Parish Religious Education Program
Children in Pre-Kindergarten Through Fifth (5th) Grade
and Children in Sixth to Eight (6-8) Grades who need to prepare for Sacraments
(please note the change)
At St. Gregory the Great Parish we are committed to our children and their faith formation! The Parish supports St. Gregory the Great School and a weekly Religious Education Program (PREP) to meet the needs of all the children. We baptized our children into the Body of Christ and made promises to help our children grow in faith. At St. Gregory the Great Parish we want to partner with you to keep that promise! If your child, age 4 through 5th grade, is not attending St. Gregory the Great School, we invite your family to be a part of PREP to continue your child’s faith formation. We will be working together to promote knowledge of the faith, grow in prayer, foster community life and share in the sacramental life within the Church. Info: Thomas Gallagher (757) 497-8330 or
Registration for 2019-2020 PREP will begin the weekend of August 10/11 and will continue through September 13, 2019. PREP classes will resume on Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Registration is done on-line. Go to the following link to access registration: https://saintgregory.typeform.com/to/YpUqzH
CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD
All children of the parish, starting at age 4, are welcome to participate in this part of the Sunday liturgy during the 9:00 am Mass. No registration is required. Children’s Liturgy will resume in September.
CHILDREN PREPARING FOR RECEIVING THE SACRAMENTS
At St. Gregory the Great, children typically prepare for receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation (Penance) and First Communion (Eucharist) when they are in 2nd grade. In order for your child to prepare they must be registered for PREP classes or attend St. Gregory School. We also provide a class for those children who may be older in grades 3-8 and need to prepare for the Sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation, and 1st Communion. Contact Dr. Cathy Whisman in the Church office if you have any questions.
ADULTS – WANT TO BE INVOLVED WITH PREP?
If you would like to be involved in the wonderful ministry of working with children, please contact Dr. Cathy Whisman for more information. We will be looking for catechists, aides and other helpers for the program. Some teaching or experience with children is preferred for catechists and an interview will be required. We meet on Tuesday evenings and would love to welcome you to this exciting ministry!