PREP (Religious Education)

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WHO TO CONTACT
PREP Secretary: Holly Serio, 717-838-3369, x 104 or outreach@hspalmyra.com

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd (CGS) (ages 3 to kindergarten): Brenda Poland, cgs@hspalmyra.com

Grades 1-6: Becky Messimer, prep@hspalmyra.com

Grades 7-8: Logan Zugay, confirmation@hspalmyra.com

 

PREP REGISTRATION FORMS FOR 2024-25

2024-25-PREP-REGISTRATION-FORM.docx
2024-25 Med Information Form.docx

If your child is currently not registered in our program, please come by the parish office to complete a registration form or access the link above. Also please complete the Medical Form. It is very important that we have all registration in before PREP begins to ensure we have enough classroom space, books, and supplies.

FEES
One child (in-person or online): $50
Two children (in-person or online): $90
T
hree or more children (in-person or online): $120

2023/24 SACRAMENTAL DATES:
February 3, 2024: First Reconciliation for 2nd Grade, 10am
May 4, 2024: First Holy Communion, 10am

May 16, 2024: Confirmation

PARENTS OF 1st AND 7th GRADERS: Your child will need two years of PREP before receiving the sacraments of First Communion and Confirmation.

CHILDREN’S MASSES 2024-25:
Not yet scheduled for the year.

INCLEMENT WEATHER – for PREP closing information:
Visit our website homepage or call 717-838-3369.
facebook.com/holyspiritpalmyra

ABOUT OUR PREP PROGRAM
Walking hand-in-hand with parents and children on a spiritual journey. The sacramental life of your child is very important to us as a Church community. We know that it is important to you, too. There are certain requirements given to us by the Diocese through the education office. There are other expectations that the local parish may require for its community for the betterment of its candidates. The parents are the first teachers of their children in the ways of our faith. They are also the best teachers in spiritual matters. It is vital that parents set an example of sincere Christian living by creating a religious atmosphere in the home, by family prayer, frequent reception of the Sacraments, and regular participation at Sunday Mass.

CONSIDER BECOMING A CATECHIST: Catechists have become increasingly important in the Catholic Church mainly due to the dramatic fall in the number of priests and religious. As such, they are afforded a particular place of honor within the parish community where they volunteer. If you are interested or even a little curious, God may be calling you. You’ll never know unless you contact our CRE or, better yet – ask a Catechist!