Parish School of Religion (PSR)

Parents are the primary educators of their children. The Religious Education Program at St. Angela Merici supports and assists parents in preparing their children to respond to the presence of God. This response develops when children see it witnessed by parents and other faith members, when they hear the message of the Gospel and when they seek to achieve a relationship with Jesus Christ. This relationship then compels them to love and serve God and others. By becoming a mature and responsible Christian, they can then transform themselves and their society.


Goals of Our Program

The students will know and understand the main contents of Salvation History, the person, message and mission of Jesus Christ, and the history and basic teaching of the Roman Catholic Church. The students will be enabled and encouraged to witness to and integrate into their lives the message and mission of Jesus. Through the interdependence of parents, catechists, and parish community, the students will be enabled and encouraged to develop a sense of belonging to a faith community and to celebrate their communal faith experience through meaningful participation in community liturgies and services.


Sacramental Programs

First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion
Candidates for the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion should have one full year of religious instruction prior to being received into the preparation class (second grade) for the sacraments. For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit the Sacramental Life pages. 

Confirmation
Candidate for the Sacrament of Confirmation needs to have received adequate religious education so that they fully understand their faith. They must be in a state of grace, have the intention of receiving the sacrament and be prepared to assume the role of disciple and witness to Christ. For more information and answers to frequently asked questions, visit the Sacramental Life pages. 

Class Times & Locations
PSR classes in grades 1-8 meet on Mondays, either from 4:00-5:00 p.m. or 7:00-8:00p.m.. Classes are located at the St. Angela Merici school building.

Volunteer Opportunities
Opportunities are available for Catechists, who teach and inspire children in their Catholic faith, as well as for additional volunteers who are available to assist the teachers and students during the PSR program. For more information, visit our Volunteering page. To volunteer, contact Kathy Lynch, dre@samparish.org.


PSR Downloads

PSR Forms for 2017-2018 School Year

These forms can be downloaded, completed electronically, saved and returned via email to Kathy Lynch, Director of Religious Education, at dre@samparish.org.


For more information

Contact the Director of Religious Education, Ms. Kathy Lynch, at dre@samparish.org or call the Parish Center, 440-333-2133.