Religious Education

Pre-School PSR
2013-14 Registration Form

St. Pius X offers a preschool PSR Program for children ages 3, 4 and 5. This program is held in the primary hallway of the school building during the 9:30 a.m. Sunday mass and typically runs from September through April.

Our Sunday School program uses curriculum designed to stimulate creativity in children while exploring Bible stories with age appropriate and inviting resources.

Children will:

  • Learn to play, work and worship happily with others
  • Develop a sense of awe, wonder, respect, gratitude and stewardship for God’s creation
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  • Come to know God loves, protects and provides for them
  • Recognize that prayer is talking to God
  • Listen to and talk about Bible stories

Registration Requirements:

  • Normally, the child’s family will be active, registered members of St. Pius X Parish. Exceptions may be made with the approval of the Director of Religious Education and providing there is space available without depriving active, registered families.
  • Children must be toilet trained.
  • Children must be 3, 4, or 5 years of age by Oct. 1 to be in the 3-, 4-, and 5-year-old classes, respectively.

General Operation of the Program:

  • Teachers teach on a rotational basis. While these catechists are volunteers, they are expected to attend special training sessions held throughout the year.
  • Weekly attendance is important because the lessons do build on one another. Absences should be kept to a minimum (e.g., for illness).
  • We limit the size of the classes to 12–15 students, depending on age. We usually have a waiting list for the program.
  • Classes begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until the conclusion of Mass. If you are not attending the Mass, please notify the teacher of this in case of emergency (otherwise, we will assume that we can find you in church).
  • “Guest children” are not allowed to visit the program.
  • Children should not bring toys, books, etc., to class. Gum and food are also not permitted.
  • For your child’s safety, we request that only a parent pick your child up at the door. If someone else must pick them up, please notify the teacher ahead of time.
  • Parents may withdraw their child from the program at any time.
  • Music is an important part of our program. 
  • All volunteers have attended the Virtus training offered through the Diocese of Covington.

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