Welcome to the St. Ambrose Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)!
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PREP provides resources for families to grow in discipleship. Registration is open for families with children entering grades 1-8.
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 them to explore faith lessons with their children in the home setting. Families gather monthly on Sunday evening from 6:00-7:20 pm. After prayer and discussion in the Parish Center, students move to classrooms where adult mentors affirm the lessons that have been explored in the home setting throughout the previous weeks. In addition, families gather for seasonal sessions including Fall, Advent and Lent.
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.
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.
Families attend seasonal Family Gatherings during Fall, Advent, Lent and Year-End.
Registration is completed online. To Register Using a Computer: (Please note that the software does not always play nice with smart devices.)
If you previously created a My Own Church account, then log in.
If you need to create a My Own Church account, then click on “New User” and submit your account information. You will then receive a temporary password in your email to complete your account setup.
Once you are logged in to My Own Church, open the “Religious Education PREP” tab.
Click on “Online Registration” and provide the requested information for each student. Please note that the system prompts you to enter a first, second and third choice. However, you only need to indicate your first choice.
Once your registration request is reviewed, you will receive an email confirmation.
Levels 1,2,4,5,6 A Family of Faith: $45 per FAMILY (no matter how many children are registered per family)
Level 3 Reconciliation/Eucharist: $40 per STUDENT
Level 7 Theology of the Body: $35 per STUDENT
Level 8 Confirmation: $35 per STUDENT
Options To Submit PREP Tuition:
After submitting the online registration, click on the "Pay Now" button at the bottom of the summary page.
If you previously set up your parish online giving:
Return to the My Own Church home page.
Open the “My Offering” tab.
Click on “Online Giving” and open the “Give Now” tab.