Virtus Presentations

virtus logoWe will be be presenting the Virtus child protection materials to our Kindergarten through 5th Grade PSR classes on Sunday, October 4th and Wednesday, October 7th. Presentations for Middle and High School will take place on Sunday, October 11th.

It is very important that your child attend their class on their designated day as there will be no makeup session for this presentation. The Archdiocese requires that we offer this presentation every year for all parish youth and that we document how many attended for parish audit purposes.

In order for your child to participate, we must have your written consent in advance. Many of you have already returned this form that was part of the PSR Family Packet you received at the start of the year. If you have not yet done so, please return your orignal signed Virtus K-8 Consent Form Fall 2015 (photocpies and faxes cannot be accepted) by Thursday, October 1st for your child to participate.

Thank you!

St. Peter Chanel PSR


PSR Begins Next Week!

PSR classes begin on Sunday, September 13th and Wednesday, September 16th. You will receive an email notification of your child’s class placement today or tomorrow. If you have registered but did not receive the email, please check in at the BT Lobby on Sunday or the SPC Reception area on Wednesday before you head to the classrooms.

Family Packets for children registered for Preschool through 8th grade PSR were distributed after Mass over the last two weekends. Please review the Parent/Student Handbook on the website, and return your PSR signature forms on or before Sunday, September 13th. Packets may be dropped in the mail slot or at the reception desk at church, or you may submit them to your child’s teacher on the first day of classes. parent-student-handbookPackets will NOT be available for pickup during the week. If you did not receive your packet, you may get it on the first day of classes at the BT Lobby on Sunday or the SPC reception area on Wednesday and complete the forms during your child’s PSR session.

Thank you, and we look forward to seeing you next week!

St. Peter Chanel PSR

Catechist Orientation

Don’t forget!

  • amazing catechistNew Catechist Orientation is TONIGHT from 6:30-8:30 pm. A repeat will be offered on Thursday, August 27th from 10:00 am-Noon.
  • Returning Catechist Orientation sessions are on Sunday, August 30th at 9:00 am and 10:45 am.
  • edge_graphicMiddle School EDGE Orientation is on Sunday, August 20th from 6:00-8:00 pm.

All adult catechists and aides should plan to attend a session (teens will meet at another time). We will be going over important information, including curriculum and procedures for our preschool programs. Please RSVP online to let us know which session you will be attending.

We look forward to seeing you there!

St. Peter Chanel PSR

PSR Is Gearing Up For Fall Classes!

We are just a few short weeks away from starting back up with our PSR classes.  constant contactNext week, you will receive an email from your Program Coordinator containing important information for the upcoming year.  Please note that our primary means of communication with our PSR families is via our Constant Contact mailing service. If you have changed  your email address or prefer that your notifications be sent to a different email address, we recommend that you update your subscription to our PSR mailing  list before classes begin.

At the end of August, registered families will be able to pick up information packets containing the Parent Handbook and all the required signature forms to be returned to us on the first day of classes. Your child’s class assignment will be sent via email after Labor Day. Classes officially begin on Sunday, September 13th and Wednesday, September 16th. Registration will also re-open at that time for any families who missed the cutoff date.

Volunteers Needed

We are still in need of a few volunteers at most grade levels, particularly for 5th Grade PSR at 9:00 am on Sundays and Children’s Liturgy of the Word also at 9:00 am on Sundays. For more information, please contact the Program Coordinators listed below:

Shannon Hill , Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW)
Karen Johnson, Elementary PSR
Colleen Pittroff, Middle School EDGE

Catechist Orientation

Catechist Orientations will be offered for all of our PSR volunteers beginning on Wednesday, August 26th.  The New Catechist Orientation will provide a more detailed explanation of our policies and procedures, while our Returning Catechists Orientation will have a stronger focus on this year’s curriculum.  A separate orientation will be held for all middle school EDGE volunteers. We request that all adult volunteers attend one orientation session. If you are unable to attend your recommended orientation, please choose another session time that fits your schedule.  Please check the schedule below for the dates and times, and RSVP online using the links below:

New Catechists PreK-5th Grade – RSVP Online

  • Wednesday, August 26 – 6:30-8:30 pm or
  • Thursday, August 27 – 10:00 am-Noon

Returning Catechists PreK-5th Grade – RSVP Online

  • Sunday, August 30th – 9:00 -10:15 am or
  • Sunday, August 30th – 10:45 am-Noon

New & Returning Middle School Volunteers – RSVP Online 

  • Sunday, August 30th – 6:00-8:00 pm

We are looking forward to another wonderful year of sharing our Catholic faith with your children, and we thank you for your support and prayers.


