Parish Religious Education Program (P.R.E.P)

St. Mary’s P.R.E.P.  complements parents in their role as primary and principal educators of their children. Our program is designed to assist parents and to supplement your family’s journey of faith. PREP is intended for children  from Grade 1  to Grade 7.* Each grade level  includes a minimum of 30 hours of instruction, beginning in September and ending in May. Classes are held Tuesday evenings from 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm in St. Mary’s school. 

* If your child is in grade 3 to grade 9 and has not received the Sacraments or Religious Education, please contact the PREP Coordinator.

For Information regarding registration for the 2016/2017 year, please contact the PREP Coordinator.  (see contact information at the bottom of the page)

PREP Registration Fees can be viewed HERE.

For All Students:

The following FOUR items must be submitted to the Parish Office to complete your Registration:

1)      Completed Registration Form. Contact PREP Coordinator for all necessary paperwork – see below
2)      Registration Fees (cash or cheque made payable to St. Mary’s Parish)
3)      Signed Privacy Policy Statement. Download and sign the form HERE.
If this is your first year registering for PREP, then you must also include:
4)      A copy of your child’s Baptismal Certificate (even if your child was Baptized at St. Mary’s Parish)              *not necessary for returning students

*If this is a sacramental year for your child, there will be further paperwork to fill-in


PREP Calendars 2015-2016

First Communion May 1, 2016 2:00 pm

Confirmation May 4, 2016 7:00 pm



The Sacraments of Eucharist (First Holy Communion) and Reconciliation (Confession)

Preparation for the Sacraments of Eucharist (First Holy Communion) and Reconciliation (Confession) is included in the religious education program at St. Mary’s school.   Children who do not attend a Catholic school  must register and attend P.R.E.P. classes. The Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion are typically received in grade two.

The Sacrament of Confirmation

At St. Mary’s, preparing for the Sacrament of Confirmation is a 2-year program that includes Confirmation I and Confirmation II, concluding with the Rite of Confirmation at the end of the second year. The program builds on a background of catechesis acquired in grades 1 through 5.

Confirmation I is intended for students in sixth grade, who have completed grades 1 through 5

Confirmation II is intended for students in the seventh grade. Pre-requisite: Confirmation I.

Parents who have children entering CONFIRMATION II should review the Parent Handbook:



 The accompanying forms are available HERE.

For further information please contact the PREP coordinator, Alison ten Bohmer 604-793-1268, or