St. Joseph Catholic Church, Clayton MO

106 N. Meramec Avenue – Clayton MO 63105 – Parish Office (314) 726-1221

Religious Education

Parish School of Religion Classes
Sundays:  9:30 – 10:45 a.m. for Grades Pre (4 yrs.) – 8
or Mondays:  5:15 – 6:30 p.m. for Grades 1 – 8

2019 – 2020 PSR Calendar (4 pages)

2020 – 2021 PSR Calendar (4 pages)

2020 -2021 PSR Registration Information

Mass Reflection Form

Media Authorization Form

Parent Witness Statement

Welcome to the 2020 – 2021 PSR registration!

Pre-School and Kindergarten: We are very pleased to announce that beginning in Fall of 2020 St. Joseph PSR will be home to Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd is a Montessori-based religious formation program for children, beginning in early childhood. It seeks to create and facilitate a sacred, “hands on” environment for children called an atrium, in which both the children and the catechists can hear, ponder and celebrate the most essential mysteries of the Christian faith as revealed in the Scriptures and Liturgy. Originally developed in Rome by Dr. Sofia Cavalletti and Gianna Gobbi in 1954, the Catechesis has since spread to more than 37 countries around the world.

This program will be offered to students in pre-school (age 4-5) and Kindergarten during regular PSR time on Sundays. Space will be limited, so sign up soon!

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist: The preparation for these two sacraments takes place in 2nd grade typically. If you have an older student who has not made these sacraments, please let us know and we will accommodate families individually. Parents have a large role in their child’s preparation for these sacraments, it is therefore very important that a parent attends each of the parent meetings.

Confirmation: The preparation for this sacrament takes place during eighth grade. All students need to have attended religious education for at least a year prior to sacramental preparation. We will have a class on both Sunday mornings and Monday nights that will include sacramental preparation, but please understand that we do not have enough time at PSR to complete all of the preparation for Confirmation, some of the preparation will need to be completed at home. If Our Lady of Lourdes parishioners wish to be Confirmed with Our Lady of Lourdes, please register for either Sunday or Monday night PSR class. Students attending private Catholic schools begin classes in January and tuition is pro-rated.

Family Days: There are four family days planned this year and these days will be counted as class time with regards to the Archdiocese guidelines. While we will still not count absence against students individually, this Family formation time will be integral to the curriculum we present in the PSR program. To make attendance easier for families I am including the dates below. Mark your Calendars now!

Class Times: Families of elementary and middle school students may choose between Sunday morning from 9:30 to 10:45 or Monday night from 5:15 to 6:30.


There is a $50 non-refundable registration deposit for each family.

If you are registered in either St. Joseph or Our Lady of Lourdes Parishes tuition is:
1 child $275
2 children $325
3 or more children $375

If you are registered in any other parish tuition is:
1 child $375
2 children $475
3 or more children $575

If you have any questions about St. Joseph’s Parish School of Religion, please give us a call at 726-1221 or email the office at


August 30, 2020- Opening Mass, Donuts, and Family Game Day

September 13/14, 2020- First day of Class, parent meeting, and Confirmation meeting.

October 18/19, 2020- First Reconciliation Parent Meeting

November 1, 2020- Family Day

December 15, 2020- First Reconciliation

January 17, 2021- Family Day

February 15, 2021- Family Day

February 21/22, 2021- First Communion Parent meeting

March 7, 2020- Confirmation day of recollection with sponsors

May 2, 2021- First Communion

Please follow this link to register for St. Joseph PSR:

If you prefer to register via paper and check, please stop by our office or email and we will get you the necessary information.