St. Joseph PREP is a religious education program option for all parish children in Grades 1 through 7 that do not attend a Catholic Elementary school. Classes began September 11.
The Sunday morning Religious Education program will be an in class, catechist lead program utilizing Pflaum Gospel Weeklies. The content of the program flows from the Sunday Gospel and children learn their faith within the rhythms of the liturgical year – Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter and Ordinary Time. The Sunday liturgy is the heart of the parish community. With this program, every lesson goes home to involve parents (who hear the same Gospel on Sunday) making it easier for them to discuss topics with their children. Your whole family can easily share in the learning because all children are studying lessons based on the same Gospel proclaimed in church on Sunday. You can gather all your children at one time to share what they have learned and to talk about it as a family.
Resources for families include The Gospel at Home, which is a weekly summary of the Sunday Gospel and suggestions for you to use at home. These are all at the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies website. See quick links below.
If you have questions, contact Andrea Jackowski at 610-850-4228 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see the PREP Parent Handbook for more information: 2022-2023 Parent Handbook
Pflaum Gospel Weeklies – quick links
Sacrament Preparation Link
Keeping Our Children Safe
Children who attend in class Religious Education are scheduled to receive these lessons as follows. Required permission forms will be sent home prior to dates below:
|PREP Level 1, January 29 at 9:00 AM||PREP Levels 2-3, January 29 at 10:00 AM|
|PREP Level 4-5 January 15 at 9:00 AM||PREP Level 6, January 15 at 10:00 AM|
|PREP Level 7, TBD at 6:45 PM||CGS Level I, January 29 at 9:00 AM|
|All other CGS levels are to attend with the||grade appropriate PREP Level|
Home schooled families will be required to complete the KidTalk lessons at home. A google form link will be sent to you and ask that it is completed with your children’s names and grade level by April 15. Parents may opt out from teaching these lessons although you still MUST complete the form.
ZOOM Classroom Requirement-if scheduled by catechist
Virtual (live) Instruction Permission Form for participation in Zoom meetings
Volunteers please click below for Safe Environment information and requirements