2017-2018 PREP REGISTRATION OPEN Grades 1 – 7 Class Sessions Monday & Tuesday 6:15pm – 7:30pm
END OF YEAR 2017 PREP SCHEDULE UPDATES
SUNDAY, MAY 21st PREP CLOSING MASS at 10:30 am followed by Award Ceremony. Report Cards and Confirmation Certificates/photos will also be given out during this ceremony.
PENTECOST SUNDAY, JUNE 4th 10:30 MASS – All 6th graders obligated to attend. FORMAL PRESENTATION TO PASTOR for BLESSING & INSTALLATION AS OUR 2018 CONFIRMATION CANDIDATES.
SACRAMENT REQUIREMENTS – Two years of preparation in a formal religious education program are required for the reception of the Sacraments of Initiation which are…. First Reconciliation; First Holy Communion and Confirmation.
The Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion received in 2nd grade. Guidelines put forth by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia concerning baptized children receiving sacraments for the first time specifies that the Sacrament of Reconciliation be received prior to First Eucharist. At St. John the Baptist Parish the reception of the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Eucharist both occur in the second grade. Children preparing for these sacraments are expected to attend Mass each week
Sacrament of Confirmation received in 7th grade. The sacrament of Confirmation requires two years of preparation. At St. John the Baptist Parish, candidates will begin their preparation in the 6th grade and will generally be confirmed in the winter- spring of 7th grade. Candidates preparing for this Sacrament agree to the covenant as outlined in the “Red Confirmation Folder” received in 6th grade. Attendance weekly at Mass as well as special Masses and parent/sponsor meetings are required. Each candidate is expected to perform a minimum of 2 Service Projects in which their actions mimic the Corporal works of Mercy. Candidates are required to attend their Confirmation retreat and demonstrate their preparedness verbally during the Confirmation Interview.
All Families are encouraged to join us for our PREP Mass, on the first Monday & Tuesday of each month. Please see PREP Calendar for exact dates.
For additional information, contact Donna Sciacca, DRE at 610-847-5521 or by email at email@example.com