Parish Religious Education Program

St. Mary Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) aims to provide an opportunity for the children of St. Mary parish to grow in knowledge and love for our Lord.

PREP classes are held on Sunday mornings from 9 AM until 10:30 AM, between morning Masses, in the Religious Education Center. Our program consists of levels K through 8, with level K open to children who are 5 years old at the beginning of the school year. The program follows diocesan guidelines and follows a cumulative program throughout the eight years with the aim of sacramental preparation.

Enrollment begins in July, however any new family entering the parish is welcome to stop in the PREP office to be enrolled at any time throughout the year.

Sacramental Years: Levels 2 and 3 include the preparation for and reception of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion. Levels 7 and 8 are Confirmation preparation levels, with the sacrament of Confirmation being received in level 8.

“Mary means enlightener, because she brought forth the Light of the world. In the Syriac tongue, Mary signifies Lady.” 

St. Isidore of Seville

Contact Us

(610) 562-7657

[email protected]

94 Walnut Road

Tilden Township

Hamburg, PA 19526