Religious Education

The Parish School of Religion

The Parish School of Religion (PSR) is the religious education program at St. Mary Parish for children in the parish that attend a non-Catholic school.  The mission of the St. Mary Parish School of Religion is to educate the youth of our parish in the teachings and ways of the Catholic faith.  The religious education program offers the students the opportunity to not only learn about their Catholic faith, but to also develop their relationship with God the Father, Jesus His Son, and the Holy Spirit as they continue their journey of lifelong learning in the Catholic faith.

 

Office Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday   9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday   10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 

 

 


Class Schedule:

Grades 1 - 6 & new students   Wednesday   6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
First Communion (English)   Sunday   9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
First Communion (Spanish)   Sunday   11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Confirmation   Sunday   4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 

Class Cancellation Policy:

During inclement weather, we will follow the cancellation guidelines given by the local school district.  If on a given day the local school district or St. Mary Elementary School cancel school because of weather, classes for Parish School of Religion will also be cancelled.  Look to the local television or listen to the local radio stations for cancellation announcements.  An announcement will also be displayed on this website.

 

First Holy Communion

Children prepare for First Holy Communion during second grade but must have completed one year of religious education the previous year; it is a two year program.  Children wishing to receive First Holy Communion must be attending weekend Masses at St. Mary Church, attending St. Mary Catholic School or the Parish School of Religion.  Parents must attend scheduled parent meetings.  All children wishing to take part in the First Holy Communion preparation must be registered at the Parish School of Religion Office during registration times that are published in the parish bulletin during late July and early August.  Please see the PSR Calendar for PSR session information or call Hector Rivera, Director of the Parish School of Religion Office for more information 276-2716.

 

Confirmation

St. Mary Parish provides a one year preparation program for youth, typically 7th grade, however it is available to all students 7th grade and beyond.  Youth wishing to receive the sacrament must be attending weekend Masses at St. Mary Church and participate in the parish Confirmation preparation program.  All students wishing to take part in Confirmation must be registered at the Parish School of Religion Office during registration times that are published in the parish bulletin during late July and early August.  Please see the PSR Calendar for PSR session information or call Hector Rivera, Director of the Parish School of Religion Office for more information, 276-2716.