Here is some biblical information that was copied from a friend. 40 days The flood lasted; 40 years Moses fled Egypt; 40 days Moses stayed on the mount to get the 10 Commandments; 40 years Exodus lasted; 40 days Jesus fasted; 40 days between Lent & Easter; 40 days tell the woman to rest after giving birth. So, what about the Bible and the number 40? Remember that we are in the year 2020 (20 + 20 = 40) 40 days for the spiritual liberation of our nation. During quarantine, rivers are cleaning up, vegetation is growing, the air is cleaner because of less pollution, less theft, less murders, families are bonding again, eating at the table, we are praying more for our neighbors, the Earth is at rest for the first time in many years. Surely you can see God has not forsaken us! I believe he is preparing us!! In the Bible, whenever the number 40 appears there is a “change” during that time, no matter how horrible that time may have been. So, enjoy it and return to the family altar together, it will be of great blessing, and you will see the changes that God can work in you & your family! 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin & will heal their land.” Psalm 51:10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Romans 8: 28 “Everything works together for good for those who love God.” So this is the time to pray like never before! God is giving us all a chance for renewal of our faith, to come back to him as ONE NATION UNDER GOD!!
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.
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