Parish School of Religion
St. Michael and St. Joseph share a PSR (Parish School of Religion) program. Elementary School aged children (1st to 5th grades) meet after school 2:30-3:30 on Wednesday afternoon. Middle School and High School meet 7-8 pm on Wednesday nights.
A Message from The Director of Religious Education , Michelle Smith Puckett, regarding the ’17-’18 Elementary Program:
Elementary school PSR families-
After much prayerful consideration, input and discussion, this year we will return to Wednesday afternoon PSR for our elementary (grades 1-5) PSR. We know Sunday morning PSR wasn’t convenient for most families but we struggled to find a way to make the afternoon program work in the past. We’re happy that we can return to offering this for our parish families.
Since it has been three years since we offered afternoon PSR, this will be a new experience for the majority of elementary school children. Please help us prepare your child by going over the “new” Wednesday routine that will begin in September. The children will be dismissed to a specific area at RVH. After everyone is accounted for the children will be escorted over to St. Michael’s (Mrs. Benso has graciously agreed to gather the St. Michael’s kids at RVH and safely escort them to the parish hall each week) and hold class from 2:30 – 3:30 pm each Wednesday. The children will have a small snack prior to class. Parents/guardians will pick up the children from the St. Michael’s Parish Hall at 3:30 pm.
How can you help? If you can volunteer your time in any way, please let us know. We need substitute catechists, prayer helpers and helping with snacks. Of critical need is substitute catechists. We can’t expect our catechists to be available every Wednesday, and we only have one substitute currently. Could you substitute for a catechist if given a week’s notice? Because we will be expecting your child each week at RVH and need to make sure all the PSR kids are accounted for, is important to let us know if your child is absent so we’re not waiting on them before the group can walk to St. Michael’s.
Classes will begin on Wednesday, September 6. Only those children with received/completed
Thank you to those who have stepped forward to assist in making Wednesday afternoons work again! We have several new catechists this year and we’re excited for the changes. A tremendous thank you to those catechists who have taught Sunday mornings in previous years but can no longer serve with the return to Wednesdays. Although parents are the primary catechists to sharing the faith with their children, we would not have a PSR program without such dedicated volunteers!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact either myself or Father Floyd. Registration paperwork will be available at both parishes in the back of the church, as well as in the parish hall at St. Michael’s.
May God bless our PSR program, its students, catechists, parents and volunteers, over this coming year!