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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
Parish Religious Education Program - 2024/25 - Fall Registration  
PREP Registration - New Families 

The form below is only for NEW families.

Once you complete this form, the Parish Religious Education Office will be notified and will review your application. If approved, you will receive an automated email from Parish Giving with login credentials for an account that was created for you.

Sign into your account to make a payment and select sessions for your children.

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PREP Registration - Returning Families 

If you are a returning family, please do not fill out a registration form. Returning families will receive an email containing login credentials for a Parish Giving account that was created for you. There is no need to create a new Parish Giving account.

If registration opens, and you do not receive this automated email, please contact prep@olguadalupe.org.

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Tuition Discount Program

FREE-PREP

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 2025-2026 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, 2024 through June 30, 2025. Contributions are tax deductible.

7th Grade Summer PREP -
for current 6th Grade PREP Students

When:

June 17 - 21, 2024

Time:

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where:

St. John, XXIII Social Hall and Holy Family Lobby

Parish Life Center

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish

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Choose between traditional weekly PREP or the one-week camp program.

Traditional PREP registration begins in early summer 2024.

 

PLEASE NOTE: For satisfactory completion of 7th grade PREP, students must attend all five days of class and participate in parish events throughout the year. Required for participation in the week-long camp is to sign and return the 7th Grade Summer Agreement, print it out, and return it to the parish office.

Registration opens January 22, 2024
Registration closes on April 1, 2024
No registrations will be accepted after the closing date.

Cost: $235

We look forward to offering this new religious education opportunity!

Confirmation Camp -
for current 7th Grade PREP Students

When:

June 17 - 21, 2024

Time:

Time: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Where:

St. John, XXIII Social Hall and Holy Family Lobby

Parish Life Center

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish

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This is an option for Confirmation preparation.

Choose between traditional weekly PREP or the one-week camp program.

Traditional PREP registration begins in early 2024.

 

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 the Confirmation Camp agreement, print it out, and return it to the parish office.

Registration opens January 22, 2024

Registration closes on April 1, 2024 - call the parish office for Summer Camp registration.

Cost: $235 + $100 Sacrament Fee

We look forward to offering this new religious education opportunity!

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Volunteers/Teachers

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

  • Catechist (lead teacher)

  • Assistant

  • Hall Monitor

All Prep volunteers who have a child attending PREP are entitled to a $235 tuition discount.

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

Contact:

 

Director of Religious Education: Karen Brody

DRE@olguadalupe.org

 

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:

Confirmation

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)

NEW - Sacramental Dates -
COMING SOON!

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.

        OLG Church

 

Confirmation 

  • 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

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Registration

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 

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