PREP News and Activities 

For the safety of our PREP staff and students, please do not send your child to class if he/she or any family member is exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms. We will continue to follow the diocesan masking guidelines for PREP classes until further notice.

What's happening in PREP?

No PREP Classes over Easter

  • Palm Sunday, April 10
  • Easter Sunday, April 17

We encourage our families to attend one or more of the Triduum Masses during Holy Week to celebrate the Lord’s Passion, Death and Resurrection.

First Communion Retreat

Saturday, April 23
9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at St. Lawrence Parish Hall

Student Assisted Mass

Sunday, April 24
10:30 a.m. Mass at St. Boniface
Grades 4 & 7 will be participating. Come celebrate with us!

Thank you to Our 6th and 7th Graders!

Many thanks to our PREP students who participated in the Stations of the Cross on March 25. It was incredible seeing our young people leading us in the beautiful meditations and live portrayal of Jesus’s passion and death. And thanks to our parents who supported the students’ efforts. I am especially grateful for a number of individuals who made the Stations event possible:

  • Judy Fischer—for costume acquirement, construction, and fittings
  • Student Teddy Cappel—for constructing “armor” for the soldier costumes
  • Catechist Arnie Betts—for orchestrating the smooth flow of the Stations behind the scenes
  • Catechist Jaci Cappel—for taking photos for student review/parish website, working where needed
  • Dan and Judy Campion/Mark Balestino—for preparing the meal for families following the Stations

Didn’t get a chance to attend? Look for photos of the Stations on our parish website, and watch the bulletin next Lent as we make this devotion a yearly PREP project.

PREP activity photos
If photos were taken at any PREP activities, you can check them out in our photo gallery.


Tour our churches with Father Bill & Karen Balestino

Interested in finding out more about the names and background on parts of our churches as well as meanings and uses of sacred vessels?  Want to know about what a priest wears for Mass?  Take this 30-minute virtual tour with Father Bill.  Originally created for our 2nd grade First Communion class, this video is great for children of all ages and their parents.


Karen Balestino
Director of Religious Education
Parish Families of St. Boniface and St. Lawrence