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Welcome to Sacred Heart Parish’s PREP page! 

Religious Education is provided for all parish children who are enrolled in public or non-Catholic private schools.

We are very fortunate to have a group of dedicated catechists who truly love sharing the faith with your children. All our PREP staff are volunteers, and we are always grateful for anyone wishing to volunteer their time and talents to be a substitute or teacher’s aide. 

There are 8 Levels (Grades) in PREP.  First Penance and First Holy Communion are received at Level 2. Level 7/8 students prepare for Confirmation. Confirmation at Sacred Heart is scheduled for every other year. The current Level 7/8 will be confirmed in 2025. Sacrament programs require a two-year commitment to PREP. Therefore, any child, regardless of age, must attend two years of formation before receiving any Sacrament apart from Baptism. If your child has not been baptized, please contact the Parish office, 610-275-1750 to make an appointment. 

Sacred Heart Parish moved its program to a Summer Session format in 2022-2023. PREP Summer Session is an intensive week-long program where the entire textbook is completed in a week. During the school year all PREP families are expected to participate in a minimum of five (5) activities at Sacred Heart. A PREP Family Activities Calendar listing the activities is provided each month and can also be found on the PREP forms page. Sacrament level students will be given special instruction and are to attend preparation classes. A sacrament level class calendar is in the back of the handbook and on our forms page. 

PREP fees for 2024-2025 are as follows: $100 for one child, $150 for two or more children. Any concerns, please contact the PREP Coordinator. (An additional late fee will apply for all registrations received after April 8th.) A separate fee is charged for children who plan to receive a sacrament during the year. If you are new to the Parish
and missed Summer-Session, please contact the PREP Coordinator for information.

In the event a child is dismissed from the program due to excessive absences, lateness, problem behavior, or for any
other reason, no refund of registration or material fees will be made to the family.

Summer Session for 2024-25 will be held June 17th - 21, 2024, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.