All children registered in the PREP/Faith Formation program are required to attend six (6) intergenerational faith events (Faith-Filled Events) with their families during the school year.
Ideally, all members of the family would attend these events/experiences together, but this is not mandatory. Grandparents and extended members of the family can be included and are encouraged to attend/participate.
Some events may require advance registration and a limited number of participants. A ‘goodwill’ offering may be asked at some events.
We encourage all students and families, especially the Confirmandi to do community service hours together. Service hours are an additional requirement.
Each child in the program will fill out a Faith-Filled Event Reflection Form (available below) after they have attended their six (6) events. They may choose to turn in these forms, put them in a scrapbook with photos, or make/design their own journals for documentation. Once all six (6) are completed, they may hand it in at class, bring it to the Parish Office, mail it or email it to Donnamarie Sexton. Students may not move ahead to the next PREP level until this is completed and approved.
There is an attached calendar of events to give you examples to choose from. However, if you have an idea for a family faith event or experience, please do not hesitate to mention it to us. If you are an out-of-parish PREP family and you participate in an event at your home parish, this will almost always be considered. I always say… Any event can be faith-filled if you invite God to join you.
We hope that family participation in faith-filled activities will be a source of great joy for everyone involved. Thank you for your commitment to take this requirement seriously.