Child Faith Formation – PREP

Welcome to PREP (Parish Religious Education Program)!
Ages 3-12

REGISTRATION FOR 2020 – 2021

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.

Mission Statement:
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 Program

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.

Volunteering:
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.

Classes

Preschool Ages 3 & 4 years
Kindergarten to Grade 7
Classes are in session from September to the end of May each year.

  • Wednesday 3:45 – 5:15 pm
  • Wednesday 6:30 – 8:00 pm

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.

Is your child entering PREP without previous study? Speak to the coordinator to assist your child integrate into the program.

Registration

Registration forms for the current year are available below and in the vestibule of the church (in the Spring only) and the parish office anytime. Forms may also be printed from the links below. Please return your registration forms, fees, and baptismal certificate (new students), as soon as possible to the parish office. Registrations are considered complete once the above items have been submitted.

REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS – Each family will need to download and complete the Emergency Contact Form and the appropriate registration form.  Please be sure to check for information on the “Guidelines for Registration 2020 – 2021” and the appropriate brochure for new students.

Guidelines for Registration 2020 – 2021

Emergency Contact Form 2020 – 2021

PREP Brochure

Preschool PREP Brochure

New Student Registration Form 2020 – 2021

Re-Registration Form 2020-2021

Preschool Registration Form 2020 – 2021

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.

Sacrament Preparation
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