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 mid-September through the end of April. This year our families have the option of in-person classes on Wednesday evenings from 7:00-8:15pm in Sts. Joseph and John School building, or participating in PSR At-Home, a home study option.

Working with the current health department recommendations regarding Covid-19, we know we will need to keep our class sizes small. We also know that we will need many catechist volunteers to handle our in-person classes. If you are interested in being a catechist, or would like additional information, contact Linda Zvoncheck (see below) ASAP.

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

PSR Update 1-25-2022

**As of 1-25-2022, masks are strongly encouraged (but not mandated) in the school and church buildings.**

Wednesday, January 26th - PSR in-person in the school. Missionaries from The Culture Project will meet with the 8th graders. 
Wednesday, February 2nd - PSR in-person in the school.
Wednesday, February 9th - PSR in-person in the school. All grades will cover Called To Protect materials.
Wednesday, February 16th - PSR in-person in the school. Missionaries from The Culture Project will meet with the 8th graders.
Wednesday, February 23rd - Family PSR Activity: Lent. Families will meet in the church where Deacon Bob Lester will be our guest speaker.
Wednesday, March 2nd - Family PSR Night: Ash Wednesday Mass. Bring your family to Mass in the church at 7:00pm. The Mass is The Class!!

PSR At Home: Your Unit 3 materials will be ready for pick up in the Main Office of the church beginning January 3rd. 


REGISTERING FOR PSR 2021-22
For returning families, who had at least one child enrolled in our PSR program last year (2020-2021), here is the registration form for PSR 2021-2022.

For new families, who did not have children enrolled in our PSR program last year, here is the registration form for PSR 2021-2022.. 

If you have any questions regarding PSR of the registration process, please contact the Faith Formation Office at 440.238.5555, ext. 107.

2021-2022 CALENDAR

    The Updated Calendar for the 2021-2022 PSR year is 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 2021-22

    The Handbook for the 2021-22 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.