Parish School of Religion

                          Welcome to St. Agnes’  

                       Parish School of Religion, 

            2018 – 2019

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these” (Matthew 19:14).

Who: Kindergarten – Eleventh Grade

When: Every Tuesday beginning on September 11 and ending May 14th                                                                     PSR Registration

Time: 4:00PM – 5:15PM

Cost: A one-time Annual Collection will be taken at all Masses on September 15th & 16th.

A Nursery is provided for parents of non-school age children. Parents are to remain with their child in the nursery.

Registration will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 11th & 12th before and after all Masses.

~For new students entering our program: Please fill out the registration form and include the Baptismal Certificate. You will receive the informational packet with the schedule.
~For returning students – Please come to the back of the church on the registration date and pick up your informational packet with the schedule. If you are out of town then your packet will be mailed to you.

Our textbooks and supplies are provided through your generous donation to our program. Our once a year collection will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 15th & 16th at all Masses. The entire program is funded by this Annual Religious Education Collection.
Books are provided for your child (ren) to use during the school year. We kindly ask you to cover the books to prevent damage and at the end of the year return them, in order, for us to use them the following year. Any questions should be directed to our DRE, Donna Davis 225- 338-1511 .

Sacraments:

The Church teaches that Parents are the first instructors to their child. Our Parish Program is here to help you achieve that obligation. It is a very significant privilege that God has honored you and the Church with. It is important for your child to attend PSR classes from Kindergarten through the Eleventh Grade. I recommend and encourage not skipping any class years. We are here to support you in nurturing the Catholic Faith. If your child is attending an approved, by the Baton Rouge Diocese, Catholic Elementary or High School then in order to receive the Sacraments your child must be attending a two year prep course for that particle Sacrament.

First Confession Retreat will be held on March 9, 2019
First Holy Communion Rehearsal – Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 10:00AM – 11:00AM
First Holy Communion – May 19, 2019 at the 11AM Mass

Confirmation will be held on May 5, 2019
See attachment for required service hours.
There are 2 Mandatory Retreats required for Confirmation: October 13, 2018 and April 13, 2019. (At the second retreat your Sponsors are required to attend the 8AM Mass, breakfast and rehearsal) they will be dismissed around 11:30 and the candidate will remain for the day.

PSR Activities during the year:

A Prayer Altar will be displayed in the PSR building to reflect the monthly church theme.
September 16, 2018 – Catechetical Sunday – Blessing for our Catechist
Saturday & Sunday, September 15 &16 – Annual Collection to support our PSR program.
September 18 – All Parent meeting (held during PSR in the cafeteria)
October 16, 2018 – 1st Communion Parent Meeting (held during PSR in the Conference Room)
October 23, 2018 – Confirmation Parent Meeting (held during PSR in the Conference Room)
November 27, 2018 is Circles of Care.
December 18th & Saturday 22nd – Christmas Play (Youth of our parish)
April 30, 2019 – During PSR Divine Mercy Activities
May 14, 2019 – May Crowning

During PSR classes we will have Reconciliation / Confession for our students on the following dates:
10/02/2018,        11/06/2018,        12/04/2018,        1/15/2019,         2/19/2019,         3/19/2019