PREP – Parish Religious Education

Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)

2021 – PREP CLASSES will continue to be VIRTUAL at least until the end of the school year.



1st  PENANCE     Parent & Child Retreat – Saturday, November 21, 2020                9:30 AM – 12:00  Cancelled

                                Sacrament – Saturday, December 5th & 12th, 2020                           10:00 AM


1st EUCHARIST    Parent & Child Retreat/Practice – Saturday, March 27th, 2021     9:30 AM – 12:00 Pending

                                    Sacrament – Saturday, April 24th,  2021                                              10:00 AM


CONFIRMATION       Candidate Retreat – Saturday, March 13th, 2021                12:00 – Virtual

                                           Parent & Candidate Practice – Sunday, March 14th            12:00, Noon

                                           Sacrament – Sunday, March 21st 2021                                   11:00 Mass




There will be no PREP Classes on:

December 20, 22, 27 and 29th

PREP Classes will resume on Sunday, January 3, 2021



FALL 2020

PREP classes begin VIRTUALLY on;

Sunday, September 20th at 9:15 AM and Tuesday, September 22nd at 6:15 PM

Because of health and safety concerns, our St. Peter PREP Program began the school year VIRTUALLY, to continue that way through the end of the year.

We will re-evaluate in January to determine if returning to “In-Person” learning is safe.

All students have been placed in either –  Sunday morning at 9:15 AM or Tuesday evening at 6:15 PM.

At these appointed times, the Catechist presents a “live” 20 minute zoom class on the week’s lesson, the zoom class will also be recorded and can be accessed later in the week. Every week a new lesson is presented. Each week, each student will be asked to complete an assessment, have the parent take a photo and email it to the Catechist.


HOMESCHOOLING FAMILIES – If you have a child who will be preparing to receive a sacrament this year, please contact the PREP office by phone or email ASAP. We want to be sure you receive important timely information.


PARENTS OF 1st GRADERS – If your child is enrolled in Public, Private school or is being Home schooled m- This is the best time to begin their formal Religious Education as well. If they are enrolled now they can be sure to receive their Sacraments in a timely manner. Again, call or email the PREP Office for more information.

Thank you!




We welcome you and your children to the Parish Religious Education Program (PREP). This program is open to all registered families of St. Peter Parish. Our office is located and our classes are held at the Pope John Paul II Regional Elementary School which is located directly across from the church.

Our faith is a precious gift entrusted to us all. The Church, the people of God here on earth, has the responsibility to carry out God’s command to teach all nations and to spread the Good News. In order to do this, mutual cooperation of church, parents, teachers, and students is of vital importance. The Church provides parents with additional help, the Catechist.

Catechetical instructors enrich, enlighten and strengthen our faith. However, Catechists are only aides to the parents. No young person will really grow to the fullness in faith unless they see a living faith at home. Of all the gifts you can give your children, a firm and solid faith, witnessed by you and encouraged by us, is the best of all. Therefore, we ask the cooperation of the parents to aid us in our work and to join in prayer with us as we ask God’s blessings on all we undertake in His name.



RE-REGISTERING Families – Should have received an email this week with a link to a JotForm to register electronically.

You have also received a link with your invoice, you may pay through Pay Pal or mail a check.

Your registration will be processed as soon as we receive your payment.


NEW Families – below is the link to the JotForm to register

There is also a link for the Tuition schedule and the Family Handbook


ALL CLASSES FILLED ON A FIRST COME BASIS – Priority is given to Volunteer Catechists and Aides

All NEW students not baptized at St. Peter Parish must provide a baptismal certificate at registration.

Tuition payments are expected at the time of registration. Tuition sheet on the website as a link

Please call or email the PREP office with any questions.

Thank YOU!




Phone: 610-384-3145
Fax: 610-679-5985

Director of Religious Education – Patrice Peterson



PREP 2020/21 Calendar for Grades 1,3,4,5,6,7

PREP 2020/21 Calendar for Grade 2

PREP 2020/21 Calendar for Grade 8

An Act of Spiritual Communion

JotForm Registration Form –

Tuition Schedule

Family Handbook


Guidelines For Home-Based Catechesis Of Children






Our PREP Volunteers attended our Annual In-Service Meetings in the Celebration Center.

Our guest speaker for this session was Debra Fox from Sadlier Publishing

Our 7th grade team met with Vince Lunetta from Pflaum Publishing for In-Service regarding the new program for 7th grade.

On Catechetical Sunday, PREP catechists and aides and PJPII teachers enjoyed a social after being blessed at the 11:00 Mass.










Emergency Closing Info

Will be posted on this page of the website in bold at the top of the page.
Or call the PREP office at 610-384-3145.

Please note: St. Peter PREP does not follow any school district schedule.

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