Preparation for First Holy Communion


Lord's Supper

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



Sealed with the gift of the Holy Spirit


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 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.


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.


Mondays at 6:30pm to 7:45pm


Our Lady of Sorrows
555 Slocan Vancouver BC

Drop off: Gym
Pick up: School


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


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.

June  2017
  • Grand Opening of Renovated Lower Hall

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Description: Grand Opening of Renovated Lower Hall: June 1, 2017. Thanks to all the volunteers that have worked on the lower

  • Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

    Starts: 3:00 pm

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

  • Pentecost Vigil

    Starts: 7:00 pm

    Description: Pentecost Vigil: Attend on Sat, June 3rd from 7 pm to midnight; let us pray awaiting for the outpouring of

  • Coro Hispano Ensayo

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Location: Rectoria

  • Coro Hispano Ensayo

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Location: Rectoria

  • Coro Hispano Ensayo

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Location: Rectoria

  • Coro Hispano Ensayo

    Starts: 11:00 am

    Location: Rectoria

  • Bodas de Caná | Reunion Mensual

    Starts: 3:30 pm

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

    Description: Matrimonios son bienvenidos. Hay cuidado de niños.



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.


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
For Students going into Gr 2, Gr 7, Sacramental 2, and Teens receiving Confirmation
Collected at a later date.