Parish Religious Education Program ~ PREP
                                            for Pre-School through 6th Grade
                St Bede ~ A Catholic Community ~ Here to Worship, Called to Serve


2017-2018 PREP Registration is Open:

For your convenience, families now have choices:

  • Register the old fashion way by downloading a registration packet (click here). 
  • Even better PREP introduces new options:  Online Registration (click to register) and Online Payment (click to pay). 
  • If you register the old fashion way, you can still use the new Online Payment option for paying fees via credit card, ACH or echeck (click here).



All PREP Sessions meet Sunday,
September 17!  Pre-School will gather at 9:00am with the Elementary sessions gathering from 10:15-11:30am in the Education Center. "Where two or more come together in my name, I am there with them" (Matthew 18:20).

While your student is in session, come to our first Parent Forum this Sunday, September 17 from 10:15-11:30am in the Music Room of the Education Center! Join us for some fellowship and fun!  "It is the Lord who gives wisdom; from him come knowledge and understanding" (Proverbs 2:6).

Home Study meets Tuesday, September 19 at 6:30pm in the John 23rd Room of the Parish Center. Please bring your assignments to turn in. "He satisfies those who are thirsty and fills the hungry with good things" (Psalm 107:9).

Fall Sport Blessing is Sunday, September 24 at the 9:00am Mass!  All coaches and athletes are invited to wear your uniform to Mass and receive a special blessing and gift! "An athlete who runs in a race cannot win the prize unless he obeys the rules" (2 Timothy 2:5).

Just a reminder: Students must be enrolled in a first grade Religious Education class or attend a Catholic School in order to receive First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion in the second grade. "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in memory of me" (Luke 22:19).

Parents of the 2017 First Communicants are invited to  stop by the PREP Office and pick up their students banner, pictures, certificates, etc. 

Our next PREP Session is Sunday, September 17, 2017. Pre-school sessions will meet in the Education Center at 9:00 and last through the Final Blessings of the 9:00 Mass. We invite grades 1-6 to meet in the church to attend the 9:00 Mass (which will include participation in Children's Liturgy of the Word) with their classmates and or family.  After Mass, grades 1-6 head to the Education Center for their age appropriate sessions, which begin at 10:15am.  Sessions will dismiss at 11:30.    

Feel free to give the office a call at the number below should you have any questions and or concerns regarding PREP!  818-949-4322 or e-mail 

We, the Parish Religious Education Program (PREP), (formally known as CCD or catechismstrive to nurture and deepen the faith of St. Bede families through our commitment to faith-filled and family centered catechesis.

Our mission is to make our Catholic faith come alive in the hearts, minds and actions of St. Bede children and their families. Forming a partnership with families, we seek to connect faith to the everyday lives of our children by way of classroom and Bible work, music, story telling, crafts, liturgies and prayetr services.  We use the public school calendar, meeting August through May. 

  • Our pre-school class consists of a combined Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes ( 4 & 5 year olds) whinday mornings during the 9am Mass.  The children will meet in the 2nd grade classroom of the Education Center during Mass.
  • We offer elementary classes for grades 1-6 on Sunday mornings that meet in the classrooms of the Education Center from 10:15-11:30am.  
  • In our goal to assist parents as primary catechist of their children, we offer a home study program for grades 3-6.  This includes work to be done at home and turned in to our office as well as a once-a-month on-campus meeting. It is expected all families actively participate in the weekend and Holy Day liturgies, as the Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith. 

Registration fees for the program are:
$125.00 per registered parishioner;
$  90.00 per additional family member;
$175.00 per student for non-registered parishioners.
$  50.00 late fee after July 1, 2017
No family will be turned away from our program due to financial difficulties. Please contact Moira Arjani regarding scholarship information. 

Sacrament Preparation

The preparation here at St. Bede for First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion is a two-year program beginning in the 1st grade, with the children receiving the Sacraments in the 2nd grade.
All children must be enrolled in our 1st grade program to receive the Sacraments in 2nd grade. 

ur 2nd graders and their parents attended the First Reconciliation Retreat on Saturday, January 28, 2017. First Reconciliation was celebrated on Saturday, February 4, 2017. 

Please click here for further information on First Holy Communion.




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