Family PSR (Parish School of Religion)


The Family PSR (School of Religion) Program combines weekly at-home parent/child catechesis with a monthly family-centered formation gathering. Parents catechize children using the Called to Faith textbook covering one unit per month. At the end of each unit, children take an assessment test.

The monthly gatherings provide additional family-centered catechesis based on a theme that is carried throughout the year. Each gathering involves a prayer, catechesis, snack, activity and service component. A Family PSR Core team plans each gathering while other families collaboratively facilitate the gatherings using the gifts of the family. Families will be expected to help in the form of hospitality, facilitating, role-playing, creating, teaching, celebrating, praying, caring and sharing.

Family PSR 2018-2019
I apologize, the First Family PSR was moved to September 16, due to the Parish Picnic the weekend before! Please disregard the first email!!
I am so excited that your family will be participating in St. Rita Family PSR/ Faith Formation this year! My name is Chrissie Cola and this will be my third year facilitating Family PSR. I have been involved with Family PSR for 10 years and am so excited for us all to grow in our faith together this coming year! Our first session is coming soon!
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Mazanec Hall
Completing Text Work with Your Child
We will be using the Be My Disciples Text again this year. Once you have read and reviewed a chapter with your child, follow these instructions to complete the Chapter Review and receive credit for that Chapter.
 Click on the link below. Scroll down the webpage until you see the Chapter Reviews title. In the dropdown menus choose your grade level and chapter you want to work on.
Click "Go." 
Complete the Quiz with your child. When you are finished,
Click "Submit."
Click "Email Results."
Type child's name in name box.
Type This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in email box.
Click :Send."
You are done with that chapter!
Important Details!
The format of Family PSR is as follows:
There will be an activity waiting for you at your table. When you arrive, you and your children can begin working on this activity. Since parents are the first and main catechists for their children, we are going to do more family led activities, where you as parents are teaching your children. We will then have our break out sessions, followed by snack and another family activity. We will also be sitting in groups this year so we can all get to know each other a little better.
  • **Please bring a picture of your family to our first session!!**
  • The Chapter homeworks are assigned that month, and due the following month.
  • Meets each Sunday from 9:45AM-12:00PM in Mazanec Hall
  • Because we meet only once a month, it is imperative that you attend every session. 
Homework and Donation Schedule
Chapters for Homework this month
 (Due following month)
Donation Items to bring that month as our Service Project
Sept. 16 Chapters1-4
School Supplies
Oct. 14 Chapters 5-8
Cans of Pop/Water Bottles
Nov. 4 Chapters9-12
Dec. 2 No Homework
Children's Books
Jan. 6 Chapters13-16
Washcloths (For Homeless Bags)
Feb. 3 Chapters17-20
March 3 No Homework
Canned Food with Ring Tops
April 7 Chapters 21-24
Toothbrushes/ Toothpaste
May 5 No Homework
Please be sure to have the following with you at EACH SESSION. Because we meet once a month, it is very important that we have what we need so that we can start on time and get the most out of every session together!
NOTE: Students will get their Be My Disciples textbooks in the first session. If you are new to Family PSR, the Catholic Family Connections Bible will be provided for you. Returning families - please be sure to bring your Bibles with you!
1. Catholic Family Connections Bible
2. Be My Disciples Textbook
3. Art Box FOR EACH CHILD that includes: pencils, crayons or colored pencils, scissors and a glue stick.
4. Stapler- one per family.
5. First session only: A PICTURE OF YOUR FAMILY


Family PSR Dates 2018-2019


September 16, 2018

October 14, 2018

November 4, 2018

December 2, 2018

January 6, 2019

February 3, 2019

March 3, 2019

April 7, 2019

May 5, 2019