Latest PREP Updates

June 1, 2022

I would like to thank you all for your sincere support throughout the past year of the Holy Cross Prep Program. I wish you all a safe and happy Summer! Please pay close attention to the following details:

**Early Bird Registration for HC Prep 2022/23 ends this Friday, June 3 (as mentioned in numerous prior emails) A very special thank you to the many Families, who have already registered. To those Families who have not registered thus far, kindly note that Registration for the 2022/23 Prep Year will stay open until June 30 and then reopen again on Sept. 6 for the remaining available spots in the Program.  Registration Forms and Payment can be dropped off at the Prep Office on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 3 pm & Tuesdays from 1 to 4 pm. Otherwise, Registrations and Visa Payments can be made at the Parish Office Daily from 9:30 am to Noon and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

**Please note that any Student Progress Reports or Communion/Confirmation Packages that were not picked up on May 24, are now in the Parish Office. (Parish Office hours are 9 to 12 noon & 1 to 4 pm daily.)

**Finally, our deepest gratitude goes out to the HC Prep Teaching and Administration Staff for the wonderful work they did this year. We are definitely blessed to have so many dedicated volunteers on our Staff.

Looking forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday, September 20, 2022,

Dino Alberti

May 24, 2022

First and foremost, I would like to thank you all for your unconditional support of the PREP Program and Staff throughout the year. In my first year as PREP Coordinator, I can say that it has been most enjoyable and rewarding as both a leader and catholic educator.

Attendance tonight was outstanding, and a great deal of important information was sent home. If your child was one of the few who did not attend tonight, student progress reports from Levels 1-7 will be available in the PREP office from 1:00-4:00pm tomorrow and on Monday and Tuesday from 1:00-4:00pm. As mentioned in prior emails, this is particularly relevant for Level 2 and Level 7 students as their Communion certificates, Confirmation certificates, and group photos were given out.

If you have not submitted a registration form as of noon today, your child would have received a registration form in their information package tonight.

I would like to wish our graduating Level 7 students the very best in their future years and encourage them strongly to stay in touch with their faith through attendance at weekend masses at Holy Cross Parish.

Looking forward to seeing our Levels 1-6 families again on the third week of September 2022.

Sincerely in Christ,

Dino Alberti

May 20, 2022

I would like to wish you all a great Long Weekend. I kindly ask you to pay very close attention to the following information:

  • “In Person” Prep Classes continue on May 24 @ 7 pm (Please drop off your Children at the drop off areas by 6:55 pm and kindly be at the same areas for pick up at 7:55 pm.)
  • As per continued guidelines from the Local Health Authorities, we are requiring:
    • all our Students to be wearing masks upon entry to the School Building (Now Optional)
    • all our Parents to be going through a daily health check with their child/children and to please keep them at home, if they present any symptoms.
    • all our Parents to be wearing masks, when in contact with groups of Children other than your own, for both indoor and outdoor scenarios. (Now Optional)
  • Please notify the Prep Office prior to 6 pm on Tuesdays, if your child will be absent.

**Registration for Holy Cross Prep 2022/23, is now available on our Website and Early Bird Registration ends on June 3. Registration Forms and Payment can be dropped off at the Prep Office on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 3 pm & Tuesdays from 1 to 6:30 pm. Otherwise, Registrations and Visa Payments can be made at the Parish Office Daily from 9:30 am to Noon and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. (I thank those Parents, who have already dropped off their Registration Forms for next year.)

**May 24 – “Last day of Prep Classes” (Each Student will receive a Bag of Potato Chips and a Juice Box to enjoy during the Fun Class Activities, courtesy of the Prep Program) / Student Progress Reports will be sent home.

**May 24 – Lev. 2 Communion Certificates and Group Photos go home & Lev. 7 Confirmation Certificates and Group Photos go home

Looking forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday, May 24,

Dino Alberti

May 14, 2022

I would like to wish you all a relaxing weekend. I kindly ask you to pay very close attention to the following information:

  • “In Person” Prep Classes continue on May 17 @ 7 pm (Please drop off your Children at the drop off areas by 6:55 pm and kindly be at the same areas for pick up at 7:55 pm.)
  • As per continued guidelines from the Local Health Authorities, we are requiring:
    • all our Students to be wearing masks upon entry to the School Building (Now Optional)
    • all our Parents to be going through a daily health check with their child/children and to please keep them at home, if they present any symptoms.
    • all our Parents to be wearing masks, when in contact with groups of Children other than your own, for both indoor and outdoor scenarios. (Now Optional)
  • Please notify the Prep Office prior to 6 pm on Tuesdays, if your child will be absent.

