Registration for the 2014 – 2015 Program Year will begin on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 starting at 10:30 AM.
Dear Parent or Guardian,
It’s time once again to begin registration for the 2014 – 2015 Parish Religious Education Program (P.R.E.P.)  Below you will find information regarding our program and the registration process.  Please read the information carefully. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the P.R.E.P. Office.
Sincerely,
The P.R.E.P. Staff

 Registering Your Child/Children

Registration and re-registration for children who will be attending St. Eleanor P.R.E.P. classes in September 2014 will begin on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 10:30 AM.  Once again the registration will take place online.

 Please read the following information completely before starting the registration process for the 2014 – 2015 Program Year for P.R.E.P.

  1. Registration will take place online. The process is straight-forward but requires specific information that you need to have handy.
  2. Please have the necessary information ready so you may complete each child’s registration.  Required fields must be completed in order to submit registration.
    • You will need to create a username and password to access the online registration website.   If you created a username and password during a previous year, your username and password are still valid.  If you don’t remember your username or password, there is an automated system to retrieve and reset that data.  Simply visit https://www.showmyevent.com/account/login.aspx.  You can try your username and password combination.  You can click on “forgot password” or “forgot username” to begin the reset process.  The P.R.E.P. office does not have access to usernames and passwords, and we do not have the ability to reset usernames and passwords.  
    • If this is the first time you are registering using the ShowMyEvent site, please follow the link at the bottom of this message.  When you get to the log-in screen there is a box on the left side of the page that says “New Member Registration”.  Follow the instructions there, and click on the button that says “Become A Member”.
    • You will register each child separately.
    • In addition to the name, address, school, and birth information, you will need:
      • Specific to Level 1 and those new to P.R.E.P.:
        •  A copy of the baptismal certificate (please do not send birth certificates) must then be submitted to the P.R.E.P. office by Aug. 1, 2014.  The certificate can be scanned and emailed, faxed (610-489-6137), dropped off, or mailed.
      • Specific to Levels 1 and up:
        • Emergency Contact Information:  Names and phone numbers of two people other than parent/guardian.
        • Medical Information: Physical/medical conditions, allergies,
        • If there is a custody agreement for your child, please send a copy to the P.R.E.P. office by Aug. 1, 2014.
      • Specific to Levels 2 and 6
        • The child’s name as it appears on the baptismal certificate.
      • Specific to Levels 6 and up:
        • Family Physician:  Name and phone number
        • Date of last Tetanus shot
        • Insurance Company:  Name, policy number, group number.

3.  Payment Information:

    • While each child is registered separately and per level, payment is made per family with the first child’s registration. Online payment is necessary to complete the registration process.
    • If you have a child that is receiving a sacrament (Level 2 or Level 6), please register that child first.  If you have multiple children receiving sacraments, please register your 6th Level child first, then your 2nd Level child, and then all other children.
    • There is an Early Bird Registration Discount of $25.00 per child for families who register before June 12, 2014.  It is strongly recommended that you take advantage of the Early Bird Discount.
    • For those who register after July 15, 2014, there will be a $15.00 Late Fee per child.  This offsets expedited shipping costs and reprinting costs incurred when the P.R.E.P. office has to add children to the program.  This fee will be waived for families who register in the parish after July 15, 2014.
    • For those in Level 2, there is an additional $50.00 First Reconciliation/First Eucharist Fee in addition to the registration fee.  This fee covers the costs of the ceremony costs, sacrament books, certificates, etc.
    • For those in Level 6, there is an additional $65.00 Confirmation Fee in addition to the registration fee.  This fee covers the costs of the Confirmation retreat, the robe rentals, the ceremony costs, etc.
    • Payment can be made with Paypal, Visa, Mastercard, or Discover.  On your statement the payee will be listed as ShowMyEvent.com.
    • Once you have registered your first child and completed payment, you will see a confirmation screen.  On that confirmation screen you will see the option to “Enter Another Registrant”.  Select this option to register additional children.
    • Time Stamp – Once your first child is registered, all other children in your family will receive the same time stamp.  For example if you registered your first child at 9:10 AM, second at 9:20 AM, and third at 9:30 AM, all will be placed into class based on the 9:10 AM time stamp.
    • No child will be denied religious education because of a financial difficulty. If a financial need exists, please complete our Payment Plan/Financial Aid Form. Please complete this form before completing an online registration.  The Parish Business Office handles all requests.  Once your application has been evaluated someone from the P.R.E.P. Office will contact you regarding the registration process.  There is limited financial aid money to be distributed.  Please do not wait until August to contact the P.R.E.P. office if you have a financial need.  

