Parish School of Religion


Purpose of Catechesis

St. Agnes Cathedral offers a program of Catechesis for children preschool through high school for all children in the parish whether they attend public, Catholic or are home schooled.  The ultimate goal of the program is to assist parents (the primary teachers) to learn to love Jesus and to form a relationship with him. Our program strives to increase children’s knowledge of the Catholic faith and to better learn to live as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Our program includes the following:

  • CLOW Children’s Liturgy of the Word:  Open to children preschool through second grade on Sunday mornings during the 8:30 Mass.  The Sunday Liturgy is explained so the children can better understand its meaning in their lives.

  • Parish School of Religion:  Open to Children is grades K-8 grades on Sunday mornings from 10:00-11:00 AM in the parish school.  Using curriculum approved by our diocese, children also go through sacramental preparation as they receive Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation. Confirmation classes are held on Sunday afternoons from 3:00-4:45 in the cafeteria.  Registration is required

  • Special Needs Class:  Open to children and adults;  this class (taught by a certified instructor) is held on Sunday mornings from 10:00-11:00 AM in the school. Registration is required.

If you have specific questions about any aspect of our program, Sacramental preparation or faith formation for our youth, please contact Iris Bounds (Youth Faith Formation Coordinator) at or by calling the parish office at 417-831-3565. We welcome you and look forward to a good year!

St. Agnes Cathedral Parish School of Religion 2019-2020

K-8 Classes Held Sundays:  10:00-11:00 AM St. Agnes School

CLOW (Children’s Liturgy of Word) 8:30 AM Sunday Masses


11                     Teachers Meeting 10:00-11:00 AM  Cafeteria

18                     PSR Registration 10:00-11:00 AM Cafeteria (Meet teachers parents and students)

25                     PSR Classes & CLOW begin


1                      No Class (Labor Day Weekend)

8                      PSR Classes & CLOW resume (Enrollment for Reconciliation) 8:30 AM Mass

                        Confirmation Parent & Candidate Enrollment Meeting 3:30 Cafeteria

10                     First Reconciliation Parent Meeting 6:30 PM Dining Room

15                     Class & CLOW (Catechetical Sunday Blessing at Mass for all Catechists) 

22                     Class & CLOW

29                     Class &CLOW


6                      Class &CLOW

13                     Class & CLOW

20                     Class & CLOW

27                     Class & CLOW


3                      Class & CLOW

10                     Class & CLOW

17                     Class & CLOW (Saint Gathering) Cafeteria Families and Parish Welcome

24                     Class & CLOW


1                      No Class (Thanksgiving Break

7                      First Reconciliation 9:30 AM Cathedral

8                      Class & CLOW

15                     Class & CLOW

22-Jan 5           No Class:  Christmas Break


12                     Classes & CLOW Resume Enrollment for Eucharist 11:30 AM Mass Cathedral

14                     Parent Meeting First Eucharist: 6:30 PM Dining Room

19                     MLK Holiday

26                     Class & CLOW


2                      Class & CLOW

9                      Class & CLOW

16                     President’s Day Holiday

23                     Class & CLOW


1                      Class & CLOW (Lenten project begins)

8                      Class & CLOW

14                     Confirmation 5:00 PM (Cathedral)

15                     No class (Spring Break)

22                     Class & CLOW ( PSR Mass 11:30 Families & Parish Welcome)

29 Class & CLOW


5                      Class & CLOW

12                     No Class (Easter Break)

19                     Class & CLOW

25                     First Eucharist Gathering & Rehearsal 10:00 AM (Cathedral)

26                     Last Day of PSR


2                      First Eucharist  5:00 PM Mass Cathedral


For information on the Parish School of Religion program, please contact Iris Bounds (PSR Coordinator) or by calling the parish office 831-3465.  All Children welcome whether they attend public schools, Catholic schools or are home-schooled.