Due to the Corona Virus, and in order to maximize safety for children and staff, classes have been cancelled for the rest of the year. Via email we will let you know about upcoming Sacraments.
Teachers will send assignments home each week via email. Your child is responsible to complete any and all assignments sent home.
Please be safe and know that we miss seeing you and your children.
If you are the parent/guardian of a school age child who has not been Baptized or who has been Baptized but has not received any other Sacraments and who does not attend St. Martha School, please see Art Calvo or call him at the rectory (215.632.3720) so we can make arrangements for Baptism and/or Reconciliation/Holy Communion/Confirmation.
2020- 2021 Saint Martha P.R.E.P. Schedule and News
Registration for the 2020-2021 school year has begun on April 5, 2020. Please register your child(ren) before the end of our current year (May 3, 2020). Payment is due (or arrangements must be made with me) at the time of registration. No unregistered child will be admitted to class.
The registration form can be found by placing your mouse over the 'Home' tab above and choosing the 'Registration Information' from the drop down box. On that page you can click on 'registration information' for pricing or on the 'registration form' for the registration form, itself.
Confirmation children must turn in the following BEFORE May 31, 2020:
1- Candidate Information Sheet (Yellow)
2- Sponsor Eligibility Form (Blue) This form must have a parish seal and the signature of a priest/deacon of the home parish of the sponsor.
3- Saint Project
4- Sponsor Interview Form
We simply can't chase you/your child for the forms. If we don't have them your child cannot be Confirmed.
When you and your child are considering a sponsor, remember they must be of age (it's on the form), and must be a practicing Catholic (ie: Attends Mass and receives the Sacraments Regularly).
REGISTER YOUR CHILD
If you have a child of school age who does not attend Catholic school, they must come to PREP classes for their religious education. If you are a member of St. Martha and you send your child elsewhere for religious education, you should think about supporting your parish and send them here. They MUST receive their sacraments at St. Martha. They may NOT receive their sacraments from any other parish if you are a member of St. Martha.
If you have a child starting Kindergarten in September why not register them for our PREP class? There is no cost for Kindergarten.
Parents/guardians: Please make sure I have your email address on file as that will be the primary way in which we will communicate. Thank you.
2020 - 2021
It's hard to believe that we're talking about the 2021 school year already, but here we are!
There will be a meeting for parents on Sunday SATURDAY September 12, 2020 at 10:00 in the Parish Hall. All parents must attend. You will be given forms to sign at this meeting regarding attendance and the reception of Sacraments.
Our first day of class is September 13, 2020. Children will be sent to their rooms as we normally do. On regular PREP class days students should be brought to the chapel no later than 8:15. Too many children have been arriving late and this disrupts the class. Children arriving after 8:15 must be accompanied into the school by an adult.
There will be NO registrations on the first day and NO child will be admitted to class without being registered. In other words, if you haven't registered your child by the first day of class AND paid the registration fee (or haven't made payment arrangements), your child will return home with you and will receive his/her first absence. No one will be available to register children once PREP begins on September 13. Again, your child will not be admitted into class without being registered.
Register your child in one of three ways:
1. Print out he registration form from the website, fill it out, and bring it to the rectory with your fee any time.
2. By appointment .... call the rectory and I will return your call if I am not there. Or you may call me on my cell at 215.290.2449 or you can email me at [email protected] and we can make arrangements to drop off your registration form.
3. Take the time to fill out the registration form that will be sent home with your child.
The PREP Program of Saint Martha Parish is designed to teach your child(ren) about the Catholic Faith and prepares them for the reception of their Sacraments: First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation. Our knowledgeable catechists volunteer their services so that your child may become more fully incorporated into the Catholic Church as an informed and practicing Catholic.