“Living as Missionary Disciples”
The OLL Parish School of Religion (PSR) kicked off the new academic year on September 24, 2017, with the theme of “Living as Missionary Disciples.” This theme follows the lead of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, who have adopted that theme from the words of Pope Francis in his apostolic letter, Evangelii Gaudium (“Joy of the Gospel”). Throughout the course of the year, the children will be exploring what this theme means for each of them individually in their life with their families, at school and among their friends, as well as for the faith community of Our Lady of the Lake.
Prior to the kick off on September 24, PSR also held an Open House on September 17 for new and returning parents and children who do not attend Catholic day schools in grades Kindergarten thru 8th grade. Our enrollment this year is approximately 30 students across those grades. We utilize the lectionary-based “Pflaum Gospel Weeklies” as our primary instructional materials, in addition to beginning each one-hour session on Sunday morning with the proclamation of the Sunday Gospel and sharing important persons, places, things, themes, words, phrases which the Gospel includes.
Our dedicated team of PSR catechists includes Debbie Barberio, Yvonne Debelak, Donna Witmer, Maureen Schneider, Bill Stauffer, Grace Stauffer and Joe Serowik.
Shawn Witmer, Pastoral Associate