St. John Bosco PREP
(Parish Religious Education Program)
For downloads related to Summer Prep please see the “Summer PREP” page
For Sacrament dates and paperwork forms please scroll down to that Sacrament.
The parish community of St. John Bosco is especially attentive to the spiritual growth of our youth. Religious education focuses on the faith formation of each child. Volunteer catechists teach the truths of the Catholic Church and believe that Jesus Christ is the center of catechesis. All are welcome to pray, learn and share in bringing our youth into communion with God.
The six fundamental tasks of catechesis included in our Children’s Faith Formation Program are:
. Promoting knowledge of the faith
. Liturgical education
. Moral formation
. Teaching to pray
. Education for Community Life
. Missionary initiation
Payment is due at the time of registration. A schedule of installment payments can be worked out if necessary. Please call the Faith Formation Office for more information.
1 Child $200.00
2 Children $270.00
3+ Children $320.00
Faith Formation Office : 267-803-0774
Coordinator: Christine Flack
Office : Eileen Cartin
Betty Morris & Marie Sheerin
Monday – Thursday: 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Sunday : varies
Tuesday 3:30 PM – 8:30 PM
- Tuesday Evening Levels 1 – Jr High 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM
- Tuesday Afternoon Levels K-6 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM
-Summer Weekdays June 18 - June 29 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
This is a two week intensive program meant to not only teach the faith but help pass on a strong Catholic identity through daily mass, experience of prayer, studying the Saints and more! This two weeks takes the place of the weekly Tuesday classes for those who participate. During the year you will re-gather five times to share faith as a family. Young children and extended family are always welcome! Download the schedule of family faith formation activities on our “summer PREP” page for more information.
FIRST PENANCE Children are prepared to receive the sacrament of First Penance in first and second level PREP Classes. During second level the program involves parent meetings, updating for parents, and celebrations which gradually introduce children to this Sacrament.Detailed information is given at parent meetings.
First Penance Parent Meeting November 26, 2012 at 7pm in church
Celebration of First Penance February 25, 2013 at 6pm in church
FIRST COMMUNION – Children are prepared to receive the sacrament of First Holy Communion in first ,second and third level PREP Classes. During third level the program involves parent meetings, updating for parents, a retreat and celebrations which gradually introduce children to this Sacrament. Detailed information is given at parent meetings.
First Communion Parent Meeting January 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm in church
Celebration of First Communion May 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM in Church
CONFIRMATION -Confirmation preparation is a time of more intense commitment to the faith. More is expected of the student as he/she prepares to receive the Sacrament. The program involves parent meetings, updating for parents, and celebrations which gradually introduce children to this Sacrament. Detailed information is given at parent meetings.
Parent Meeting Tuesday Sept 18, 2012 at 7pm in church
Rehearsal Sunday December 2, 2012 at 2pm with sponsors in church
Celebration of Confirmation Thursday December 6, at 4:30