St. John Vianney, Gladwyne, PA
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Dear Parents and Friends,

Thank you for partnering with us at Saint John Vianney Parish for the religious education and spiritual formation of your child(ren)!

It is our sacred privilege and special joy to assist you good parents in your wonderful and important work of the spiritual and religious education and formation of your children.

The aim of our Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) is to educate our children in our beautiful Catholic faith, to help them develop a lasting relationship with Jesus Christ, and to encourage their ongoing and wonderful development as children of God. We are glad you will be joining us this coming year!

Whether you are a new or returning family to our PREP program, we would be grateful if you could complete the following online Registration Form, which takes the place of former physical forms. We believe that it should take less than 20 minutes to complete your annual PREP registration.

Kindly note that the tuition payment, which goes towards covering some of the costs of the PREP program, is required at the time of registration and will be processed electronically at the conclusion of this Registration Form.

Only after you have completed the Registration Form and submitted payment will your family and children be considered “registered”. Then, our staff will be able to assign the student to a class.

If your family is experiencing financial difficulty at this time, and you would like to create a payment plan, please call the Parish Office (610-642-0938) for an appointment to register in person.

Please note that the tuition fees paid by the PREP families cover about one-third of the costs associated with the PREP program, and the remaining costs of the PREP program are covered from the Sunday collections. So, we are grateful to both our parents and parishioners for their supporting our wonderful Parish PREP program.

The 2022-2023 PREP tuition fees are as follows:

1 child - $ 200.00; 2 children - $ 250.00; 3+ children - $300.00

While the last two academic and pastoral years were significantly impacted by the worldwide pandemic, and while we were able to respond with various options of in-person and on-line learning, we are planning for all of our students to be able to follow all classes in person in the fall.

Given the growing size of the number of students in our PREP program, we also anticipate that we will be offering classes on both Tuesday afternoons and Wednesday afternoons, from 4:00 PM to 5:15 PM.  The students will be assigned to either Tuesday or Wednesday.  We ask in the Registration Form that you select your family preference for classes on either Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons.  Our goal is schedule families who have several children in the PREP program to be registered for the same day. In addition to taking into consideration your family preference, students will be registered for their day (Tuesday or Wednesday) on a first-come first-serve basis, so kindly register as soon as possible.

We are grateful for your cooperation with the PREP registration process and we encourage you to complete the Registration Form as soon as possible, so that our staff can plan accordingly, by undertaking appropriate classroom assignments and securing adequate catechists and aides as well as textbooks and teaching material for the new year.     

If you have any questions about the registration process, please call the parish office or email us at

Once again, we welcome you – both new and current families – to our PREP program!

Gratefully in Our Risen Lord,

Fr Bill Donovan, Pastor

Mary Anne Monroe, DRE

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Our parish is happy to assist you in the religious education and spiritual formation of your child(ren)! This is a wonderfully important task – to introduce our children to God who loves each one of us unconditionally and to know the truth of the Catholic Church, which was founded by Christ as the means of our salvation. This vital task is entrusted primarily to the parents and only secondarily to the faith community.

As your parish family, we take the religious education of your child(ren) very seriously. Our hope and prayers are that they grow up knowing how much they are loved by God and how the truth of our faith can open to them a life of grace, joy, peace, happiness, and relationship with the Lord.

On a practical level, our efforts to teach the faith to your children incur certain costs to the parish. For example, the PREP programs include certain administrative costs such as religious books and teaching materials, technology, supplies, and payroll. There are also the usual operational costs such as building utilities and maintenance as well as custodial services to ensure that the classrooms are clean and healthy. We also have salary, wages, and employee benefit costs of staff who serve in the PREP program.

With all that in mind, while we are grateful for your tuition payment depending on the number of children. The PREP tuition only covers about 30% of the total cost of running the PREP program. The remaining 70% is subsidized by the regular Sunday collection. To help support our parish and the PREP program, we are asking our PREP families to sign up for regular Sunday contributions of at least $10 per week.

Many PREP families are already making Sunday collection contributions – we thank you! Whether you have been contributing to the Sunday collection or not, we ask all PREP families to sign up for online giving and begin making contributions of $10 per week or more. Our online giving platform called “Parish Giving” is a safe and easy way to make contributions. It is used by hundreds of parishes and thousands of parishioners. At the conclusion of this PREP registration form, you will be asked to sign up for online giving in order to make your weekly Sunday contribution. We ask you to sign up and register to make a weekly Sunday contribution.

Now you may make a payment which is required at the time of registration.