Parish School of Religion – PSR provides Religious Education for youth, grades 1-8, who are in public schools. (Parents of children over the age of 7 who have not been baptized and/or not had formal religious instruction should contact our RCIA Office). (Please note: The diocese requires two full years of catechesis prior to a child's reception of sacraments. Please do not wait until your child is in second grade to consider religious education). PSR meets on the second and fourth Mondays, late August through May, 6-8 p.m. In addition, we have a couple of seasonal family nights for PSR. (See link to calendar below). We have a professional teacher, proficient in modern teaching methods and disciplinary procedures, in each classroom. Our Parent Club coordinates a group service project each year and organizes the children to host the annual parish Advent Fair. PSR offers support for parents in their role as the primary catechists of their children. For more information or to inquire about becoming a catechist or aide, contact: Rosanne Thomas (331-4302, ext. 122 or [email protected]).
Details of our PSR can be found HERE,
- PSR Catechist – Professional teachers (current or retired) are needed to teach or team teach regularly or to be on a sub list. Training and materials are provided, and a standard tutor stipend is offered.
- PSR Teacher Aide – Assist in a classroom once, twice, or all year if you like. VIRTUS-compliant adults, high school students, and middle school Catholic School students are always needed to help with PSR.
- PSR Parent Involvement Needs - Parental involvement is essential to the success of PSR. Parents or Grandparents can sign up HERE to assist the program in several ways. All who assist must be compliant with the diocesan VIRTUS child protection directives.
Blessed Sacrament School – Our parish school is comprised of kindergarten through 8th grade, offering full or half-day kindergarten. In addition to the regular academic and religious curriculum, the school employs specialists in enrichment, art, technology, library, Spanish, music, and physical education, as well as a math specialist, a reading specialist, an academic support specialist, and a counselor. All teachers are fully certified and the majority hold a master’s degree. Our award winning school has been named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence 4 times in 1994, 2007, 2015, and 2021. Not only are students challenged academically, but they also develop spiritually and gain personal responsibility through prayer, study, and service to others. Standardized test scores place our school in the top 15th percentile nationally. The school charges tuition and fees, and the parish supports the school through Sunday offertory contributions. In addition, the school Development Committee raises money to offset costs, providing specialist salaries, our entire technology budget, and building upgrade funds. More information on registration or supporting our school may be found on the school website. Contact: School Office (859-331-3062).
Children's Liturgy of the Word - Children's Liturgy of the Word is offered during 9:00 mass on Sunday mornings. Children ages 4-8 are invited to leave the general assembly during the Liturgy of the Word and to gather in the Undercroft for age-appropriate proclamation of the readings, interactive reflection, and prayer. The children return to the church in time for the Offertory and Liturgy of the Eucharist. For more information, see our Children's Liturgy of the Word brochure. To assist with Children's Liturgy of the Word, contact the DRE.
Girls’ Challenge Club– For girls 5th through 8th grades. High school girls may apply to be team leaders. Challenge is designed to instill virtue, develop character, and encourage spiritual growth, all in a fun atmosphere of activities and apostolic service projects. Parent and parish involvement is needed to continue this program. Contact: [email protected]
Vacation Bible School – VBS is held from 9-11:30 a.m. the second last week of June each year for children ages 4-10. VIRTUS compliant adults are needed to lead small groups and coordinate each activity area (games, crafts, snack, etc.) and youth ages 12 and up are needed to assist. Those who wish to be more involved are invited to be part of the planning team, beginning in early spring. Contact: Rosanne Thomas (331-4302, ext. 122 or [email protected]).