Parish School of Religion

Contact: Suzie Emsweller, 614-451-2855, semswell@cdeducation.org

The Parish School of Religion is open to children in first through eighth grades who do not attend St. Andrew School. Volunteer teachers are trained as catechists and use approved materials to instruct children in our faith.

  • First- through fifth-grade students meet every Wednesday beginning in September, from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m.
  • Sixth- through eighth-grade students meet every Sunday evening beginning in September, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Typically, on the last Sunday of the month, students will attend the Youth Ministry program. Youth Ministry is considered an integral part of PSR and is counted as class attendance.
  • Individual accommodations can be made for those students who cannot attend classes as they are scheduled.

2021/2022 Registration and Enrollment Material

2021/2022 PSR Calendars

2021/2022 Fees

  • Registered Parishioner: $270
  • Non-Parishioner: $335
  • Registered parishioners receive a $50 tuition discount if paid in full by August 18, 2021 (postmarked or received by August 18, 2021).

PSR PARENT HANDBOOK (pdf)

I acknowledge receipt of the Parish School of Religion Handbook and agree to all rules and guidelines included therein.

PSR Handbook Receipt Form


Second Grade/First Eucharist Students:

  • Baptismal Certificate
  • 2022 Jesus Day in preparation for First Eucharist: TBD
  • We will hold two separate Eucharistic celebrations:
    • Date to be announced
    • Date to be announced

Eighth Grade/Confirmation Students:

  • Baptismal Certificate Required
  • 2022 Confirmation Retreat:
    • Date: TBD
    • 10:30 a.m. Mass followed by a retreat in Nugent Parish Hall, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • 2022 Confirmation Practice:
    • TBD
  • 2022 Confirmation: TBD

 

The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Contact: Kathy Dowler614-451-2855, ext. 305, kdowler@standrewparish.cc

This Montessori-concept program emphasizes faith formation within a prepared environment called the Atrium. The children work with models of altar materials, infancy narratives and parables to deepen their relationship with Jesus, the Good Shepherd. Time in the Atrium is scheduled as a regular part of first and second-grade PSR classes. The Catechesis curriculum serves as a supplement for traditional religious education in the school program for children in grades kindergarten through fourth.

 

Volunteer Opportunities
Contact:  Suzie Emsweller, 451-2855

  • Teaching (Catechist)
  • Classroom Aid (Assistant Catechist)
  • Substitute Catechist
  • Jesus Day Volunteer (2nd Grade Parents Only)
  • Confirmation Retreat Volunteer (8th Grade Parents Only)
  • Confirmation Reception Volunteer (7th Grade Parents Only)

All volunteers must be compliant with the St. Andrew Safer Environment Policy. For more information, contact Mary Beasecker, mbeasecker@standrewparish.cc