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



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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) and mailing it in;
  • 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 resume with Distance Learning on Sunday, August 30 with registraion and textbook pick-up.  We invite families to attend either the 7:30am or 9:00am Mass in person (via Sign-Up Genuis) or watch the 11:00am MAss via live stream.  We are blessed to have our Curbside Communion on Sundays from 12:30-1:30pm.    

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 textbook and Bible work, music, story telling, crafts and liturgies. 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.  We are still looking in to the best way to service this age group.
  • We offer elementary classes for grades 1-6 on Sunday mornings that will distance learn with monthly check-ins with our catechists.  Sessions begin on August 30 with Zoom time to be determined. 

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.

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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