(Parish Religious Education Program)
Welcome to Saint Eleanor Roman Catholic Church Religious Education Program!
The Parish Religious Education Program (P.R.E.P.) provides religious education to children of the parish in grades 1 and up.
Whether this is your first year enrolling your child(ren) or you are a returning family, please know that it is our privilege to partner with you in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ with our sons and daughters.
At Saint Eleanor, we believe that Catechesis is an essential ministry of the Catholic Church through which the teachings of Christ and Christian doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church have been passed on to believers throughout the ages. (National Directory for Catechesis, no.1, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)
Furthermore, the catechetical and sacramental programs are inclusive of parishioners with disabilities and will be adapted for some parishioners with disabilities.
Within all Saint Eleanor programs, faithful attendance to Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of Obligation, as well as receiving the Sacrament of Reconciliation are essential to fostering a relationship with Jesus Christ and living as His disciple as a member of the Church.
For more information, email Teri Lahey at email@example.com
The PREP program consists of three main components:
Level 1 is for children entering their first year of religious education.
Level 2 is for children who completed Level 1 and are preparing for First Penance & First Eucharist.
Levels 3-6 is for children who have completed each prior level.
Level 7 and up is for youth who have completed all prior levels and are preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
Religious Education for Levels 1 - 6 is offered as follows:
1. SUMMERTIME At-Home Program
Saint Eleanor is offering a NEW Summertime Program due to COVID19 restrictions.
The NEW Summertime At-Home Program is a parent / child experience that features individualized learning on a flexible schedule.
Program is scheduled for June 22 – July 31, 2020.
Click here to view the requirements of the program.
At this time, we are accepting registrations for the FALL Family Option Program! See details about this program below. Thank you!
2. Virtual FAMILY
Saint Eleanor is offering a creative way to learn in response to the present day challenges!
The NEW Virtual FAMILY Learning Program is a parent / child experience that features individualized learning on a flexible schedule.
Components of the program include:
Saldier NEW Textbook Series, Video resources (Flexible Parent / child learning experience)
Student LEVEL ZOOM (Parent/child)
Parish Devotional Experiences (virtual option)
Pricing for the Virtual FAMILY Learning is as follows:
One Child ~ $100
Two Children ~ $150
Three Children ~ $175
Four Children ~ $200
**Please note that there is also a $30 Sacrament material fee for Level 2.
Online Registration is now OPEN!
Sacrament of Confirmation
Online registration for Level 7 students and above is now open.
Sacrament of Confirmation is planned for Fall 2021.
Parent orientation for candidates of 2021 Sacrament of Confirmation will be postponed until a later date.
For all sacraments:
Children receiving the Sacraments at Saint Eleanor Parish:
-must be registered parishioners of Saint Eleanor Parish
-are baptized in a Catholic Church or have made a Profession of Faith
-additionally, Confirmation candidates have received the
sacraments of Penance and Eucharist
-are enrolled in the appropriate grade level of either After-School
P.R.E.P. or Catholic School (i.e. Level 2 for First Penance/First
Eucharist and Level 7 for Confirmation)
-have successfully completed all prior years of religious education
(Level 1 for First Penance/First Eucharist and Levels 1- Level 7 for Confirmation)
On Sundays from September through June, PREP volunteers minister to the younger children during the Liturgy of the Word at the 9am and 10:30am Masses. The program is presently suspended and we look forward to resuming soon.
1. Religious Education
3. Children's Liturgy of the Word
2. Sacramental Preparation
Register for 2020-2021 program
NEW FAMILY Applicants for P.R.E.P. need to complete an application for 2020-2021 program. Register here:
Once you have completed the Application, you will receive an e-mail from Parish Giving to register and pay for Religious Education Classes.
RETURNING FAMILIES will receive an e-mail from Parish Giving directly to register and pay for Religious Education Classes. Contact Teri Lahey at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.