Parish School of Religion – Children’s Catechism Program
“Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'” – Mt 19:14
Star of the Sea takes great pride in its religious education program. We aspire to help parents develop their children’s knowledge & love for God.
We aim to help children know and love God, learn the teachings of the Catholic Church and prepare children for the reception of the sacraments.
Classes will be held on Saturdays from 10-11am at Star of the Sea school. Our first class begins on Saturday, September 8 and end on Saturday, May 11. A detailed school calendar can be found here: PSR Calendar
We accept students in Grades 1 through 8. Each class will be taught by a priest at Star of the Sea Church.
Approximately once a month, we will form our students’ faith outside of the classroom with group hikes, retreats and service events. During this time, we ask parents to participate in a classroom session with your child’s teacher to deepen your faith and learn how you can support your child’s spiritual development.
In preparation for Confirmation, students in Grades 7 and 8 will take part in a Eucharistic centered retreat in San Francisco. It is a prayerful experience – meeting new people, filling their days with plenty of opportunities for confession, adoration, and the rosary.
Preparation for the Sacraments
For students in Grades 2 and 8, we will offer preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion (Grade 2) and Confirmation (Grade 8). For students who have not yet received their sacraments but would like to, please contact Fr. Mark Taheny at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss in which grade your child should enrolled.
Enrollment and Tuition
All families are invited to enroll their children, even if you do not attend our parish. To enroll, please submit your registration online here PSR Registration or contact Fr. Mark Taheny at email@example.com. Enrollment starts ends on Friday, August 31.
Tuition is $100 for your first child, an additional $50 for your second child and an additional $25 for each subsequent child. Please pay in cash or write checks to “Star of the Sea Church” with “PSR” in the memo line.
**No child will be turned away because of financial need.** We are please to offer scholarships and tuition aid. Please contact Fr. Mark Taheny at firstname.lastname@example.org for details; he will be happy to assist you.