St. Francis de Sales PSR

PSR 2020-21

Opening Night Mass for ALL PSR students and families 6:30pm Monday, September 14th

1st - 8th graders

Dear PSR families,

Thank you for your patience as we figured out the best way to bring the very best PSR program we could to you in this very different year! This year, at least for the known future, our classes will be parent led. Our goal is to keep Monday "PSR Night" so we all don't get out of the habit of sharing this very special night together.


  • We will continue to use the Pflaum Gospel Weeklies. When you register below you will be asked if you want a physical copy or a digital copy.

  • PSR Fees are $25.00 per child (reduced for this year). If, for any reason, you cannot afford this cost, please contact me. Your child's participation in this formation is the most important thing!

  • The first Monday of each month families will attend the 6:30pm Mass together (sitting with your own family) and we will all stay in the church after Mass for a time of prayer and learning and we will conclude no later than 7:30pm. We will livestream this time for any families that are unable to join us in the church. We highly encourage attendance in the church if you are comfortable.

  • The second Monday of the month the 8th grade students will gather in the church from 7-8pm for their PSR class. This will be the only "in person" class meeting for now.

  • On all Mondays we ask that you put aside time to pray with your child and continue to work on their lessons provided by the teachers and the Gospel Weeklies.

Children's Liturgy of the Word

We will not be holding Children's Liturgy of the Word for the foreseeable future. If you have a child in that 3-5 age range and you would like them to receive the Seeds Gospel Weekly with your other children's Weeklies, please include their name on the registration form.

Sacramental Prep

Separate communication will be sent to our 2nd grade students preparing for their First Reconciliation and First Holy Communion and our 8th grade students for their Confirmation.

Parents can mark these dates:

First Reconciliation: Tuesday, February 2, 2021 at 7:15pm

First Holy Communion Practice and Pictures: Saturday, April 24, 2021 from 8:45-10:30am

First Holy Communion: Saturday, May 1, 2021 @ 11am

Confirmation: Tuesday, April 20, 2021 @ 7pm

Registration and Fees

Please click on the link below and complete the registration form. If there is a "response required" line and you have none, please just indicate "NA"

Please make checks payable to "St. Francis de Sales" with a note on the memo line for PSR

To submit your payment you can:

Mail to the parish at:

St. Francis de Sales Parish

Attn: PSR

4019 Manchester Rd

Akron, OH 44319

Put it in an envelope marked PSR

  • drop it in the collection basket on Sunday
  • place into the slot on the right of the rectory front door
  • bring it on the first night and put in the basket near the Baptismal font

Together we pray....

May our feet journey together,

May our hands gather in unity,

May our hearts beat in unison,

May our souls be in harmony,

May our thoughts be as one,

May our ears listen to the silence together,

May our glances profoundly penetrate each other,

May our lips pray together to gain mercy from the Eternal Father.