From the PREP Office: “What really matters in life is that we are loved by Christ and that we love Him in return. In comparison to the love of Jesus, everything else is secondary. And, without the love of Jesus, everything is useless.” ~Saint John Paul II
As we prepare to begin this new year of Faith Formation, please be assured that the staff at St John Bosco and the PREP Catechists are dedicated to helping your children grow in our Catholic faith and draw closer to God. As parents, you are the primary educators of your children and are their best teachers in the faith. Your children learn the most from the example you set when you pray together and actively participate in Mass and the Sacraments as a family. Here are a few September Activities for Catholic Families! Decorate wooden or paper letters spelling out MARY. Be as colorful and creative as you want to celebrate the Most Holy Name of Mary. Jesus is the Bread of Life. Pick out your favorite bread recipe and have your children help you make it. Be a peacemaker. Do something nice for someone that you sometimes argue with. The feast day of St. Wenceslaus is 9/28. Look around your room, house, or pantry for items or food to donate to the less fortunate. The feast day of St. Vincent de Paul is 9/27. PREP Classes start on Monday, 9/30 & Tuesday, 10/1! We are unable to accept any registrations on the first night of classes!
Enjoy these last few days of Autumn! If you have any questions, please contact the PREP office! We are grateful for the opportunity to journey with your children as they grow into a deeper relationship with Christ and a greater understanding of the gift of our Catholic faith!
NEWS FOR PREP (Parish Religious Education Program)
REGISTRATION FOR PREP: Please complete a Registration Form for each child who is being registered. You will also need to fill out the emergency form for each child. No child will be permitted to come the first day if we do not have the emergency form. You need to list on the form everyone that is going to pick up the child. No child will be permitted to leave the building without an adult.
If your family is registering for FAMILY PREP, you are also required to hand in the Family Contract. Under Family PREP you are required to complete 10 activities, attend parent meetings, be active members of our parish, attend weekly Mass and complete at home assignments. Your child must attend all 9 days of Family PREP. Family PREP is only open to parishioners of St. John Bosco Parish.
If you have issues or concerns about registration, please make an appointment The Office of Faith Formation is not able to accept Registrations on Tuesdays after 4pm.
Monday PREP Calendar 2019-2020 (subject to change)
Tuesday PREP Calendar 2019-2020 (subject to change) NO snacks or food are allowed in the classroom.
Attached is the Letter of Intent that must be written to Father Kramer. Please click on the example Letter to see how it is suppose to be written. Letters that are not done properly will be required to be re-done.
The Confirmation Application is currently past due. The fee for Confirmation is $125. Please get this payment in as soon as possible.
These are the Confirmation Questions that the students need to study. Confirmation Questions
The Works of Mercy explains what kind of service the students can be doing. Works of Mercy Explained
Understanding the Sacrament of Confirmation teaches us the importance of this Sacrament. Understanding the Sacrament
Some ideas for Saint names. Saints
The saint and service projects were handed out at the Confirmation Class on June 23rd. If your child was not in attendance, please contact the PREP Office at your earliest convenience to make arrangements to pick up their projects. Thank you.
These are the Dates that are important for Confirmation. Please make sure that you write the dates on your calendar.
The Sponsor Form needs to be filled out by your Sponsor and signed by his or her Pastor. Please remember a sponsor needs to be 16 years old or older and needs to be in good standing with the Catholic Church. The Pastor of your sponsor’s parish may want to meet with your sponsor resulting in your sponsor needing to wait a few weeks before he or she can get an appointment.
Our Mission: The Mission of Saint John Bosco Parish PREP is to view each child in the likeness and image of God. Each child provides a reflection of the infinite goodness of God. Being a living witness to the Gospel and Catholic faith in today’s society is paramount to the development of each parishioner. At Saint John Bosco, we work passionately to cultivate the hearts, minds, and souls of each member of our community in order that we may all reach our fullest potential. We all need to become effective examples to the Catholic faith and God’s love. Our students are given ample opportunities to live a Catholic faith through strong catechesis, Catholic service, worship and fellowship within Saint John Bosco and the surrounding community.
The Office of Faith Formation is committed to providing programs to all parishioners so that we all may better assist the community and youth of our parish with the fullest experience of living a Catholic faith, walking on a journey of faith, and developing a deeper and stronger relationship with God.
OFFICE INFORMATION: Faith Formation Office : 267-803-0774
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM; Monday and Tuesday 3:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Monday Evenings Levels SG I, SGII, SG III 6:45 PM -8:00PM
Tuesday Evening Levels 1 – 6 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday Afternoon Levels 1- 6 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM