Saint Cletus Parish School of Religion offers a dynamic, faith-filled environment in which children in grades Kindergarten through Eight can grow in their relationship with the Lord and appreciate the beauty their faith has to give them.
In grades Kindergarten through Eight the children meet in a traditional classroom setting, and receive individual guidance as they grow in the Catholic Faith. Curriculum follows the same as St. Cletus Day School with each year's religion curriculum building upon the previous year's content. Classes are relatively small with an average of 12 and no more than 16 students per classroom.
We recognize that children learn in a variety of ways, so our catechists offer faith formation that is geared to every learner at the various age levels. Hands-on activities, music, church tours, grade-level service projects, accompanied by traditional text-book learning, group discussions and activities aid in instructing your children about the foundations of our Catholic beliefs. Believing that parents are the first teachers of the Faith, the staff of the Parish School of Religion are here to encourage and support them in this responsibility.
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION: For the Sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion, the children must be in second grade (as a minimum). The Sacrament of Confirmation is received in the spring of the student's eighth grade year. We will gladly make arrangements if your child has not received the Sacraments of First Reconciliation or First Communion and is older than second grade. Please contact the PSR office for additional details. Please note that in order to participate in preparation for any of these sacraments, the child must have been in a formal program of religious education, either a Parish School of Religion, or Catholic School, directly prior to the sacrament reception year.
Preparation for Baptism is also available for older children who are in need of this sacrament of Initiation in order to continue on for reception of First Communion and Confirmation. For more information on our Religious Education programs, contact Mrs. Mary Olmsted at