CCD Program

PREP (CCD) Program

Registration for our Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) will take place in the Faculty Room (entrance behind the Church) after all Masses (except 6:30 AM) the weekend of September 10th & 11th.  The registration and book fees are :  Parishioners: $50 for the first child and $40 for each child in the family thereafter.  Non-parishioners: $60 and $50.


Sept. 27  – Grades 1 to 6 begin classes from 3:30 to 4:30 P.M. on Tuesday afternoons and Grades 7 to 12 begin classes from 7:00 to 8:00 on Tuesday evenings. Grades 1 to 6 will meet in the Lower Church the first day for classroom assignments.  The complete schedule for the year will be provided at registration.  Special classes are also provided for older students needing the sacraments. All classes are conducted at OLC School.  Call (215) 637-1648 for more information.


Oct. 2nd – Classes begin at 11 A.M. on Sundays for students attending private schools.




Sun.   Oct.  16th   – Presentation Mass at 10:00 A.M. in the Lower Church.  Families are invited.


Wed.  Oct. 19th  – Parent Night for Reconciliation (Confession) at 7:30 P.M. in the Lower Church


Wed. Feb. 22rd – Parent Night for Holy Communion at 7:30 P.M. in the Lower Church.


Mar. 22nd  & 23rd  – Sacrament of Reconciliation at 7 P.M. in the Upper Church.  You may go either night.


Parents are encouraged to receive this sacrament with their children.


Sat.  April 8th  –  “Jesus Day” retreat at OLC from 9:30 to 11:30 AM in the Lower Church.  Parents are invited.


Sat. May 6th – First Holy Communion Day! Masses at 9:00 AM (Families A to E),  11:00 AM (Families F to M), & 1:00 PM (Families N to Z)




Sun. Nov. 13th –  Enrollment Mass at 10:00 A.M. in the Lower Church.


Wed. Nov. 16th  –  Parent night at 7:30 P.M. in Lower Church.


Wednesday,  Nov. 30th  – Retreat at St. John Neumann Shrine from 8:30 AM until 2:00 P.M (6A & 6B), & Thursday, Dec. 1st from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (6C & PREP). (Excused absence).


Sat.  Mar. 11t –  Confirmation at 10:00 AM (A to K) and 2 PM  (L to Z).  Bishop Michael Fitzgerald will preside.



TBA-    Last PREP classes for Sunday classes.


TBA– Last  PREP Classes for Grades 1 to 12.


Tuesday. May 9th  – May Procession at 7 P.M. in the Upper Church.  All are invited! Communion & Confirmation students may wear appropriate dresses, suits, or robes.


TBA  –  Communion Class invited to a procession to honor Our Lady of the Roses at 1 PM in the UC.


Students are expected to attend classes from year to year without skipping a grade.  “Dropping out” will result in students making up the grade(s) they missed prior to receiving Confirmation.  PREP Students are expected to attend Mass regularly on the weekends and to use their Church envelopes so that attendance may be recorded.  They are invited to attend special Class Masses at 10:00 in the Lower Church on the following Sundays:  October 16th – Grade 2   November 13th – Grade 6   December 11th – Grade 3


January 8th – Grade 5   February 12th – Grades 8 & 1   March 12th –  Grades 4   April 23rd –  Grade 7.  For further information, please call Sister Mildred at 215-637-1648.


There are no PREP classes on the following Tuesdays: 11/8, 11/22,  & 12/27.  Also, when OLC, public or charter schools are closed on Tuesdays there will be no PREP classes.  Feel free to check the PREP link on the school website:

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11023 Kipling Lane
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19154
Main Phone: (215) 637-1648


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