St. Boniface and St. Lawrence Parishes

Religious Education - PREP


Parish Religious Education Program

2021-2022 School Year - Kindergarten through Grade 8


The St. Boniface/St. Lawrence Religious Education Program strives to provide children in Kindergarten through Grade 8 with the foundations of our Catholic faith as they begin their journey to “know, love and serve the Lord.”

We support parents in their task of raising children in the faith.  We encourage family participation in the life of our Church through Mass and prayer within the parish community and in the home.

We advocate service to those in need in our local community and throughout the world as we follow Jesus’s example to “Love one another as I have loved you.”


PREP- Parish Religious Education Program is a joint ministry of both St. Boniface and St. Lawrence Parishes for youth from Kindergarten through 8th grade. We stress family participation in faith formation, prayer and service as part of ongoing Catholic education.

We provide preparation for the Sacraments of Reconciliation, and First Holy Communion, which traditionally begins in first grade and is celebrated while children are in second grade. The PREP program also offers instruction for the Sacrament of Confirmation, beginning in seventh grade and received at the end of the eighth grade.  These sacramental programs include opportunities for parent involvement, retreats and group service projects prior to the reception of the sacraments.

For those students older than second grade who have not been baptized or have not received First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion or Confirmation at the regular time, we offer one-on-one instruction in faith formation.

2021-2022 PREP REGISTRATION  (Please read all information before registering)

Welcome back to a new year in PREP! We are looking forward to a great 2021-2022 with lots of faith opportunities for the entire family.

Here is some information you will need:

WHO should be registered?

Students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 who do not attend Catholic School.


PREP classes begin Sunday, September 19 th . 9:15-10:15 AM


St. John Neumann Regional Academy Elementary Campus adjacent to St. Boniface Church. (We are continuing in that location due to the continued need to social distance.)


  • 1 Student $20
  • 2 Students $35
  • 3+ Students $50

This helps to defray some of the cost of books and materials for the year.


ONLINE Please register with the church where you are a member. Pay to register online through your bank account or credit card. A very secure and easy way to pay. Please use the links below; select the appropriate link for your parish.


You can still complete a PREP registration with paper forms available at each church (place in envelope and put in collection box) and the parish office. We are accepting cash or check payments for paper registrations only.

AFTER YOU REGISTER You will receive a confirmation of your registration shortly after you register online. In early September, you will receive information about the first class for students at the email address you provided when you registered. It will be sent from

Any questions? Please contact Karen Balestino at the email above or call/text 570-419-8679.



More hands-on faith activities can be found under the PREP NEWS and ACTIVITIES tab.


PREP QUESTIONS / CONCERNS – contact Karen Balestino, E-mail at