KINDERGARTEN ONLY - $110.00 + $30 registration fee1 CHILD TUITION - $190.00 + $30 registration fee 2 CHILD TUITION - $265.00 + $30 registration fee 3+ CHILD TUITION - $325.00 + $30 registration fee
• Mentor Program. Host families will receive a $25 discount on their tuition.• Referral program. If your family refers a NEW family to our PSR program, you will be given a $20 discount on your tuition once that family has registered. The new family must write your name on their registration form, register and pay by June 1, 2019.• Registration is considered complete after we receive: • Completed Registration Form,• Completed Student Emergency Information Form,• Signed Family Witness Statement,• Registration fee and Sacramental fee (if applicable), and at least a partial payment. • Return the completed registration packet and payment to the PSR office by June 1, 2019 or mail to:
Rose WieschhausDirector of Religious Education for ChildrenSts. Joachim & Ann, 4112 McClay Road, St. Charles, MO 63304
Financial Assistance Forms are available in the PSR office and online at stsja.org. Families needing financial assistance should fill out and return a Financial Assistance Form by June 1, 2019.Please don’t wait to register because of financial hardship.
Parish School of Religion – Weekly Classroom Setting Mondays 6:15-7:30pmOur PSR classroom setting is offered for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Children attend weekly sessions from 6:15-7:30pm from mid August until May. Students will participate in weekly prayer, Scripture reading and stories, skits, crafts, games, small group discussion and hands on activities. Parents are invited to grade level Parent Child Activity Night as well as School Prayer Services throughout the year.Parents Expectations:• Attend any weekly Saturday evening or Sunday morning Mass with your family.• Pray for and with your children, teaching the basic prayers of our Catholic faith.• Review the weekly chapter or lesson with your child and have your child complete any homework assignments.• Read the virtue and saint of the month with your child.• Talk about God with your child in your daily living and throughout the week.• Be a positive example of their Catholic faith for their child.• Attend Parent Meetings for your child’s specific grade.• Attend Parent Child Activities and Prayer Services within PSR, if you are able.
Family Catechesis Program-Monthly Program Sundays 10:45am-12pmAug 25, Sept. 22, Oct 27, Nov 17, Dec 15, Jan 12, Feb 9, March 8, April 5 and May 3.Our Family Catechesis program helps parents grow in their own faith while they guide their children in core faith formation. This program nurtures faith and helps build community. Finding God Family Catechesis combines parish-based group meetings and grade-specific instruction by trained catechists with at-home sessions guided by parents. Families gather together for group prayer with the Director. Parents stay with the leader for catechetical preparation, while children attend class with catechists to complete the first session of the month. Parents are given materials each month to catechize their children at home using parent-friendly materials. They return for another group meeting the following month to prepare for the next unit and the children are tested over what they have learned.Parents Expectations:• Attend weekly Saturday evening or Sunday morning Mass with your family.• Attend monthly group meetings with the Director. (missed session will need to be made up with the Director)• Pray for and with your children, teaching the basic prayers of our Catholic faith.• Teach the three weekly chapters with your child and have your child complete any homework including the online chapter review for grades 1-7.• Read the virtue and saint of the month with your child.• Talk about God with your child in your daily living and throughout the week.• Be a positive example of your Catholic faith.
Sacramental PreparationFirst Reconciliation and First Communion A child needs to have completed 1st grade religion class (PSR, full time school or home school), in order to be placed in 2nd grade PSR. Parents of children preparing for their sacraments should be attending weekly Saturday evening or Sunday morning Mass with their children and teaching them their prayers. Children who are in 2nd grade but have not completed the first grade materials will need to speak to the Director to determine if they can catch up over the summer. Children in 3rd grade or above will be place in their grade level for the first year and then be place in a sacramental prep class in their second year of PSR.Confirmation preparation is a two year program beginning in 7th grade. Students who have not completed any of the grades leading to 8th grade will need to speak to the Director to determine their knowledge and where they will be placed in class.