Elementary School Catechesis

The Church has always considered catechesis one of her primary tasks, for, before Christ ascended to His Father after His resurrection, He gave the apostles a final command - to make disciples of all nations and to teach them to observe all that He had commanded. He thus entrusted them with the mission and power to proclaim to humanity what they had heard, what they had seen with their eyes, what they had looked upon and touched with their hands, concerning the Word of Life. He also entrusted them with the mission and power to explain with authority what He had taught them, His words and actions, His signs and commandments. And He gave them the Spirit to fulfill this mission.
 

Very soon the name of catechesis was given to the whole of the efforts within the Church to make disciples, to help people to believe that Jesus is the Son of God, so that believing they might have life in His name, and to educate and instruct them in this life and thus build up the Body of Christ. The Church has not ceased to devote her energy to this task. (Pope Saint John Paul II)

Catechetical Coordinator: Patty Russo

Core Faith Formation Opportunities

Weekly In-Class Information

Most of our families enroll their students in our weekly religious education classes.
We are very pleased to offer these weekly classes for students in grades 1-8 from September-May each year.
Families may choose from one of three class times which best works with their schedule. Classes are offered:
Sundays from 11:45am - 1:00pm
Mondays from 6:30pm - 7:45pm

Tuesdays from 5:00pm - 6:15pm

In-Class Religious Education Fees
One child - $100
Two children - $180
Three or more children - $250

To register, click here

Scholarships
Need-based scholarships are available by contacting Patty Russo

Home School Information

Families may also register for a "home school" religious education program. Textbooks and the assistance of our religious education support staff are made available to families who chose this option and students are still able to take part in the special activities offered to students enrolled in our weekly classes.

Home School Religious Education Fees
One child - $60
Two children - $100
Three or more children - $150

To register, click here

Scholarships
Need-based scholarships are available by contacting Patty Russo.  

Sacramental Preparation (Second & Eighth Grades)

If your child will be preparing to make a sacrament this year (Grade 2 or 8 usually) an additional retreat is required. This retreat will cost $50, with registration and payment at a later date. If you have any questions, please contact Patty Russo at russo@saintroseonline.org.

Sunday Formation Opportunities

Sunday School (Ages 3-5)

Offered each Sunday (October-May) during the 10:30am Mass, Sunday School classes include religious education, art activities, and music connected to the liturgy of the day. Children must be 3 years old by September 30 and must be toilet trained. Sunday School takes place under the supervision of a trained catechist and aids who are experienced working with preschool children. Registration is required and fees are assessed as listed below:

Sunday School Registration Fees
One child - $35
Two children - $45
Each additional child - $5

To register, click here

Scholarships
Need-based scholarships are available by contacting Patty Russo

Children's Liturgy of the Word (Grades 1-4)

Offered each Sunday (October-May) during the 10:30am Mass, children in grades 1-4 are invited to participate in a special Liturgy of the Word suited especially for them. Children begin Mass with their parents and are dismissed by the priest before the first Scripture reading. After celebrating the Liturgy of the Word with their catechist in the church basement, children will return to their families after the homily. Registration is not necessary and there is no charge for this program.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

It takes a parish to raise a child in the ways of faith! We are always in need of practicing Catholics to serve as faith-filled witnesses to the faith and serve as catechists for our various programs. Could the Lord be calling you to grow in your own faith by serving as a catechist in one of our programs? Catechists are needed for the weekly classes on Monday and Tuesday as well as for our Sunday morning programs. Please contact Patty Russo for information on how to get involved!