Program Information

Children’s Faith Formation Program Information

“Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me…” Mark 9:37

Structure & Curriculum

We welcome all children, from 4 years old through Grade 5, into our Children’s Faith Formation Program (also known here as PREP) to learn about the Good News of Christ in an interactive manner. Our PREP classes for these elementary grades are held:

  • Sunday Mornings at 8:00 am to 9:15 am
  • Sunday Mornings at 10am to 11:15 am
  • Monday evenings at 5pm to 6:15pm

PREP registration forms are available online. Students are placed in classes on a first-come, first-served basis. Registrations cannot be taken over the phone. Families must be registered in the parish to enroll children in PREP.  Students must be 4 years of age by September 1st to register in the 4-year-old program. Our Family Faith Formation (a blended homeschool option) classes are offered as well; more information can be found by clicking on the box below.

Our weekly Faith Formation Program uses the Gospel Weekly program by the Pflaum Publishing Group. This curriculum is separated into four different grade categories for elementary children:  Seeds for 4-year old preschoolers, Promise for Kindergarten-1st graders, Good News for 2nd-3rd graders, and Venture for 4th-5th graders.  For more information and coordinating home activities, please visit pflaumweeklies.com/resources-for-families.    

The Benziger Family Life Program/Child Protection Program, which is required by the Archdiocese, is incorporated into the PREP program. Materials are also sent home to parents. Copies of the religious education texts and Family Life are available for parental review at any time. Please follow the link below to reach the Benzinger Family Life website with parent resources and activities to share with your children, rclbfamilylife.com/family-web-time

Inclement Weather Policy

Snow Policy: We follow the Anne Arundel County Snow Schedule. If schools close or dismiss early, classes are cancelled. If weather conditions develop after school hours, please tune to these radio/television stations:

  • WNAV (1430AM)
  • WBAL (1100AM)
  • WJZ-TV (Channel 13)

Elementary sessions are posted on our Instagram Page: sabbprep (request to follow)

When there are no afternoon classes due to weather, there will be no evening Faith Formation classes. This policy is weather related only; it does not apply to scheduled in-service days for Anne Arundel County Public Schools.  Please refer to the PREP calendar for our schedule.