PSR includes Sacramental Preparation for First Communion in 2nd grade and Confirmation in 7th and 8th grade. To prepare for First Communion, which takes place every year, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston requires that your child participate in PSR for at least one year before 2nd grade. Please provide your child’s birth and baptism certificate (if they were not baptized here at St. Vincent de Paul) with their registration form.
Confirmation at St. Vincent de Paul Parish occurs once every 2 years, so students are either in 7th or 8th grade when they are confirmed. If you are interested in having your child confirmed at our parish, contact Derek Dimmey. Confirmation prerequisites and requirements are covered over the 2-year program.
If your child is over the age of 7 and has not been baptized, please contact Derek Dimmey at 304-242-0406, or email@example.com, so they can go through the Rite of Christian Initiation for Children (RCIC).
Interested in Helping Out?
A Parish Team of Catechists makes a year-long commitment to serve the religious education and formation needs of children who attend public schools in grades K-8. Catechetical sessions are held on Sundays from 10:30 am to 11:30 am in the various rooms of the Marist Centre. If you are interested in this important ministry of helping to lay a strong religious foundation for these children and at the same time grow in your own faith, please call Derek Dimmey at 304-242-0406, or firstname.lastname@example.org. High school juniors and seniors or college students – this is a good ministry for you to consider!