Parish Religious Education Programme (PREP)

Religious Education in our Parish

 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN

Welcome to the Primary Religious Education program of Saints John and Paul Parish. Our program is a vibrant and dedicated Catholic community.

When enrolling please keep in mind  families need to commitment to a full one hour lesson every week. If your child has other commitments i.e. Dance music, band, sport etc, on a Tuesday or are not able to arrive at start time, surrounding Parishes run Religious education programs that you can join.  Our lessons are on a Tuesday’s from 3.50pm to 5.00pm.

Our classes often get to maximum capacity before the forms are due back so please make sure they are handed in as soon as possible.

Our terms run the same as school terms. We do finish term four at the end of November.

We are providing the PREP Enrollment Form this year in an interactive format for you to complete online.

If you do not have  Adobe Acrobat Reader DC, which is free,  please down load it from https://get.adobe.com/reader/  the program will allow you to save the form when you have filled it in. Please save a blank copy and then a new copy with your child’s name as the file name, if you have more than one child to enroll, please enter the information that applies to all the children, and then name a copy for each and then fill in the child specific information.

When you have completed the forms please send them back by email and we can register your child or children in our system, which reserves their place.  Please print and sign a copy of the form for each child you are registering and bring to PREP on any Tuesday, we are required to have signed copies of the forms to comply with the Archdiocese Duty of Care Regulations.

Parents can come to the Parish Hall on the 5th February to enroll their child and pay for fees. Classes start on the 12th February.

If you have any questions please email Magdalene Heldt at catechist@willettoncatholicparish.org.au

Downloads

The following forms and documents are available for download for parents of  children attending the After School Parish Religious Education Program.   Should you have any queries please feel free to contact Magdalene Heldt on 9312 6952.

PREP Enrolment Form 2019 pdf_icon
Sacrament Dates 2019 pdf_icon
PREP Duty of Care Statement 2019 pdf_icon
Commitment to PREP Program pdf_icon

Click on the icon next to the file name to open the  file as a pdf.

If you need Acrobat Reader to open the forms go to the  following link.

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 In the first instance please contact the Parish Office on 9332 5992 for further details.   The Parish RE Co-ordinator, Magdalene Heldt will be available in the Parish Office on Tuesdays to see  parents.

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (R.C.I.A.)   Is a process whereby adults seeking to become Catholics are prepared over a period of 20 weeks of  discussion in small groups with an individual sponsor and a catechist.  The process culminates at the Easter Vigil Mass when participants receive the Sacraments of Baptism (if necessary), Eucharist and Confirmation. The R.C.I.A. begins around August and parishioners are needed to act as sponsors who are an integral part of the process.
Contact Howard 0412 177 378 for further details.

LOCAL CATHOLIC SCHOOLS

A local Catholic secondary college is Corpus Christi College, Bateman and our primary school is Orana Catholic Primary School, Willetton.  Links to these schools and the Catholic Education Office are at the top right of this page in the Useful Links section.

References from the Parish Priest are required for applications to both the primary and high schools.