Parish School of Religion

The Saint Joseph Parish School of Religion offers PreK-4 through 8th grade Faith Formation on Sunday mornings from 10:45 am to 11: 45 am.  Our catechists bring the Catholic Faith to our young parishioners each Sunday.  With the support of volunteers and parents, the goal is to bring each child to a loving and lasting relationship with God.   For our children to receive a complete and lasting Catholic education in their young years, the involvement of their parents is imperative. Sacramental years, 2nd grade for First Holy Communion and 8th grade for Confirmation, are especially important years in a child’s religious formation and require a special attention. For more information on First Communion click here. For more information on Confirmation click here.

What we ask of parents:

  • Attend weekly Sunday mass with your child.
  • Have your child baptized into Catholic Faith if you have not already done so.
  • Make sure that your child faithfully attends spiritual formation through PSR.
  • If your child has already received the sacraments of Holy Communion & Reconciliation, encourage him to frequent these sacraments.
  • Help and encourage your child in the mastery of Catholic prayers, such as the Hail Mary, the Our Father, the Glory Be, the Creed, the Act of Contrition, etc.

What we ask of Children:

  •  Baptism in the Catholic Church.
  •  Weekly attendance of Sunday mass with their families.
  •  Faithful attendance of spiritual formation through PSR.
  •  Mastery of the prayers of the Church appropriate for the child’s age.

Join us for an Advent extravaganza, Prepare for the Season!

To register your child for PSR, click here.

Fees:

  • 1st Child: $35, 2nd Child: $30, Additional Children: $20
  • Sacramental Years:
  • First Communion (2nd Grade): $55
  • Confirmation (8th Grade): $130 (includes retreat fee)
To Pay your registration fees online, click here

Touching Safety

The Touching Safety Program is presented to all Parish School of Religion students as required under the guidelines established by the Diocese of Shreveport.  The link below provides more information.

Teaching Touching Safety Booklet

Volunteer Opportunities:

There are many ways to become involved in the Faith formation of the youth of Saint Joseph Parish.   Please consider volunteering  to serve as a Catechist or a Catechist’s aide on Sunday mornings.  Your Faith will grow as abundantly as the children you teach!  Help is needed as the Parish School of Religion continues to grow.  If you are a volunteer in the PSR program or any other Parish youth program, you MUST complete the Protecting God’s Children course as provided by the Diocese of Shreveport each 2nd Wednesday of the Month, 6:00 PM at the Catholic Center.  This course is part of an ongoing effort to help create and maintain a safe environment for our children.

Please click here to register and for more information on Protecting God’s Children:    https://www.virtusonline.org/virtus/

2018-2019 PSR Calendar

September
9                PSR Classes Begin – parents’ meeting
16              Classes – Catechetical Sunday
23             Classes – 1st Communion parents’ meeting
30             Classes – Touching Safety

October
7               Classes – Confirmation parents’ meeting
14             No Class – Weekend of Fall Break
21             Class
28            Class

November
4              Class
11             Class
18            Class
25            No classes – Thanksgiving Break

December
2                Class – 1st Sunday of Advent
9                Class – 2nd Sunday of Advent

14              Advent Lessons and Carols ~ 1st-4th grade to sing “Emmanuel” carol, Prepare for the Season parish-wide family event
16              Class – 3rd Sunday of Advent, 1st-4th grade to sing the Prelude at noon mass
23              No PSR Classes – Christmas Break, 4th Sunday of Advent
30              No PSR Classes

January
6                Resume PSR classes– Epiphany
13              Class
20             Class
27              No Class – Catholic Schools Week

February
3                 Class
10               Class
17               Class
24              Class

March
3              Class
6              Ash Wednesday
8-10       Confirmation Retreat – The Pines
10            Class
17            Class – Feast of St. Patrick
24           No PSR – Spring Break
31            Class

April
5              Stations of the Cross for PSR
7              Class
13            First Communion Retreat (tentative)
14           Class – Palm Sunday
21            No PSR Classes – Easter
27           First Communion Rehearsal & Pictures
28          Class – First Communion

May
5              Class
12            Last Day of PSR classes – May Crowning
TBD        Confirmation