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Parish School of Religion

Classes begin Sunday, September 10, 2023

 

To serve the catechetical needs of our parish families, St. Joseph Catholic Church provides faith formation for the entire family through our Parish School of Religion (PSR) program. Whole-family faith formation allows families to learn the Faith together building family traditions around the liturgical year and growing in community with other parish families. 

Our PSR Family Faith Formation program starts at K4 and continues through high school with sacramental prep for First Communion typically in 2nd grade and a 2-year Confirmation program beginning in 7th Grade.

How Does PSR Family Faith Formation Work?

  • Families meet twice a month on Sunday mornings after the 9:30 AM Mass. Classes typically run from 10:45-12:15. Classes begin September 10, 2023. See PSR schedule.

  • Children are dropped off in their classrooms with their peers and teachers. Class assignments are primarily based on grade level. Parents will sign their child out at pick up time.

  • While children are meeting in their classrooms, adult parishioners will meet in the Family Life Center in the main hall. We ask that all parents with children in PSR attend the adult formation class.

New To Our Program in 2023-2024

New Classes

We are excited to announce our PSR now has something for everyone! We have added a Pre-K class to better serve each family, as well as a class for our high schoolers who are confirmed in the Faith.

Revised Adult Formation

This year our adult formation class will be open to ALL adult parishioners who desire to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic faith. The class will focus on a parish-wide lesson for the month that coordinates with what the children are learning in their classrooms as well. The topics presented in the adult formation class will convey the Catholic Church's richness, lead us to apply our faith, and give answers to controversial questions for today's Catholic.

New Text

We will be using materials from the St. Augustine Institute. All classes will use this curriculum with the exception of our 7th and 8th graders, who will continue to use The Chosen series as they prepare for Confirmation.

2023-2024 PSR Registration

PSR registration for 2023-2024 is now open. Classes begin Sunday, September 10, 2023. Please read carefully and select the correct registration for yourself and your children.

Required for Registration

  • Must be a registered parishioner of St. Joseph Catholic Church

  • Touching Safety Program - All children must view the Touching Safety video required by the Diocese of Shreveport. This video will be shown at the first class. If you do not want your child to be trained in Touching Safety you must sign an opt-out form available upon request.

  • There is a $40.00 registration fee for each family. This includes up to (3) student books. Extra student books are available for $13.00 each.

  • PLEASE NOTE: If you have a child preparing for First Communion or Confirmation this year, you must register them separately under Sacrament Prep below. First Communion preparation and Confirmation preparation (7th and 8th grade) will follow the same class schedule as regular faith formation classes.

St. Joseph Catholic Church Shreveport

K4 - High School
(excluding Sacramental Prep)

Register here for K4 - High School. Registration is for both children and parents participating in our PSR Family Faith Formation.

Please note, if your child will be preparing for First Communion or Confirmation this year, please register under Sacramental Prep.

Sacramental Prep
(First Communion/Confirmation)

Register here if your child will be preparing for First Communion (2nd grade) or Confirmation (7th & 8th grade) this year. Registration is for both children and parents participating in our PSR Family Faith Formation.

Please note, Confirmation is a 2-year preparation program beginning in 7th grade.

St. Joseph Catholic Church Shreveport

Adult Formation Only
(no children participating in PSR)

Register here if you would like to attend the adult formation classes and do not have children participating in PSR.

St. Joseph Catholic Church Shreveport

2023-2024
PSR Calendar

Meeting Dates

2023

September 10

September 24

October 1

October 15

November 5

November 12

December 3

December 17

2024

January 7

January 21

February 4

February 18

March 3

March 10

April 7

April 21

Sacrament Dates

First Reconciliation

April 19, 2023 at 6 PM

St. Joseph Catholic School students

April 26, 2023 at 6 PM

St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish students

First Communion

April 20, 2023 at 6 PM

St. Joseph Catholic School students

April 27, 2023 at 6 PM

St. Joseph Catholic Church Parish students

Confirmation

Dates pending per Bishop's calendar

St. Joseph Catholic School and Church parish students

VOLUNTEER

Help is needed as our Parish School of Religion continues to grow. Please consider volunteering to serve as Catechist or Catechist's aide. Your faith will grow as abundantly as the children you teach!

 

If you are interesting in serving our parish in this way, please click below to complete our Prospective Catechist form.

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