SJC’s PREP Program

March 26, 2020 – Click here for Fr. Joe’s letter to PREP parents regarding rescheduled Sacraments in 2020 due to the coronavirus COVID-19

March 13, 2020 – Click here to read a letter from the Archdiocese regarding Parish Activites and PREP during the COVID-19 pandemic

St. John Cantius’ Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) is a year-long program which provides quality Catholic religious education to our parish children who attend non-Catholic schools. Our teachers are wonderful witnesses of faith, and volunteer their time freely to serve the 140+ children who participate in our St. John Cantius’ PREP program. We welcome children from ages 6 to 14.
PREP classes are held on our parish campus September through May, every Thursday evening from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Children from different grades will be asked to participate in Mass on the third Sunday of the month by reading, carrying gifts, helping with the collection, and distributing bulletins after Mass.
$85 for one child, $160 for 2 children, and $50 for each child after.
EARLY REGISTRATION FEES FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR are: $75 for one child, $130 for two children, and $30 for each additional child until SUNDAY, JUNE 30th, 2019. Beginning Monday, July 1st, the fees will increase to $85 for one child, $160 for two children, and $50 for each additional child. Registration fees are due at the time of registration.
Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2019-2020 School year. Classes will begin on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 6:00 PM. Students along with their parents will meet in Our Lady’s Chapel on Thompson Street at 6:00 PM, where they will be introduced to their teachers and taken to their classrooms.
Click here to access the Registration Form (both sides MUST be completed):
Please bring your completed registration form and payment to the Rectory as soon as possible. The Rectory is located at 4415 Almond Street by Almond and Orthodox Streets. You can find the Registration Form links below or stop by and pick one up at the Rectory during normal business hours (Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM). Please note there are two (2) pages of the registration form and BOTH sides must be completed.

Please remember that before a child receives the sacraments of First Penance or First Communion, he or she MUST receive two (2) years of religious instruction. For a child to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, he or she MUST receive three (3) years of religious instruction.

For more information, please email or call Mr. David Zagorski, the Director of Parish Services at our parish, at 215-535-6667.