Parish Religious Education Program ~ PREP
     for Pre-School through 6th Grade
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Update from Archdiocese regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19) dated May 15, 2020 

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Faith at Home ~ May 24, 2020 ~

2020-2021 PREP Registration NOW Available:

For your convenience, families now have choices:

  • Register the old fashion way by downloading a registration packet (click here
  • Even better PREP offers:  Online Registration/Payment (click here) 
  • 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).
  • Due to the current health crisis, our PREP sessions will be suspended until further notice. We hope, with prayer, to resume sessions with Pre-School Combo meeting from 9-10am and Elementary grades meeting from 10:15-11:30am. All sesssions are held in the Education Center.  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!  818-949-4323 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) Sunday 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;
$100.00 per additional family member;
$175.00 per student for non-registered parishioners.
$  50.00 late fee after May 1, 2020.
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 sacramental students and their parents attended the First Reconciliation Retreat on Saturday, January 25, 2020 and First Reconciliation was celebrated on Saturday, February 8, 2020. 

Please click here for further information on First Holy Communion.

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