Welcome to PREP (Parish Religious Education Program)!
We are very happy to be joining you and your child on a journey of faith which began the day your child was Baptized. Together with you, the parents, we look forward to journeying with you over these next few years to bring your child closer to God and to foster a lifelong friendship with Jesus.
To work cooperatively with our families and parish community to provide a welcoming, nurturing, and spiritual environment for our students to grow in faith.
To journey as companions with our students and their families to build a strong foundation for a lifelong journey as disciples of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Our classes are taught by volunteer catechists under the direction of the coordinator and pastor in keeping with the mandate and learning outcomes of the Office of Catechetics for the Archdiocese of Vancouver.
We use the most up-to date catechetical resources and present our Catholic faith using various formats and media to engage our students and in a nurturing and fun faith learning environment. Preparing our students to know, love and serve God as Catholic Christians in today’s complicated world is our mission.
We invite our families to be active participants in their child’s PREP experience in PREP celebrations and service opportunities.
If you would enjoy a greater involvement, please consider volunteering to assist with delivery of our PREP program as a catechist or assistant. Training and ongoing support is provided. Please note that Archdiocese Safety Environment Policy requires all volunteers complete a screening process.
Preschool Ages 3 & 4 years
Kindergarten to Grade 7
Classes are in session from September to the end of May each year.
PREP is a comprehensive program of faith formation. Each PREP year builds on the previous year. Each and every level is important. Students who enroll in the program are expected to fully participate at all levels.
Expectations of Families
The following are minimum expectations important to your child’s faith formation:
• Faithfully attend ALL classes
• Faithfully encounter Jesus at Sunday Mass each week
• Faithfully engage in daily prayer at home and help your child grow in faith.
First Communion and Confirmation are two very important milestones in your child’s faith formation. Preparation is a two (2) year process of PREP instruction. We also offer classes for older children and youth to prepare them for receiving the sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, and First Communion