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 from September through April. 

 

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

  • Linda Zvoncheck, 440.238.5555, Turn on JavaScript!

 

WELCOME TO PSR! 

PSR at St. Joseph Parish meets weekly from October through the end of April. We look forward to seeing all of our families on Wednesday evenings from 6:45-8:00pm in Sts. Joseph and John School building. If you would like to discuss other options for catechesis, please contact Linda in the Faith Formation Office at Turn on JavaScript! or 440.238.5555, ext. 107.

If you are interested in being a catechist, or would like additional information, contact Linda Zvoncheck (see below).

If you have any questions or concerns regarding PSR, please feel free to contact Linda Zvoncheck at Turn on JavaScript!.

PSR Update 8-10-2022
We are currently accepting registration forms for the 2022-23 PSR year. Please get your registration form in to the Faith Formation Office no later than August 22nd. See the registration information below.

We will be starting our PSR year at the 10:30 AM Mass on Sunday, September 18th - Catechetical Sunday. After Mass, you can go to the school building, find your child's classroom and meet their catechist/teacher. Our first PSR class will be on Wednesday, October 5th.

If you are interested in helping with the PSR program or have any questions, contact Linda Zvoncheck at Turn on JavaScript! for more information.

REGISTERING FOR PSR 2022-23
Registration for the 2022-2023 PSR year is due no later than August 22nd. If you currently have a child in the PSR program at St. Joseph Parish, you may access a registration form for returning students here. If your family is new to PSR at St. Joseph Parish, you may access a registration form for new families here.
If you have any questions regarding PSR or the registration process, please contact the Faith Formation Office at 440.238.5555, ext. 107.

2022-2023 CALENDAR

    The PSR Calendar for the 2022-2023 PSR year is available here


    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.  


    If you would like to see the live-stream of the weekly parish 10:00am Mass, follow this link.

    PSR HANDBOOK 2022-23

    The Handbook for the 2022-23 PSR year is available here.


    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.