Welcome to PREP!
Classes for grades 1-5 are held on Monday at 4:30, Tuesday at 4:30, & Tuesday at 6:30. Sunday morning PreK-K classes are held during the 9am Mass and 11am Mass on the 1st and 2nd Sundays of the month (**please see schedule below - some weeks are different due to holidays**).
We will also offer a virtual option (for grades 1-5 only) for families who are not comfortable with in-person classes. You will be given the option to choose which version of classes you want at registration. Please call the office if you have questions about classes. Middle School and High School ministries have similar plans for their programs.
Registration is still available for grades 1, 3, 4, 5 and PreK-K. For 2nd grade, please call the office. Click HERE for online registration.
**Families requesting payment plans, paying by cash or check, or requesting financial aid must complete paper forms. You may do so in the PREP office during office hours: M-Th 9am-12, 1pm-4pm.
Grades 1-5 meet every Monday or Tuesday EXCEPT the following:
Jan 18/19 - MLK Day
Feb 15/16 - Presidents Day
Mar 22/23 - Spring Break
LAST CLASSES: April 26/27
Sunday Class Schedule Jan - Apr 2021 - Please note that the schedule is slightly different than usual due to holiday weekends
Jan 3 & 10
Feb 7 & 21
Mar 7 & 14
Apr 11 & 18 (Apr 18 is the last class until Sept)
CLICK HERE for the latest PREP Update email!
FIRST COMMUNION PARENT MEETING: For those who were unable to attend the Parent Meeting on Jan 22/23, please click below to view a recording of the Zoom meeting. Please email us and let us know you have viewed it so we can update our attendance records. Thank you!
Video: First Eucharist Q&A With Father Len
Video: Father Len's Words of Encouragement during Covid-19
1. Be My Disciples, the curriculum for most of our classes, has some great resources on their website (click here!) for parents and students. There are some activities, including chapter reviews, that are directly linked to the content we would have been covering in class. For most students, the chapters they'll miss are chapters 21-23 or 24. Maybe take a look at it during the time your child would have been in class!
2. RCL Benziger, the publisher of our curriculum, has offered a resource for families to use at home. Here is their message:
"RCL Benziger is committed to supporting parish and school families during this unprecedented time of the COVID-19 pandemic. With so many struggling to find ways to share our faith, we are seeking ways to support the Church in helping you meet the needs of your faith formation programs. RCL Benziger is proud to introduce a new series for families, Sunday Celebrations. We will provide a Sunday Celebrations session for each Sunday over the next 8 weeks.
Welcome to Sunday Celebrations, a free resource from RCL Benziger to help you celebrate Sunday with your family, in your home. Each Sunday’s celebration focuses on the Gospel of the day, and encourages family members of all ages to join in singing, praying, sharing, and celebrating. Suggested songs and craft activities help enliven and extend the celebrations throughout the week."
Each Sunday Celebration is available in English and in Spanish!
Click for more from RCL Benziger!
3. Formed.org - the Holy Apostles code is: 62W3D4 Lots of video resources there, in English and Espanol!
Holy Apostles PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) strives to be a joyful place where children can form relationships, learn that God loves them, grow closer in relationship with Jesus and begin an understanding of the Catholic faith.
Each year classes begin in September but we can add children to the program all year long*. It's never "too late" to make disciples! We're here to serve you and your family.
*except for 2nd Grade and Sacramental Preparation Classes. Call the office for more information.
We look forward to meeting you,
Jennifer Severance & Sandra Carranza
Holy Apostles PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) Coordinators
Sandra Carranza: (208) 888-1182 ext. 3017 [email protected]
Jennifer Severance: (208) 888-1182 ext. 3022 [email protected]
1st-5th Grade Class Dates - Sept 21/22 - Apr 26/27
Pre-K-Kindergarten Class Dates - Oct 4 - Apr 18
Children's Liturgy of the Word (KidsWord) Dates - TBD - postponed due to Covid restrictions
PlayGroup Dates - TBD
Special Event Dates - TBD
Religious Education Classes for 3-year-olds, 4-year-olds, and Kindergarteners:
Religious Education Classes for 1st – 5th Grades:
KidsWord** (on hold until further notice due to social distancing requirements)**
Want to know more? Click here for the Holy Apostles Religious Education Parent Handbook
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Contact: Sandra Carranza | 888.1182, ext. 3017
Jennifer Severance | 888.1182, ext. 3022