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 October through April. 

 

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

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PSR UPDATE (9-16-2020) 

Welcome to PSR 2020-21 at St. Joseph Parish! This year we are beginning our lessons with distance learning, although we hope to see  you face-to-face in the future.

In our distance learning model, we will provide the materials for each student to work with their grown-ups for religious instruction at home. Each week you will receive an email and a link to a video message from a grade level program coordinator. The video message/lesson will serve as an introduction to the packet of instructional materials you will be given. You may choose the day and time to work with these materials, keeping in mind that each week's lesson is directed toward the Gospel reading for the upcoming Sunday. 

Materials Pick-Up will be on Wednesday, September 30th in the Holy Family Center (HFC, the social hall in the back of the church building). We are asking you to come during the following time slots so everyone is not here at the same time. Please wear masks and observe social distancing.
Last name A-C: pick up from 6:30-6:45pm
Last name D-I: pick up from 6:45-7:00pm
Last name J-R: pick up from 7:00-7:15pm
Last name S-Z: pick up from 7:15-7:30pm

REGISTERING FOR PSR 2020-21
After much prayerful consideration, we are excited to announce that we will be have a distance learning PSR program for at least the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year. We will continue to evaluate our resources and the volunteers needed for a safe in-person return as the year progresses. We will try to add safe in-person activities to the program as we move along. At his point in time, all students registered in our program will participate in distance learning. All students must have this permission form for distance learning and virtual catechesis signed and on file in the Faith Formation Office.

For returning families, who had at least one child enrolled in our PSR program last year (2019-2020), please read the parent letter here. The registration form for returning families is here.  

For new families, who did not have any children enrolled in our PSR program last year, please read the parent letter here. The registration form for new students is here

Registration for PSR 20-21 is now past due. Please contact the Faith Formation Office if you are still interested in enrolling your child.

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 2020-2021 year is not available yet. We plan on beginning classes the first week in October 2020.  


    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 2020-21

    The Handbook for the 2020-21 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.