Parish School of Religion


Parish School of Religion (PSR) is intended for those students in grades preschool through eighth who do not attend Catholic schools. PSR helps our young people build a foundation of faith that integrates catechetical and curriculum-based learning with service and experiential opportunities to increase their knowledge of the Church and its teachings and to grow in their relationship with Christ.  Students follow Diocesan-approved curriculum, which includes a 2-year sacramental preparation for students in 1st and 2nd grade (First Communion and First Reconciliation) and 7th and 8th grade (Confirmation).

The United States Catholic bishops have established principles that serve as the foundation from which Catholic education flows. Our program is committed to pursuing the following goals:

  • Communicating the Gospel message of Jesus
  • Building and modeling a community of faith
  • Orienting students to the need and experience of service
  • Providing students with increased prayer development

Our program is coordinated through the Religious Education Department. Teachers who volunteer have a calling to pass their love of our faith on to students.

Preschool classes
for ages 3, 4, 5, or 6/kindergarten

Elementary classes
for children in Grades 1-5

Middle school classes
for students in grades 6-8

Class times and calendars

PSR forms

Would you like to volunteer?

Elementary School Coordinator
Kathleen Henry
ext. 309
khenry@stjoanofarcpowell.org

Phone: 614.761.0903
Fax: 614.761.0850
psr-office@stjoanofarcpowell.org

Office Hours
Monday and Wednesday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday: 1:30-8:30 p.m.
Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Youth Faith Formation Director
Shana Leonard
ext. 308
sleonard@stjoanofarcpowell.org

Preschool Coordinator
Jeanne Hayslip
ext. 314
preschool-office@stjoanofarcpowell.org

Administrative Assistant
Robin Ruehlen
psr-office@stjoanofarcpowell.org

Middle School Coordinator
Margie Gesell
ext. 310
mgesell@stjoanofarcpowell.org

Middle School Assistant
Cindy Guzak
ext. 313
cguzak@stjoanofarcpowell.org