Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)


In fulfilling our mission, PREP is offered to families within our parish community!  PREP meets Sunday Mornings beginning with the 9AM Mass,  with all students must be ready to assemble in church as soon as mass ends or no later than 9:45.  Class ends at 11:30 AM.  

PREP Registration2018-19.pdf
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SJB Parent Handbook.2018.revised.pdf
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Registration is open through August 30, 2018 for the 2018-19 Year. 
All new and returning students must fill out a registration/Opt Out form above (one per family). 



Please download and review the handbook above with your student.  Also, please pay special attention to the attendance policy.  Thank you.


Sunday September 9 - Parent Orientation after the 9AM Mass in the Social Hall

Sunday September 23 - FIRST PREP SESSION


Required Levels are 1 (beginning Grade 1) through Level 7
Pre-PREP for PreK/K (potty trained) is also part of our Program offering;
and Post Confirmation Youth Group interested in continuing their formation
join with our Level 7 students in November.  

CONTACT US or call
215.482.4600 x 104

Director - Monsignor Kevin Lawrence
Sacramental Coordinator - Janet Kempf
Sunday Coordinator - Kelly Friel
Administrative Coordinator - Roseanne Westerfer


New PREP families must
1) Register in the Parish if not registered; (ask if you are unsure);
2) Provide an original Baptismal Certficate
3)  Fill out a PREP family registration form.
Contact the parish of your child's Baptism, or call the Rectory at 215-482-4600
if Baptized from St. John's, St. Mary's, or St. Josaphat. 


$100 First Child, $50 second child, $25 third and subsequent;
Checks Payable to St. John the Baptist or visit the homepage of this
website under "donate now".



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:







All Staff and Volunteers are required to obtain Pennsylvania State Clearances in working with youth and also complete the required Archdioceasan trainings.
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. 
Please contact Safe Environment Coordinator Pat Heron at with any questions. 

Visit the Office of Child and Youth Protection here for full requirements :






Weekend Masses in Church

Saturday Vigil Mass: 4:00 PM

Sunday:  9:00 & 11:00 AM; 6:00 PM


Holy Days of Obligation in Church

6:00 PM Vigil Mass*

7:00 AM; 12:05 PM; & 7:00 PM Holy Day
Beginning in 2019 there will be no
Holy Day Vigil Mass


Weekdays Masses in

All Saints' Rectory Chapel

7:00 AM Monday - Friday
Adoration Thursday from 6-7 PM

Friday after mass until 4:00 PM


First Saturday At St. Josaphat Church

124 Cotton St., Phila., PA  19127

for Increased Devotion to St. John Paul II 

Confessions:  8:00 AM

Mass & Novena:  8:30 AM


Sacrament of Reconciliation
Saturday 3-3:40 PM


Rectory All Saints Chapel Hours

Monday - Friday until 4PM

Adoration in Chapel

Thursdays from 6 - 7 PM

Friday until 4:00 PM


Saint John the Baptist is a multiethnic Roman Catholic Parish rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ.  Founded in 1831, the Parish has a rich history of providing spirituality, education, and worship in the Manayunk, Roxborough, and Wissahickon neighborhoods of Philadelphia.  As a Christian community we are united in our mission to share the Gospel, the Sacraments, and love and serve God by caring for one another.  We welcome all people to become part of our vibrant and growing community.  (Ratified January 31, 2016 by Parish Assembly)



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