Children & Youth Faith Formation at St. Cecilia Parish
Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)
Welcome to the PREP! PREP is in session September-June.
- Classes are held beginning in Kindergarten and continuing through High School, with knowledge and understanding of the Faith building year upon year
- Participation in the program for First Confession and First Holy Communion requires preparation in regular Faith Formation through PREP or Catholic school in the second grade as well as Kindergarten and first grade
- High School student classes (9-12) include the formal study for Confirmation.
Things to Know
- PREP is for YOU, as a parent, to support you in family faith formation
- The Archbishop guides the faith education of your children by the use of his benchmarks implemented at St. Cecilia
- You are welcomed and encouraged to join the volunteer staff led by the Pastoral Assistant for Faith Formation, Terry Markuly
When and How
K-6 PREP is held on Mondays from 2:00-3:30 p.m. It begins in Conger Hall with snack and prayer, moves to the Faith Center and dismisses from there. Classes begin Sept. 18, 2017.
7th AND 8th PREP is held on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:45 p.m. in the Chardin Room/lower level of the Faith Center. Classes begin on October 4, 2017.
HIGH SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP is held Sunday evenings in the St. Monica Room of the Faith Center. Families take turns providing dinner for the group. Fall kickoff starts with a potluck and Mass celebrated at the youth leader’s home. Watch the Sunday Bulletin for details!
PREP AT HOME is available for parents desiring to homeschool religious education and/or sacrament preparation. It is coordinated through Mrs. Terry Markuly.
- Registration Form – all ages
- Parish Registration Form – for new families
- PREP Calendar 2017/2018
- PREP at Home Registration
Completed forms can be sent to the parish office, or dropped in the offertory basket at Mass.
Fr. Mitchell’s letter to parents about sacraments
Want to volunteer with children?
A Safe Environment class is required for everyone who volunteers with children or vulnerable adults. Sign up at virtusonline.org. Classes are offered at St. Cecilia, as well as other locations for your convenience. The next class at St. Cecilia will be Thursday August 31, 2017 in the St. Monica Room at 6:15 p.m. Please register in advance.
The funeral for Buck Johnson on Wednesday October 18, 2017 at 11 a.m. will be preceded with Rosary at 10:30 a.m.
The next All-School Mass will be Thursday October 19 at 9 a.m.
The next Safe Environment Class is Wednesday, October 25 at 6:15 p.m. in the St. Monica Room. To attend, you must register online at www.virtusonline.org and click on the registration link on the right side of the page.
October is the Month of the Rosary Learn more at CatholicCulture.com