PREP

 

Parish Religious Education Program

PREP will resume after Labor Day on Sept. 12, 2022.  Classes will be held on Mondays from 4:30-5:50.


Congratulations!
 
Congratulations and prayerful best wishes to the 16 members of our parish who were confirmed Sunday, March 20th by Archbishop Nelson Perez. An article and pictures were published by Catholic Philly here.
 

Camp Caritas
 
The deadline to register for Camp Caritas is Friday, May 13.  The enrollment is open to as all candidates for Confirmation who register on time.  Please click on the link below to access the application.
 
Students who will be in Level 7 and plan to be Confirmed next year may register for Camp Caritas (June 20-24) as an alternative to attending a full year of PREP in 2022-2023.
Click here to read more details and register.
 
 

 
Calling all volunteers:

We are looking for those interested in being a catechist or classroom aide for our PREP program!  We are looking for individuals excited to teach the faith to the next generation!   If you are a parent with children in the program and you volunteer your time as a catechist, you will receive a 50% discount to your PREP tuition!  We are also seeking those who would are interested in being a substitute teacher if the need should arise.

Please contact Mrs. Linda Riofski, Coordinator of Religious Education, at extension 102 or by email at stgsmdre@gmail.com with any questions or concerns.


PREP Registration:

Registration for the 2022-2023 PREP year is open until September 30, 2022.  You can register online using the link below or by printing out a hard copy. Please return paper forms to the parish by mail or in person.  Please include the grade that your child will be in this September.  Payments may be by check or through ParishGiving.

 


A Parent’s Prayer

O Heavenly Father, make me a better parent. Teach me to understand my children, to listen patiently to what they have to say, and to answer all their questions kindly. Keep me from interrupting or contradicting them. Make me as courteous to them as I would have them to be to me.

Forbid that I should never laugh at mistakes or resort to shame or ridicule when they displease me. May I never punish them for my own selfish satisfaction or to show my power.

Let me not tempt my children to lie or steal, and guide me hour by hour that I may demonstrate by all that I say and do that honesty produces happiness.

When I am out of sorts, help me, O Lord, to hold my tongue. May I ever be mindful that my children are children and I should not expect of them the judgments of adults. Let me not rob them the opportunity to wait on themselves and to make decisions.

Bless me with the bigness to grant them all their reasonable requests and the courage to deny them privileges I know will do them harm. Make me fair and just and kind and fit, O Lord, to be loved and respected and imitated by my children.
Amen.