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parish Religious

education program

Our Parish Religious Education Program

OLG PREP aims to educate children in the tradition of the Catholic Church in the truest and fullest sense by giving them the necessary tools of learning and by fostering wonder and love for all that is genuinely to read well, speak well, and think well and ultimately because truth and beauty are good in themselves and desirable for their own sake.

We seek to incorporate our students into the wisdom of two thousand years of Catholic thought, history, culture and arts so that they might understand themselves and their world in the light of the truth and acquire the character to live happy and integrated lives in the service of God and others. Education in this deep and comprehensive sense extends beyond the classroom and is more than just the acquisition of skills. It encompasses the whole of one’s life. For this reason, OLG PREP seeks to involve families more deeply in the life of the parish and in the education of their children.

Prep Registration - 2020

New families must be registered in our parish prior to enrolling in PREP. To learn how to register with Our Lady of Guadalupe, please check out our 

JOIN US page.

Registration Closed - 2023/24
New For This Year


You may be eligible for FREE year’s tuition for one child if you contribute regularly to Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish will offer a $235 PREP Tuition Discount for the 2024-2025 PREP year for those families who contribute a minimum of $750 to the Sunday offering.

Contributions can be made via weekly envelopes or Parish Giving in the amount of $15 per week or a total of $750 beginning July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024. Contributions are tax deductible.


If you are interested in volunteering in our PREP program, you can sign up to be:

  • Catechist (lead teacher)

  • Assistant Catechist

  • Hall Monitor

To learn more about becoming a catechist or assistant, please contact Joanna Huckel.

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PREP Enrichment Series for
Students with Learning Challenges



Director of Religious Education: Karen Brody


267-247-5374, extension 3

Sacramental Meetings -

First Communion Parents Meeting:

First Reconciliation/ First Communion

October 02, 2023

6:20 - 7:00 p.m.

In Conference Room (PLC)


Confirmation Parents Meeting:


October 03, 2023

 6:20 - 7:00 p.m. 

In Conference Room (PLC)

Prep Open House/Book Pick-up:

September 06 and 13, 2023

6:15 - 8:00 p.m.

In Holy Family Lobby


Prep Teacher and Assistant Meeting:

September 14, 2023

 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 

In Conference Room (PLC)

Sacramental Dates -

First Reconciliation (2nd Grade)

  • Saturday, February 10, 2024

10:30 a.m. - OLG Church

First Holy Communion Retreat (Required for Students)

  • Saturday, March 09, 2024

       9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon - PLC

First Holy Communion Practice (2nd Grade)

  •  Communion - 9:00 am Mass 

    • Friday, April 12, 2024 - 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

  •  Communion - 11:00 am Mass 

    • Friday, April 12, 2024 - 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.


Holy Communion (2nd Grade)

  • Sunday, April 14, 2024

9:00 a.m. Mass​

11:00 a.m. Mass

Confirmation Retreat and Practice (8th Grade*)

*Required for all Candidates including those who attended Confirmation Camp

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024

        Retreat: 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Friday, May 3, 2024

        Practice: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.

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  • Saturday, May 4, 2024

10:00 a.m. 

OLG Church


PREP Family Handbook 2023-24

The PREP calendar is also merged into the main

Parish Calendar


Please refer to the Sunday bulletin and Parish Calendar for all current dates.

Helpful Links -

School Closing Information:

NBC – Channel 10

KYW – 1060 AM Radio 

Our school closing number is 1165.

Director of Religious Education: Karen Brody

PREP Assistant: Joanna Huckel

Confirmation Camp -
for Incoming 8th Grade PREP Students


June - 2024






Parish Life Center.

This is a new option for Confirmation preparation. Choose between traditional weekly PREP or the one-week program.

PLEASE NOTE: For satisfactory completion of Confirmation requirements, students must attend all five days of class and participate in parish events throughout the year, including Confirmation practice and retreat. Family Catechesis will not be available for 8th grade for the 2024/2025 school year.

Required for participation in the week-long camp is to sign and return the agreement. Please click the "agreement" link.

Payment can be made through the following link. To secure a spot in the camp, we kindly request payment at the time of registration. We look forward to offering this new religious education opportunity!

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