Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)

The parish community of St. Patrick is especially attentive to Jesus’ command to go out and teach all nations. The PREP provides faith formation and instruction for children who attend public school as well as sacramental preparation for all children of the parish. Our religious education program is not mean to be the sole provider of your child’s faith formation. Instead, PREP has been established to aid you in meeting you responsibility as your child’s primary educator of the Catholic faith. We are here to support and supplement the religious formation you are already giving your child at home.

Our volunteer catechists strive to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ as a model for the children. We focus on the six fundamental tasks of catechesis which include: promoting knowledge of the faith, liturgical education, moral formation, teaching to pray, education for community life and missionary initiation. In conjunction with the Archdiocesan Guidelines we will assist you in teaching the basic truths and traditions of the Catholic Church.

Our PREP is possible due to our faithful catechists. Anyone interested in becoming a catechist needs to be a person of deep faith and a desire to share their faith. Training is available for anyone who is interested.

St. Patrick Parish offers a Parish Religious Education Program for grades 1 through 6. Classes are held in our school building located right next to our church on Sundays from 10:20 AM to 11:30 AM, and on Mondays from 4:50 PM to 6:00 PM.


  • Check out the 2017 – 2018 PREP Calendar here.
  • For more information, please contact St. Patrick Parish’s Director of Religious Education, Marianne Kane, at 610-444-2214.