Preparation for First Holy Communion

 

Lord's Supper

"Take this and eat it: it is my body."

 

Confirmation

Sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit

PARISH RELIGIOUS EDUCATION PROGRAM (PREP)

Announcements

  • The Feb 6th, 2017 Confirmation meeting for Godparents and parents will take place Feb 20th 2017 @ 6:30pm [GYM]. Look forward to seeing you there.

The PREP program provides catechesis for children who attend public or non-Catholic independent schools in Grades Kindergarten to 7. The Catholic Church recognizes parents as the primary educators of their children. The PREP program exists to help parents with this key responsibility; to support and nurture your child’s journey to know, love and serve God.

WELCOME

Welcome to Our Lady of Sorrows’ PREP! We look forward to working with our families to be active participants in their child’s faith journey.

Our classes are taught by volunteer catechists and aides under the direction of the Coordinator, Sister Beata Kaytes, and in keeping with the mandate and learning outcomes of the Office of Catechetics (Archdiocese of Vancouver). Our catechists are encouraged to continue their own faith journey through prayers and attendance at various workshops and retreats throughout the year.

CLASSES

Our classes are offered for children in Kindergarten to Grade 7.
PREP Catechism Classes for the 2016-2017 year will begin Monday, September 12, 2016.

All children and parents should gather in the parish Gym at 6:30pm. Please be on time.

Those who are not yet registered can do so from 6:00 to 6:30pm in the parish hall.

Date/Time:

Mondays at 6:30pm to 7:45pm

Location:

Our Lady of Sorrows
555 Slocan Vancouver BC

Drop off: Gym
Pick up: School

EXPECTATIONS

PREP is a comprehensive program of faith formation. Each PREP year builds on the previous year. Each and every grade is important. Students who miss a year of PREP will be evaluated and may need to repeat the missed year. Students who enroll in the program are expected to fully participate at all grade levels.

It is also important to your child’s faith formation to:

  • Faithfully attend ALL PREP classes
  • Faithfully attend Sunday mass
  • Faithfully continue their learning of the catechism and prayers in their home where your child’s relationship with Christ can grow and flourish

SACRAMENT PREPARATION

First Holy Communion and Confirmation are two very important milestones in your child’s faith formation. Preparation is a two (2) year process of PREP instruction. If your child is entering grades 1 or 6 this year please make sure they register in the Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) to avoid any delays in receiving their sacraments.

March  2017
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  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

    Starts: 3:00 pm

    Location: Our Lady Of Sorrows 555–599 Slocan St, Vancouver BC, Canada

  • Way of the Cross Spanish

    Starts: 7:00 pm

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  • Catechism Prep

    Starts: 6:30 pm

    Location: Our Lady Of Sorrows 555–599 Slocan St, Vancouver BC, Canada

    Description: Class # 21/ Lenten Confession (Gr.3 – 7, Sac. 1 & Teens)

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  • NO CLASS Catechism Prep

    Starts: 6:30 pm

    Location: Our Lady Of Sorrows 555–599 Slocan St, Vancouver BC, Canada

    Description: PREP Spring Break

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  • NO CLASS Catechism Prep

    Starts: 6:30 pm

    Location: Our Lady Of Sorrows 555–599 Slocan St, Vancouver BC, Canada

    Description: PREP Spring Break

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  • Karaoke Fundraiser

    Starts: 6:00 pm

    Location: OLS Upper Hall

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  • Cristo Roto | Reflexion para vivir en tiempo de Cuaresma

    Starts: 2:30 pm

    Location: Our Lady Of Sorrows 555 Slocan St, Vancouver BC, Canada

    Description: Fecha: Domingo 26 de Marzo 2016
    Lugar: Our Lady of Sorrows (Dentro del Templo)
    Horario: 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

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  • Catechism Prep

    Starts: 6:30 pm

    Location: Our Lady Of Sorrows 555–599 Slocan St, Vancouver BC, Canada

    Description: Class #22

  • OLS Penitential Service

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Location: Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, 555 Slocan Street, Vancouver, BC V5K 3X5, Canada

    Description: Attend the Lord’s invitation to the feast of forgiveness and heavenly graces!
    Several priests will be available to hear your

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REGISTRATIONS

Please return your Registration Form ,
fees and baptismal certificate (new students), as soon as possible to the PREP Coordinator or parish office. Registrations are considered complete once the above are submitted. Please spread the word to your Catholic friends who may have children entering Grade 1 this year, or who have recently moved into the parish, not to delay in attending to their child’s religious education.

FEES

Registration fees for 2016-2017 are as follows:

Early Registration
(Before May 30th)
 Registered Parishioners
 1 Child  $90.00
 2 Childrens  $110.00
  Non-Registered Parishioners
 Each Child  $110.00
Regular Fees
(After May 30th)
Registered Parishioners
1 Child $100.00
2 Childrens $120.00
Non-Registered Parishioners
Each Child $140.00
 SACRAMENT FEE:
For Students going into Gr 2, Gr 7, Sacramental 2, and Teens receiving Confirmation
$25.00
Collected at a later date.

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