Coordinator of Religious Education
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Welcome to the PREP section of the St. Maria Goretti Parish website. Our Religious Education Office is where all parish children come together in reception of the sacraments. That includes children who attend our religious education classes at night, Catholic schools, private schools and home school children. We are here to supplement your role as the primary educators of your children about God. Our programs depend on volunteer catechists. PREP fees are waived for those families. Below is a brief description of our PREP Programs. Always feel free to call the Religious Education office with any questions.
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Religious Education Classes
Classes are offered during five sessions on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday evenings for those attending public or non-catholic private schools. Classes are offered for grades one through Confirmation September through April. A registration form and fee are required for all religious education classes. Registration forms are available in the spring.
Session Days and Times: PREP Fees:
Monday 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM One Child - $180
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM Two Children - $275
Tuesday 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Three or More Children - $375
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Parish children in second grade study to prepare to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. A retreat day is provided prior to reception of First Reconciliation which is typically during the Lenten Season. The reception of First Eucharist is held on a chosen Saturday during the Easter season. The celebration of the sacrament of Confirmation depends upon notification from the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. A parent meeting for First Eucharist and a parent/candidate meeting for Confirmation is held in the fall and is required to receive the necessary papers with the requirements to receive the sacrament.
Little Church School
Little Church School is our parish pre-school religious education program. Classes are offered Sunday from September to April during the 9:30 AM Mass. Children age 3, 4 and Kindergarten learn about our faith in an age appropriate learning environment. A registration form and fee is required. Registration forms are available in the summer.
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Children’s Liturgy of the Word is held during the 9:30 AM and 11:30 AM Mass throughout the year. Prior to the Liturgy of the Word children in Kindergarten through grade 4 are invited to the chapel to hear the Sunday readings and Gospel proclaimed in their language. A homily is given to explain how the message applies to their young lives. No registration form or fee applies to participate.
Vacation Bible School
Vacation Bible School is a fun week for children to learn about God and their faith and is generally held here in our parish for one week during June or July. The coordinating and success of our VBS program depends upon a multitude of adult volunteers whose children will attend for free. Information and registration forms are usually distributed in the spring. A registration form and fee is required.