Parish Religious Education (PRE)
Going back as far as the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore in 1884, the bishops of the United States have consistently taught that all parents, working together with the local parish, must provide for the religious education of their children.
Every family that does not enroll their children in Catholic schools (like our own St. Paul School) has a serious obligation to ensure that their children receive formal religious education and catechesis by some other means, and St. Paul's PRE program is here to assist you.
Parish Religious Education program runs from September-May. Classes for all grades from K-8. We meet on Sunday’s from 11:00am to 12:15pm.
Our catechists are volunteers who love sharing the faith with the young people who are the future of the Church. If you love sharing the faith with others, maybe God is calling you to help educate his children.
Why? As a parent, you are the primary source of your child's religious education and first experiences in the Roman Catholic faith. The Parish Religious Education Program assists parents in their God- given role as educators of the faith. P.R.E. helps provide students with a desire to share in the adventure of faith, learning, liturgy, and life. It offers faith formation for children to grow in love, knowledge, appreciation, and desire to become active members of the Catholic Church. At St. Paul, we are committed to helping parents encourage and provide their children with a solid spiritual foundation of their Catholic faith.
***** PREPARATION FOR ANY SACRAMENT BESIDES BAPTISM IS A TWO YEAR PROGRAM******
- All Catholic children NOT attending a Catholic school, Pre-K thru 7th grade
- First Communion Prep & First Reconciliation Prep - must he 2nd grade or higher - copy of Baptismal certificate required at time of registration
- Confirmation Prep - must be 7th grade or higher - for children attending public schools - copies of Baptismal & First Communion certificates required at time of registration
August 1, 8, and 15, 2021 after the 10:00 a.m and 12:30 p.m. masses in the Parish Hall. No late registrations will be accepted!
You can also mail your completed and signed form along with your check to:
St. Paul Catholic Church
1425 E. Shelby Dr.
Memphis, TN 38116
bring in person to the parish office between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.
In order to register, you MUST bring:
The first day of class is Sunday, September 12th from 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in the St. Paul School buildings.
Download and complete the P.R.E. forms.
You can fill the forms using your computer. The boxes in red are required. Use the tab key to move to the next field. Save the completed form for your records and then print all pages and sign the form(s). Bring them with you on August 1st.
Calendar for the 2021-2022 School Year
Download and print Confirmation document, "Discerning a Sponsor".
For more information about PRE, or if you want to help share the light of faith, contact Maria in the parish office.