The Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) at Notre Dame de la Mer provides Catholic faith formation to children in grades one to eight who attend the local public schools. Notre Dame de la Mer Parish in conjunction with the Diocese of Camden, encourages participation in all years of formation for a full and complete religious experience. The goal of the Notre Dame de la Mer Parish Religious Educational Program is to provide a learning environment that builds upon the previous year for a richer and more comprehensive religious education experience.
The PREProgram provides a spiritual formation and religious education to parish families, which in turn, furthers the teaching and preaching of the gospel to all people. Parents, by their words and examples, are the primary faith educators of their children. The PREProgram helps parents in their work by teaching our rich Catholic heritage and provides a basis for faith formation. This process is carried out not only by classroom discussion and teaching, but also through participation in prayer, special celebrations and worship opportunities, and service to others. In this way, the child is led to a deeper relationship with God, other children, and the total Christian faith community.