**Registration for Holy Cross Prep 2022/23, is now available on our Website and Early Bird Registration ends on June 3. Registration Forms and Payment can be dropped off at the Prep Office on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 3 pm & Tuesdays from 1 to 6:30 pm. Otherwise, Registrations and Visa Payments can be made at the Parish Office Daily from 9:30 am to Noon and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. (I thank those Parents, who have already dropped off their Registration Forms for next year.)

**May 17 – Last Prep Mass for all our Students @ 7:05 pm in the Church (*If you happen to arrive a few minutes late, please walk your child directly over to the Church)

**May 24 – Last day of Prep Classes (Each Student will receive a Bag of Potato Chips and a Juice Box to enjoy during the Fun Class Activities, courtesy of the Prep Program) / Student Progress Reports will be sent home.

**May 24 – Lev. 2 Communion Certificates and Group Photos go home & Lev. 7 Confirmation Certificates and Group Photos go home

Looking forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday, May 17,

Dino Alberti

May 6, 2022

I would like to wish you all a wonderful Mother`s Day weekend. I kindly ask you all to pay very close attention to the following information:

  • “In Person” Prep Classes continue on May 10 @ 7 pm (Please drop off your Children at the drop off areas by 6:55 pm and kindly be at the same areas for pick up at 7:55 pm.)
  • As per continued guidelines from the Local Health Authorities, we are requiring:
    • all our Students to be wearing masks upon entry to the School Building (Now Optional)
    • all our Parents to be going through a daily health check with their child/children and to please keep them at home, if they present any symptoms.
    • all our Parents to be wearing masks, when in contact with groups of Children other than your own, for both indoor and outdoor scenarios. (Now Optional)
  • Please notify the Prep Office prior to 6 pm on Tuesdays, if your child will be absent.

**Registration for Holy Cross Prep 2022/23, is now available on our Website and Early Bird Registration ends on June 3. Registration Forms and Payment can be dropped off at the Prep Office on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 3 pm & Tuesdays from 1 to 6:30 pm. Otherwise, Registrations and Visa Payments can be made at the Parish Office Daily from 9:30 am to Noon and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm. (I thank those Parents, who have already dropped off their Registration Forms for next year.)

**May 17 – Last Prep Mass for all our Students @ 7:05 pm in the Church

**May 24 – Last day of Prep Classes / Student Progress Reports will be sent home.

Looking forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday, May 10,

Dino Alberti

April 30, 2022

I would like to wish you all a wonderful weekend. I also wish to congratulate our Lev. 2 Students, who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion on Saturday Afternoon. My commendations go out to the Teachers for the great job they did in preparing our Students. I kindly ask you to pay very close attention to the following information:

  • “In Person” Prep Classes continue on May 3 @ 7 pm (Please drop off your Children at the drop off areas by 6:55 pm and kindly be at the same areas for pick up at 7:55 pm.)
  • As per continued guidelines from the Local Health Authorities, we are requiring:
    • all our Students to be wearing masks upon entry to the School Building (Now Optional)
    • all our Parents to be going through a daily health check with their child/children and to please keep them at home, if they present any symptoms.
    • all our Parents to be wearing masks, when in contact with groups of Children other than your own, for both indoor and outdoor scenarios. (Now Optional)
  • Please notify the Prep Office prior to 6 pm on Tuesdays, if your child will be absent.

**Registration for Holy Cross Prep 2022/23, is now available on our Website and Early Bird Registration ends on June 3. Registration Forms and Payment can be dropped off at the Prep Office on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 3 pm & Tuesdays from 1 to 6:30 pm. Otherwise, Registrations and Visa Payments can be made at the Parish Office Daily from 9:30 am to Noon and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

**May 17 – Last Prep Mass for all our Students @ 7:05 pm in the Church

**May 24 – Last day of Prep Classes / Student Progress Reports will be sent home.

Looking forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday, May 3,

Dino Alberti

April 23, 2022

I would like to wish you all a wonderful weekend. I also wish to congratulate our Lev. 7 Students, who received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday Night. My commendations go out to the Teachers for the great job they did in preparing our Students. I kindly ask you to pay very close attention to the following information:

