St. Patrick Parish School of Religion (PSR) provides religious instruction and formation in the Catholic faith tradition to students attending public and non-Catholic private schools in grades first through eighth.
PSR ENROLLMENT IS NOW OPEN!
Please register as soon as possible to ensure that we have enough books and that there is class availability.
We will be offering the early session (5:00-6:15 PM) and the late session (6:45-8:00 PM) on Wednesdays for the 2022-2023 school year.
Go to https://stpatrick.psrenroll.com/ and create a family portal. You will be able to register for classes during this process. In the future, you will be able to log in and update your information and register for upcoming school years without filling out another form! Note: If you are eligible for the multiple student discount, you need to register ALL students at once or the website will not recognize them as siblings.
7th grade will be participating in a 2-year preparation process for the sacrament of Confirmation. However, the $50 Confirmation fee is only applicable to 8th-grade students as it goes towards offsetting field trip and retreat costs.
Classes are offered September-May on Wednesday evenings from Session 1 5:00-6:15 PM and Session 2 6:45-8:00 PM.
CATECHISTS NOVENA FOR JULY 18-26, 2022
Please offer this Novena each day for nine days, beginning July 18, as we pray for our catechists. They are ordinary people, just like you, who generously give their time to share our Catholic faith, values, and traditions with our youngest generation of Christians and to walk beside and bear witness to them.
Loving Father, we pray today for our catechists. We thank you for their gift of ministry in your Church.
Grant them your wisdom that they may grow in the understanding and teaching of your Word. Grant them also your love that they may be fruitful heralds of your Word and lead others to love you.
Pour forth your Holy Spirit upon them to grant them wisdom about what is important; knowledge of the truths of faith; understanding of their meaning; right judgment about how to apply them in life; courage to persevere even in the face of adversity; reverence before all that is sacred and holy; and that loving zeal which leads others to a transforming encounter with your Son.
We pray this through Christ, our Lord. Amen.
PSR Calendar 2022-23 - UPDATED 08-09-22
Family Handbook 2021-22 - UPDATED 08-15-22
Sacramental Information - Sacramental preparation for First Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation is provided in conjunction with the regular Parish School of Religion classes. Check "PSR Calendar" for dates and times.
The Parish School of Religion (PSR) at St. Patrick is in need of catechists (teachers) for our Wednesday night religion classes. It is through caring, sharing, and praying that our community has grown in love and support of one another. The success of our religious education program depends on the dedicated individuals in our parish willing to share their time and faith with the future church - our parish children. We encourage all parishioners, as well as the parents of children in our program, to be a part of the faith formation process.
PSR is in need of teachers for:
Early Session (5:00-6:15 PM) 3rd —5th—8th grade
Late Session (6:45-8:00 PM) 3rd —4th—7th grade
The mission of a Catechist is such an important one. It is a mission that has been given to the whole Church: that every individual Christian share in the works of Jesus Christ.
The role of a Catechist is to bring our young people closer to Jesus and grow in their faith as Catholics. Through their service, the catechist nurtures and mentors the faith and spiritual growth of the children they teach so that they may form a firm commitment to follow Christ.
If you feel a call from God to serve His Church, please contact Rachel Henry at 636-332-9913 ext. 1451 or [email protected]. Catechists receive a small stipend.
The primary goal of PSR is to help families develop a relationship with God that will support, sustain, challenge, and nourish them throughout their entire lives. The program consists of weekly class sessions, seasonal celebrations, liturgies, family gatherings, and service activities. Regular attendance and parent/guardian participation are integral to the success of the program.
Classroom catechesis and prayerful experiences serve to strengthen children's faith and give it direction, fostering growth through the various stages of faith to Christian maturity.
The process of formation is the responsibility of everyone in our parish: priests, staff, parishioners, godparents, volunteer catechists, and especially parents, sharing our faith by questioning, answering, and telling our stories. It is a gradual process over the years of a child's maturing toward an adult Catholic understanding.