St. Peter Chanel PSR

From VBS to Jubilee Music – Find Out More!

Thank you to all of our campers and volunteers who helped make VBS Everest a huge success! Did you enjoy the music each day? Would you like to continue the fun over the Summer? Consider participating in or volunteering for Jubilee Music Class!

Jubilee Music class is for kids of all ages and abilities. You, your family, friends and neighbors are all welcome to attend. You don’t even have to be Catholic to participate in this class…and best of all there is no cost!

jubilee-music-web croppedOur classes are designed to help children with special needs work on social development through musical games and activities. We encourage children of all ability levels to participate in Jubilee Music to get to know each other, to learn to be comfortable with and respectful of differences, and to just have a great time together!

Did you know that friends with disabilities are some of the best teachers in helping their peers grow in social skills and virtues? Teen and adult volunteers are greatly needed for Jubilee Music—you can help once a week, once a month or once in while—it’s all up to you!  And teens and adults with disabilities have been great helpers and leaders for us, too.

Over the Summer, Jubilee Music meets on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays.  You can find our Summer Calendar on the Special Needs PSR page of our website. Come join us whenever one of our classes happens to fit in with your schedule. Qustions? Contact Jeanne Lyons at And be sure to get on her email list for updates of class changes and cancellations.

We look forward to hearing from you, and we hope you will consider being a part of this wonderful ministry!


St. Peter Chanel PSR

Early Bird PSR Registration Ends Soon!

Early Bird PSR RegistrationEarly-Registration is coming to an end on June 30th.  If you haven’t registered for Fall classes yet, we invite you to come to our PSR Registration Day next weekend after all masses and take advantage of the discounted pricing. Come have a donut and sign up for classes or to volunteer. PSR Staff will be on hand to answer all your questions and help you get started.

Keep in mind that weekly volunteers receive even bigger discounts! If you are thinking about returning as a volunteer this Fall, please let us know by July 1st. During the month of July, we will be building our catechist teams and placing students in classes. The sooner you can let us know your decision, the easier our job will be! Please be sure to complete both the Adult Volunteer Form for yourself and the Family Registration Form for your children, whether you are a new or returning volunteer. Visit our Catechists page for more information on volunteer roles!

All registrations is being handled online this year. Visit our Forms & Registration page on the website for details. Pricing is as follows:

Through June 30th:  1 child $100 / 2 children $200 / 3+ children $250
July 1st-August 1st:  1 child $150 / 2 children $250 / 3+ children $350
Weekly Team Members:  1 child $25 / 2 children $50 / 3+ children $65

Please contact our Registrar, Cindy Czajkoski at , with any questions about your registration. For questions about volunteer opportunities, contact the appropriate Program Coordinator:

Preschool & Good Shepherd       Shannon Hill at
First Sacraments (1 & 2)             Laura Schwartz at
Elementary (K, 3, 4, 5)               Karen Johnson at
Middle School (6, 7, 8)                Rosemary Potts at
Confirmation (9 & 10)                 Kendra Lockhart at
Youth Ministry (9, 10, 11, 12)     Megan Kyle at
Special Needs (All ages)               Jeanne Lyons @

We look forward to seeing you and your family at PSR this Fall,

St. Peter Chanel PSR

Catechist Appreciation Dinner – RSVP by Monday, April 27th

Buenos días, Catechists! You and a guest are intvited to our Cinco de Mayo Catechist Appreciation dinner on Friday, May 1st. Please RSVP online by Monday, April 27th using the link below. Muchas gracias!

Click here for details: Catechist Dinner Invitation & Online RSVP Form