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Catechist requirements: Background check and Virtus training
Minor volunteer requirements: Minor Volunteer Application
Contact the Ministry Leader listed below to volunteer for this ministry

Parish School of Religion (PSR)

Our teachers of Religious Education have the privilege of supporting and implementing sacrament preparation and faith formation for our children and youth.

PSR Classes available

  • Pre-Kindergarten – 4 yrs. old
  • Kindergarten – 5th grade
  • Grades 6, 7, 8 – Middle School
  • Grades 9, 10 – High School

Sacraments received through the PSR program are First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion, and Confirmation

  • Family must be a registered parishioner of the church
  • Baptismal certificate must be on file
  • Parent meetings are held in the Fall & Spring

First Reconciliation and First Communion are generally received in the 2nd grade. Students must have successfully completed 1st grade Religious Education and be actively participating in 2nd grade Religious Education. For older students, two consecutive years of Religious Education participation are required. There is also 1 mandatory Retreat Day scheduled in the 2nd grade school year. Parish Registration forms can be found here.

In the Archdiocese of Atlanta, students are Confirmed in 10th grade. Continuous enrollment in Religious Education is expected for the 2 years prior to receiving the sacrament (8th grade and 9th grade) as well as the year the sacrament is received (10th grade). The sacraments of Baptism, First Reconciliation, and First Communion must have already been received. There is 1 mandatory Retreat Day in the 9th grade school year and 1 mandatory Retreat Day in the 10th grade school year. Medical Release forms are required for retreats and Sponsor forms are required for Confirmation and are available upon request.

For further information please contact Kristy Baumgart by email at dre@stclarecc.org

Registration for the 2018-19 PSR year is now closed. If you have an exceptional case or are transferring into the area, please contact Kristy Baumgart by email at dre@stclarecc.org