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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

Registration for the 2020-2021 PSR is now open.

Click HERE to access the form.

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

 

Registration Requirements:

  • Family must be a registered parishioner of the church (click here for Parish Registration)
  • Baptismal certificate must be on file
  • Parent meetings are held in the Fall & Spring

 

PSR Classes available:

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

 

Pre K-8 PSR Options for 2020-2021
Volunteers are needed for EVERY session (especially July)!

  • Summer Session 1 for Grades 1-8 – 8:45 am – 3:30 pm, Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19, 2020
    Additional Sacramental Prep classes will be required for all First Communion Candidates who take a Summer Session
  • Summer Session 2 for Grades 1-8 – 8:45 am – 3:30 pm, Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 10, 2020
    Additional Sacramental Prep classes will be required for all First Communion Candidates who take a Summer Session
  • Year-long Session for Grades Pre K-8 – Sunday Mornings, 9:00 – 10:10 am, August 16, 2020 – May 16, 2021

 

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 are 4 weeks of Sacramental Prep classes for each (First Reconciliation and First Communion).

For further information on our K-8 PSR program, please contact
English Contact: Kristen Maisano, 770-485-0825, ext. 103 or by email at dre@stclarecc.org
Hispanic Contact: Yohanna Holcomb 770-485-0825 or email hholcomb@stclarecc.org

 

High School PSR Options for 2020-2021
Volunteers are needed for EVERY session!

All 1st and 2nd year candidates for Confirmation MUST attend all 3 sessions.
Session A may be completed during the summer or school year.

 

Session A – Choose 1 of 6 Options

  • A1 – 9:30 – 11:30 am, June 1-4, 2020 (attending Mass at 9:00 am)
  • A2 – 6:30 – 8:00 pm, June 1-4, 2020 (attending Mass at 6:30 pm)
  • A3 – 9:30 – 11:30 am, July 20-23, 2020 (attending Mass at 9:00 am)
  • A4 – 6:30 – 8:00 pm, July 20-23, 2020 (attending Mass at 6:30 pm)
  • A5 – 12:00 – 2:00 pm, Sundays in 2020 (August 23 & 30, September 6 & 13)
  • A6 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Tuesdays in 2020 (August 25, September 1, 8, & 15)

 

Session B – Choose 1 of 2 Options

  • B1 – 12:00 – 2:00 pm, Sundays in 2020 (October 18 & 25, November 1 & 8)
  • B2 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Tuesdays in 2020 (October 20 & 27, November 3 & 10)

 

Session C – Choose 1 of 2 Options

  • C1 – 12:00 – 2:00 pm, Sundays in 2021 (January 17, 24 & 31, February 7, March 7, 14, & 21)
  • C2 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Tuesdays in 2021 (January 19 & 26, February 2 & 9, March 9, 16, & 23)

 

Mandatory Parent Meetings – Choose 1 of 2 Options

  • P1 – 12:00 – 2:00 pm, Sundays in 2020 & 2021 (October 4, December 6, January 10, February 28, & April 18)
  • P2 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Tuesdays in 2020 & 2021 (October 6, December 8, January 12, March 2, & April 20)

 

Tentative Retreat Dates

  • Formation Retreat – November 13-15, 2020
  • Confirmation Retreat – February 26-28, 2021

 

In the Archdiocese of Atlanta, students are generally 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. 

All 1st and 2nd year candidates for Confirmation MUST attend 3 sessions of Confirmation/Formation classes. 
There are also 1st and 2nd year mandatory retreats.  A Medical Release form is required for retreats and Sponsor Forms are required for Confirmation.

For more information on our Confirmation/High School program, please contact
English Contact: Bridget Marnell, 770-485-0825 or bmarnell@stclarecc.org
Hispanic Contact: Yohanna Holcomb 770-485-0825 or email hholcomb@stclarecc.org