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Anderson - Administrator - Elementary PSR and Jr. High
SCHOOL OF RELIGION exists for continuing
the mission of Jesus, whose teaching has come down to
us through the apostles. The PSR Program provides religious
education faith formation for the children of Holy Angels
Parish. This program incorporates and encompasses the
mission statement of Holy Angels Parish.
"Parents are the first and foremost teachers of
their children. They teach informally but powerfully
by example and instruction. They communicate values
and attitudes by showing love for Christ and His church
and for each other, by reverently receiving the Eucharist
and living in its spirit, and by fostering justice and
love in all their relationships. It is the parents'
nurturing of faith in their children that show them
the richness and beauty of lived faith". (Sharing
the Light of Faith #212)
Textbook: The textbook we are using is
Faith First Legacy Edition, published by RCL.
Students may keep their textbooks at the school,
depending on the plan of their teacher. The pages
are perforated and will be sent home individually,
as well as a parent page. Please take time to
read this and review the information with your
child/children. If your child does bring home
their textbook, please remind them to bring it
back for the next class.
Web site: There is a web site (www.faithfirst.com
) that you can access if you are interested in
finding out more information on the publisher
of the text books. You can also find other topics
pertaining to your child's program like ideas
for celebrating various liturgical seasons, etc.
It is a fun and educational way for all members
of the family to connect to their child's faith
Calendars: A copy of the PSR calender
is mailed to each family at the beginning of the
year. More copies can be obtained in the school
office on Wednesday evenings or Sunday mornings.
Homework: Often times the students do
not have homework, however, we encourage you as
parents to go over each lesson with your child.
This will help your child to see you as part of
their religious education program as well as keeping
you informed on the subject being taught in class.
This time of sharing can be a blessing for both
you and your child.
Student Progress Report: Progress reports
will be given out in January and also at the end
of the year. When they are sent home in January
we ask that a parent/guardian sign it and have
the child/children return it to their teacher
the following week.
5. Protecting Our Children: The Archdiocese of Cincinnati has published a new resource for parents; How to Protect Your Children from Child Abuse: A Guide for Parents and Guardians. The guide can be viewed at the PSR or Religious Education Office or go to: http://www.catholiccincinnati.org.
preparation for Eucharist, Reconciliation and Confirmation
is provided for families attending PSR. These programs
are to help assist parents develop a truly Christian
family life with their children. As stated in the Declaration On Christian
Education (Second Vatican Council, 1967): "Parents
must be recognized as the primary and principal religious
educators of their children". It is essential that
parents provide a family environment that promotes and
supports a sacramental life.
To ensure that all students are well prepared
for the celebration of the sacraments of Penance,
First Eucharist and Confirmation, we have adopted
the policy that any student who misses three
or more classes during the school year will
need to meet with the Sacramental Coordinator
and/or the Pastor. Any student who will be making
First Reconciliation and First Eucharist must
have attended 1 year of PSR or approved religious
meetings are required for each parent/guardian
for each sacrament. Important materials and
information will be given out at this time.
Registration: New student registration
for PSR and JH PSR takes place in early August
after the Masses on Saturday and Sunday. Please
see the church bulletin for a specific date.
You may also contact the coordinator, Susan
Anderson, at 498-0433.
Certificates: Baptism and Eucharist certificates
need to be verified at the office the first week
of class. A copy will be made of the original
and placed in the school file.
Fees: The fee is $30.00 a year per child.
These fees cover the cost of the textbooks, supplies
and library materials. They can be mailed to Holy
Angels Parish Religious Education Office at 121
E. Water St., Sidney, Ohio, 45365, taken to the
office on Wednesday evening, or given to Susan
Anderson on Sundays.
Arrival and Dismissal:
GRADES 1 - 6
times are as follows:
Students who arrive before 6:55 p.m. are to
remain in the connector. They will be dismissed
to class by the connector monitor. For safety
of the children we will not allow them to play
on the playground before or after the PSR program
unless they are with their parents. Classes
will begin at 7:00 p.m.
1st & 2nd
3rd & 4th
5th & 6th
Junior High PSR:
The Junior High Program is held on Sunday mornings
from 10:30 - 11:45 a.m. Students should be in
their classrooms by 10:30 a.m. (unless otherwise
specified). There are special events where the
time will vary. The student needs to be picked
up in the parking lot. Do not pick them up in
front of the school because there is too much
traffic and it becomes very dangerous. The High
School PSR is also being dismissed at the same
PSR calendar is published for our parishioners in an
Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. To view the schedule you
must have the Adobe Acrobat reader which is available
as a FREE download from www.Adobe.com
To view the PSR 2016-2017 Registration Form, click here.
To view the PSR 2016-2017, Grades 1-6 calendar, click here.
To print the PSR 2016-2017, Grades 1-6 Archdiocesan Medical Form (2 pages), click here.
view the Junior High PSR 2016-2017 calendar, click here.
To print the Junior High 2016-2017 Archdiocesan Medical Form (2 pages), click here.
CURRENTLY NOT ACTIVE
Registration for Vacation Bible School usually takes place in late May/early June. The program is from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon for children preschool through 4th grade. Cost is $15 per child or $30 for a family. Please contact Susan Anderson at 498-0433.
