Parish Religious Education Program
“Go therefore and
make DISCIPLES of all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit”
Our 1st to 6th grade disciples grow in their faith formation while being in our Sunday PREP program. As baptized Catholics, they undergo three years of preparation for First Communion and continue to learn the four pillars of our Catholic Faith –Creed, Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer.
After building a strong faith foundation in our Sunday PREP program, and having already received Baptism and First Communion, our Teen disciples continue their journey by intensifying their relationship with God through a two year (or more if needed) of preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Pre-Catechumen & Rite of Christian Initation for Children (RCIC)
Those who are 7 years old and above who have not received the Sacrament of Baptism, or Teens who are baptized but have not received their First Communion and Confirmation yet, complete their years of faith formation in our Pre-Catechumen / RCIC program. After years of intense preparation, our Catechumen and Candidates receive all their Sacraments of Initiation during Easter Vigil.
VIRTUAL PREP SCHEDULE
Sunday PREP / PreCatechumen
Confirmation 1st year
Confirmation 2nd year
RCIC Level 2
PRAYER THEME (September 13 – October 11)
These weeks, we are learning about Prayer: The sign of the cross, Forms of prayer, connecting our brains and minds to prayer, The Lord’s Prayer, and Mass. To apply what we have learned, the Sunday PREP and PreCatechumen students will attend PREP Mass.
SAINTS THEME (October 18-November 15)
Pope Francis said “holiness is the most attractive face of the Church”. Our students dressed up like their saints and discussed about how we can be saints. We learned about Blessed Carlo Acutis, St. John Paul II, St. Teresa of Calcutta, St Padre Pio, and Our Blessed Mother.
LITURGICAL SEASON THEME
(November 22-January 10)
Advent, Feast of the Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Christmas, Three Kings, and a visit from the Sisters of Christian Charity for vocation and Mother Pauline filled these weeks of celebration!
TEN COMMANDMENTS THEME
(January 17 – February 14)
The Ten Commandments are God’s 10 rules of Love for our soul. We’ll dive deeper in Love and present Moral Decision making through different scenarios