Parish School of Religion (PSR)
Information for St. Jude
and St. Aloysius Parish Region
Mission and Philosophy of the Religious Education Program
Under the loving guidance and direction of the Holy Spirit, the Religious Education Program here at St. Jude and St. Aloysius endeavors to educate the minds and hearts of the children enrolled – regardless of race, color, creed or special needs and to provide an atmosphere that will encourage the development of their spiritual awareness. As Catholic Christians, we are called upon to practice and reflect on the love that Jesus the Christ has for us.
Ever mindful that faith development begins with the Christian home. Parents being the primary example of moral principles and values. Cooperation is needed to achieve our challenging goals.
Trusting in God’s special love for each one of us, we are reminded of His promises – with God all things are possible!
PSR CLASS AND REGISTRATION INFORMATION
St. Jude and St. Aloysius offers religious education classes for public school students in grades 1 - 8. Classes are held on Sunday mornings from 9:30 – 10:45 am at St. Jude School. Classes for 2020-2021 begin Sunday, September 13th, and end Sunday, May 9th. The yearly schedule, registration forms and PSR Handbook are located as a link under PSR Documents at the bottom of this web page.
The sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation are celebrated at the appropriate grade levels and registered parish. Students must successfully complete all prior grade levels before they will be accepted into a sacrament grade level class.
Payment of tuition is expected to be rendered with the registration form. Yearly tuition for the PSR program is $70 per child; $90 for 2 children; $120 for three or more children.
Tuition waivers and discounts are available for parents who volunteer as teachers and teacher’s aides in the PSR program. However, no child will be denied a religious education due to a lack of payment. If you are unable to volunteer in the program and need tuition assistance, please contact the parish office.
FORMS AND FEES
Forms and fees can be placed in the St. Jude or St. Aloysius collection basket, dropped off to either parish office or mailed to:
St. Jude Parish/PSR
Attn: Cindy Weidner
5924 Bridgetown Road
Cincinnati, OH 45248
PSR TEACHERS AND VOLUNTEERS
All PSR volunteers must be Catholic, attend mass regularly, and follow the laws of the church in their daily lives. They must also be committed to preparing and following the established religious curriculum and lesson plans.
PSR teachers and aides are encouraged to attend the spiritual formation classes for catechist certification offered by the Archdiocese.
The Archdiocese requires all adult PSR volunteers (over age 18) to be fingerprinted and to attend a VIRTUS - Child Protection Decree Orientation Class.
If you have any questions, please contact the PSR Coordinator, Cindy Weidner at firstname.lastname@example.org.