About Our Parish Religion Programs (PRP):

SMOY’s PRP programs offer a structured approach to support our parents and to reinforce the Christian values that you have introduced at home.

The St. Margaret of York Catholic Church Parish Religion Program assists the parents (the primary catechists) in the faith formation of their children to know, love, and serve Jesus. 

Children are required to have 2 years of religious education to receive a Sacrament. Preparation for Confirmation requires an additional component from our standard religious education programs during the Sacramental year. Any questions or concerns please contact Melissa Capella.

All parish children in grades 1-8 are expected to attend one of the following:

  • Online PRP
  • Sunday PRP, September - April
  • Summer PRP (June 2021)
  • Enrolled in the Parish School

Online PRP

When: Access to Course Content begins in May 2021

Our Online PRP is a flexible program was designed to equip parents to thrive in their natural vocation as the first Catechist and teacher of the faith to their children. The curriculum is Ignatius Press Life In Christ but instead of purchasing the physical books, Ignatius Press has partnered with Our Catholic Faith Delivered which allows for a complete, online approach to home study faith formation.

The students have access to their grade level materials online for a 1 year period and have the ability to complete the coursework at their own pace.  All assessments and prayer exercises are completed through the online platform so that both the Parents and our faith formation office can monitor progress in knowledge of the faith and relationship with Christ.

Sunday PRP

When: Sunday Mornings, September 2021 - April 2022

Sunday PRP uses the Graded Course of Study established by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, which encompasses the 7 tasks of catechesis: Prayer, Knowledge of the Faith, Liturgical Life, Moral Formation, Communal Life, Missionary Spirit, and Theology of the Body. Students will have the opportunity to talk about their faith with classmates their own age and with a devoted catechist.

Questions about our PRP programs or for help deciding which program is right for your children and family please contact our Coordinator of Religious Education, Melissa Capella.


Tuition Fees

Sunday PRP
$150 1 Student
$260 2 Students
$345 3 + Students

Online PRP

$45 per student



Melissa Capella
Melissa Capella
Director of Youth Ministry & Safe Environment Coordinator

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