“Train the young in the way they should go;
even when they are old, they will not stray from it.”
Registration for the 2021-22 PSR year is closed for existing families. If you have an extenuating circumstance as to why you weren’t able to register yet, please contact Bridget Kovalik at email@example.com to discuss the situation and see if there is still space for your child in their class.
Any families that are new to the church can register at any time. To register, please contact Bridget Kovalik at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to the Our Lady of Grace Parish School of Religion!
This year we will be offering both an in-person and a homeschooled version for PSR and our sacrament preparation programs. Homeschooled families will be required to pick-up materials throughout the year. The tentative dates for this year are as follows:
- Unit 1 – September 12th at 9:15 opening meeting
- Unit 2 – November 7th from 8:45 am -12:15 pm
- Unit 3 – January 8th from 8:45 am -12:15 pm
- Unit 4 – March 6th from 8:45 am -12:15 pm
Sacrament Prep materials for Confirmation will be picked up at the meeting on September 26th. First Reconciliation materials will be available at the October 3rd parent and student meeting and First Communion materials will be available at the First Communion parent and student meeting in January 2022.
We use the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies program for our children in Pre-K through Grade 8. Listed below are the programs and age groups:
- Seeds – Pre-K
- Promise – Kindergarten & Grade 1
- Good News – Grades 2 & 3
- Ventures – Grades 4-6
- Visions – Grades 7 & 8
Our PSR fees for the 2021-22 school year remain the same as they have in the past:
- One child – $50
- Two children – $100
- Three or more children – $120
If you have not already turned in all of your registration forms and your payment, please bring them with your check made out to Our Lady of Grace to the parent meeting on September 12th at 9:15 am for Homeschooled families or September 19th at 9:30 am for In-person families. If you are not able to attend this meeting, please drop your payment and forms off at the rectory office Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm or after hours in the black mail box on the side of the building. Additionally, you can drop your payment and forms off in the collection basket. Please make sure all payments and forms are in a separate envelope with “PSR” on the front so they get to the correct place.
Sacrament Preparation Programs
We also have sacrament preparation programs for First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation, as well as Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC) for children that have not yet been baptized in the Catholic church but are age 7 or older.
We use the Together in Jesus series from Pflaum for our First Reconciliation and First Communion sacrament preparation. These classes are for any child in 2nd grade or older that is already baptized in the Catholic church. If your child is making these sacraments, they will take part in their grade-appropriate PSR class, as well as sacrament preparation.
We use Decision Point by Dynamic Catholic for our Confirmation preparation class. We accept any child that has been baptized in the Catholic church and has made their First Communion who is currently in grades 9-11 to prepare for the sacrament of Confirmation.
For all families with a child making their Confirmation this year, there will be a mandatory parent and student meeting in the church on September 26th at 9:15 am. Please plan to attend to receive all of the information you will need for this year’s Confirmation preparation program.
If your child has not been baptized in the Catholic church and is age 7 or older, please contact Bridget Kovalik in the PSR office to discuss the RCIC process.
If your child is over the age of 8 and has been baptized but has not made their First Reconciliation and First Eucharist, please contact Bridget Kovalik in the PSR office to discuss the best option for your child.
Bridget Kovalik, Director of Religious Education