Parish Religious Education Program (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.

The PREP Registration Form is available on-line (below), or in the Parish Office, or contact:

Sister Rita Marian Angelilli, IHM


All PREP Families:  2019-2020 All PREP Handbook

Sunday – Family Catechesis:  2019-2020 Family Catechesis Calendar

Family Catechesis – Level 1:  FC Level 1 Schedule

Family Catechesis – Level 2:  FC Level 2 Schedule

Family Catechesis – Level 4:  FC Level 4 Schedule

Family Catechesis – Level 5:  FC Level 5 Schedule

Family Catechesis – Level 6:  FC Level 6 Schedule

Monday PREP:   2019-2020 OLA PREP Calendar

Confirmation (Sunday/Monday):  2019-2020 Confirmation Class Calendar

2019-2020 PREP Registration Form

OLA PREP Catechists 2019-2020