CEP (Pre-K to 5th Grade)
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CEP (Catholic Education Program) is for children in grades Pre-K thru 5th Grade. Classes meet late August to May. There are two options for classes:
- Wednesdays: 6:30-7:45 p.m.
- Sundays: 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Current costs are: $50 per child. We have parishioners who help to cover the costs for families who need full or partial scholarships. Please inquire if your child would benefit from a scholarship.
Registration for 2017-2018 CEP is not yet open!
Resources for Parents
Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Children age 3 up to 5th grade are dismissed before the readings during the 9 a.m. & 11a.m. Masses to listen to the Sunday scriptures at their own level of understanding. Kids are split into age-level groups and read the gospel and unpack it together through discussion, games and activities. The leaders bring the Word to life in ways that kids can understand. No need to sign-up in advance, just come forward for the dismissal. Parents are always welcome to come if kids are new or you’d just like to check things out.
First Reconciliation & First Communion Preparation
First Reconciliation preparation begins in 2nd Grade, with a mandatory parent’s meeting held in September. Although preparation for this sacrament is family-based, the 2nd Grade catechists support and enhance the learning experience in the classroom. Our First Reconciliation Service is in November. There is a fee for the child’s workbook and materials.
First Eucharist preparation also begins in the 2nd grade and is very similar to the First Reconciliation program. Parents must attend the Parent’s Meeting in January. Families attend a Banner-Making/Stations Night in the spring where they learn more about the sacrament and also make a personal banner for our First Eucharist Mass. Children must also interview with the priest. There is a fee for the materials.
Family Game, Activity and Movie Nights: Offered twice per semester, these nights are free or very low cost and yummy snacks are provided!
Christmas Pageant and Celebration: With almost 100 children and adults involved, our pageant is a wonderful reenactment of Christ’s birth. Children can be part of the cast, play in the orchestra, work on the crews, or sing in the choir. Parents guide cast members, help with costumes, work with the choir, etc…. Following the pageant, everyone is invited for a delicious potluck meal. You do NOT need to be enrolled in CEP/Edge to participate!
- Casting is open for children from age 4 to 5th grade
- Tech Crew and Choir are open to Middle School and up
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