.
Registrations cannot be accepted and will not be processed without the necessary documents. Please fill out the registration forms with legal full names and accurate information, especially current home addresses and phone numbers. We hope this does not cause too much inconvenience; it will assure that your child’s records are correct.
Click here to complete the Online PREP Registration form. After the form is submitted, you will be redirected automatically to process an online payment. Please contact the parish office if you need assistance.
Tuition costs are $125.00 per single student or $185.00 for multiple students of the same family. The cost for Sacramental Year (2nd Grade/1st Communion & 9th Grade/Confirmation) is $175.00 per single student and $235 for multiple students of the same family. Click here to make an online payment.
To find out more about the P.R.E.P. program, please feel free to contact Angelica Aguilera at 561-276-6892 ext. 1305 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.