Parish School of Religion (PSR)

“And how can they believe if they have not heard the message? And how can they hear if the message is not proclaimed?”  -Romans 10, 14

The Parish School of Religion provides formal religious instruction and formation for the children of St. John Vianney who do not attend a Catholic day school. The program seeks to form the children into faithful Disciples of Christ. The program hopes to encourage participants to have a personal relationship with Jesus, a love of the scriptures, an understanding of the creed, an ability to make a good moral decision, active participation in the sacramental life of the church and a desire to perform Christian service. Grades 1 – 8 normally meet on Sunday mornings from 8:40am-10:10am at Lake Catholic High School. Classes meet from September through April.

Due to the pandemic St. John Vianney PSR will be a home-based program this year. There will be only one program, and all students will work with the same textbook and online system, in addition to having a variety of options for activities based on the curriculum of the book. If you have not yet registered for 2020-21 PSR, you can still do so. The PSR registration form is available below print, complete and mail or drop off your registration form, or you can register by phone. Please call the Faith Formation Office if you have any questions at 440.255.0600 or email Laura McBride.

If you were unable to pick up your PSR materials at our scheduled pickup, they are available in the Faith Formation Office.

In addition to prepare for PSR in the home, we suggest that parents have a few supplies on hand. Paper or a notebook, pencils or pens, and crayons or markers or colored pencils will be helpful. If you don’t have a Bible in your home, this might be a good time to get one, too!

Register for 2020-21 PSR today! If you have not already done so, we ask you to register your children as soon as possible! The PSR registration form is available below or you can register by phone. Please call the Faith Formation Office if you have any questions at 440.255.0600 or click here to email Laura.

To register, download the PSR Registration Form for new students or returning students or call the Faith Formation Office to register.

Home Study is available for those with a special circumstance. Contact Laura McBride in the Faith Formation Office to learn if this option is available for your child.


Volunteer to teach or to be a classroom aide
Join a dynamic and caring group of people – SJV Parish School of Religion! The PSR program needs adults who enjoy young people and are willing to share their faith and time with the youth of our parish. Openings are available for both classroom aide and catechist (teacher). Classroom aides are adults and teens 15 years and older.
Catechists (teachers) must be 18 years or older. You do not have to be a professional teacher to volunteer. Assistance and training will be provided. Family PSR registration fees are waived for PSR catechists. Fill out the Online PSR Volunteer Form.


Pictures from PSR

For more information, please contact:

Laura McBride

Religious Education Office: 440-255-0600 • ext. 224

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