PSR (Parish School of Religion)
WELCOME! I hope that your summer will be restful and restorative. We will spend the summer months making plans, recruiting an enthusiastic and talented group of Catechists and procuring the resources we will need to make the 2023-2024 school year formative. Please join me in welcoming Pam Miller, our new Director of Religious Education. She has spent more than two decades helping form young people in our Catholic Faith. Mrs. Miller comes to us from South City Catholic Academy where she has served as the Director of Faith Formation for the past six years. She can be reached either by email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone, 314.961.2891.
MQP PSR APOSTOLATE: Our PSR Apostolate will happen on Tuesday evenings, on campus from 6:30–7:30 p.m. beginning on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, in church. I invite all students and parents to join us as we celebrate Mass as a community, gathered as the Eucharistic Assembly, to receive Word and Eucharist
Please review the attached calendar carefully. We ask that out of respect for our catechists and fellow students, your child arrive on time for each session. If you are unable to meet on the scheduled class time and day, we ask that you please look for a parish that may work better with your family's schedule. Please also note that the PSR enrollment fee is non-refundable and there is no home-school option going forward.
All students will receive age-appropriate instruction and formation by gifted and trained catechists. Second and Eighth Grade students will receive the necessary formation, instruction and preparation needed to receive the Sacraments of Initiation: for Second Graders, the First Communion and Reconciliation (Confession); for Eighth Graders, the Sacrament of Confirmation. Please note for Eighth Graders the Luke 18 retreat on February 2-4, 2024 is required. Please save the date and more details will be forthcoming.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES AS PARENTS. OUR RESPONSIBILTY AS A PARISH.
PARENTS: The commitment that parents make on the occasion of the Baptism of their child is to enthusiastically assume the role of FIRST TEACHER of the Faith, Discipleship and the Gospel Way of Life. The basic elements of Faith Formation in our Catholic Tradition are: Weekly Celebration of the Eucharist at Mass, Regular Faith Formation & Service to the Needy, Christian Discipleship and the Gospel Way of Life lived out in the home
PARISH: As a parish community, we are here to PARTNER with you as parents to form your child into a Disciple of Jesus and an Active Member of His Church and our local Parish community by providing you the resources you need to form your child.
PARENT VOLUNTEERS: An apostolate with this many people involved includes a commitment to stewardship. In that spirit, going forward, we will be requiring assistance from parents with certain volunteer opportunities: class room aides (non-teaching positions), parking lot help and other opportunities. Please be on the lookout for emails/Flocknotes from us about these opportunities or contact us directly to offer your assistance.
We are looking forward to having you, your child, and your entire family as participants in our PSR Apostolate. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
With Peace and Prayers for you and your family,
Mrs. Pam Miller Rev. Timothy Cook
Director of Faith Formation PSR Apostolate Moderator