During this time when we are not able to do things our usual ways we are asking all of our families to do some home schooling for PSR. We will send an email on Sundays with instructions for each grade level for that week’s lesson. Most of what you will need is available on this website and anything else we recommend we will also provide instructions on how to access it. Let’s all do our best to make the best of an awkward situation!
Break’s Over – Let’s get back to it
6pm on the Monday after Labor Day
SMMA’s PSR always begins with an Orientation on the Monday after Labor Day. We ask that parents and children attend together.
A mailing goes out the last week of August with all of the forms and basic info for PSR. Those forms and fees should be turned in at Orientation. We start with a general meeting and prayer service in Church after which the children are called a grade level at a time to go with their catechists for a short period of “getting to know you.” — The parents are then sent over to the rooms to meet the catechists and pick up the children —- and that’s the way we start!
YOU ONLY NEED TO REGISTER STUDENTS WHO ARE NEW TO THE PROGRAM. — If you have been here before we expect (and hope) that you will be returning, If you are not returning for some reason, please let us know. (Thanks!)
We try to make it a habit to think of others just the way Jesus told us to! Throughout the year we participate in various collections and projects. We make prayer chains and placemats to support SMMA’s wprk in prison ministries. At Thanksgiving we participate in St Patrick Center’s “Key Players” program to fight homelessness and take up a food collection to support the SVDP Carondelet Food Pantry. Last year we collected and donated to the “Welcome Back Pack” program for released prisoners and for two yeas before that we sent hundreds of stuffed animals along with medical missionaries to comfort Central American children facing medical issues. During the Year of Mercy we used our Mercy Wheel to help us focus on the various Works of Mercy one at a time. During Lent we utilize Catholic Relief Services Rice Bowl Program to help us raise our awareness in a global way and direct our Lenten sacrifices to helping people in far away places. — There’s always something going on!
SMMA’s Knights of Columbus Present Rosaries to 4th Graders
First Monday of October – The Month of the Rosary
A few years ago the Knights of Columbus contacted us wanting to do something to connect with our PSR and encourage the spiritual formation of our students. They came up with a presentation of rosaries to our 4th Graders at the PSR session closest to the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary (Oct 7). We thank them for their interest and we promise to remember all of their charitable work when we use their gift and pray the rosary