Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 1:51 PM
Thur and Friday, Aug 17, 18, 24, 25, there will be NO morning Mass at St Henry.
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Parish School of Religion P. S. R.

     

 

St. Henry Parish School of Religion believes that all children in the parish have a right to know
the love of their God through the study of the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and
the wonderful gifts and mysteries of our faith.  As a community of believers, the children build friendships through projects and exercises that will last a lifetime.

     The PSR staff is enriched with a volunteer staff who are inspired to share their faith
and love of God with the young people of our parish.  Classes meet Sunday morning
from 9:00 to 10:15 am from September through May. 

     In order for your child to receive the Sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Confirmation,
your child MUST  attend classes the entire year prior. 
If you have any questions please contact Beth.

Contact Person: Kim Ahrens- (618) 540-8383

The fees for this year will be:  $60-one child; $40-each additional child in the family; $15-Confirmation Gown fee for 8th grade students.

 

August 2, 2017
 
Dear Parents:

We welcome you and your children to the St. Henry Parish School of Religion (PSR). We take the PSR classes seriously because of our gift of faith and our relationship with God.

While the catechists strive to instruct your child in the Catholic faith and what it means to be true followers of Christ, the parents are the principal educators in your child’s faith development. By your participation in the Mass every Sunday and Holy Days and by your Christian example through prayer at home, you will have the strongest and most meaningful religious impact on your child. We look forward to working with you this year. Your full participation and support can truly enrich this process of religious education which begins at Baptism.

ATTENDANCE:
Each student is expected to attend all of the scheduled PSR classes listed on the calendar attached. Each student is also expected to have all of their materials at each class so that they can participate fully. A TOTAL OF 3 ABSENCES FROM CLASS WILL BE ALLOWED FOR EACH STUDENT. Any absence, except those due to extreme illness or parental custodial issues, is counted as an absence. Also, leaving early counts towards a partial absence, including those repeated early departures due to non-church related events. If you need to report an absence, please contact Kim Ahrens at kpahrens@yahoo.com or call or text 540-8383. During a Sacramental school year (2nd grade and 8th grade) students will be expected to not only be in class but also participate at Mass – either at St. Henry or your home parish. Father York will be in contact with your home parish priest to assure your attendance. It is the pastor’s decision whether or not to administer the Sacrament based on the student’s attendance at church.

Students are expected to attend the Family Mass which is noted on your PSR calendar. Parents are encouraged to attend Mass with their children, but if something prohibits the parent(s) from attending, the student can attend Mass with his/her PSR teacher and the other teachers and students. Attendance at Mass and participation in the Eucharist (as age allows) is a highly critical component in Catholic education. Again, attendance at Sunday Mass is mandatory if your child is expecting to receive First Holy Communion or the Sacrament of Confirmation.

SNOW DAYS:
In the event of severe weather, please check the St. Henry PSR Facebook page or go to the Channel 5 KSDK website. An email will also be sent to all families so please confirm we have your most current information on file.

HOMEWORK & TESTING:
Reasonable written assignments and testing may be given to the students at the discretion of the catechist/teacher. Each student, regardless of whether or not they have a written assignment, is encouraged to spend at least ½ hour during the week studying and reviewing lessons and prayers.

PRAYERS:
A list of formal prayers is attached and listed by grade level. Please help your child learn these prayers so they are prepared when entering their particular grade level of education.

EMERGENCY CONTACTS:
If you need to reach your child during class time, please call 618-540-8383. Also, please make sure we have your updated email addresses and phone numbers in case of an emergency.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s teacher or the Director. We are available in the gym every Sunday morning prior to the start of PSR. Of course, you can also contact Father York at any time.

May God bless you and your family.
The Catechists and Staff of St. Henry PSR
Kim Ahrens, Director
kpahrens@yahoo.com; 618-540-8383


CLICK ON THE LINKS TO THE FORMS ON THE RIGHT ABOVE
PRINT THEM, COMPLETE THEM AND BRING THEM TO REGISTRATION
 

SUNDAY, AUGUST 13, 2017 AFTER THE 10:30 AM MASS in the Lower Level 7th Grade Classroom.  Park on lower level parking lot and come in the door on the back side of the school building.

 

 

 

Parents

stay current with activites and updates by checking out the PSR Calendar on this website.  

 

Many PSR events are included in the Parish Calendar of all events but to see just the activites and special dates that relate to the PSR go to the calendar just click the link below.

PSR Calendar 2017-2018

PSR registration form

PSR Handbook

PSR photo release

PSR good/bad touch

PSR Welcome letter for your records