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Parish Religion Program for Children (PRP)


Dear Parents,

As Director of Faith Formation, I would like to welcome you and your family to our Parish Religion Program (PRP) for the 2018-2019 school year.  We will begin our PRP program with a special kick-off gathering on Sunday, September 9, 2018 in Ventura Hall for all parents and children.

The task of teaching a child about the faith is an awesome responsibility and takes many people working together.  As parents, you are the first catechists/teachers of your child and the most important ones.  What does it mean to be the primary catechist?  Saint John Paul II referred to the family as the “domestic church”.  Every moment in your home (the domestic church) can be a teaching moment.   In other words, your home is the heartbeat of faith where God’s love is lived out daily. 

At an early age, your child learned intuitively about God, by watching you pray and go to mass.  Your children have learned about charity and forgiveness by experiencing it from you.  These early encounters of faith in the home and family provided the context for them to learn about God’s love and mercy.  So, being the best teachers for your child’s faith development means that you practice your faith: you pray at home, go to mass every Sunday and make your home a place where love and forgiveness abounds.

Along with our PRP Catechists, I am looking forward to the opportunity to join with you in teaching and sharing our Catholic faith with your children.  Our program is available for grades K through 8th, and is held on Sunday mornings from 9:15 am to 10:45 am in the St. Bernadette School building.  Families are encouraged to attend the 11:00 am mass together after the program. 

Every year we experience a need for catechists and assistants to serve our growing parish.  I would like to ask you to prayerfully consider if God may be knocking on the door of your heart and asking you to help bring the children to him.  It is not necessary to be a certified catechist/teacher in order to work in our program.  I welcome all who want to share their gift of faith with others as a catechist or assistant.

All for Jesus, All for His Kingdom,

Amy Zurlinden

Director of Faith Formation

PRP Registration Forms 2019-2020.pdf

PRP Handbook Updated 2019-2020.pdf

Contact: Amy Zurlinden, Director of Faith Formation  513-753-5566, ext. 105 or azurlinden@stbameliaparish.org


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