Religious Education

For Our Youth

Parish School of Religion (PSR)

The St. Matthew Parish School of Religion works to assist parents in their role as the primary educators of faith for their children.  Through formation and information, we catechize the children of our Parish so that they may know, love, and serve God by living the Gospel Message.  We seek to pass on our Catholic faith, offer opportunities for full, active participation through prayer, Word, Sacrament and service, and allow children to grow in their relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

There are 2 options for PSR - Sunday Classes and Home School

  • The PSR school year begins September and ends in May.  Classes for children in grades Kindergarten through Eight meet on Sunday mornings from 9:00 - 10:15am.  ​

  • Home School families will receive the material son a quarterly basis. The student completes a quiz after each weeks lesson on the Gopsel Weeklies website.

Sacramental Preparation

Sacraments are community events, and this is reflected in the preparation and celebration of the sacrament at St. Matthew Parish.  Sacramental preparation is a parish faith formation activity.  The St. Matthew PSR Program, parents, and the parish work together to support each other to prepare children for sacraments.  This is done through prayer, encouragement, instruction, and on-going formation.

The children are prepared to share in the sacraments of:

  • Reconciliation

  • Eucharist

  • Confirmation

Vacation Bible School (VBS)

During the summer, the Religious Education Office sponsors a week-long "Bible School" for children ages 10 and under.  Announcements are made a few weeks before Bible School begins, so watch for details and information!

If you're interested in volunteering for VBS, please contact the Religious Education Office.