PREP


The goal of the St. Edward PREP program is to provide support for parents, who are their children’s primary teacher of the faith.  The program is led by devoted faith filled teachers who want to share the Catholic faith with the youth of our parish.  In order to form this partnership the parents and teachers in the church must work together to create an environment where children encounter Jesus, learn the teachings of the Catholic faith and regularly participate in the sacraments.  

PREP Information

Registration is NOW open for 2018-2019

Register to early to secure a spot!

Registration Form

  • Registration forms are not complete unless they include copies of Baptism and/or First Communion certificates.  These forms must be submitted with the registration form.
  • The cost is $40 per child and the payment must be submitted with the registration form.
  • The first day of class is Sunday, August 26th.
  • Parents are required to attend a parent meeting on Sunday, August 26th at 9:15 in the cafeteria.
  • Please note, PREP classes will be from 9:00-10:20 on Sunday morning.  We have changed the times to ensure that there is enough time to fully prepare the students. Families are encouraged to attend 10:30 Mass.
  • This year each family is asked to participate in our Family Enrichment Activities. Look for more details at the parent meeting.

Admission Policy

St. Edward PREP is open to all registered members of the parish and is for children in grades PreK4 -8th.
The pastor and DRE can approve special circumstances for those families who are not registered parishioners.

Registration

All families must complete a registration form for each student.  Each form must include an email address, sacramental records and tuition payment before they can be processed.  Parents are responsible for letting the DRE know of any special family circumstances(such as custody or guardianship) or any changes in address or contact information.  Students will be placed in classes based on their current school grade.

***We must have an email address on file for each child so that the Religious Education Office can send updates to parents. ***

Registration is open from July 1st until August 19th.  After August 19th, space may be limited due to class size.

Class Schedule

The PREP calendar will be passed out on the first day of class.

Weekly Classes

Classes begin at 9:00.  Students are expected to be in their classrooms by 9:00 so that classes can begin promptly.  Classes will dismiss at 10:20 so that families may attend 10:30 Mass. Parents are asked to sign their child in and out of class each week. There will be opportunities during PREP class time for parents to attend faith formation classes or bible studies.

First Communion Requirements

-Students must be baptized. Copies of baptismal certificate must be submitted to the Religious Education Office

-Students must regularly attend Mass with their parents.

-Student must meet attendance requirements.

-Students must complete an interview with their teacher or other church administrator to share appreciation and understanding of the sacrament.

-Parents must know and support the teachings of the church.

-Parents must also be committed to their child’s spiritual growth and understanding of the sacrament.

-Families must attend the parish First Communion Retreat.

 

Confirmation Requirements

-Students must be baptized. Copies of baptismal certificate must be submitted to the Religious Education Office.

-Students must regularly attend Mass with their parents.

-Student must meet attendance requirements.

-Students must complete an interview with their teacher or other church administrator to share appreciation and understanding of the sacrament.

-Parents must know and support the teaching of the church.

-Parents must also be committed to their child’s spiritual growth and understanding of the sacrament.

-Families must attend the parish Confirmation Retreat.

-Students must follow the church guidelines for choosing a sponsor.

Family Responsibility

Parents are responsible for the following:

  • To follow the precepts of the church, which includes regular Mass attendance
  • To assume the role as the primary educator of their child’s faith and moral development
  • To make sure that students arrive to class on time and complete assignments
  • To attend the parent orientation at the beginning of the year
  • To participate in the Family Enrichment Activities during the year.

 

 

DOWNLOAD PREP REGISTRATION FORM