October 15, 2017

Many exciting learning experiences are given to the Second Graders in the PREP program. Thanks for all you do to support the PREP program. This week we are spotlighting the Second grade teacher who is preparing the students for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Eucharist. The class of 5 students is held on Sunday morning from 10:00 am to 11:15 am. The teacher of these precious children is Miss Victoria Young who has been in the PREP program for 6 years.

As a teacher, she brings her love and enthusiasm to the students each week. The classroom is lled with many projects that help the students learn a variety of faith topics. They learn the symbols for the sacraments and the ten steps needed for Penance. Also there are projects on the Lost Sheep and a Heart to Heart Lesson. The vessels of Mass and the parts of the Mass are introduced to these eager students.

The experience that Miss Young wishes each child to have is “to experience the true meaning of receiving Jesus in the Sacrament of the Eucharist” and to feel His loving mercy and forgiveness in the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Her goal is for the children “ to be able to come to know God more fully and truly understand the purpose of the Sacraments of Holy Communion and Reconciliation.”

In a manner that best fits the age level, Miss Young presents the teachings of Jesus and guides the students to share with their family the love that Jesus has for each one of them. The students have an opportunity to take what they have learned about God’s Creation and appreciate all that is given to them. How could the little ones not love Jesus more at the end of this PREP year?

We are fortunate to have such a young lady willing to devote her professional expertise as a teacher to help teach the children in PREP.

Barbara Ann Nuzzolo
Director of Religious Education