Parish Schools of Religion (PSR) includes all faith formation for 12th grade and younger; Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, Religious Education (K-5th Grade) and Young Church (6th-12th Grade Youth Ministry). We are a ministry that partners with parents to help grow their children in our Catholic faith.
2022 - 2023 Religious Education
K - 5th grade
Religious Education (RE) is a ministry for children who do not attend St. Therese School to receive their religious instruction. In the past, RE was for children in grades 1-5, but the resources we used this past year included Kindergarten, so we will offer RE to the kindergarteners again this year but in person.
RE will meet on Wednesdays from 6-7:15 pm in the Parish and Education Center (school). The core curriculum for RE will be using Gospel Weeklies published by Pfaum, a faith formation program. These resources are grade appropriate for Kindergarten and 1st grade, 2nd and 3rd grade, and 4th and 5th grade. Included will be a weekly “pamphlet” and handbook on our Church doctrine, that focuses the lesson around the Sunday readings while also learning what we believe as Catholics, the liturgy and sacraments, morality and prayer. The resources will also be available online with many more additional resources online.
Preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharist is included for all 2nd graders and children older than 2nd grade who have not received these Sacraments.
A parent meeting will be held in the fall for Reconciliation and in January for Eucharist and will have more information on the Sacrament preparation process.
Reconciliation & Eucharist
Children in grade 2 (must be registered in St. Therese School or Religious Education program) will prepare for the sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharist. Parents must attend a meeting in late September/early October and again in January. The sacrament of Reconciliation is typically celebrated during the Advent Season and the sacrament of Eucharist is celebrated during the Easter season.
If a child is older then 2nd grade, they can prepare for the sacrament of Reconciliation and Eucharist also. Contact Stephanie Andrade for more details. firstname.lastname@example.org or 816.741.5400 ext 219