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 11-22-2021

Wednesday, November 24th - Thanksgiving Break, No PSR
Wednesday, December 1st - PSR is back in session. See you then!!
Wednesday, December 8th - All PSR participants should attend the 7:00pm Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary in the church.
Wednesday, December 15th - PSR is back in session. See you then!!
Wednesday, December 22nd and 29th - Christmas Break, No PSR.
Wednesday, January 5th - PSR is back in session. See you then!!

PSR At Home: Your Unit 2 materials are ready for pick up in the Main Office of the church (if you didn't get them at the Family Activity Night).

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.

CALENDAR AND TRAFFIC PATTERN

    The calendar for the 2021-2022 PSR year is here. The traffic flow pattern 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.