Parish School of Religion - PSR

Parish School of Religion - PSR

Welcome to St. Anselm’s Parish School of Religion! We look forward to working closely with you in helping provide a Christ-filled community for all our students. Please know that, as parents, you are instrumental to this program. We recognize that you are the FIRST teachers of your children and that no one knows them better or loves them more than you do! It is our goal to work together in supporting the faith formation of each child in this PSR program.

Our program is designed to assist parents by offering weekly curriculum instruction to the children in grades Pre-Kindergarten through Seventh. The students are educated in the Catholic traditions, Sacraments, Scripture, and Prayers. We encourage our children to be active in stewardship roles within the parish, Sunday mass, and our local community.  We expect strong class attendance, participating in the Sunday Mass family and parish events. PSR students and their families will have many opportunities to attend Advent and Lenten reconciliation, prayer services, fundraisers and social events. We also offer a one-week Vacation Bible School for 3-year-olds through 5th grade. Registration forms can be found on the Forms & Materials page of this website. Guidelines and materials for our program can be found in the PSR Handbook.

Sacramental Preparations: Sacramental preparations for First Reconciliation and First Communion takes place in 2nd grade. The preparation of these Sacraments requires family involvement, class attendance, and retreats. Families should try to establish three habits if they aren’t in place already. (Daily prayers at home, mass attendance, and regular PSR attendance). Sacrament of Reconciliation is offered in December and Holy Communion is celebrated in May during the 11:00 a.m. mass.

8th Grade Confirmation preparation:  We offer these 8th graders twice a month curriculum program throughout the school year. Sacrament of Confirmation is celebrated within the Parish once a year, generally in the spring. Teenagers must attend the program designed to prepare them for this Sacrament. We expect these 8th graders to attend curriculum class programming, service projects, Luke 18 retreat, 5:30 p.m. mass and parish events.

Anyone in need of special religious education or homeschool program, please contact Marge Meiners, the Coordinator of Religious Education, at 314.878.2120, ext. 17 or at mmeiners@stanselmstl.org.

Pre-School -
Children ages 3-5 years are eligible to be a part of our class. These students meet in a classroom while Family Mass is taking place from 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings. Students are introduced to the life of Jesus, Bible stories, religious holidays and church customs and rituals.

Curriculum Material: The teachers use the Allelu! Curriculum series for these young students. We provide them with interactive Activity Sheets designed to be a learning tool for the classroom and then sent home to share with the family during family mealtime.The Activity Sheets double as the child's personalized place mat for the dinner table.They provide both structure and support for important family rituals such as eating meals together, praying together, reading Scripture, and talking about their faith.

PSR Class Times - Located in the St. Anselm Parish Center Classrooms

  • Sunday morning classes are 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
  • Monday evening classes are 4:45 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

  • Pre-Kindergarten class for 3 – 4-year-olds is Sunday from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. during Family Mass

  • Sunday Family Mass is from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. in the St. Anselm Parish Center Worship Space. We offer fellowship with donuts, coffee & juice for everyone!


Vacation Bible School -

What is VBS? A week long program consisting of music sing-alongs, art projects, creative daily teachings, and other fun activities all centered on our Christian faith! This is a fun summer camp where kids laugh and play while learning about God! Children ages 3 years old - Grade 5 are welcome to participate. Teen volunteers act as aides in the classrooms, while college students and adults act as teachers throughout the week. This is a great way for teens to earn service hours. This camp usually takes place in late July. Call Marge Meiners for more information. mmeiners@stanselmstl.org

 
VBS 2017: Mighty Fortress

Join us for St. Anselm’s Vacation Bible School Camp at the Mighty Fortress!! This summer kids enter a world where princesses and battles fill an imagination. At Mighty Fortress, children learn they have a CHAMPION, that Jesus is their Savior and Defender! Join us July 24-28th from 9:00 a.m.- 12 Noon at St. Anselm’s Parish Center for a fun week of Bible stories, crafts, sing-alongs and outdoor games! Children ages 3 years old – 5th grade can participate, but anyone older can always help be a leader in the classrooms. Please check out our registration form link and return to the parish office. We look forward to seeing you all this July!

Mighty Fortress 2017—Catholic VBS trailer: https://youtu.be/Gpzr3wO3dqM

Interested in being an Altar Server?

Interested in Volunteering?

We are looking for Classroom Catechists and Teacher Helpers

Time Commitment:

  • In addition to weekly class time, we gather 4 times a year (August, November, February & May) on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. for dinner, prayer, and a teachers’ meeting.
  • VBS volunteers need to be available for a week in the summer from 9 a.m. to Noon.

If you have any questions, contact Marge Meiners at 314.878.2120, ext. 17 or at mmeiners@stanselmstl.org.


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