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.

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Welcome To

St. Rita Church

 Family PSR!


Families learning about and loving God together!

Dear Jolene,

Family PSR is this Sunday!  We have Brooke Taylor coming to speak to the parents when the children are in their breakout sessions!  Brooke is a wonderful speaker and has a wonderful story to share!  Just a reminder that the homework due this month is Chapters 5-8. Please review the chapter with your child and complete the online test for each chapter.  The link to the tests is in the "Be My Disciples" box below.
We have decided to get back to making service a part of Family PSR.  In November we will be collecting backpacks for the children of Thea Bowman Center.  The children range in age from 3-17. If you happen to see any backpacks on clearance, please consider donating them for the Thea Bowman Christmas Party.  We give out 75+ backpacks at Thea Bowman in December.  Thanks so much!  Next Family PSR is:
SUNDAY, November 5th 2017
9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Mazanec Hall
November PSR: Baptism
Our November Theme will be Baptism and we will be focusing on Chapters 9-12.  Those chapters will be your child's homework for November, due in December.  If you go to Be My Disciples, choose the grade level and chapter number.  Complete the review with your child and email the results to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Parents - The First Catechists

We will have a slightly different format this year.  We will have 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 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 and have never attended before, the Catholic Family Connections Bible will be provided for you.  Returning families from last year or the year before - 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






Click on logo to access website for chapter tests and suggested activities 


Below are the scheduled Family PSR sessions for this year.  Because we meet only once a month, it is imperative that you attend every session.  NEW POLICY: If your family misses more than ONE session, you will not be allowed to sign up for Family PSR next year and you will need to sign up for the Saturday or Monday weekly sessions.
   All dates are Sundays and the time is 9:45 AM - 12:00 NOON in Mazanec Hall.



November 5th, 2017

December 3th, 2017

January 7th, 2018

February 4th, 2018

March 4th, 2018

April 8th, 2018

May 6th, 2018



Chrissie Cola
440-248-1350 X140


Family PSR Dates 2017-2018


September 10, 2017

October 1, 2017

November 5, 2017

December 3, 2017

January 7, 2018

February 4, 2018

March 4, 2018

April 8, 2018

May 6, 2018