Parish School of Religion

Opening Day for our Parish School of Religion will be Sunday, September 17th. Registration and payment should be turned in by Wednesday, August, 30th. You may access important forms and information below:

Forms

2017 PSR Emergency Medical Form
PSR schedule 2017-18

2017-2018 P.S.R. Schedule

September 17th Opening Day
September 24th Class
October 1st Class
October 8th Class
October 15th Off (Ministry  Day)                                            
October 22nd Family Day
October 29th Class
November 5th Class
November 12th Class
November 19th Service Day
November 26th  OFF (Thanksgiving)
December 3rd    Class
December 10th  Family Day
December 17th Class
December 24th OFF (Christmas)
December 31st  OFF (New Years Eve) 
January 7, 2018 Class
January 14th Class
January 21st Service Day
January 28th Class
February 4th Class
February 11th Class
February 18th OFF (Presidents' Day) 
February 25th    Family Day
March 4th Class
March 11th Class
March 18th Class
March 20th Confirmation
March 25th OFF (Spring Break)
April 1st OFF (Easter)
April 8th Class
April 15th Class
April 22nd Class
April 29th Appreciation Ceremony 

The purpose of the parish school of religion is to provide opportunities for children ages 5-14 to recognize and respond to God’s revelation through the four signs of catechesis:

  • Biblical signs: study of scripture as God’s presence in the past and continuing revelation in today’s world
  • Liturgical signs: study of the Church year, sacraments, prayer and liturgy
  • Ecclesial signs: study of the doctrine and creed of the Church as it witnesses God’s love through worship and service to those in need
  • Natural signs: the mystery of God’s saving power and love as revealed through creation, family and community, stewardship, the arts, science and technology

The parish school of religion follows the guidelines set forth by the diocese as outlined in the Directory for Catechesis and the Curriculum for Catechesis. The Directory sets guidelines for:

  • Approved texts
  • Number of hours required per year (36hrs)
  • Child protection guidelines
  • A sequential guideline for topics to be taught each year

We provide levels classes (K-8). Classes begin in August and end in April. We are currently using the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies. Each Sunday lesson begins with the Gospel for that day and leads the student into stories, activities and discussions which focus on the catechetical signs above. The lessons are taken home by the children weekly in the form of a booklet to share with their families.

We are taking registrations for children preparing for the Sacraments of 1st Reconciliation, 1st Communion and Confirmation. All students preparing for these sacraments must be enrolled in Our Lady of Peace School or our Parish School of Religion.