PREP

Mission: The Parish Religious Education Program aims to help both children and parents grow in knowledge of their Faith and in communion and intimacy with Jesus Christ through word and sacrament. Religious instruction is based on the six tasks of Catechesis: CREED, LITURGY, MORALITY,  PRAYER, COMMUNITY and MISSION.  Devotion to Mary, our Mother and our Model, is an integral component of our Faith Formation Program. Like Mary who was filled with God’s grace, we strive to become living examples of Jesus, her Son.

The Parish Religious Education Program for children has two parts. Every Sunday at the 10am Mass young children are invited to attend “Children’s Liturgy of the Word” in which the message of the Sunday Scripture Readings, especially the Gospel, is presented in an enjoyable, age-appropriate manner.

The PREP Program for children in Level 1 through 7 is held on Monday from 4:45 to 6:00 PM from September to May. A Confirmation Class also meets on Sundays at 10:00 AM.  Well-trained Catechists share the teachings of Jesus Christ in such a way that the child comes to know about and believe in God and is transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. Sacramental Preparation for Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation is an integral component of the program.

The Confirmation Class is strongly urged to participate in parish youth activities.  At Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, the Sacramental Levels are Level 3 for First Penance & First Eucharist and Level 7 for Confirmation.

The Family Catechesis Program meets monthly on the first Sunday of the month from September to May.  It is a Family-Centered Faith Formation Program in which the parent takes on the role of teacher.

Registration for the 2020-2021 PREP program will officially open on May 1, 2020. Click HERE to access the registration forms.  Registrations can be submitted at this time without payment; however, payments should be made at your earliest convenience. For those who find it necessary, we are allowing payments to be deferred until September 1, 2020.  In order to aid in our planning process, we ask all new and returning families to please submit their forms as soon as possible.

For further information, please contact Sister Rita Marian Angelilli, IHM at 610-688-6590 or rmangelilli@olastrafford.org