Religious Education

Bible Studies and Faith Formation

Contact: Parish Office 215 257-2128

Are you an adult looking to grow in your knowledge of the faith and the Scriptures?  At various times of the year, St. Agnes offers Lexio Divina, Bible Studies and other opportunities to grow in faith.  Lexio Divina is an ancient form of contemplating the Scriptures and is offered periodically meeting for an hour. We also offer Bible Study Courses periodically (for example:  The Bible Timeline).  These classes involve a commitment of time, study, and homework using the workbooks, and involve a small fee.  Consult the bulletin, Facebook page and the office for more information.

Parish Religious Education Program-PREP/CCD

Contact: Kristen Hass, CRE 215 257-1811 Or e-mail

PREP is a process of faith formation for children of our parish families in grades one through seven who attend public school. Children attending PREP receive formal instruction in our catholic faith so they may come to a greater knowledge of all our faith offers us.

PREP classes support parents in preparing their children to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist and Confirmation. This time of preparation assists parents as they renew their own faith by studying with their children and by their attendance at sacrament parent meeting.

Our parish PREP classes are staffed by catechists who serve in this teaching ministry of the church by volunteering their time teaching our parish children about our faith in a classroom environment.

Our PREP classes are vibrant, faith-filled sessions assisting our children as they grow in love and knowledge of God—Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

Contact: Kristen Hass, CRE 215 257-1811 Or e-mail

RCIA is an “inquiry process” for those who seek to know more about the Catholic faith. Those who are not baptized and seek to enter into a journey of conversion, and those who are baptized in a denomination other than Roman Catholic and seek to enter into full communion with the Catholic Church, are invited and encouraged to enter RCIA.

Any adult who is baptized Catholic but has not been catechized (instructed) in the faith and has not received the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Eucharist or Confirmation are also invited to participate in RCIA and prepare to receive these sacraments.

RCIA is an ongoing process of faith formation for adults. A phone call to the PREP office is the first step in the process.

Vacation Bible School

Contact: Kristen Hass, CRE 215 257-1811 Or e-mail

Summer is an ideal time to offer a faith-based, fun-filled and exciting time for children. VBS offers a stimulating, Scripture based program for children that is as attractive as all other activities in which they might participate during the summer. Adults of the parish also have an opportunity to become involved in a hands-on approach to the Catholic Christian education of our children. No experience is necessary. Any adult or young adult (ages fourteen to …) can become part of this exciting experience. Watch the parish Sunday bulletin beginning in March for more information on VBS.