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Youth Formation and Sacrament Preparation

Our Parish School of Religion, secure in the love of the Father, and guided by the Holy Spirit, strives to reach out with today's living Gospel message to all parish families.

Our mission is to provide Catholic religious education for children in Grades K-12, in the hope that these children and their families, always looking to Jesus as their role model and to the Holy Spirit for guidance, grow in religious knowledge, becoming active in faith and service.

Our PSR program provides formal Catholic religious education on Wednesdays during the school year 6:15 – 7:30 p.m. Students in the program attend area public schools and non-Catholic private schools. Our program continues and supplements the religious formation from parents, who are the first teachers of their children in the ways of the faith. We assist families in the areas of knowledge of the faith, beliefs and Christian life skills and religious practices, and strengthening the growing relationship with Jesus and his Church. Children in Grade 2 are prepared to receive First Reconciliation and First Communion, and youth in Grade 11 are prepared to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. Our program currently has an enrollment of 187 in Grades K-12 in our program.

Stewardship of Time and Talent is actively encouraged in our Parish School of Religion. Parents and parishioners alike are involved in the program in various ways. Over fifty adults serve regularly as catechists, co-catechists, classroom aides in the 13 classroom groups. Others provide help as substitute catechists and aides.

psrSacrament Preparation

Our sacrament preparation guidelines are as follows: Students must have at least one year of religious education prior to the year of preparation. The primary educators for the sacrament are the parents. It is our expectation that the children attend Mass each weekend and have good attendance in our Parish School of Religion or attend Catholic School.

First Reconciliation

In order to receive the sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), students must be enrolled in PSR and have had at least one year of formation prior to the year of preparation, or be enrolled in a Catholic School.

First Eucharist

In order to receive the preparation for the Sacrament of Communion, students must complete the process of preparation for First Reconciliation.

Confirmation

In order to receive the sacrament of Confirmation, students must be in the 11th grade and have at least two years of religious education. Preparation includes weekly attendance in PSR classes, attendance in the retreat, service experiences and more.

Do you have a school age child in Grade K-12 who needs religious education?  What would you like to do to enhance our PSR program?  For more information, contact the Parish Office at 601-693-1321 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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