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Children / PSR
The Parish School of Religion (PSR) provides education in the Catholic Faith and Sacramental Preparation for Grades 1-12
Our School of Religion strives to be a “family-centered” program. We partner with parents to nourish and develop children’s faith according to the basic principle defined by the Church: Parents are the primary educators of their children. Our classroom volunteers work to support the efforts of parents, but we assume that parents are the primary educators of their children in the faith, teaching both traditional prayers and the art of prayer, attending Mass every Sunday together as a family, and leading them in living a life a charity. We work with students with learning disabilities and also offer a Special Education class.
Is God calling you to serve as a catechist (a teacher of the faith)? If you think you might be called to this work of the Church please contact Debbie Greco.
Resources for current students and their family
Examinations of Conscience for Children and Adults
Confession Basics: How to make the most of the Sacrament of Confession.
Guide to Confession (brief examination of conscience plus outline of how to confess)
Examination of Conscience for Adults (plus how-to confess)
Confession Guide (National Catholic Register)
Confession Guide for Child Penitents
Children's Examination of Conscience for Grade 3 / Grades 4-5 / Grade 6
School of Faith
We recommend these sites to learn more about the Catholic faith.
Chastity Education Resources Pure Love Club - Chastity website of Jason Evert
Sex Respect - Dr. Coleen Kelly Mast, her great program for use in the home and links to more...
Fun with Kids (and learn something too!)
EWTN Kids - games and more...
Dr. Ray Guarendi - the one and only Dr. Ray on discipline, discipline and more discipline!
Praying as a Family
Women for Faith & Family - not just for women! excellent prayer and liturgical year resources
Fisheaters Domestic Church page - traditional information on how to make your home a "domestic church"
Everything for Families...
DomesticChurch.com - the name says it all... more domestic church information than you'll know what to do with
Help pass on the Catholic Faith to others...
Answering the Call to teach God's love
One way members of St. Joseph's live out their Catholic Stewardship is by teaching the faith to children and adults. In Catholic language teachers are called catechists. The catechist is a person who "echoes down" the faith they have received from the Church to the next generation of believers. This work involves knowing God better ourselves so that we may make Him better known by others. Knowing God involves a relationship. God reveals Himself to us and we respond to this gift as thankful stewards of His providence.
For more information read our Volunteer Catechist brochure.