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Parish School of Religion (PSR)

Our Parish School of Religion (PSR) program provides education in our Catholic faith for children 1st through 8th grade who are attending schools without formal religious education as part of its curriculum. Our program offers instruction about our Catholic faith through text materials, prayer, activities, and class discussions.

Our goal is to help each student strengthen his/her faith development while learning about the traditions of the Catholic Church. Sacramental preparation is an important part of our program with our second grade students preparing for First Reconciliation and First communion and our Eighth Grade students preparing for Confirmation in the spring months.

We welcome parents and encourage them to be involved in their child’s religious education and be a living example of their faith through active parish involvement and regular church attendance.
Classes are held at St. Dominic Savio school building and run during the academic year. We gather every Monday evening from 6:30-8:00 pm from August through May. For more information about PSR contact: Deacon John Beckmann, Director of Religious Education,  (314) 353-7629 x30.

2018-19 JP2-SMA-Registration-packet for PSR

Sacrament Information

Our parish follows the guidelines of the Archdiocese of St. Louis requiring attendance at religious education classes for a full year before receiving sacraments.

First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion

Typically, First Penance (Confession or Reconciliation) and First Holy Communion are prepared for and received in 2nd grade.


Typically is prepared for and received in the 8th grade.

Parents of children receiving sacrament need to attend special meetings regarding preparation for these Sacraments: dates and times are noted on the PSR Calendar and reminders are sent out through the USPS mail.

Email the Coordinator of Religious Education

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