Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)

St. Helena’s Religious Education Program (PREP) provides religious education for parish children who do not attend St. Helena School. The program runs from September to May every Tuesday evening from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. This program offers everyone the opportunity for faith and spiritual enrichment. As catechists, parents, and students at PREP, we celebrate, learn and share one faith in God. Retreats, special projects, and socials add an exciting and practical experience for our students. Through PREP, children in the second grade receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Penance) and Holy Communion. The sixth grade children receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Working together, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we witness to the Gospel and its command to “Go into the whole world and proclaim the Gospel.” (Mark 16:15)

Goals of Religious Education:

We provide young people the encouragement and opportunity to follow the teachings of the Catholic Church through community and social actions. This will include participating in events, which encapsulate the Catholic faith such as helping the poor, feeding the hungry, and other social justice programs. It may also include spreading good example by being involved in religious education of younger students, and helping our pastor, Father Nicolo, with special events. Our junior youth (seventh and eighth grade) are offered an opportunity to gather for education, social activities, and service projects.

Activities throughout the academic year are:

For information on St. Helena PREP, call Madeleine Fitzgerald at 610-279-3870