Dear Parents and Guardians,
Start Date and Enclosures
Our first Parish School of Religion (PSR) gathering at St. Francis Solanus will be on Monday, September 12th at 6:00 PM with Holy Mass followed by our Meet-the-Teacher evening.
The below PDF packet download contains the following:
- PSR Registration Form
- PSR Stewardship Form
- PSR Policy & Behavior Expectations
- 2022-2023 Class Schedule
Please return the completed forms and fees to the parish office or in the collection basket at Mass. Please invite a young family you know to join your family at PSR: neighbor, coworker or relative... maybe one who doesn't have a church family yet or is away from the Catholic Church.
Focus This Year, Great Catechists and New Tools
The U.S. Bishops are giving us a time of National Eucharistic Revival to enter more deeply into the Mystery of the Eucharist, lasting from Corpus Christi 2022 to Pentecost 2025. This year, the focus at PSR will be on prayer and the Eucharist. I feel like I have hit the jackpot as your new Director of Religious Education with our devoted staff of catechists. I have added to their teaching tools this year:
- child-sized Mass kit
- boy-sized priestly vestments (working on girl-sized habit)
- child-sized visits to Adoration -- PSR families and parish is welcome to attend as well
- 1st & 4th grade: more Bible stories
- 5-8th grades: Revealed and Rooted series exploring the beauty and relevance of our Faith
Our parish pays for your FORMED.org subscription (out of our DRE/YM budget) because YOUR faith formation is important, too! Check out their "Eucharistic Revival" category of videos. How to make an account if you haven't yet: Visit FORMED.org. Click "Sign Up." Select "I belong to a Parish or Organization." Type in "St. Francis Solanus." Then click on "St. Francis Solanus" from the list. Enter your name and email -- and you're in! Available on your web browser, iOS, Android TVOS, Roku, Amazon Fire, and Android TV.
See you soon, it's going to be a great first year together! Come, O Holy Spirit!
Peace and all Good,
Director of Religious Education
St. Francis Solanus Catholic Parish