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 (9-28-2017) 

The Sacaremental Forum for all students preparing for Confirmation, their parents and sponsors, and all First Communion parents is this Monday, October 2nd at 7:00pm in the church.

Thank you to everyone who volunteered to act as Hall Monitors!! Now, we would like to create a list of volunteers who would be willing to act as Substitute Catechists. If you can help us, email Moira at Turn on JavaScript!

REGISTERING FOR PSR 2017-18
Registration for the 2017-18 school year has begun! If you are a returning family (you had a child in the program this past school year) you should read the parent letter here and download the 2-page registration form for returning students here. Please return both sides of the registration form with the fee to the Office of Faith Formation in the church no later than April 26th. 

If are new to the PSR program at St. Joseph Parish (did not have a child in PSR last year), please read the letter for new families here and download the 2-page registration form for new families here. Return both sides of the registration form with the fee to the Office of Faith Formation in the church as soon as possible. 


CALENDAR AND TRAFFIC PATTERN

    The traffic pattern is available here. The calendar 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.  


    PSR HANDBOOK 2017-18

    The Handbook for the 2017-18 PSR year is be 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.