REGISTRATION FOR SJB PREP IS CLOSED FOR THE 2020-21 YEAR.
REGISTRATION FOR 2021-22 OPENS IN JULY 2021.
Sunday, January 10 -
PREP Zoom Classes Resume
February 17 - Ash Wednesday; Fasting and Abstinence
February 21 - Safe Environment Lesson for all PREP Students
April 4 -
Easter Sunday; NO PREP
April 25 - Last Day of PREP classes
April 27 (Tuesday); 6:30 PM -
First Penance in Church
April 29 - (Thursday); 6:30 PM - First Communion Practice in Church
May 1- Saturday; 11:00 AM -
May 9 - Sunday; 9:00 AM - May Crowning within the Sunday Mass
SJB PREP LEVELS
Required Levels are 1 at age 6, beginning Grade 1, through Level 7; we welcome students with Special Needs.
Post-Confirmation Youth Group is 7th-8th Grade Level Students that are fully initiated Catholics
We invite Post-Confirmation Youth that are registered in the Parish attending both Public and Catholic School to join us for our Youth Group. If you would like more information on social and service activities within the parish, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our parish youth group meets weekly and is focused on Christian service and community.
NEW STUDENT / FAMILY REQUIREMENTS FOR 2021-22
1) PREP families must be participating registered members of the parish
2) Provide an original Baptismal Certficate by contacting the church of Baptism
3) Fill out a PREP family registration form (not yet available until July 2021).
FEES & PAYMENT OPTIONS
Fee: $100 PER FAMILY
Checks may be made Payable to St. John the Baptist or visit the homepage of this
website under "donate now" for a credit card payment option, choose "Dues and Fees".
Please note on your registration form if you are paying online.
Payment arrangements are available. Please do not hesitate to register.
Students should begin in Level one at Grade one.
Catechesis begins at Home!
Regular home lessons and review through the online component of the text are essential
to support your child in their faith journey
and refresh and reinforce our faith as adults! Visit and Bookmark:
Parents are strongly encouraged to assist with this important ministry to our Parish Youth.
All volunteers must submit required state and Archdiocesan clearances for any program working
with children through our Safe Environment Program (See SEP Below).
CATECHISTS AND AIDES
If you are interested in joining our Program and are an experienced Catechist, Catholic School Teacher, Classroom Aide,
or are a fully initiated Catholic interested in learning more about assisting
with this important ministry, please email us at email@example.com.
CATECHISTS, AIDES AND ANY VOLUNTEERS:
SAFE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (SEP)
All Staff and Volunteers are required to obtain Pennsylvania State Clearances in working
with youthand also complete the required Archdioceasan Mandated Reporter trainings
to report any suspected forms of child abuse.
If you are interested in helping with the program, please visit the link below.
All updated clearances must be on file in the Parish Office before the start of the PREP year.
Visit the Office of Child and Youth Protection here for full requirements :
Catechists and Aides continually expand on the knowledge of our faith
and work toward full certification. Visit
http://phillyocf.org/certification/ for more information or contact a team member at anytime.
Call a PREP Team Member today at 215.482.4600
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PRAYERFUL CONSIDERATION FOR PARENTS
RETURNING TO FAITH:
Enrolling your child in PREP often opens doors to Christ for us as Parents and Guardians,
sometimes a return to prayer, confession, Mass, and the sacraments.
We encourage you to take the next step if you would like to consider any of the following,
please feel free to reach our anytime for:
If you are Interested in becoming Catholic (Adults requesting any or all of the sacraments of
Baptism, Holy Communion, and or Confirmation in the Catholic Church);
Visit Becoming Catholic or email@example.com
Adults Seeking Confirmation Only
If you are Baptized Catholic, Received first Communion in the Catholic Church,
and seeking to become fully initiated Catholic through reception of the Sacrament Confirmation:
Visit Becoming Catholic or
Baptism, full initiation and Religious Education of Older Children (older than grade 4):
PREP - Call the Rectory office
Fully Initiated Catholic and Civilly Married couples seeking Convalidation may email
Confidential Marriage Suport & Counseling
Confidential Marriage Support Resources: Retrouvaille Marriage Help Program.
No parish staff or clergy are associated with this program, this program is completely confidential.
If you would like to speak with a priest at the parish you may call anytime at 215-482-4600.