Parish Religious Education Program

     

Welcome to the St. Ambrose Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)!  

PREP provides resources for families to grow in discipleship. Registration is open for families with children entering grades 1-8. 

2024-2025 REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN JULY

Registration is completed online. To Register Using a Computer
(Please note that the software does not always play nice with Google Chrome and smart devices.)

  • Visit https://allentown.parishsoftfamilysuite.com.
    • If you previously created a My Own Church account, then follow the "Online Registration Instructions"provided below.
    • If you need to create a My Own Church account, then click on “New User” and submit your account information. Within a couple days you will receive a temporary password in your email to complete your account setup. Once your account is created, follow the "Online Registration Instructions" provided below.
  • Online Registration Instructions
  • NOTE: By registering for the St. Ambrose Parish Religious Education Program you grant permission to receive emails from St. Ambrose Church. Photo/digital image use permission is assumed unless you submit a written statement to the Director of Religious Education stating that photos/digital images of your child may not used in print/digital media.

Registration Fees~2024-2025 (Payment made at time of registration)

  • Levels 1,2,4,5,6 A Family of Faith: $60 per FAMILY
  • Level 3 First Reconciliation/First Eucharist: $50 per STUDENT
  • Level 7 Theology of the Body:  $50 per STUDENT
  • Level 8 Confirmation: $50 per STUDENT

Please register by MAY 23rd to ensure your child is included in the materials order.

If you experience technical difficulty or have questions, please contact Mary Ellen Johns, Director of Religious Education at 570-385-1031 or stambroseprep@comcast.net

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FAMILY CATECHESIS

Families with children in Levels 1,2,4,5,6 participate in “A Family of Faith,” which provides parents/guardians with formation opportunities that build community while empowering parents/guardians to explore faith lessons with their children in the home setting. Families gather in the Parish Center monthly on Sunday morning from 9:40-11:00 am. In addition, families gather for seasonal sessions including Advent and Lent

CLICK HERE to visit the "A Family of Faith" Page.

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FIRST RECONCILIATION & FIRST EUCHARIST

Children who have actively engaged in religious formation and whose readiness has been discerned, are welcome to receive the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. Students meet with adult mentors every other Sunday for "immediate" preparation. In addition, parents work with students in the home setting to broaden and affirm the lessons. Families attend seasonal Family Gatherings during Fall, Advent, Lent and Year-End.

Adaptive Resources
Adaptive Resources are available for Sacramental Preparation by contacting the Director of Religious Education, Mary Ellen Johns at 570-385-1031 or stambroseprep@comcast.net
http://www.loyolapress.com/faith-formation/special-needs/adaptive-finding-god

CLICK HERE to visit the FIRST RECONCILIATION Page.

CLICK HERE to visit the FIRST EUCHARIST Page.

Level 3 Sessions: Sundays 6:00-7:20 pm  Sessions take place twice a month.  


CONFIRMATION

Families with children entering Level 7 will explore Theology of the Body for Teens in which middle school students discover God’s plan for love and life. Parents are intimately involved through parent-child discussion and projects.

Families with children who have completed Levels 1-7 are eligible to participate in Level 8 Confirmation preparation. Parents/Sponsors are intimately involved in the candidates' formation through discussion and affirmation of lessons.

Levels 7 & 8 Sessions:

SUMMER:  Two Weeks--Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10:00-11:30 am via ZOOM

FALL:  Sundays 6:00-7:20 pm  Sessions take place twice a month in the school building.

CLICK HERE to visit the CONFIRMATION Page.

     

Children's Liturgy of the Word

Our youngest disciples (preschool through primary grades) are invited to participate in the Children's Liturgy of the Word during the 10:30 am Mass on the 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month. Following the Introductory Rites of the Mass, Adult mentors lead the children to the chapel to pray, listen to the Gospel and break open the Word in a way that speaks to young hearts. The children return during the offertory procession.