Elementary Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)
This program provides religious instruction for children who attend the public or independent schools from Kindergarten to Grade 7. Students up to 16 years old may also attend PREP’s Catch-up class if they have not been baptised, or have not received First Holy Communion or have not been confirmed. During the course of PREP’s instruction your child will receive the sacraments of Reconciliation, Holy Communion and Confirmation.
St. Ann’s PREP classes begin in September and end in May; We open for registration towards the end of August. Classes are held Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:45pm at St. Ann’s Parish. For more information, please contact Jennifer Pucek at St. Ann’s Religious Education Office (REO) 604-852-5602 ext. 227
St. James/St. Ann Elementary School
During the week of September 2 – 8, 1985, a new parochial school purchased by St. Ann’s Parish opened for elementary students. Making himself at home in one of the school’s classrooms was parish pastor Fr. Bill Ashley. The eight room classroom and 17 acres of land located across from a proposed major housing development was purchased over the summer. 40 kindergarten and grade one students from the area, along with two teachers began the school year in its classrooms.
Formerly a Baptist elementary school, it was put up for sale because of dwindling enrollment. With a growing Catholic population and a need to find classroom space to accommodate its growth, Father Ashley said acquiring the school was a blessing for the parish.
In 2009, St. James/St. Ann’s elementary school has grown to 219 students, with classes from grade 1 to grade 7. There are 11 teachers, 10 Teachers’ assistants and 5 administrative staff.
The school contact information is: 2767 Townline Road, Abbotsford, BC, V2T 5E2
Telephone: 604-852-1788 | Fax: 604-850-5376