Faith Formation and Education

Pre-Jordan Class

Infants and children are brought into the Family of God through the Sacrament of Baptism. The pre-Jordan class prepares parents and godparents for the baptism of the infant or child by instructing them in the fundamental aspects of Baptism and enlightening them about the important role they play as the primary teachers of their children in the ways of the faith. The one-session class is held every month and parents are expected to attend as they prepare for their child’s baptism; godparents are encouraged to attend as well.

Pope John Paul II Regional Catholic Elementary School

Pope John Paul II Regional Catholic Elementary School has a rich and historic background. In 1970, the parishes of St. Cecilia, St. Joseph and St. Stanislaus Kostka consolidated their parish schools into Coatesville Area Catholic Elementary School (CACES) and included families from Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Consolation parishes. After many years of parishioners’ hard work, planning and sacrifice to build a new school, the CACES students moved to the present 30-acre site and state of the art facility in West Brandywine, Pa in 2007. Now known as Pope John Paul II Regional Catholic Elementary School, the school offers a faith-centered academic curriculum for children 3 years of age (Preschool) to grade 8 and a child care program, Little Saints Academy, for infants and toddlers 6 weeks to 36 months of age. The school welcomes families from the surrounding community as well as parishioners from its partner parishes: Our Lady of the Rosary, St. Joseph(Coatesville), St. Peter and Our Lady of Consolation. For more information or to schedule a tour please visit or call 610-384-5961.


Dr. Sarah Kerins, Principal
Patty Tarquinio, Vice Principal

Pope John Paul II Regional Catholic Elementory School
Bishop Shanahan High School