Children’s Faith Formation Program Information
“Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me…” Mark 9:37
Structure & Curriculum
We welcome all children, from 4 years old through Grade 5, into our Children’s Faith Formation Program (also known here as PREP) to learn about the Good News of Christ in an interactive manner. Our PREP classes for these elementary grades are alternating weeks between sessions at home and sessions gathered together in a class.
PREP registration forms are available online. Registrations cannot be taken over the phone. Families must be registered in the parish to enroll children in PREP. Students must be 4 years of age by September 1st to register in the 4-year-old program.
Our Elementary Faith Formation Program uses Finding God by Loyola Press to educate the children on their Catholic Faith, inspire a deep relationship with Christ, and the readiness to find God in all things. Please visit their webiste to explore and discover online resources for Finding God: https://www.loyolapress.com/faith-formation/finding-god/finding-god-2021/.
Growing with God by Loyola Press is a family life supplemental program that is developed to be an integrated addition to the Finding God curriculum, which is required by the Archdiocese. Part of this family life program will be done within their PREP classes and the rest will be done at home, within your family. To learn more about Growing with God visit https://www.loyolapress.com/faith-formation/child-safety-and-catholic-family-living/growing-with-god/program-overview/.
Online Session Reviews
Online Session Reviews are what gets turned in during the weeks PREP is done at home, and when your child is absent. Your child's book is not turned back in, it stays at home, so the online review is how your catechist knows if their class needs help understanding something. Please have your child complete the review, email the results to yourself, and then forward to your catechist. Below, you will find the link to access the reviews 1st thru 5th grade (Kindergarten does not have reviews):
Online Policies for Children's Faith Formation
CLICK HERE to view online policies of the Archdiocese of Baltimore
CLICK HERE to read and understand the online policies of our online Faith Formation Community
Inclement Weather Policy for Events throughout the year
Snow Policy: We follow the Anne Arundel County Snow Schedule. If schools close or dismiss early, classes are cancelled. If weather conditions develop after school hours, please tune to these radio/television stations:
- WNAV (1430AM)
- WBAL (1100AM)
- WJZ-TV (Channel 13)
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