Religious Education

Claire Bissell, Director of Religious Education; 798-1887, ext. 116 or via email

 

 

2020-2021 REGISTRATION

PSR Classes Begin September 13, 2020

       Two options are available for PSR for the 2020-21 School Year

     The Traditional Catechist led In-Person Option will continue to meet on campus at 9:30 AM on Sunday mornings.  Masks will be required and Strict Social Distancing Protocols will be followed.

The Faith at Home Parent-led Virtual Option will be available for families who would prefer to receive their child's PSR classes through "Homeschooling".  A mandatory Parent Workshop is required for Parents to learn how to administer the program.  Workshops will be 8/29 at 1:00 PM or 9/1 at 6:00 PM via Zoom.

 

Click the Link Below to Register Your Child for PSR 2020-21

 

Parish School of Religion K-4 thru 8th Grade

A priority for any parish is faith formation.  Here at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, our organized Sunday religious education program is referred to as Parish School of Religion or PSR.   We offer PSR classes for children ages K-4 thru 8th grades on Sunday mornings from 9:30 until 10:45 AM.  An excellent slate of volunteer catechists guide the children through an approved curriculum.  Preparation for the Sacrament of First Holy Communion takes place during the 2nd grade year and preparation for Confirmation takes place in 7th and 8th grades.  We look forward to working with you as we work to "echo the word of God" in the lives of your children.

We realize that these uncertain times have called for families to need to make decisions about what is best for the health and safety of themselves and their children.  Therefore, we are offering our families two options for PSR for the 2020-2021 school year.  In addition to our catechist led in-person classes we are offering parent-led Faith at Home virtual classes.  With either option families must commit to their child completing a minimum of 75% of the curriculum in order to receive credit for the course.  For families that choose in-person classes, we will follow all CDC recommended health and sanitation protocols.  All children and catechists will be required to wear masks and all surfaces will be routinely sanitized.  Class sizes will be kept small and space will be allowed for social distancing.  NO FOOD OR DRINK will be allowed in the PSR classrooms. 

For those families who choose the Faith at Home virtual classes, a mandatory Parent workshop will be offered to instruct parents on how to lead their children through this program.  This program is offered for all grade levels K-4 through 8th as well as sacramental preparation classes.  Please remember, children MUST participate in a MINIMUM of 75% of the courses in order to receive credit for course.  Program participation will monitored by the Parish.  

 

Children's Liturgy of the Word

(Due to COVID-19 restrictions Children's Liturgy is temporarily suspended)

 Children's Liturgy of the Word is held during the 11:00 AM Mass.  This ministry is designed to help young children (older 3's through 2nd grade) to learn to listen, reflect and respond to God's Word.  Children are dismissed to the chapel where catechists share age appropriate versions of the readings and Gospel with them.  They then return to Mass to participate in the celebration of the Eucharist with the rest of the congregation.  If you enjoy working with little children and would be interested in volunteering for this special ministry, please contact Claire Bissell at 798-1887 to learn more.  Training will be provided.

 

           ST. ELIZABETH ANN SETON CATHOLIC CHURCH “PSR” Parish School of Religion 2020-2021

 

  • Sessions are from 9:30 AM until 10:45 AM
  • PGC: “Protecting God’s Children”

 

8/29              Catechist Retreat, 10:00 AM, Burleigh Center

8/29              Faith at Home Virtual Platform – Parent Workshop,

                      1:00 PM, via Zoom 

9/1                 Faith at Home Virtual Platform – Parent Workshop,

                       6:00 PM, via Zoom                                  

9/13              PSR begins (Parent/child meeting 9:30 AM –

                       in the church)

9/20              PSR Catechetical Sunday – Honor Catechists at

                      11:00 AM Sunday Mass

9/27              PSR (PreK-1st grade PGC video) –

                      2nd Grade Parent Meeting in Church, 9:30

10/4              PSR, (2nd grade PGC video) –

                       8th Grade Parent Meeting in Church, 9:30 AM

10/11             NO PSR – Fall Break

10/18            PSR (3rd grade PGC video) 

10/25            PSR (4th grade PGC video) 

11/1              PSR  (5th grade PGC video)

11/8              PSR  (6th grade PGC video)

11/15            PSR  (7th grade PGC video)

11/22            NO PSR – Thanksgiving

11/26            Thursday – “THANKSGIVING DAY”

11/29            PSR   (8th grade and HS PGC video)

                      1st Sunday of Advent

12/6              PSR  - (Children’s Boutique / Island of Misfit Toys)

12/13            PSR  - Children’s Christmas Program during PSR

12/20             NO PSR  - Merry Christmas!!!

12/27            NO PSR – (Happy New Year!)     

 

 

 

 

2020-2021 PSR calendar (continued)

 

1/3/2021      NO PSR

1/10               PSR – 2nd Grade Parent Meeting in Church, 9:30 AM

1/17              PSR

1/23              Saturday FIRST RECONCILIATION SERVICE,

                       10am-12 noon 

1/24             PSR

1/31              PSR 9:30 AM – 8th grade student/parent

                      practice/meeting;

                      Service of Commitment – 8th grade, 11 AM Mass

                      SEAS Annual Feast Day 12:00 PM  

 2/7                PSR

 2/14             NO PSR – Winter Break

 2/17             Ash Wednesday

2/21              PSR

2/28              PSR

3/7                NO PSR – Spring Break

3/14              PSR

3/21              PSR

3/28              PSR – Palm Sunday

4/4                NO PSR - Happy Easter!! Easter Egg Hunt at 9:30 AM  

4/11              PSR

4/18              PSR

4/25              9:30 AM Practice 2nd Grade Parents &

                       Students in the Church

                      11 AM Mass, Graduation Sunday

                       5 PM - FIRST COMMUNION         

5/2                LAST DAY OF PSR; May Crowning; Noon, Parish Picnic  

5/9                 Mother’s Day

7/12-16/2021        Vacation Bible School