  • “In Person” Prep Classes continue on April 26 @ 7 pm (Please drop off your Children at the drop off areas by 6:55 pm and kindly be at the same areas for pick up at 7:55 pm.)
  • As per continued guidelines from the Local Health Authorities, we are requiring:
    • all our Students to be wearing masks upon entry to the School Building (Now Optional)
    • all our Parents to be going through a daily health check with their child/children and to please keep them at home, if they present any symptoms.
    • all our Parents to be wearing masks, when in contact with groups of Children other than your own, for both indoor and outdoor scenarios. (Now Optional)
  • Please notify the Prep Office prior to 6 pm on Tuesdays, if your child will be absent.

**Apr. 27 - Lev. 2 First Communion Rehearsal and Gown Distribution @ 4:15 pm. (Student / Parent are to meet in the School Gym)

**Apr. 27 – Registration for Holy Cross Prep 2022/23, will be made available on our Website and Early Bird Registration ends on June 3. Registration Forms and Payment can be dropped off at the Prep Office on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12:30 to 3 pm & Tuesdays from 1 to 6:30 pm. Otherwise, Registrations and Visa Payments can be made at the Parish Office Daily from 9:30 am to Noon and 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.

**Apr. 30 (Sat.) – Prep Level 2 & School Gr. 2 First Communion Mass @ 1 pm  (Group Photo @ 12:20 pm in the Gym)

**May 17 – Last Prep Mass for all our Students @ 7:05 pm in the Church

**May 24 – Last day of Prep Classes / Student Progress Reports will be sent home.

Looking forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday, April 26,

Dino Alberti

April 14, 2022

I would like to wish you all a “Blessed Easter Weekend”. I would also wish to applaud our Staff and Students for their reverence and preparation for our most recent Lev. 3 to Lev. 7 Reconciliation Service. I kindly ask you to pay very close attention to the following information:

  • “In Person” Prep Classes continue on April 19 @ 7 pm (Please drop off your Children at the drop off areas by 6:55 pm and kindly be at the same areas for pick up at 7:55 pm.)
    • As per continued guidelines from the Local Health Authorities, we are requiring:
    • all our Students to be wearing masks upon entry to the School Building (Now Optional)
    • all our Parents to be going through a daily health check with their child/children and to please keep them at home, if they present any symptoms.
    • all our Parents to be wearing masks, when in contact with groups of Children other than your own, for both indoor and outdoor scenarios. (Now Optional)
  • Please notify the Prep Office prior to 6 pm on Tuesdays, if your child will be absent.
  • Apr. 19 – Level 2 Communion Gown Measuring @ 7 pm in their class time (*Student attendance on this evening is very important)
  • Apr. 19 – Level 7 Confirmation Gown Measuring @ 7 pm in their class time (*Student attendance on this evening is very important)

**Apr. 22 (Fri.) – Prep Level 7 & School Gr. 7 Sacrament of Confirmation Mass @ 7 pm in the Church / Rehearsal on Apr. 20 (Wed.) @ 5:30 pm (important reminders were sent home with the Students on Apr. 12) Group Photo @ 6:20 pm in the Gym

**Apr. 26 – Registration for Holy Cross Prep 2022/23, will be made available

**Apr. 30 (Sat.) – Prep Level 2 & School Gr. 2 First Communion Mass @ 1 pm / Rehearsal on Apr. 27 (Wed.) from 4:15 to 5:30 pm (important reminders will be sent home on Apr. 19) Group Photo @ 12:20 pm in the Gym 

**May 17 – Last Prep Mass for all our Students @ 7:05 pm in the Church

**May 24 – Last day of Prep Classes / Student Progress Reports will be sent home.

Looking forward to seeing you all again on Tuesday, April 19,

Dino Alberti

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PREP Coordinator's Message

Welcome to our new Holy Cross PREP Website! Please continue to visit this website throughout the year for program updates and other important information. The registration form is now available on the "About" page. As we look back to the past 16 months of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we realize that we miss the personal connection of our program. If things continue to progress in a positive manner, we look forward to welcoming you back to our in-person program in September 2021.

We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Jackie Pavich for her many years of dedicated service to the Holy Cross PREP and sacramental programs. We wish her very well in her retirement.

I am very excited as I take on my new portfolio as PREP Coordinator at Holy Cross Parish.

Wishing you the very best always,

Mr. Dino Alberti

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