Parish School of Religion (PSR)

 

The St. Joseph Parish School of Religion Program (PSR) helps children grow in their knowledge and love of God and their Catholic faith, as well as prepares them to receive the Sacraments. The Faith Formation Office is always looking for adults who are willing to volunteer in the PSR program. Classes are held weekly on Wednesday from late September through April.  All classes take place in Sts. Joseph and John School.

 

For more information, or if you are interested in volunteering, contact our Director of Faith Formation.

  • Linda Zvoncheck, 440.238.5555, Turn on JavaScript!

 

PSR UPDATE (5-8-2018) 

Registration forms for the 2018-19 school year are currently being accepted. Follow the link below to access a copy, or check the paper rack outside the Main Office of the church. Enjoy your Summer Break!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to act as Hall Monitors and substitute catechists this year. If you are interested in helping again next year, send me an email: Moira at Turn on JavaScript!

REGISTERING FOR PSR 2018-19
Registration for the 2018-19 school year has begun. For students who are currently enrolled, you can access the re-registration parent letter here and the re-registration form here. If you are new to the PSR program, you can access the parent letter for new families here, and the registration form for new students here.


CALENDAR AND TRAFFIC PATTERN

    The traffic pattern is available here. The calendar for 2018-19 will be available in August.


    PSR RESOURCES FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES
    This year we will continue using the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Faith Formation Program as our primary catechetical resource.  A catechism handbook and weekly take-home lessons replace the traditional textbook.  Lessons flow from the Sunday Gospel, so children learn their faith within the rhythms of the liturgical year.  For more information about the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies program and to access additional resources for families, click here.  


    PSR HANDBOOK 2018-19

    The Handbook for the 2018-19 PSR year is available here.


    PSR ABSENCES
    If your child will be missing a PSR class, please call or email the Faith Formation Office to let us know: 440-238-5555, ext. 107 or 108; or email Turn on JavaScript!

    CALLED TO PROTECT
    To enhance the ongoing efforts of the Diocese of Cleveland to provide training for adults and children in matters of protection from abuse and creation of safe environments, students in our PSR program participate in Called to Protect. Called to Protect is a multi-media training program created by Praesidium, a national leader in abuse risk management. The Called to Protect program presents current abuse prevention information to parents, children, youth and young adults. Called to Protect does NOT replace the Virtus training program which is required of all staff and volunteers who work with children. Called to Protect will complement the Virtus program by providing an educational opportunity for parents and by reaching into the religious education program to teach children directly, and help inform the parents on the issues of safety for their children. Additional information on the Virtus program for employees and volunteers is available here.