P.R.E.P. (Parish Religious Education Program)
It is time to get ready for PREP 2020-2021.
Video message from Msgr. Finelli
Pictures from the start of 2nd Grade inperson learning about being Jesus desciples!
We had our first in person 2nd grade class - socially distanced and disinfected!! The students meet 3 times a month via ZOOM and once a month in person.
The kids learned about being Jesus disciples and Mrs. Unger related a pumpkin to their Sacraments and Jesus working thru us. Then they let their own "little light shine".
After careful consideration, research, Flocknote poll and many hours of discussions and prayers, we have made the decision to hold PREP classes online to begin the year.
We will be utilizing ZOOM and Goodle Classroom.
Because we have families with sevral children, we have decided to spread the classes out throughout the week.
The schedule is as follows:
Grade 1 - Sunday mornings 9:00 - 9:45
Grade 2 - Monday evenings 6:00 - 6:45
Grade 3 - Thursday evenings 6:30 - 7:15
Grade 4 - Wednesday evenings 6:15 - 7:00
Grade 5 - Wednesday evenings 7:00 - 8:00
Grade 6 - Tuesday evenings 6:00 - 7:00
Grade 7 - Thursday evenings 7:30 - 8:30
Grade 8 - Sunday mornings 9:00 - 10:00
Classes will last anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour (based on grade and subject being covered). Grade 2 and grade 8 will hold "in person" classes once a month in the SCHOOL HALL beginning in October.
If your child is unable to attend a class on this day/time, they can review the ZOOM class at a better time for your family DURING THAT SAME WEEK, complete the assignment via Google Classroom (by the due date) and thus keep up with their religious education requirements.
We know this is going to be different and perhaps challenging for both our families and our teachers.
Letters have been mailed to all current parents with further details.
We appreciate your prayers as we begin this unprecedented journey, but know this - our parish children's spiritual growth is just as important today as it was last year at this time. Even if we are not together physically - we will be together spiritally.
Registrations may be dropped off anytime from now until September 12 in the parish office.
September 12/13 after all Masses outside Books will be available for pick up.
September 19/20 after all Masses outside. Books will be available for pick up.
Please socially distance and masks are required.
Classes begin the Week of September 20th.
If you have any questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs. Camille Stockdale - DRE - 6270 PREP@stfrancisallentown.org
(Mrs. Stockdale is out of the office August 15th - 22nd)
Feel free to call or email, and she will get back to you when able.
You will no longer receive PREP emails from Mrs. Stockdale or your child's teacher - only Flocknotes. If you have not done so already, It is time to sign up for Flocknote as that will be our ONLY means of communication from here on out. TEXT ST FRAN TO 84576.
Registration packets are available in the Parish Office, online or Mrs. Stockdale can send a set to you.
If you have any questions in the meantime or are having problems logging on to Flocknote - contact Mrs. Stockdale at 484-547-6270 or PREP@stfrancisallentown.org.
Registration packets can be picked up at the Parish Office; can be found online on our Parish Website or Mrs. Stockdale can email it to you if you would like! (PREP@stfrancisallentown.org)
All children entering 1 - 8th grade enrolled in public school or home schooled should register for our Parish Religious Education program. To receive the Sacraments of First Penance, First Communion and Confirmation, a child must be enrolled in PREP for two (2) years. PREP meets on Sunday mornings from 9:00 to 10:15. The children attend Mass once a month together; visit Adoration Chapel; perform service for others and learn about God and Jesus and their Catholic faith in a warm inviting, fun environment.
The St. Francis PREP program will follow all Pennsylvania COVID-19 guidelines to insure the safety of your children. For more details on our PREP program, do not hesitate to contact me.
Mrs. Camille Stockdale, DRE