Please note – Starting in the Fall of 2018 classes for our P.R.E.P. program will be moving to Tuesday evenings. (A definite time has not yet been determined). P.R.E.P. registration will begin in August, run into September and take place in the gathering space in the lower church. Exact dates and times will be shown in the church bulletin. Once registration is closed, children will have to wait until the following year to be placed in the program, so it is imperative that families take this opportunity to register.
On June 29, 2017, after a presentation of the results of this study, the Council of Priests voted almost unanimously for the standard grade for the Sacrament of Confirmation to be grades 7 and/or 8 in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. Over the summer, a consultation with the priests of the Archdiocese was conducted. This consultation supported the June 29th decision and on September 21, 2017 the Council of Priests again voted in favor of this change from the practice of Confirmation in grades 4, 5 or 6. On January 18, 2018, the Archbishop determined with the Council of Priests, that the new grades for the Sacrament of Confirmation are 7th and/or 8th grade.