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 1-7

2019 – 2020 PSR Calendar (4 pages)

Mass Reflection Form

Media Authorization Form

Parent Witness Statement

Welcome to the 2019 – 2020 PSR registration!

Pre-School and Kindergarten: These little ones will be in one combined class and will meet in a large classroom. The program they will be using is based on Bible Stories. It will be a 2-year cycled program tailored to fit this age level’s joy of learning.

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 the Monday night PSR class. Students attending private Catholic schools begin classes in January and tuition is pro-rated.

Family Days: There are five 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!

High School Theology: This year we will be offering a theology course for High School students who would like to learn more about the Catholic Church. This course is different than the basic tenants of Catechism that are offered to the grade school program, the material is designed for students to explore the Church’s teachings on issues of Scripture, Faith, and the World. This course would be equivalent to courses taught in Catholic High Schools in the area. The teacher has a master of theological studies and years of teaching experience. The Class is being offered on Monday nights from 6:45 to 8:00 pm.

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.

High School theology will be offered on Monday nights from 6:45 to 8:00 pm.

Tuition: There is $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 – $250… 2 children – $300… 3 or more children – $350

If you are registered in any other parish tuition is:

1 child – $350… 2 children – $450… 3 or more children – $550

If you have any questions about St. Joseph’s Parish School of Religion, please give us a call at 727-9059 or email Debbie at


August 25, 2019- Opening Mass, Donuts, and Family Game Day

September 8/9, 2019- First day of Class, parent meeting, and Confirmation meeting.

October 20/21, 2019- First Reconciliation Parent Meeting

October 27/28, 2019- Family Day

December 10, 2019- First Reconciliation

January 19/20, 2020- Family Day

February 16/17, 2020- Family Day

February 23/24, 2020- First Communion Parent meeting

March 1, 2020- Confirmation Retreat with sponsors

March 15/16, 2020- Family Day

May 3, 2020- 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.