Parish School of Religion (PSR)

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.     -Proverbs 22:6

The St. Agnes PSR program was implemented over 20 years ago by Fr. Raymond Oge and Sr. Donna Marie Kist with the foundation being that parents are truly the first teachers of their child’s faith. Thus, the main goal of this program is to have a joint effort with the parents in teaching their child about the Catholic faith.

We have a great group of parishioners who serve as volunteer instructors. They work closely with both the parents and students so together, they can grow in faith. The Bible, Catechism, various forms of prayer, and building a relationship with Jesus Christ are all integral parts of the PSR program.

In addition to the class meetings, the children are encouraged to use their faith to help and serve others. Throughout the years students and their families have participated in the Christmas Shoe Box program, the Ronald McDonald House, St. Vincent DePaul, making plastic mats for the homeless, and much more.

The PSR classes are held on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, August – May, ending the year with Mass. Enrollment has been on the rise for the past four years and additional help is needed.

Cost: $60 for the 1st child & $50 for the 2nd child or any other child. Cost for non-parishioners is $70 for 1st child & $60 for the 2nd child or any other child. Make checks payable to St. Agnes Parish

2023-2024 Dates of Class:
Aug. 16th (parents only See time schedule); Sept. 13th (parents & students See time schedule); Oct. 11th; Oct. 21st (Safe Touch Classes); Nov. 8th; Dec. 13th; Jan. 10th; Feb. 14th; Mar. 13th; Apr. 10th; May 8th  (Last class – everyone meets by 6:30 for parent / student Mass at 7:00)

Nov. 5: Commitment Mass 8th Grade
Dec. 6: First Reconciliation
Apr. 6: First Communion (10am)
May 7: Confirmation

If you are interested in learning more about the St. Agnes PSR program or would like to volunteer, please contact the coordinator: Janet Schwent @573-535-8543 or

2023-2024 Schedule:
6:30 pm
Grade 1 – Mindy Shortt (in the Art Room)

Grade 2 – Stan Schwent (in the Cafeteria)

Grade 3 – Laura Oder (in the Gr 4 Rm)

Grade 4 – Jim Braun (in the Library)

7:15 pm
Grade 5 – Debra Klahs (in the Gr 5 Rm)

Grade 6 – Tom Misplay (in the Gr 6 Rm)

Grade 7 – Chris Werner (in the Gr 7 Rm)

8:00 pm
Grade 8 Geri Diesel (in the Gr. 8 Rm)

Teacher Aide: Julie Werner, Grade 2

PSR 2017 at Ronald McDonald House

PSR 2016-17 – 4th Grade