Parish School of Religion (PSR)

Plan for PSR in Light of Covid-19 

In light of Covid-19, St. Luke the Evangelist is taking precautions to minimize the spread of disease and keep all of our students safe, while still providing quality religious education. That being said, there will be some modifications to the PSR program for the 2020/2021 academic year.

Here is how the will look:

  1. PSR will primarily take place at home. We will be using the “Spirit of Truth” online program by the Sophia Institute.
  2. Parents will work with their children during each lesson to help keep each student on track, as well as provide parents and students the ability to grow in their faith.
  3. Students and families will be able to work at home and at their own pace. This will provide families with more flexibility for the upcoming year.
  4. A lesson schedule will be made available for each student once you have registered for classes.
  5. The “Spirt of Truth” program provides a companion application for students to participate in engaging activities.
  6. Parents will receive a monthly newsletter that will provide you with tips, articles, advice, and other ways to grow in your faith this year.
  7. Catechists will be reaching out to you twice a month via email and phone to touch base and be available to assist you throughout the year if you have any questions or concerns.
  8. You will receive more information in the coming weeks on how access the Spirit of Truth digital portal, or to pick up your textbook for the year.

St. Luke is committed to assist you in any way that we can. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Max Hall, Parish Catechetical Leader.

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The Saint Luke the Evangelist Parish School of Religion is part of the educational arm of the parish community, responsible for providing religious instruction (known as catechesis) to children attending public or non-Catholic private schools. Together we serve between around 150 children annually, with the help of many adult and teen volunteers. Through evangelization and catechesis, the young people in PSR are called to faithful living with their heart, hands, and mind.

For more information about PSR and our other programs please consult the Program Handbook.

PSR begins September 16th, 2019

Tuition

  • One Child – $80 (ONLY $60 THROUGH THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASS)
  • Two Children – $95 (ONLY $75 THROUGH THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASS)
  • Three or more Children – $110 (ONLY $90 THROUGH THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASS)

***THERE IS A $20 DISCOUNT ON TUITION UNTIL THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASS.

Payment methods: 

  • Cash – If paying with cash please put payment in an envelope indicating the students name and program.
  • Check – Please make checks payable to St. Luke Church and write the student’s name and program in the memo box.

**Financial Aid is available to families in need. Please contact the Parish Catechetical Leader, Max Hall, to arrange for this.

*** If your child is in a Sacramental Preparation class (7th & 8th Grade – Confirmation, 2nd Grade – First Communion/Reconciliation) then there is a separate additional cost. Please refer to the respective program page for tuition costs.

If the Lakewood City School cancels school for the day then PSR classes/Sacramental Preparation classes will also be canceled. Should a storm arrive late, or inclement weather is forthcoming a notification will be sent to families via email, Remind text notification, and parish social media accounts. Please check the parish website for updates as well.

Class Cancellation Policy

If the Lakewood City School cancels school for the day then PSR classes/Sacramental Preparation classes will also be canceled. Should a storm arrive late, or inclement weather is forthcoming a notification will be sent to families via email, Remind text notification, and parish social media accounts. Please check the parish website for updates as well.

Dates & Location

PLEASE NOTE FOR THE 2020/2021 ACADEMIC YEAR PSR CLASSES WILL BE VIRTUAL. ONCE REGISTERED YOU WILL RECEIVE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING CLASSES. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT MAX HALL. 

Classes run through the academic year on Monday nights from 6:30pm -7:30pm in the School Building.

A complete calendar of program dates can be found in the quick links above.

You can gain entrance into the school building by using utilizing the sidewalk between the Church and the school building and using the Northernmost doors (the doors closest to Clifton Ave.)

Contact Information

Max Hall – Parish Catechetical Leader

Mailing Address: St. Luke, 1212 Bunts Rd., Lakewood, Ohio 44107
Phone: 216-521-0184 ext. 230 (Office), 440-941-3125 (Call/Text)
Email: mhall@stlukelakewood.org

PSR Catechists

Colleen Forster  – 1st Grade
Mike Mitchell– 2nd Grade
Terese Memmer – 3rd Grade
Tara Pandos– 4th Grade
Lou and Lynn McMahon – 5th Grade
Monica Smith – 6th Grade
Mike Dooley – 7th Grade
Brandon Woods – 8th Grade
Register for psr

Quick Links/Documents

PSR program calendar
emergency medical form
program handbook

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