 

Fee Changes: 
  • Each year, the costs to operate the program increase.  We always try to minimize the increases that are passed on to our families.  This year, Msgr. Sweeney has increased the fees by $15.00 per student.

Schedule Changes:

  • Due to staffing changes, we will no longer be able to offer classes on Sunday evenings will the exception of the G.I.F.T. Program which will meet on select Sunday evenings throughout the year.
  • Classes will be offered on the following days and times:
    • T1 – Tuesdays from 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM – For Levels 1 through 6
    • T2 – Tuesdays from 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM – For Levels 1 through 6 AND RCIA
    • W1 – Wednesdays from 4:45 PM – 6:00 PM – For Levels 1 through 6

Other Items:

  • The St. Eleanor Parish Religious Education Program is available to parishioners of St. Eleanor Parish.  If you are interested in registering as a parishioner of St. Eleanor Parish, please contact the rectory at 610-289-1647 or church@steleanor.com.
  • A great way to save money on your P.R.E.P. fees is to use our parish’s Scrip Program.  You can receive discounts on your 2015 – 2016 P.R.E.P. fees by purchasing gift cards to the stores that you shop at regularly.  Last year, one family earned a rebate of over $195.50!
  • If your family used Scrip last year, you can apply your rebate to this year’s tuition.  Please contact the P.R.E.P. Office after you have registered and we will refund your accrued funds back to your payment source.
Sample Registration Forms and
The Registration Links
Sample Forms:

If you would like to review a Sample of the 1st through 5th Levels Registration Form, please CLICK HERE.

If you would like to review a Sample of the 6th Level Registration Form, please CLICK HERE.

If you would like to review a Sample of the G.I.F.T. Program Registration Form (Our program for students in 7th grade and up), please CLICK HERE.

Registration Links and Passwords:

Levels 1 through 6 Registration Link: CLICK HERE 
This link will become active at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, May 13, 2014
G.I.F.T. (7th and up) Registration Link: CLICK HERE

 

The P.R.E.P. Program is still in need of faith-filled parishioners to minister as catechists and assistant catechists. Assistant catechists lend a helping hand to a catechists during a class session. If you are interested, please contact the new Director of Religious Education, Ms. Teri Lahey at the P.R.E.P. office. 610-489-4677, ext 2232.

Some young people from the St. Eleanor Parish G.I.F.T. Program gathered today for Mass and then delivered Joy Jars to the Pediatric floor of Bryn Mawr Hospital. Joy Jars are plastic containers that are filled with small toys, games, and activities that children who are spending time in the the hospital can enjoy during treatment.

We were able to deliver the items, meet the staff, and deliver a joy jar to a young girl who was receiving treatment!

Thank you to the Vacation Bible Camp families who donated the items, and to the young people who helped to assemble and deliver the jars. Thank you also to Mrs. Lynn and Mrs. Gallagher for driving and supervising the event!

Mary, Mother of God- The closing of the program will take place during a prayer service honoring Our Lady.  This will be held in Church at each session, not at one time (5:00 – 6:00) as noted on the calendar.  Children will report to class as usual, be taken to Church for the prayer service, and return to the classroom for dismissal.  Catechists will sit with their class in Church.  Parents who wish to attend the prayer service will sit in areas of Church not reserved for classes.  Sessions will be 4:45 – 5:45 and 6:30 – 7:30. 

- Progress Reports will be distributed at this last session.

 Bishop

Please Pray for our Confirmation Candidates

This Tuesday and Wednesday, 225 Confirmation Candidates will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at St Eleanor Parish!  Please join in praying for all of the candidates.

Breathe in the candidates, Holy Spirit, that their thoughts may all be holy.

Fill the candidates, Holy Spirit, that their work, too, may be holy.  

Attract the hearts of the candidates, Holy Spirit, that they may love only what is holy.

Strengthen the candidates, Holy Spirit, that they defend all that is holy.

Protect the candidates, Holy Spirit, that they may always be holy.

