Parish School of Religion (PSR)
Update: March 24, 2020
All PSR Classes are currently suspended due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Families will be notified with classes are scheduled to resume.
Parish School of Religion is a catechetical program for all public school children in grades K-8. The PSR curriculum, policies, and minimum requirements are determined by the Diocesan Office of Religious Education. These items can be found in both the Diocesan Curriculum for Catechesis and the Diocesan Directory for Catechesis.
The purpose of catechesis is “to make a person’s faith become living, conscious and active through the light of instruction.” (National Catechetical Directory)
Faith is not a private matter, defined simply by a decision to believe something. It is not merely about ideas learned in a classroom, nor is it something that can ever be “completed” with a certain level of instruction. We do not “graduate” from our faith once we receive the Sacraments of Eucharist or Confirmation. Rather, faith is a response to God’s love, which sets us on a journey of continuous maturation and self-giving to others. Faith is something that constantly needs nurtured, supported, and informed if it is to have any effect and meaning in our lives and in the life of our community. PSR is a catechetical context for growing in awareness of one’s faith, involvement in the Church community, and dedication to the values of Jesus Christ.
If you are interested in registering your child in PSR or learning more about the program, please call the parish office at (330) 833-6898, and ask to speak with our Director of Religious Education, Amy Davis.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming Catholic or learning more about the Catholic Faith, please call the parish office at (330) 833-6898, and ask to speak with our Director of Religious Education, Amy Davis, for information about our RCIA sessions.
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