To print the Vacation Bible School Registration Form, coming soon.
To print the Vacation Bible School Medical Form, coming soon. This is REQUIRED!
To print the Vacation Bible School information sheet, coming soon.
is our privilege to provide parishioners with an opportunity
to purchase quality Catholic literature from our PARISH
BOOK RACK, which is located in the connector. Books,
magazines, prayer manuals, seasonal literature, and
scripture reflections are available for purchase for
children, teens, and adults alike. If you find something
for yourself or a loved one, simply place your payment
in one of the provided envelopes and drop it in the
Sunday collection basket.
Isidore of Seville (560-636 A.D) tells us that "All
spiritual growth comes from reading and reflection.
By reading, we learn what we did not know, by reflection
we retain what we have learned." Saint Isidore,
Pray for us!
Baptism Preparation Class for Parents is a one-time
class that is aimed at helping parents to prepare for
their first child's baptism. Our class agenda is derived
from the Catechism of the Catholic Church,
and is supplemented by other sources. Prayer, Catechesis,
and Discussion are all vital elements to the class.
are held on the fourth (4th) Mondays of January, April,
July and October from 7:00 - 9:00
p.m. in the Religious Education Office. Parents are
encouraged to attend class and to schedule their child's
baptism before their baby's birth. Please call (937)
498-0433 to register for the Baptism Preparation Class in advance.
Baptisms are held on the second and fourth Sundays of
every month after the Noon Mass. Baptisms should be
arranged through the Rectory (937-498-2307), and can
only be scheduled after the parents have attended the
Baptism Preparation Class.
Giotto, 1304-1306 A.D.
said to His Apostles, "Go, therefore, and make
disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name
of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you." (Matthew 28:19-20)
Baptism is the basis of the whole Christian life, the
gateway to life in the Spirit (vitae spiritualis ianua),
and the door which gives access to the other sacraments.
Through Baptism we are freed from sin and reborn as
sons of God; we become members of Christ, are incorporated
into the Church and made sharers in her mission: 'Baptism
is the sacrament of regeneration through water in the
word.'" Catechism of the Catholic Church #1213
catechumenate or Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults
(R.C.I.A.) is the process through which the community
helps interested adults hear the call of the Spirit
and respond in faith. Through the R.C.I.A. the community
welcomes adults to full membership in the Church. Sessions
begin in late August and continue through Lent until
Holy Week, culminating at the Easter Vigil Service on
Holy Saturday with the celebration of the Sacraments
R.C.I.A. meets weekly on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. in the
school cafeteria. Call
the parish office for more information (498-2307).
to see the Adult R.C.I.A. Calendar
for children is a family-centered religious formation
process leading the child to full initiation into the
Catholic Church. It is built on faith, prayer, the Scripture,
and Tradition of the Catholic Church, and involves young
people in grades 2 - 12. The Catechism of the Catholic
Church and the Scriptures are the sources for catechesis,
reflection, and discussion.
process of initiation is marked by the same liturgical
rites and periods of formation as the adult R.C.I.A.
catechetical sessions begin in late autumn, and are
held at Holy Angels School on Wednesday evenings, from 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. Please call the
Religious Education Office at 498-0433 to register.
R.C.I.A. calendar is published for our parishioners
in an Adobe Acrobat .pdf format. To view the schedule
you must have the Adobe Acrobat reader which is available
as a FREE download from www.Adobe.com
to see the Children's R.C.I.A. Calendar
Los invitamos a que celebren la misa en español ofrecida por un sacerdote bilingüe el primer y el tercer domingo de cada mes a las 2:00 P.M. en la Iglesia Holy Angels. Ofrecemos preparación para los sacramentos de Bautismo, Eucaristía/Comunión y Confirmación, e invitamos a nuestros hermanos hispanohablantes a que participen en los programas de formación de fe en la Escuela Parroquial de Religión y en el programa de RCIA por sus siglas en inglés (Rito de Iniciación Cristiana para Adultos) como participantes y como voluntarios. Para información sobre preparación sacramental, por favor comuníquese con Emily O'Leary al, y para información sobre la misa en español y otras celebraciones, o si necesita ayuda localizando recursos de ESOL por sus siglas en inglés (Programa de inglés para personas que hablan otros idiomas) o ayuda con otros programas y recursos de la comunidad, por favor comuníquese con Susana Back at 937-498-0433.
We invite you to celebrate the Spanish Mass offered by a bilingual
priest on the first Sunday and third Sunday of each month at Holy
Angels at 2:00 p.m. We offer sacramental preparation for Baptism,
Eucharist, and Confirmation, and we welcome Spanish speakers to our
faith formation programs in the Parish School of Religion and RCIA
(Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) Program as participants and
volunteers. For sacramental preparation information, please contact
Emily O'Leary at 937-498-0433, and for information about Hispanic
Mass and other celebrations, or assistance with finding ESOL
resources or assistance with other community programs and resources,
please contact Susana Back at 937-498-0433.
Angels Catholic Church
324 S. Ohio Avenue • Sidney, OH 45365
Phone: (937) 498-2307