Parish Religious education Program (PREP)

Sandra Fiscella, PREP Secretary

302-239-7100, Ext. 18

Cindy Krebs, Director of Religious Education

302-239-7100, Ext. 17

Our parish religious education program (PREP) supports parents in the important mission of religious formation of children.  Classes are offered both in summer and during the academic year for Grades 1 through 8:

  • Two Summer Programs (one in late June and one in early August), each requiring attendance at class for 2 weeks, from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday, plus four Sunday sessions during the school year.

  • School Year Session requiring weekly attendance on Mondays from 6:00 p.m. until 7:15 p.m.

Confirmation Preparation Program begins in spring of 8th Grade and meets on selected Sundays through the year of the student’s 9th Grade.

"This curriculum presents those who teach the faith with clear goals through age appropriate outcome statements. It provides a consistency and unity in our faith formation which gives our children and middle school youth an opportunity to develop a deep and lasting relationship with Jesus as disciples on fire with His mission."  (Bishop Francis Malooly, Diocese of Wilmington)

Dear PREP Families,


Thank you for your interest in registering for our Parish Religious Education Program (PREP). We are always in need of volunteers to help with the program. A $50 discount is offered to all full time adult PREP catechists, when requested.  A $25 discount is offered to all full time adult aides, when requested.  If you are interested in helping us as an adult volunteer catechist or aide, please complete the volunteer form at the end of this letter.

  • Candidates for sacramental preparation (Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation) are expected to successfully complete parish PREP from grade 1 - 8. Notification of eligibility for sacramental preparation is sent via U.S. mail. Preparation for First Reconciliation & Communion takes place in the home, with the support of mandatory parent formation meetings.

  • In spring 2018, students received a mailing explaining preparation for Confirmation in spring of ninth grade.   NOTE:  Ninth grade Confirmation registration should not be included on the enclosed form.

Monday Evenings: September 10, 2018 – April 15, 2019 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.  

Deadline for Monday evening registration is August 26, 2018.

A $50 late fee will be charged for registrations received after this date.


PREP fees for 2018–19 fees are: $175 for one child, $200 for two and $225 for three or more in the family.

Processing your registration:

  • We use email as our primary method of communicating with PREP parents.  It is very important that you provide a valid, and regularly checked parent email address.

  • We will be unable to process registrations forms missing valid email contact information, signatures, payment, and completed emergency treatment and dismissal pick-up forms.

Once your registration materials are received:

Prior to the session start date, you will be contacted via email asking that you acknowledge receipt of the message via a return email.  This confirms registration processing & accuracy of our records.

To be processed, your registration must include:

  • Registration form with session choices indicated.  PLEASE SIGN*

  • Emergency Treatment form PLEASE SIGN*

  • Dismissal Pick-up form  – ALL GRADES 1-8  PLEASE SIGN*

  • Baptismal Certificate – required for Grade 1 students and all new students.

  • Check for fee ($175, $200 or $225), payable to “St. Mary of the Assumption”

  • (Failure to include any portion of this registration will result in not registering your child(ren) until all portions are received in our office.


*Electronic Signatures are Acceptable for On-Line Registration. On-Line payment has not yet been established on our new website. If you register online, please submit payment by mail addressed to PREP Registration, St. Mary of the Assumption Church, 7200 Lancaster Pike, Hockessin, Delaware 19707) or deliver your payment in person to the office. Checks should be made payable to "St. Mary of the Assumption Church".


Links to all PREP forms are located below.

In advance, thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions, please call the office.



Cindy Krebs

Mrs. Cindy Krebs, Director of Religious Education (x17)

Sandra Fiscella   

Mrs. Sandra Fiscella, PREP Secretary (x18)

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