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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.

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.

If you have questions about Parish School of Religion, please contact Stephanie Pritts at or call 216-861-5343.

It’s enrollment time in St Malachi & St Patrick Parish School of Religion!

We use a K-8 Family Faith Formation model, where children attend in-person sessions twice monthly on Sunday mornings at St Patrick and complete additional lessons at home with their families. We have seasonal celebrations, service projects, sacramental preparation, and Family Mass on First Sundays at 5:30 PM. Register with The form can be found to print here

High School Youth Group Coming! Connected: Catholic Social Teaching

We are excited that St Malachi / St Patrick will sponsor an engaging once monthly 5-session experiential (no classroom) High School study on Catholic social teaching. Learn how our Catholic Faith fits with discussions happening in our culture. Experience Catholic social teaching in action regarding creation, life, race, poverty, and the family. Check out Connected: Catholic Social Teaching for This Generation and scroll down to watch a preview video. To register, contact Stephanie Pritts at

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 or call 216-631-6872 to find out how your child can begin this formation.