FAITH begins at home.

The Religious Education Program of Saint Mary Parish strives to partner with parents in helping their children to develop a life-long relationship with Jesus through the teachings of Scripture, Sacraments, Catholic Traditions and Service to others. Together we will be forming young disciples who will pass the love of Jesus on to others. We look forward to partnering with you and your family.

PREP is a religious education program for parish children who attend non-Catholic schools.

PREP is offered for children in grades one through six on either Monday or Tuesday evenings 6:30p.m. - 7:45p.m. September through May.


If you have any question please call 610-287-8156 or e-mail Kathy @ kwaz@churchofsaintmary.org.

RCIT This Rite is integral into our program. Religious formation is not a “one fit all” program. Through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Teen’s (RCIT) parishioners with no prior religious education or who have had religious education but need the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, Eucharist or Confirmation are guided by a catechist who catechizes your teen in a level and age appropriate catechesis. This process entails the student to be in RCIT for two years. Two complete years of religious education are needed before reception of any Sacraments. Parents of Teens in this program must take a very active part in the studies and readiness process.

PREP uses The Christ Our Life series, New Evangelization Edition which teaches and reinforces knowledge of our Catholic faith. This new edition fosters children’s love of God and a knowledge of our Catholic faith so they can joyfully go out into the world and help bring the love of the Lord to others.



PREP REGISTRATION
PREP SCHOOL YEAR 17-18

Registration Dates: Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Where: St. Mary Catholic Education Center (school) Cafe
FEES: $210 (1 Child) $265 (2 Children) $320 (3+ Children)



FALL 2017
(Includes Fees, Registration forms
and Parent Volunteer information)
 



CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION

Thursday, June 15, 2017
We invite all the PREP Students, Homeschooled Students, St. Mary's School Students, families and Parishioners and friends to join us for the 4th Annual Outdoor Parish Corpus Christi Procession.
Please arrive by 6:30PM. Procession begins at 7PM

Children Liturgy of the Word
Sunday Morning during the 10:30am Mass.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word begins the first Sunday of October and ends on the first Sunday of May during the 10:30 Sunday Mass. Children Pre-School 4 through 3rd grade will be invited by Father to gather in the center isle of the church after the Opening Prayer (Collect) to follow the catechist and the assistant catechist in to the Chapel. The children experience the same readings in a child friendly language and echo all of the rituals the parish assembly experiences in the Church. The children pray an abbreviated creed, offer intercessions and return to the main Church for the Liturgy of the Eucharist during the offertory.

Children in Pre-School 4 through 3rd grade are invited to attend Children Liturgy of the Word.

Catechist: Jeffrey and Mary Goudsward
Catechist : Annamarie Hessler

Children's Liturgy will resume October 1, 2017



Middle School Youth Group

Grades 6th, 7th and 8th


LIFETEEN Catholic High School Youth Group

Grades 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th

  • June 4, 2017 – Social – Let Your Light Shine 8 th Grade Send Off/End of the year Party

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You are invited to attend
Saint Mary Vacation Bible Camp
Children 4 years old to 10 years old
Theme: Family = LOVE
June 26-30, 2017
8:45am – 12:00pm
$30.00 per camper
Volunteers Needed- Information


Join us for a week of fun Bible Stories, Bible Games, Music, Crafts and Snack


Contact information Kathy Wasniewski
Kwaz@churchofsaintmary.org
610-287-4517 x244
 

Providing for an inclusive faith formation program is only limited by our imagination. Our Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) provides classes for children of all abilities. Children with developmental, intellectual, sensory, physical or behavioral disabilities are welcome and encouraged to attend weekly (PREP) classes.