Welcome to St. Theresa of Avila Parish School of Religion (PSR).  Before registering your children for our program, please read the following letter in its entirety. 




PSR Registration 2018-19

General Information needed to register for PSR classes at St. Theresa of Avila

To register your child for Religious Education classes at St. Theresa of Avila complete the on-line registration form at Have your credit/debit card ready to pay the 2018-2019 registration fee once you complete the registration. Please complete this process by Tuesday, July 31.

Just as in any school system, children need to attend each grade consecutively in order to receive their sacraments. The Diocese of Baton Rouge does not allow skipping PSR grade levels. PSR classes at St. Theresa of Avila are for students in 1st – 11th grade who would like to learn about their Catholic faith. Students are prepared in 1st and 2nd grade for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. They participate in these sacraments in 2nd grade. Our post-communion classes begin with the 3rd grade and continue through the 8th grade. Confirmation is a 3-year process which begins in the 9th grade and concludes in January of their 11th grade year.

New Students
New students need to submit a copy of their Baptismal Certificate to the church office. It can be dropped off at the office; faxed to: (225) 647-2223; or scanned and emailed to: This includes those making their sacraments in 2nd and 11th grade.

Grades 1 – 6
Weekly religious education classes for children in grades 1 – 6 are held on Wednesday evenings, 6:00-7:15 p.m. These classes will assist them to learn about their Catholic faith at an age appropriate level.

Grades 7 – 11
Faith formation classes are offered on 2 or 3 Sunday mornings a month for students in grades 7-11 (beginning the end of August through mid-January). Class begins at 10 a.m. and concludes after the 11:30 a.m. mass. This program is designed specifically for our teens in order that they understand what it means to be a Catholic teen in our world.

RCIC (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children)
If your child has not been baptized in a Roman Catholic church or if they are in the 3rd – 11th grade and/or has not received the sacraments of Reconciliation or Eucharist they will be part of our Children’s Catechumenate program. These classes are held on Wednesday evenings, 6:00-7:15 p.m.

Reconciliation/First Eucharist
Second grade students who attend a Catholic elementary school (i.e.: St. John Primary) or attend our Parish School of Religion (first and second grade) are eligible for these two sacraments. Parents are required to attend seminars to facilitate their taking on a more active role in preparing their child for God’s gift of forgiveness and communion.

At St. Theresa of Avila the Confirmation preparation process is a three-year program as mandated by the bishop. It formally begins at the beginning of their 9th grade PSR year and culminates with the celebration of the sacrament in January of their 11th grade year. Those who attend a catholic high school in the Diocese of Baton Rouge need to participate in our 11th grade program since sacramental preparation is the responsibility of their church parish and not the school they attend.

Special Needs
If you have a child with special needs who needs to be prepared for the sacraments of Baptism, Reconciliation or Eucharist call the office and speak to Mrs. Alice Blair in order that we accommodate them.

The registration fee is: $40 for one child; $75 for two; $110 for three; $125 for four or more; or $15 for those students who attend St. John Primary in the second grade who are preparing for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. Registration fees are used to provide text books for all students; a Catholic Youth bible for those entering 5th grade; as well as various materials needed for their class.

For more information contact:
Mrs. Alice Blair
Director of Christian Formation
St. Theresa of Avila Church
(225) 647-6588, ext. 11
Alice Blair
June 26, 2018

Part 1: Student Information (must be completed for EACH student you are enrolling)

First Child

Second Child

Third Child

Part 2: Parent/Legal Guardian Information

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Mother's Information

Father's Information

Emergency Contact (please list someone who lives locally)

Registration Fees For Parish School of Religion (2nd and 11th graders enrolled in Catholic School do not pay this fee).

$40-for first child
$75 for two children
$110 for 3 children
$125 for 4 or more children

Registration Fee for 2nd graders enrolled in Catholic School:

$15 per child

*Note: there will be a $10 retreat fee collected from 9th, 10th & 11th graders at time of retreat

All fees due at time of registration (except retreat fees)

To pay online, go to:



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