Children’s Faith Formation
Parish School of Religion
The Parish School of Religion (PSR) of St. Patrick and St. Malachi Parishes is a faith formation program for students in grades K-8 who do not attend a Catholic school. We also offer a high school program for teens attending any Catholic or non-Catholic school. Registration is required and a fee of $20 helps cover the cost of student materials.
Our children and teens have a lively faith, which must be respected, nurtured, and developed through age-appropriate instruction, prayer, liturgical experience, and formation based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
St Malachi & St Patrick Pre K- Grade 8Parish School of Religion is growing!
St. Malachi & St. Patrick 2023-24 PreK-Gr 8 PSR is growing! And we are ready for your child’s registration. In-person sessions are twice monthly at St Patrick on Sundays 9:45-10:45 AM, plus three additional lessons completed at home each month. Parents meet with Catechetical Leader for Unit Openers; intergenerational celebrations and service projects occur three times a year. Family Mass is on First Sundays at 5:00 PM, October through May.
Register your students soon! The online form can be found here.
If you have questions about Parish School of Religion, please contact Stephanie Pritts at email@example.com or call 216-861-5343 (St. Malachi) or 216-631-0267 (St. Patrick).
It’s enrollment time!
High School Cathechetical Field Trip Program Returning!
High School PSR will continue its Catechetical Field Trip experience in 2023-24. This year, our theme is “Ways to Serve.” On six Sunday afternoons, we will visit and speak with committed disciples whose lives speak of the Gospel. Contact Stephanie Pritts for more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Study of Youth and Religion offers a plethora of information on the importance of faith formation in the lives of children and youth, and of a lived and well-articulated faith evident in their parents’ daily life. Youth will tend to believe and practice as their parents have.
RCIA Adapted for Children
Unbaptized children who have reached the age of reason (age seven or older) participate in a form of Rite of Christian Initiation that has been adapted for children. The Rites are the same as for the adults, although the children receive catechesis at school, in PSR, and at home, as well as in a group with a catechist, other children and a parent. Sacraments are received at Easter. Contact Stephanie Pritts at email@example.com or call 216-631-6872 to find out how your child can begin this formation.