What is PSR?
PSR (Parish School of Religion) provides religious education and sacramental preparation for students in preschool - Grade 8 who attend non-Catholic schools. The parish staff and catechists work with the families of these children to provide the opportunity for the children to grow spiritually, to understand their faith and to develop their personal relationship with Christ. They meet on Monday evenings (September – May) at 6:30pm. The catechists are parishioners who volunteer to teach. Experience is great, but training and support are offered. Contact Anna Buckley to register your child or volunteer for this formational ministry!
PSR at St. Luke's
We are preparing to welcome the children to our Parish School of Religion (PSR) for the 2016/2017 school year! Classes will be on Monday nights from 6:30-7:30 pm. Online registration for children from grades one through eight can be completed by clicking here.
All children need to be registered whether or not they attended previously. September 1st is the deadline for registration.
On Monday, September 12th, we will kick off the new year with 5:30 pm PSR Mass followed by family dinner in McBride Hall. There will be parent meeting during the first class on Monday, September 12th from 6:30-7:30 pm. Our policy book will be distributed and Emergency Medical Forms available. Please plan to attend!
For families involved in Sacramental Preparation of their children, it is especially helpful to know that the Canon Law of the Church requires that any person receiving a Sacrament for the first time have an understanding of that Sacrament in order to receive it worthily. Therefore, teaching the truths and the effects of that Sacrament is necessary. Ordinarily, First Reconciliation and First Eucharist are received in the Second Grade; For our children, the Sacrament of Reconciliation is celebrated prior to Christmas and the Celebration of First Eucharist is celebrated after Easter.
Two years of religious instruction is required prior to reception of Confirmation. The Sacrament of Confirmation is received in the 8th grade with preparation beginning in 7th.