SJC’s PREP Program

St. John Cantius’ Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) is a year-long program which provides Catholic religious education to our parish children who attend non-Catholic schools. We welcome children from ages 6 to 14.


PREP classes are held every Thursday from 6:00 to 7:30 PM on the Parish property from September through May.


$80 for one child, $150 for 2 children, and $50 for each child after.


Registration is NOW OPEN for the 2018-2019 School year. Classes will begin on Thursday, September 6 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.

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 here or pick up a form 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.

You can also click here to access the Registration Form:


Two letters regarding the new PREP year were mailed to parents in July 2018, one from Father Joe regarding the new 7th level for Confirmation and one from Dr. Joanne Walls, our new Director of Religious Education. For your convenience, they are available below:


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 Dr. Joanne Walls, the Director of Religious Education at our parish, at 215-535-6667.