PSR Registration
To Complete PSR Registration, we ask that you complete the following steps:

o Register in the Parish, if you are not already a member. This can be done by seeing one of the parish priests after any of the weekend masses or contacting the rectory at 636-441-7503.
o Complete and sign the Parish School of Religion Registration Form. An online registration form is available on the parish website at stsja.org. This year your family has the option of our Traditional PSR classes on Monday evening from 6:15 – 7:30pm, or our Family Catechesis program once a month on Sunday mornings from 10:30am – 12:00pm. More information about these programs is included on the back of this page.
o Read and sign the Family Witness Statement.
o Complete the Student Emergency Information Form.
o Provide the $30.00 Registration fee (include with tuition payment on one check). You will be notified if your registration fee has been waived for reaching your $30 Shop For Our Schools profit goal for the year.
o Provide the $25 Sacramental fee for 2nd and 8th grade students only.
o Pay tuition with a check or using an Online Giving account. To pay online, go to https://www.osvonlinegiving.com/1195 and pay in full using the Quick Give tab to make a one-time payment. If you have a 3- or 5-month payment plan, you will need to create an account. Be sure to use the drop down tab under funds and click on PSR.

KINDERGARTEN ONLY - $110.00 + $30 registration fee
1 CHILD TUITION - $190.00 + $30 registration fee
2 CHILD TUITION - $265.00 + $30 registration fee
3+ CHILD TUITION - $325.00 + $30 registration fee

o Kindergarten and all new students need to provide a copy of their baptismal certificate.
o Anyone wanting to make an additional donation to the PSR program, to assist those experiencing financial hardships is greatly appreciated. (include amount with your tuition payment)
o Please don’t wait to register because of financial hardship. 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 May 31, 2018.
o Return the completed registration packet , tuition payment, registration fee, Family Witness Statement,
emergency form and volunteer form to the PSR office by Monday, May 31, 2018 or mail to:

Rose Wieschhaus
Director of Religious Education for Children
Sts. Joachim & Ann, 4112 McClay Road, St. Charles, MO 63304

**Parish School of Religion – Weekly Classroom Setting**
Our 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. PSR Catechists use a variety of methods to teach the class. Our Catechists use the Finding God religion series from Loyola Press for Grades 1-6. Students are expected to complete the online session review that corresponds to the chapter taught. Students in grades 5 will receive a bible and students in Grades 6-8 will continue using this bible in class. Students will participate in weekly prayer, Scripture reading and stories, skits, crafts, games, small group discussion and hands on activities. Parents are invited to attend 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**
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 all together for a group meeting with the Director and experience a presentation on the unit theme. Parents stay with the leader for the continuation of the presentation and for catechetical preparation. While this takes place, children go 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. (only one absence is allowed)
• 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 1-6.
• 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 Preparation**
First Reconciliation and First Communion preparation begins in 2nd grade if the child has completed a first grade religion program (PSR, full time school or home school). 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.

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