Parish Religious Education Program

Coordinator of Religious Education
Daniel Colon
717-838-3369 x 5

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.

All families must register for Prep. You can access the 2018-19 Registration Form here:
PREP 2018-19 Registration Form

PARENTS OF 1ST AND 7TH GRADERS:  Did you know that your child needs two years of PREP before receiving the sacraments of First Holy Communion and Confirmation? Paper registration forms are available in the Narthex, Parish Office, or use the PDF form above.

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!


Grades: 1st – 5th
Sundays 9:30 – 10:45AM
Start Date for 2018-2019: September 9, 2018
Prep Closing Information – check front page of our website
Fox 43, WPMT
Holy Spirit Cancellation line 717-838-3369, x3
Facebook: HolySpiritPalmyra

Sacramental Dates

Confirmation:  Sunday, October 7, 2018
First Reconciliation: February 2, 2019
First Holy Communion Retreat:  April 26, 2019
First Holy Communion:  May 4, 2019

2018-19 PREP Calendar

In the event of changes, please refer to the Sunday Bulletin and Parish Calendar for all current dates.