“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mark 10:14
Welcome to the Church of Visitation’s Parish Religious Education Program (PREP). Formal religious education classes and sacramental preparation are provided for children from Grades 1 – 7 throughout the school year. Classes meet on Sunday mornings from 9:15 am – 10:30 am. Families wishing to register their children for Religious Education must be registered members of Visitation Parish at the time of registration. Parents of all new students must have a copy of their child(ren)’s baptismal certificate (if the child was not baptized at Visitation). If a new student has already completed some PREP classes elsewhere, proof of attendance and dates for sacraments already completed are also needed.
We believe parents are the primary educators of their children in all learning, including faith formation. Your children learn the most from the example you set when you pray together and actively participate in Mass and the sacraments as a family. We look forward to supporting what the children are learning about the Catholic faith from you, their parents and walking this journey with you.
Learn more about the Program Description
A two-year Archdiocesan program, September – May, in which teenagers explore their relationship with Christ and His Church in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation. Meeting dates and times vary. For more about the Confirmation Program, click here or contact Geremy Brosmer at confirmationVC@gmail.com
Please note: All volunteers who work with children and teens in any capacity at the Church of Visitation are required by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to complete the VIRTUS Training session, “Protecting God’s Children,” and be fingerprinted with a background check. They cannot enter a classroom as a primary catechist until this process is completed. This includes all volunteers and catechists in our Religious Education Program and our teen Confirmation Program. For more information, please visit the Safeguarding the Children page by clicking here.