Sarah Elaine Veronica Abruzzo
Danielle Isabella Nicole Addalli
Sophia Grace Cecilia Aguila
Colin David Matthew Amerine

Hannah Camille Aukers
Teresa Elizabeth Catherine Bartkowski
Tess Eileen Genevieve Barto
Ethan John Becton
Kayla Rose Beechan
Alden Anne Elizabeth Boccella
Isabelle Rose Mary Boccella
Sophia Paige Cecilia Buda
Luke Andrew Juan Burkett
Michael Dominic Nicholas Bonadonna
Kira Gemma Christina Bottura
Shelby Lynn Rachel Bougon
Evan Joseph Brabson
Jacqueline Ann Elizabeth Briggs
Emma Alexandra Rose Brogan
Emily Lauren Catherine Brown
Mary Catherine Cecilia Bruno
Anthony Stephen Bruno
Lily Mairead Kathryn Buckley
John Randall Sebastian Buckwalter
Dylan Christopher Michael Cantello
Patrick Kenneth Peter Carbone
Olivia Anne Elizabeth Carton
Rosalie Frances Francis Cerritelli
Nya Arena Cherry
Philippe Roger Nicholas Chevrier
Luken Francis Peter Cisick
Alexander Robert Sebastian Clark
Scott Christopher Clarke
Laura Elizabeth Angela Conboy
Lauren Sidney Joan Constantine
Reilly Morgan Frances Cook
Erin Rose Corcoran
Delaney Brophy Michele Cordrey
Jenna Vanessa Angelica Cortez
Liam Robert George Cotter
Kathryn Mary Elizabeth Crossan
Anna Nicole Maria Curran
Jessica Lee Rose D’Ambrosio
Ryan Patrick Joseph Daniels
Dalton Noah Davis
Julia Anne Marie De Guzman
Jessica Ann Marie Decembrino
Eden Maire Elizabeth DeColli
Erin Bridget Anne Dee
Alyssa Nicole Abigail DeFlavia
Jenna Nicole Margeurite DelMonte
Nicholas Joseph Michael DeSantis
Argen Gian Ingal Detoito
Amelia Rose Grace DiCicco
Christa Bella Rose Dominy
Matthew John Donny
Luke Robert John Donovan
Teresa Anne Philomena D’Ortone
Meghan Ashley Katherine Dougherty
Deena Marie Teresa Drager
Mary Jane Catherine Dugery
Brandon Daniel Sebastian Duke
John Michael Francis Durrell
Brett Thomas Sebastian Eberly
Sandra Ashley Marchella Erdman
Gavin James Euker
Katherine Anne Teresa Fallon
Jackson Remington Francis Fisher
Michael John Fitzgerald
Nicolette Elizabeth Leona Florence
Erin Reiliegh Lucy Fox
Tyler Joseph Maximilian Franks
Colin Michael Joseph Fuges
Katharine Linn Mary Gabell
Brooke Ashley Theresa Gallus
Elizabeth Frances Bernadette Gama
Ryan Anthony Sebastian Garcia
Megan Rose Katharine Geiger
Annika Nicole Deborah Giesa
Julianna Marie Teresa Giordani
Carlin Elizabeth Bridget Glancey
David Ryan Goodman
Marissa Nicole Katherine Grasso
Alfredo Joseph Grimaldi
Emma Elizabeth Nicole Grohe
Aaron G. Matthew Gruchevsky
Brett Michael David Gulati
Emma Grace Cecilia Haas
Sarah Anshan Rose Haggerty
Ian Noah Michael Haines
Caitlin Elizabeth Rose Hamill
Danielle Marie Anne Hamm
Derek Linford Timothy Hammel
Lindsay Theresa Sophia Hartman
Kevin William Hensel
Kate Rodgers Claire Hickey
Daniel Joseph Michael Hisey
Jack Charles John Hoffman

Kaleigh Susan Theresa Ianieri
Matthew David Andrew John
Matthew Michael Thomas Kain
Lauren Grace Cecilia Keefe
Audrey Grace Elizabeth Keen
Matthew Cole Felix Kelly
Kyle William John Kernen
Matthew James Francis Kirkman
Ryan Edward Giles Kolander
Caitlin Rose Regina Korkus
Patrick James Kovaleski
Sophia Paige Sarah Krouse
Amanda Grace Bridget Kuberski
Zachary Harold John Kupetz
Musyoka Wachira Adrian Kuria
Erin Elizabeth Veronica Lamirande
Stephanie Rachel Kathleen Land
Hannah Jeanne Abigail Lanza
Brianna Rose Julia LaPlante
David Michael John Lattanzi
Jason Timothy Joseph Lepore
Lucas James Paul Levant
Ashlyn Mae Madeline Lewis
Owen Robert Luke Ley
Olivia Grace Elizabeth Liacouras
Angelo Vino Victa Francis Lim
Alyssa Rose Catherine Lingo
Kelly Esmilla Agnes Loughin
Declan John Patrick Loughney

