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

2018-2019 PSR Calendar (3 pages)

PSR God’s Own Making Permission Slip

Media Authorization Form

Parent Witness Statement

Welcome to the 2018-2019 PSR registration! There are some changes coming for PSR in general for next year and I wanted to take a minute and make you aware of them.

Textbooks: We are changing textbooks for students in 3rd through 8th grade. The new textbook series will be Faith and Life from Ignatius Press. If you have questions or would like to look at a sample of the textbook, please contact the office and we will make arrangements with you individually.

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: Preparation will be handled a bit differently. Our Lady of Lourdes parishioners who wish to make Confirmation at OLOL will need to do preparation at OLOL and will need to be enrolled in the Monday night PSR class, as Monday nights will be regular PSR only with no Sacramental preparation. Students who will make confirmation with St. Joseph at the Cathedral will need to register for Sunday Mornings. Students of private catholic schools who need Confirmation only should register for Sunday morning, but will only need to attend beginning in January (tuition will be 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 easer 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. (8th grade confirmation is the only exception, see confirmation)

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, the tuition is:

1 child    $250                   2 children   $300              3 or more children    $350

If you are registered in any other parish, the 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 26, 2018 – Opening Mass, Donuts, and Family Game Day
October 21/22, 2018 – First Reconciliation Parent Meeting
October 28/29, 2018 – Family Day
December 11, 2018 – First Reconciliation
January 20/21, 2019 – Family Day
February 17/18, 2019 – Family Day
February 24/25, 2019 – First Communion Parent meeting
March 3, 2019 –  Confirmation Retreat with sponsors
April 14, 2019 –  Palm Sunday / Family Day
May 5, 2019 –  First Communion
May 19, 2019 – Confirmation

Please click on the link below to register for St. Joseph PSR:  
St. Joseph – Clayton PSR Registration (online form)

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