Sunday Catechist Lead Traditional Instruction Grades 1-7

Registration for the 2019-20 Religious Education year will begin Sunday, April 7, 2019

St. Joseph PREP is the religious education program for all parish children in Grades 1 through 7 that do not attend a Catholic Elementary school.

The Sunday morning Catechist Lead Instruction teams meet every other week from 8:45 to 10:35 AM and utilize textbook and/or pamphlet-based programs.  Children attend classes every other Sunday. Two teams are formed, “Red” and “White” to keep class sizes under 15 students to improve the children’s interaction with each other and their catechists.

Students are exposed to the fundamentals of our faith every year.  Each year’s curriculum builds on the previous year so that the learning is cohesive.  Lessons include such topics as the Trinity, Mass, Sacraments, Mary, the Bible, the Church, etc.  Children learn traditional Catholic prayers and formulas such as the Rosary and the parts of the Mass.

All are presented in an age appropriate manner and inspire the children to seek out ways to practice their faith in their daily lives. These take-home booklets provide a resource that parents are expected to use as well, particularly on the off-weeks when children are not in attendance.

​The Catechist Lead Traditional based program summary contains an age-appropriate summary of essential Church teachings in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church, as well as general information on expectations for participation.

If you have questions, contact Andrea Jackowski at 610-850-4228 or at

The 2018-19 Sunday PREP program utilizes the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Faith Formation Program which consists of a faith formation handbook for each child called “What the Church Believes and Teaches”, plus weekly Gospel-based lessons.

For more information on the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies, see

Please see the PREP Parent Handbook for more information: 2019-2020 Parent Handbook

2019-2020 Registration information can be found here

2019-20 PREP Calendar