P.R.E.P (Parish Religious Education Program)


Canon Law, the law of the Church, states that “parents above others are obliged to form their children in the faith and practice of Christian life by word and example; godparents and those who take the place of parents are bound by an equivalent obligation” (Can. 774 §2).

The General Directory for Catechesis and the National Directory for Catechesis resound the same sentiment. Resurrection of Our Lord’s Office for Parish Faith Formation recognizes and embraces parents in their role as the primary catechists of their children as they strive to fulfill this special role. Our mission is to assist parents in providing sound catechesis on the catechism and teachings of the Catholic Church so that their children will be formed in the faith of the Catholic tradition. This is accomplished by providing parents with a variety of resources and programs that will enable their children to cultivate a deep appreciation for and understanding of what it means to be a Catholic Christian in today’s changing world. Our program attempts to provide children with ample opportunities to live and experience their faith through catechesis, service, worship, and fellowship. The  Office for Parish Faith Formation is committed to improving its programs so that we may better assist parents in providing their children with the fullest experience of living their Catholic heritage on their journey of faith and deepening their relationship with God.

Sunday Morning 9:00 – 10:15 AM
in the School Annex Building
For more information call Karen Fitzgerald at (215) 742-1127  ext.120

P.R.E.P. assists parents in providing a sound foundation for the faith formation of their children to develop. The program is for children attending public and charter schools or who are homeschooled  in grades 1 to 6. Sessions run from September – May.

Enrollment in the PREP Program for a minimum of two consecutive years is usually required for children to begin sacramental preparation for Eucharist and or Confirmation.


All baptized children from grade two and up who desire to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church with the reception of Eucharist and/or Confirmation are eligible for this program provided that they have successfully completed a minimum of two consecutive years of formation in the Catholic Faith.


Resurrection of Our Lord parishes embraces all of its children regardless of special need or disability. We will make every effort to accommodate the needs of participants with special disabilities and provide them with an inclusive environment in our programs. However, in order to provide the best accommodations possible, it may be necessary for the participant to attend another parish program that is better equipped to meet the participant’s needs. If your child has a special need or disability you are encouraged to contact Karen Fitzgerald at 215-7421127 ext. 120 or at kfitzgerald@resurrectphila.org to discuss your concerns and enrollment options.


The RCIA is the rite through which children of catechetical age and adults enter into full communion with the Catholic Church.  The RCIA adapted for children is designed to assist youth and teens who: have never been baptized, and wish to be baptized in the Catholic Church, have been baptized in another Christian religion (Lutheran, Evangelical, etc.) and wish to become Catholic were baptized Catholic, but have not received First Eucharist and/or Confirmation.  Please call Karen Fitzgerald, D.R.E. at (215) 742-1127 ext. 120 or e-mail her at kfitzgerald@resurrectphila.org to discuss your child’s situation.