618 Fullerton Avenue • Whitehall, PA 18052

PREP - Parish Religious Education Program

Greetings PREP Families! 

Click here for our October Newsletter filled with a wealth of information and updates.  Please find time to read over this information in the near future so that you can plan accordingly.

Some updates include:


Parents of students preparing for the Sacraments of Penance, Eucharist, and Confirmation are expected to attend the following meeting dates.

8th Grade – Parents should come directly to church.  Students should go to PREP class first and Mrs. Bair will bring them to church.

Sacrament of Confirmation Parent Meeting:

Monday, October 18 @ 6:00 P.M. in the Church

(After the meeting, our PREP Confirmation students will return to class until regular dismissal time.


First Holy Communion Class preparing for the Sacrament of Penance: Parent Meeting - Monday, October 25 @ 6:00 P.M. in the Church

NOTE: This meeting is for parents only.  PREP students should go to class at the usual time of 6:00 PM.  A parent/student meeting for the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist is scheduled for Monday, January 17 @ 6:00 PM in Church.

Book of the Remembered

Click here for a form for you to submit the names of family members and friends who have died.  We would like to remember them in our prayers.  These names will be inscribed in a Book of the Remembered  which will be displayed in the school lobby throughout November.  We will include these names in our intentions during closing prayers at Religious Education classes each Monday night in November. Forms are due by October 25.  Or e-mail your information to: dirreled@sercc.org


The Gospel tells us, “Don’t hide your light under a bushel basket.  Let your light shine out!”


Save the Date!

St. Elizabeth’s Trunk or Treat!

St. Elizabeth will have its 3rd “Trunk-or-Treat” on Sunday afternoon, October 30 at 6:00 PM


Youth Ministry



SUN 10/24: millennial saint 

@ YM room, 6 – 8 p.m.

Making home-made hand sanitizer in the parish hall! 

Halloween/All Saints Day is coming! Come celebrate with us and also learn about up and coming saint, Blessed Carlos Acutis


Month of the Holy Rosary



Our first “Mission” will be to work once again with the St. Elizabeth school children to collect canned goods for Thanksgiving boxes to be given out to families in need from our parish.  Listed below are items to send in on November 1 and November 8.  We appreciate your participation to help others.  Remember to keep our mission and the world missions in your daily prayers.


K-1-2 – fruit canned goods

3-4-5 - vegetable canned goods

6-7-8 – pasta, rice or stuffing packages



Please be sure to check our PREP calendar for the special opportunities for classes to attend Masses, Adoration and prayer services.  All parents and families are invited and encouraged to attend and pray with us. 


-November 15-16-17 – Forty Hours 7PM – All students and families are free to attend any one service on either Sunday - Monday – Tuesday.  Students in Sacramental Classes – 2nd & 8th are asked to attend Tuesday’s service so that they may participate in the Eucharistic Procession (No PREP class on Monday, Nov. 15.  Attendance will be taken.)


Housekeeping Topics



The Memorae

Remember, O gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help or sought thy intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly to thee, O Virgin of Virgin s and my Mother; to thee I come, before thee I kneel, sinful and sorrowful;

O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy, hear and answer me.



The Peace of God be with you!


Mrs. Mary Spieker

Director of Religious Education

St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church

618 Fullerton Avenue

Whitehall PA 18052




St. Elizabeth welcomes you and your family to our P.R.E.P. catechesis where we instruct our children in the beliefs, teachings, practices and traditions of the Roman Catholic faith.

We welcome children from the parish in grades Kindergarten through 8th.

Classes are held on Mondays from 6:00 – 7:30 PM in the St. Elizabeth Regional School classrooms from September to April.  We welcome parents and family members to serve as assistant catechists and volunteers in the program.  Please call the parish office 610-266-0695 ext 208 for more information, or contact our Director of Religious Education directly at dirreled@sercc.org.


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