Parish School of Religion (PSR)

At St. John Neumann we offer PSR classes to all elementary school-aged children in order to follow the directives of Jesus to “feed my sheep.”

Our goals as religious educators are to teach the children more about their Catholic faith, to teach them about their Savior, Jesus Christ, and to encourage a personal relationship with their Creator.

Our Catechists facilitate this learning through textbooks, prayer, service projects, and fellowship with each other; however we encourage our parents to be the primary teachers of the faith for their children by attending Mass regularly and discussing the faith at home. The home is the “domestic church,” and it is there that the Holy Spirit can most effectively speak to the heart of each family member. Our role in religious education is to support and facilitate this spiritual growth. Let us work together to plant these seeds of faith in our children and watch them grow to the glory of God!

All classes are taught in English using English only books. Spanish supplements are available for parents if requested.

2017-2018 FIRST RECONCILIATION & FIRST HOLY COMMUNION

 2nd Grade Preparation for First Reconciliation

will be during their weekly PSR Class.

 

Requirements for 2nd Graders:

1) First Reconciliation Parent Meeting - date TBD

2) First Reconciliation Preparation Retreat for Students - Saturday, Oct. 28th from 8:45am-12pm

3) Reception of the Sacrament of First Reconciliation with class or individually before Christmas

 

 

NOTE to 2nd Grade Parents:

*Weekly, punctual attendance for the whole year is mandatory for all 2nd Grade students. First Sacrament preparation is their curriculum for the year.

 More than 4 absences throughout the year is grounds for dismissal from the Sacrament Preparation program for the current year.

 

 

 

Students in Grades 3-5, in addition to their weekly PSR class, will also attend a series of Saturday classes for Sacramental Preparation:

 

Requirements for 3rd-5th Graders:

 

1) 4 Saturday Classes from 8:45-11:00am

(attendance required at all 4):

   September 30th

   October 7th, 14th and 21st

 

2) First Reconciliation Preparation Retreat for Students - Saturday, Oct. 28th from 8:45am-12pm

 

3) Reception of Sacrament of First Reconciliation with class or individually before Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

2nd Grade Preparation for First Communion

will be during their weekly PSR Class.

 

Requirements for 2nd Graders:

1) First Communion Parent Meeting - date TBD

 

2)  First Communion Preparation Retreat for Students - Saturday, April 21st from 8:45am-12pm

 

3) First Communion Rehearsal - TBA

 

4)  Reception of the Sacrament of First Communion with class on Saturday, May 5th at 11am

NOTE to 2nd Grade Parents:

*Weekly, punctual attendance for the whole year is mandatory for all 2nd Grade students. First Sacrament preparation is their curriculum for the year.

 More than 4 absences throughout the year is grounds for dismissal from the Sacrament Preparation program for the current year.

 

Students in Grades 3-5, in addition to their weekly PSR class, will also attend a series of Saturday classes for Sacramental Preparation:

 

Requirements for 3rd-5th Graders:

 

1) 4 Saturday Classes from 8:45-11:00am

(attendance required at all  4):

March 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th

 

2) First Communion Preparation Retreat for Students - Saturday, April   21st from 8:45am-12pm

 

3) First Communion Rehearsal - TBA

 

4) Reception of Sacrament of First Communion with class on Saturday, May 5 at 11am