Parish School of Religion

What is PSR?

PSR, or Parish School of Religion, is the religious education program hosted by St. Vincent de Paul Parish for students in Kindergarten-8th grade who do not attend a Catholic school. This program gives your children a foundation in the faith that allows them to participate more fully in the parish.

This school year will be held in person. Following guidelines from the diocese, we can safely host our PSR classes this fall, beginning on September 13. Classes will meet in the Marist Center Hall every Sunday from 10:15 am to 11:30 am. The cost is $40 per student and $30 for each additional child in a family. This cost allows us to provide materials and resources for your children’s formation.

Registration Forms and the yearly calendar are listed below. If you have questions, please feel free to contact the Director of Religious Education, Gaby Taylor, at 304-242-0406 or gtaylor@saintvincentparish.org.

Sacramental Preparation

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, we ask that your child participates in PSR for at least one year before 2nd grade. Turn in 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 Gaby Taylor. 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 Gaby Taylor so they can go through RCIA for children.

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 10:15 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 Gaby Taylor at the parish office. High school juniors and seniors or college students – this is a good ministry for you to consider!

Youth Group

Middle School Youth Group

St. Vincent de Paul Parish has a middle school youth group (grades 6-8) that meets twice a month for prayer, community, and food! For updates, please follow our Instagram page @svdp.youth or join our Youth Group Flocknote group by texting stvdpw to 800-950-9952.

Camp

CLUB 345

St. Vincent de Paul Parish also has an elementary school youth group (grades 3-5) that meets once a month for prayer, games, and food, just for the young kids! For updates, please join our CLUB 345 Flocknote group by texting stvdpw to 800-950-9952.