Bradley Joseph Francis Lynch
Anna Caterina Marie Magazzolo
Jessica Rose Francesca Maguire
Katherine Elizabeth Rose Mahon
Zachary Joseph Male
Catherine Leigh Rose Mannato
Marisa Nicole Elizabeth Marburger
Nina Ann Katharine Mariano
Gabriella Josephine Elizabeth Marinacci
William Robert Alexander Marotta
Arianna Grace Alessandra Martina
Olivia Louise Cecelia Massar
Brandon Andrew Michael Matasich
Riley Marie Mary McColgan
Colleen Marie Rita McDermott
Sean Timothy Luke McDonnell
Riley Elise Cecelia McGettigan
Emilie Kathryn Claire McGinley
Mathieu Mendoza Jerome McGowan
Arianna Meghan Rose McGrory
Luke Philip John McKenna
Emily Rebecca Patricia McKernan
Elizabeth Sara Catherine McMahon
Nicholas David Michael McMenamin
Aidan Joseph Sebastian Miller
Kylie Faith Mary Monaco
Luke Joseph William Monahan
Liam Patrick Aidan Murray
Gillian Leigh Hope Nash
Kayla Renee Veronica Nassoiy
Sierra Maria Mendes Novabilski
Samantha Nicole Maria Nuneviller
Kelly Jeanne Faith O’Donnell
Aidan Reid Luke O’Donnell
Kristen Emily Bridget O’Donnell
Joseph Connor Christopher Offshack
John Bedros Vincent Oskanian

Matthew Louis Panetta
Carlos Enrique Santos Paredes
Edmond Thomas Park
Malchu Serzo Stephen Pascual
Garrett Paul Stanislaus Patla
Julia Rose Lucy Patterson
Madison Elizabeth Lucy Peletsky
Drew Patrick Pettinelli
Benedict Joseph Patrick Prettyman
Zachary James Pruskowski
Joseph Michael Pugliese
Griffin Albert Pumilia
Julia Anne Elizabeth Quinn
Joseph Lawrence John Ramkawsky
Dana Emily Clare Reed
Camille Dorian David Reese
Christianna Marie Rose Regent
Hunter Thomas Sebastian Ringwood
Evan Henry Justin Rogosky
Connor Christopher Nicholas Roop
Paige Theresa Rothenberger
Maeve Margaret Mary Roynan
John Donald Anthony Russo
Connor Todd Joseph Ryan
Joshua Sean Ponferrada Sabio
Lauren Elizabeth Marianne Saladino Tang
Natalia Elizabeth Kathleen Santangelo
Kathleen Alice Elizabeth Schiele
Zachary Ryan Peter Schiffman
Brandon Patrick Schweers
Tyler Christopher Joseph Scilingo
Patrick Joseph Michael Seckinger
Hunter James Sebastian Sedgwick
Lily Catherine Barbara Shaffer
Mary Katherine Augusta Shannon
John Paul Singleton
Maxwell Gerard Sinner
Charles David Sebastian Sithens
Erica Lee Christina Smith
Caitlyn Rose Frances Stankina
Alexander Miroslaw Michael Szewczyk
Hayley Brooke Catherine Taggart
Kathryn Clarisse Katharine Teles
Michael Anthony Joseph Torcini
Colin Cunningham Sebastian Trainor
Nicholas Steven Matthew Trapani
Kaitlyn Marie Rose Tsiaras
Nicholas Steven Joseph Tufillaro
Samantha Eileen Cecilia Turley
Benjamin Phillip Leo Vanelli
Anna Katherine Cecilia Vitelli
Sarah Noelle Anne Ward
Giacomo Christopher David Ward
Claire Marie Madeline Wiegand
Matthew Kyle Michael Wilhelm
Julia Elizabeth Hermione Wisniewski
Jude David Joseph Wozniak
Adriana Maria Rene Yacovelli
Kyle Joseph Michael Young
Jacob Christopher Casimir Zavrotny

Wednesday Confirmation Rehearsal Rescheduled

Confirmation LogoConfirmation LogoConfirmation LogoConfirmation LogoDue to a scheduling conflict in the Church, the Confirmation Rehearsal that was scheduled for Wednesday, March 26, 2014 has been moved to Monday, March 24, 2014.

The rehearsal will now take place on Monday, March 24, 2014 from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM in the Church.  This rehearsal is for all Confirmation Candidates who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on April 2, 2014.

There is no change for the candidates who will receive the Sacrament of Confirmation on Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation with this change.

Sincerely,

Matt Kirsch
Coordinator or Religious Education

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