Religious Education for Children

Find information about our religious education programs for children in grades K – 8!  Our 2022-2023 newsletter will be posted soon!

Vacation Bible School: Vacation Bible School is open to students ages 4 through those going into the 6th grade.  We meet the last week in July from Monday through Thursday and use Cat Chat VBS programs.

You can download and print off a registration form here: VBS Registration form 2022

Or fill one out online here

Parish School of Religion:

At Divine Mercy Parish, the religious education program for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade is called Parish School of Religion (or PSR). Classes are offered at various times and locations on Wednesdays from mid-September through the first week of May. Families can choose whatever time and location works best for them.

Grades K – 5 in Paulding meet from 4 – 5 PM

Grades K – 5 in Antwerp meet from 6:30 – 7:30 PM

Grades 6 – 8 in Paulding meet from 7 – 8 PM

Grades 7 – 8 in Payne meet from 7 – 8 PM

Grades 6 – 8 in Antwerp meet from 7:45 – 8:45 PM

Students with special needs are placed in mainstream classes whenever possible.

A fee of $30 per student helps cover the cost of the student textbook and supplies.  Elementary students in Paulding are also asked to pay a $10 snack fee.
Your generous donations to the parish make our work possible! Thank you!

All of our religion teachers (catechists) are fingerprinted and attend a safe environment class to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and parishioners are encouraged to volunteer!

For more information, to enroll a student, or to volunteer, please contact Theresa Conley

Homeschooling Families: Parents are the primary educators of their children, and this is certainly true for religious education as well. If you are interested in homeschooling your child in religious education, please contact Theresa Conley for information about textbooks and the Divine Mercy Homeschool Policy

High School Youth Group:


We are now launching our new Divine Mercy Parish High School Youth program. YDisciple men’s and women’s small groups will meet weekly; and these meetings will be supplemented by several whole-parish high school events per semester. If you are not yet signed up to be part of a YDisciple small group, please contact Theresa Conley.

Parent and young adult volunteers are needed to make this program a success. If you feel called to participate, please contact Theresa Conley.