Parish Religious Education Program ~ PREP
                                            for Pre-School through 6th Grade
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First Communion Parents:  All banners and Mass Selection Forms are now due in the PREP Office! 
Saturday, April 29 is the First Communion Child/Parent Retreat from 9-11:30am. All students are to be in attendance with a parent or guardian. We will gather in the church.  Please rsvp to so we prepare enough supplies. "This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in memory of me" (Luke 22:19). 

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

Agape will be on Thursday, May 4 in the Parish Hall at 7:00pm.  This celebration is for our First Communicants and thier parents. Please rsvp to Scarlette at 818-949-4322 or

Our last Home Study Session will meet Tuesday, May 16 at 6:30pm in the Parish Center. See you there! "May your constant love be with us, Lord, as we put our hope in you" (Psalm 33:22).

Our next PREP Session is Sunday, April 30. Pre-school sessions will meet in the Education Center at 9:00 and last through the Final Blessings of the 9:00 Mass. Grades 1-6 will 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 will then head to the Education Center for their age appropriate sessions, which begin at 10:15am.  Sessions will dismiss at 11:10 to enable parking for the 11:00 Mass.  

For the 2017-18 school year, while we encourage and pray our families attend weekly Mass, the session time for the elementary grades will return to gathering from 10:15-11:30am. Students who attend the 9am Mass are encouraged to attend Children's Liturgy of the Word (when it's in session). Our pre-school combo will remain at the same, gathering from 9-10am.    

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. Classes will meet in the 9:00 Mass and participate in Children’s Liturgy of the Word with their catechists. They will return to Mass at the Offertory and remain in Mass until the Final Blessing. After Mass, they will meet in the classrooms of the Education Center from 10:15-11:10am.  (We are using the 11:10am dismissal time due to parking for the 11:00 Mass. (Please see the above about changed for 2017-18).
  • 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.
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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