Registrations for the PREP 2020-2021 schoolyear opens September 8th.
The suspended 2019-2020 PREP schedule will resume the week of September 13th for levels 2, 3, & 7 ONLY. These are the Penance, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation classes. Your teachers will notify you on the protocols for classes, such as the day and time that your class will meet, and whether it is virtual or in person.
All PREP levels will move up in October and classes for ALL LEVELS will begin the week of October 11th. The new PREP year is starting after the rescheduled sacraments are administered so that all students can start the new PREP year together. (For example, if your child is a Level 3 in September, they will be a Level 4 in October. If your child was a Level 4 in March, they will be a Level 5 in October.)
Due to most classes meeting virtually and our understanding of the financial difficulties during the pandemic, the registration fee is: 1 child-$50, 2 children-$75, 3 or more-$100.
Again, the majority of classes will meet virtually and may meet on a different day and time from the traditional Thursday evening PREP schedule.
Questions? Please call or email David
at the rectory – 215-535-6667.
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.
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.