It is our honor and pleasure to assist families in passing on the Catholic Faith.
Over 200 children from grades K – 12 come every Sunday from September thru April for Faith Formation.
We meet in the Fenmont Building from 10:30 am to 11:30 am. Parents are asked to fill out the registration forms and permission/medical forms as soon as possible for the upcoming year.
Completed forms may be mailed to the Parish Office or dropped off in the box in the main church entrance.
The Saint Julie Billiart Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) is committed to a dynamic partnership with parents in the religious education of their children. Parents are the primary educators of their children. Parents model the saving love of Jesus Christ in their actions and words and teach their children from infancy throughout their lives. At Baptism parents make a promise to God and the church to undertake the responsibility of providing Christian formation for their children, and the church promises to assist the parents in this responsibility. The Religious Education Program tries to assist parents to build on and continue Christian formation with formal classes. This partnership between parents and the religious education program requires ongoing communication, collaboration, and trust in God’s love and guidance. Parents and children attend several class sessions together throughout the year.
Children and teens anticipating reception of First Communion and Confirmation should participate in a religious education program at least one year prior to the celebration of the sacrament. For instance, if a parent wants his or her child to receive First Communion in second grade, the child must attend class for all of first grade and second grade. Children preparing to receive the sacraments and are home schooled will be asked to participate in retreats or other special programs designed to help in faith formation of all the children in the parish.
PREP meets on Sunday mornings, 10:30-11:30, at the Fenmont Center. Classes are held for K-8th grades. High School PREP classes for youth in grades 9 through 12 are also offered. These classes may be held at different times.
Registration for the following school year is held in April with classes beginning the following September. Registration after August 1st will be charged a late fee of $10, unless it is a new parishioner.
Together with parents, the St. Julie Billiart Religious Education program staff hopes to instill and nurture a love for Jesus Christ and His church, a growing understanding and lifelong participation in the sacraments and a habit of regular prayer and Christian Service.
In the name of Jesus, we ask you, heavenly Father, to bless our endeavors, so that our children may grow in wisdom and grace.
Mary Pat Austing, Religious Education Coordinator,
863.1040 x *815 or email@example.com