Parish Religious Education Program (PREP) is St. Helena’s faith formation program for children who do not attend Catholic schools. Classes are held on Sundays from September to May at 9:15AM  in Room A (1st Floor) of the Lower School. Contact Sr. Sophie Yondura, ssj., D. Min. to register.



Registration for PREP, RCIA, and CONFIRMATION Begins

Registration for PREP 2020-2021

Registration Forms are available through Sr. Sophie. Please call the rectory at 215-424-1300 for an appointment.

Due to COVID-19, classes will be remote until January. At time of registration, you will receive information on remote learning, text book, and information and code for flipgrid remote learning.

1 child – $100.00
2 children – $160.00
3+ children – $250.00

RCIA for Adults

If you know someone who is interested in becoming Catholic or an adult who needs to receive First Holy Eucharist and/or Confirmation, contact Sr. Sophie.


St. Helena will have Confirmation in the Fall of 2021. All students in Public School and St. Helena-Incarnation School who desire Confirmation must register and attend these classes.

Confirmation Classes are for 1 year prior to Confirmation for all students who are currently in Level 6 in St. Helena English PREP or grades 6 and 7 in St. Helena-Incarnation School.

Classes will be in small groups of 4 once a week. This will be explained at the time of registration.

To register for Confirmation 2021, please contact Sister Sophie at the rectory (215-424-1300) for an appointment to complete the registration form.

First Communion 2020 Postponed

Due to the coronavirus, our First Communion is postponed until further notice. Please pray for an end to this pandemic.

First Communion Parents’ Meeting

A parents’ meeting will be held on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2:00 PM, in the Lower Church. At least one parent/guardian is required to attend.

First Holy Communion Parents’ Meeting

The parents’ meeting for the parents of our parish First Communicants will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2018, at 2:00 PM, in the Lower Church.  At least one parent is required to attend.  Our parish children’s First Holy Communion will take place in May.

Children’s First Reconciliation

Our parish children will be receiving the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation for the first time on Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30 PM in the Lower Church.  Please keep them in your prayers  as they prepare to experience God’s merciful love through  this Sacrament.