The Parish School of Religion [PSR] is for those students age 4 through 8th grade who are not enrolled in the parish day school.  It provides necessary religious instruction, specifically with an emphasis on preparing our students to receive the sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation.  PSR classes begin on Sunday, September 11, and run from 9:30-10:45 a.m.  They continue most Sundays through the academic year.  Because there are particular points of emphasis regarding sacramental preparation, it is vital that all children not attending the day school attend, even if they are not receiving a sacrament in that particular year.  Catholic homeschool families are encouraged to check with the Parish Catechetical Leader, Keith Johnson, to ensure that all necessary points are being covered with their students.  To register for PSR, download the registration form below or stop by the rectory to pick one up. Then return with payment to the rectory.  For any questions, please contact Cinnamon Chivers, PSR Principal at psr@stsebastian.org or Keith Johnson at johnsonk@stsebastian.org or by calling 330-836-2233 ext. 134.

Praesidium Called to Protect

A program which helps children protect themselves against sexual abuse, is part of the religious education curriculum for the Diocese of Cleveland.  All children in PSR will have an opportunity to participate in this program. Catechists have been trained to teach this material and are excited to continue to empower children with the knowledge to help keep themselves safe. Consent to participate in the Praesidium program is included on the registration form.

All students are encouraged to know Jesus in a personal way. For students who do not attend a Catholic day school, St. Sebastian’s PSR Program allows them to grow in their faith. For additional questions regarding our program, please contact Cinnamon Chivers, PSR Principal at 330-836-9107, ext. 136 or by email, PSR@Stsebastian.org.