Summer PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) is a new way the Parish is approaching catechesis for our young people. Traditional PREP focuses mainly on the education of the student. Summer PREP will focus on the faith formation of the whole family. The Church recognizes the importance of parents as the primary teachers of Jesus' love and his message. This program will reinforce that by not only sharing some of the teaching responsibility with the parents, and will also provide educational opportunities for our parents. This will be done through a series of speakers on Sundays throughout the year.
A large portion of the students' education will take place in one week during the summer. This year, Summer PREP will meet June 26 - June 30, 2017.
There will be 6 Sundays spread throughout the rest of the year for continuing education classes. It is, therefore, imperative that parents take an active role in making sure their children are being properly trained in the faith. In order to assist our parents, there are certain requirements outside of the 5 days of summer classes and the 6 family formation days:
- Weekly attendance at Saturday Evening or Sunday Mass
- Involvement in one parish ministry or service activity
- Participation in five devotional activities outside of regular Sunday Mass
- Sacrament Retreat for those in Levels 2,3 and 6
- 2017-2018 Summer PREP Handbook
Click here to view our Summer PREP PowerPoint. This program began in the summer of 2016.