P.R.E.P. Sessions for the 2014-2015 school year began September 30th.

For late registration, please contact the P.R.E.P office at:



happy thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all of the P.R.E.P. families at St. Eleanor’s Parish.  There will be no classes Tuesday, November 25 and Wednesday, November 26.  Classes resume Tuesday, December 2. 

May you have a wonderful holiday!

Event Cancellation
G.I.F.T. is cancelled for 10/26/2014
Dear Parent,GIFT Logo2

My wife’s grandmother passed away yesterday therefore I am cancelling the G.I.F.T. Session for Sunday, October 26, 2014.

Our next session will be on Sunday, November 9, 2014.

Thank you for your understanding.

Matt Kirsch

Marian devotion

October is the month of the Holy Rosary.  The children in St. Eleanor PREP classes will be honoring the Blessed Mother in various ways, most importantly through prayer. All families are encouraged to honor Our Lady by saying the Hail Mary each day and possibly setting some time aside to visit the Adoration Chapel to pray the Holy Rosary!



St. Eleanor’s Parish – First Penance and First Holy CommunionParent Meetings – choose one meeting date that is convenient for your family.  We will discuss important sacrament information at the meeting. Contact Ms. Teri Lahey, Director of Religious Education, with questions at 610-489-9434, ext 2232. Thank you!

November 11th –  6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria

November 19th –  6:30 p.m. in the Cafeteria



Altar Servers Invited

To view a printable version of this flyer, please CLICK HERE.

All new and returning altar servers are asked to complete an online registration and permission form.  This form can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.

For more information, parents please contact:
610-489-1647 ext.37

Growing in Faith for Teens

A Service and Leadership Development Ministry at

St. Eleanor Parish designed for those in 7th Grade and Up!

Dear Parent,GIFT Logo2

I invite your child to consider being a part of our in our G.I.F.T. program!  In the coming months, this program will be moving in some exciting directions and getting the participants involved in on-site and off-site service to the community.  The group will also be working on leadership development, community building, faith development, and prayer.

The G.I.F.T. program is open to all young people of our Parish who are entering into grades 7 and up.  Students from public schools, Catholic schools, home schools and private schools are all invited and encouraged to participate.

The G.I.F.T. program is designed to be a “come-when-you-can” meeting.  I encourage the G.I.F.T. members to attend every scheduled session, however it is understood that family, school, and other scheduling conflicts sometimes occur.

The G.I.F.T. program meets on select Sunday evenings in the school building from 5:15 – 6:45 PM.  A full schedule for the year can be found by CLICKING HERE (this is a .pdf document).

In addition to the Sunday evening meetings, there will also be opportunities for the participants to use their gifts and talents to serve the community through established outreach programs such as Operation: Tools for School, Operation: Help the Homeless, the St. Vincent dePaul Clothing Drive, Hearts for LIfe, and the Annual Parish Food Drive.  

As with any program, I need to ensure that the parish has the necessary parental permission for every child involved.  There is no fee for this program, however, there is an online registration form.  This form will cover a child’s involvement through August 31, 2015.  Please note:  If your child participated as a Vacation Bible Camp volunteer for the 2014 Vacation Bible Camp, this form is already complete and your child is fully registered for G.I.F.T.

This form can be accessed by CLICKING HERE.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation.  As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at mkirsch@steleanor.com

Have a great day!

Matt Kirsch

Coordinator of Religious Education

To help St. Eleanor’s Parish prepare for the celebration of Sacrament of Confirmation, parent/candidate informational meetings have been scheduled.  Each family should only attend  one meeting.  The meeting should be attended by both a parent or guardian and their child.  Please contact Ms. Teri Lahey, Director of Religious Education, with any questions you might have at 610-489-9434, ext. 2234.  Thank you!

Parent / Candidate Meeting #1

Tuesday, September 9

6:30 P.M. in Cafeteria


Parent / Candidate Meeting #2

Wednesday, September 10

6:30 P.M. in Cafeteria


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.

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