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PREP and RCIC

Parents are the primary educators in the faith.

(General Directory for Catechesis, 225)

 

The Christian home is a place where children first learn about The Faith. The family home is “the domestic church,” a community of grace and prayer, a school of human virtues and of Christian charity.

(Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1666)

The Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) assists parents in our parish in their role as the primary teachers of the faith to their children. Guided by our pastor, comprehensive instruction in the Catholic faith is organized by our dedicated PREP Coordinator and delivered by volunteer catechists from the parish community. Sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation are incorporated in the program, which runs from Grade 1 to Grade 7. Through PREP, parents and families have the opportunity to renew their own faith foundation by studying with their children and through attendance at special sacrament meetings.

For questions about PREP and to register, please email Vanessa Lacson, the PREP Coordinator.

Children who have not received the sacraments at the usual age (Grade 2 for First Communion and First Reconciliation, Grade 7 for Confirmation), or who have not received any religious instruction, are most likely better suited to our Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) program. To determine whether you should register your child for PREP or RCIC, please contact Vanessa Lacson, our PREP and Youth Ministry Coordinator, to discuss your options.

Other opportunities

for youth​

  • Youth Ministry: CTR WV Youth runs events for youth Grades 8-12 and occasionally Grades 6&7

  • Searching in the Spirit: post-Confirmation retreat hosted by the Archdiocese for youth going into Grade 8.

  • Spirit Day: Confirmation retreat hosted by the Archdiocese for youth in Grade 7.

599 Keith Road, West Vancouver, BC. V7T 1L8  |  office@ctrwestvan.ca  |  Tel: 604-922-1371

A parish in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vancouver

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