RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Saint Mary Magdalen Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) centers on developing deep spiritual values and the encouragement of the attitudes, understanding, and behaviors of a member of the Catholic community. Our goal is to help your child to reach Jesus: to

know that they are especially loved and valued by Christ.

Our catechetical programs begin in Grade 1 and extend to Grade 7. Students who complete this studies program are prepared to meet the initiation into the Catholic faith through the Sacrament of Confirmation. Families must be registered at St. Mary Magdalen to attend.

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The 2022-23 Program Overview:

The 2022-2023 plan is Monsignor Chieffo’s design to best serve the religious education of children and families enrolled in this program. The upcoming PREP format includes:

  1. Classes are held in person for all grades on the First and Third Sundays or First and Third Mondays, depending on grade level.

  2. All students and their families are expected to attend the Mass of their choosing each weekend.

  3. Beginning with the 9:30 AM Mass, our Sunday Classes are only for the second and seventh grades and continue after the Mass. The second-grade class will be in the school, and the seventh-grade class will be held in either St. Francis Hall or the school. The Sunday dismissal is 11:45 AM.

  4. Monday classes will be held from 5 to 6 PM in the school for students in grades 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6.

  5. Parents will guide their children through the PREP lessons on the second and fourth weeks of each month.

  6. The Catechists will provide reading and homework assignments for weeks two and four.

  7. Homeschool is an option for those preferring that format.

  8. At least one parent must attend each required monthly Parent Meeting on Tuesday evenings at 7 PM in the church. (See the below calendar link for the schedule and dates)

  9. Register Today—Classes begin in October.

Archbishop's Commission for Missionary Disciples (Archdiocese of Philadelphia)
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INFORMATION & RESOURCES

CONTACT US

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Deacon Joseph Boyle, M.A.

Director of Religious Education

Email: deaconjoe@stmarymagdalen.net

Call 610.566.8821, Extension: 125

Joanne Hinkle