O God, who sent your Son into the world as the true light, pour out, we pray, the Spirit He promised to sow seeds of truth constantly in people’s hearts and to awaken in them obedience to the faith. Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

St. Mary Parish School of Religion

Saint Mary of the Assumption’s PSR program works with you, the parents, to help your children deepen their understanding of the Catholic faith and foster a personal relationship with the triune God and the Church. Our PSR program seeks to give your child a base of knowledge about their faith to build upon and grow for the rest of their lives. We also hope to instill in them the value of continuing education and faith formation. All children of our parish come together for sacramental preparation. That is, children from St. Mary PSR, St. Mary School (who are parishioners) and families who may homeschool their child for religious education. Beginning in the 2022-23 spiritual year, children must be in a religious education program the year before a sacramental year in order to prepare for sacraments. So, if a child is entering 2nd grade, but did not attend 1st grade in St. Mary School or St. Mary PSR, the child must complete the 1st grade course of study before entering 2nd grade and preparing for sacraments. The same is true for 8th grade when a child can prepare for Confirmation.

Our PSR program holds weekly classes for students in kindergarten through high school. Although the religious education program at our parish follows an academic model, with 32 or so sessions a year, the truth is that our education and formation in the faith as Catholics follows a 52-week model. The most important part of both you and your child’s growth in the faith and relationship with the triune God happens every Sunday at holy Mass. On Sunday, the day of the Resurrection, the Universal Church gathers to give herself in worship to God; to be taught and formed more perfectly as members of our Lord’s body, by being nourished and build-up with nothing less than the Body & Blood of Jesus Christ. The Second Vatican Council said, even more clearly what we have always believed, that receiving our Lord in holy Communion is “the source and summit of the Christian life (Lumen gentium, II).


Mrs. Debbie Clark
PSR Coordinator for 2022-2023
Email.  | Call Parish Office at 740.653.0997

There is no mask mandate in place at this time. Anyone is welcome to wear a mask.

Orientation for Parents & Children:

Sunday, 28 August 2022, 10-11 am

Sept: 11, 18, and 25
Oct: 2, 9 16, 23, and 30
Nov: 6, 13, 20, and 27
Dec: 4, 11, and 18
Jan: 8, 15, 22, and 29
Feb: 5, 12, 19, and 26
Mar: 5, 12, 19,  and 26
Apr: 16, 23, and 30
May: 7 and 14

PSR Catechists and Staff

KindergartenTeacherMrs. Teri Beiter740.901.2002Email
High School AidBenjamin Beiter
Grade 1Rm 207TeacherMrs. Elizabeth Doan740.503.6738Email
High School Aid
Grade 2Rm 200TeacherMrs. Cynthia Pearsall740.215.4361Email
High School Aid
Grade 3Rm 306TeacherMrs. Alison Helser740.475.9941Email
High School AidSylvia Boyden
Grade 4Rm 301TeacherMrs. Valerie Tripp740.415.4030Email
High School AidKierra Sexton
Grade 5Rm 300TeacherMrs. Linda Sheridan740.503.1252‬Email
High School AidSarah Woo
Grade 6Rm 307TeacherMrs. Diane Llewellyn740.304.4071Email
High School Aid
Grade 7Rm 304Teacher
High School Aid
Grade 8Rm 302TeacherMrs. Helen Jones614.496.4058Email
High School Aid
High SchoolLibrary
Sunday CoordinatorMr. Nathan Helser614.623.4768
PSR DirectorMrs. Debbie Clark740.653.0997Email