From the PREP Office: The Sign That Inspires Our Repentance: His outstretched arms on the cross are the most telling sign that he is a friend who is willing to stop at nothing: Having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end (Jn 13:1). Saint Paul said that his life was one of complete trust in that self-sacrificing love: I now live by faith in the Son of God who loved me, & gave himself for me (Gal 2:20)…. Look to his cross, cling to him, let him save you, for those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness & loneliness. And if you sin & stray far from him, he will come to lift you up by the power of his cross. Never forget that he forgives us 70 times 7. Time & time again, he bears us on his shoulders. No one can strip us of the dignity bestowed upon us by this boundless & unfailing love. With a tenderness that never disappoints but is always capable of restoring our joy, he makes it possible for us to lift up our heads and to start anew…. The Lord’s love is greater than all our problems, frailties, and flaws…. He embraced the prodigal son, he embraced Peter after his denials, & he always, always, always embraces us after every fall, helping us to rise & get back on our feet. Because the worst fall & pay attention to this, the worst fall, the one that can ruin our lives, is when we stay down & do not allow ourselves to be helped up. His forgiveness & salvation are not something we can buy, or that we have to acquire by our own works or efforts…. His self-sacrifice on the cross is so great that we can never repay it, but only receive it with immense gratitude & with the joy of being more greatly loved than we could ever imagine: He loved us first (1 Jn 4:19). Keep your eyes fixed on the outstretched arms of Christ crucified…. And when you go to confess your sins, believe firmly in his mercy which frees you of your guilt. Contemplate his blood poured out with such great love, and let yourself be cleansed by it. In this way, you can be reborn ever anew. ~Pope Francis
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.
Under Summer 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 5 days of Summer Family PREP. Summer Family PREP is only open to parishioners of St. John Bosco Parish.
If you have issues or concerns about registration, please make an appointment.
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 now due. The fee for Confirmation is $100. 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. The Works of Mercy
Understanding the Sacrament of Confirmation teaches us the importance of this Sacrament. Understanding the Sacrament of Confirmation
Some ideas for Saint names. Saints
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.
Get Involved We sponsor many ministries that contribute in significant ways to our mission and spread the word that all of us can have an encounter with Jesus that is real and vital in establishing love, peace and forgiveness. Get Involved at St John Bosco
OFFICE INFORMATION: Faith Formation Office : 267-803-0774
Office Hours: Monday – Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 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