“The definitive aim of catechesis is to put people
in communion and intimacy with Jesus Christ”
(General Directory for Catechesis, #80)

St. Joan of Arc provides Religious Education classes through our Youth Faith Formation department. Formerly known as PSR, Youth Faith Formation seeks to provide sacramental preparation and a basic exploration of the Catholic Faith through opportunities to encounter Jesus Christ. We hope that these seeds planted during youth formation are cultivated and able to grow into a deep relationship with Jesus Christ that not only creates activated disciples but also changes the world.

We believe that parents, by their example and guidance, are the primary religious educators of their children. This is made present during the Order of Baptism when parents are instructed to “strive to bring him/her up in the faith, so that this divine life may be preserved from the contagion of sin, and may grow in him/her day by day.”  Religious Education classes support the parents by providing a formal learning experience and offering opportunities for peer group and community expressions of faith. Our classes emphasize a love of God and love of neighbor and self. Your children are very special and our goal is to help them relate to their Catholic faith in a safe and comfortable environment. We want St. Joan of Arc to be a place where they feel loved and nurtured in the faith.

Registrations for PSR 2023-2024 is coming soon!

Any questions, please email yffregistration@stjoanofarcpowell.org.

2022 – 23 PSR Class Times:

Sunday 3 – 4:15 p.m.: Grades YD – 4
Sunday 5 – 6:30 p.m.: Grades 5-8
Sunday 7 – 8:30 p.m.: Grades 5-8
Monday 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.: Grades 1-6
Monday 6:30 pm – 7:45 pm: Grades 1-6
Tuesday 4:30 – 5:45 p.m.:  Grades 1-4

Susie Deacon
Coordinator (Age 3-4th Grade)
ext. 309

Phone: 614.761.0903


Office Hours
Sunday  noon to 8 p.m.
Monday  9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday  9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Director of Evangelization
Paul Davis
ext. 325

PSR Manager
Cindy Guzak

Robin Ruehlen

Coordinator (Grades 5-8)
Margie Gesell
ext. 310