CCD/PREP Registration for 2024 - 2025:

Our registration for the upcoming catechetical year (2024-2025) will begin on July 8, 2024.  We currently have a limit of 15 students in each class. 

We encourage you to have your children continue their religious education each year.  Please remember that a student must have one full year of religious education prior to receiving a sacrament.  At St. Bede's Parish, children receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion in Grade 2 and the Sacrament of Confirmation in Grade 7.

 

If you are a new family and would like to register your children in our CCD/PREP program, please use the following link to enter your information directly into the Parish Giving database. 

New Families click here

Your information will be processed and you will receive a "Welcome Letter" email directly from Parish Giving with instructions for tuition payment and class selection for your child/children.

A baptismal certificate is required for every new child being registered in our program and the family must be officially registered in the parish.  If you are not registered yet, please meet with one of our priests after Mass on Saturday evening or Sunday morning.

Please call the Religious Education Office (215.357.2130) or email Shawn Tobin, Director of Religious Education, at stobin@st-bede.org if you require additional information regarding our CCD/PREP program.

 


Religious Education (CCD/PREP) Session Choices:

Sunday (9:15 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.) - Pre-K thru Grade 7

Sunday Evening (7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) - Grade 8 only

Monday Afternoon (4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) K thru Grade 7

 

Please contact Shawn Tobin, Director of Religious Education (stobin@st-bede.org or 215.357.2130) regarding Family Catechesis options. 

Note:  Tuition is the same for both models of instruction:  CCD/PREP on site classes or Family Catechesis


TUITION FOR 2024-2025 CATECHETICAL YEAR:

(Note: Tuition is waived for parents who volunteer as full time catechists.)

Discount during the month of July 2024 (July 8 thru July 31):
$240.00 (1 child)          $345.00 (2 children)     $415.00 (3 children or more)

Discount during the month of August 2024 (August 1 thru August 31):
$265.00 (1 child)          $370.00 (2 children)     $440.00 (3 children or more)

Full Price as of September 1, 2024 (unless new to parish, then eligible for August rates)

$300.00 (1 child)          $405.00 (2 children)     $475.00 (3 children or more)

Please note that if financial aid is needed, please call (215) 357-2130.


SACRAMENTAL FEES:

First Penance = $20.00

First Communion = $35.00

Confirmation = $35.00 (not including the Confirmation robe)

Confirmation Robe= approximately $25.00

Note:  Parent catechists are required to pay sacramental fees


Family CatechesisLINK FROM LOYOLA PRESS:
https://www.loyolapress.com/faith-formation/christ-our-life/christ-our-life-2016/parents-and-students

Dear Parents - clicking the above link takes you to the Loyola Press website containing grade level (1-8) interactive chapter reviews - 
at the end of the review - enter the student name and the following email address:  lcassidy@st-bede.org 
Results received will be recorded in our office data base. 


FAMILY CATECHESIS PROCEDURE
FOR THE
2024 - 2025
 CATECHETICAL YEAR

1. REVIEW THE ASSIGNED LESSON with your child (utilizing the student textbook) according to the curriculum guidelines (weekly) - all grade level curriculum guidelines were provided with your family catechesis materials. Complete any questions, puzzles, coloring, etc… directly in the student textbook.

2. COMPLETE THE CORRESPONDING PAGES IN THE GREEN ACTIVITY /TEST SHEET FOLDER (Weekly). Parents were provided all the answers to the student green folder pages in a white envelope.
Note: all CCD/PREP family catechesis students will submit their green activity folders to the Office of Religious Education at the end of the catechetical year (May 1, 2025).
3. Go to LOYOLA PRESS

https://www.loyolapress.com/faith-formation/christ-our-life/christ-our-life-2016/parents-and-students

  • Scroll down to Resources - grade levels will be listed
  • Click on the grade level of your child
  • Click on the Interactive Chapter Review (weekly) corresponding to the curriculum guidelines
  • At the end of the review there is a space to enter an email address,
  • Enter lcassidy@st-bede.org and type in your child's full name.
  • Results received from LOYOLA PRESS will be recorded for each child.
  • If one of the chapter reviews happens to be a "game" (there are no spaces for an email address or student name), please send a short email to: lcassidy@st-bede.org  indicating that your child completed the game

4. All Loyola Press Chapter Reviews will be checked by Mrs. Cassidy.  All Loyola Press Chapter Reviews for the first 11 sessions will be due by January 7, 2024.  If your child is not complete with all the assigned Chapter Reviews by this date, they will not be able to continue with family catechesis and have to redo the year.  Mrs. Cassidy will be reviewing your progress of online submissions and update you at least monthly.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS - CALL (215) 357-2130
OR
EMAIL Lisa Cassidy  lcassidy@st-bede.org

NOTE:  ALL CCD/PREP PARENTS SHOULD BE FAMILIAR WITH THE ABOVE PROCEDURE.  "IN-PERSON" CCD/PREP STUDENTS CAN ACHIEVE PERFECT ATTENDANCE BY COMPLETING THEIR WEEKLY ASSIGNMENT IN THEIR WORKBOOK OR COMPLETING THE CHAPTER USING THE LOYOLA PRESS WEBSITE WHEN ABSENT FROM CLASS.