Holy Rosary Church runs a catechism program, where families are welcome to bring their children and grow in their faith journey. The program offers classes from Preschool/Kindergarten to Grade 7, where children receive their sacraments of initiation (communion in grade 2, and confirmation in grade 7). Our catechism program runs from September to May. Classes are every Sunday from 11:00- 12:00 with family mass to follow. To register use the link below or continue to read for more information.
The holy Eucharist completes Christian initiation. Those who have been raised to the dignity of the royal priesthood by Baptism and configured more deeply to Christ by Confirmation participate with the whole community in the Lord’s own sacrifice by means of the Eucharist.Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1322
First Communion is for candidates in grade 2 at Holy Rosary Church. It is celebrated in May, split into two weekends. This preparation also includes preparing and receiving the sacrament of Reconciliation. All events are announced in the Sunday Bulletin and our calendar weeks before.
Confirmation perfects Baptismal grace; it is the sacrament which gives the Holy Spirit in order to root us more deeply in the divine filiation, incorporate us more firmly into Christ, strengthen our bond with the Church, associate us more closely with her mission, and help us bear witness to the Christian faith in words accompanied by deeds.Catechism of the Catholic Church, 1316
Confirmation for candidates in grade 7 at Holy Rosary Church is celebrated in the Easter Season during the noon Sunday mass. All events are announced in the Sunday Bulletin & our calendar weeks before.
At Holy Rosary Church we offer a full Catechism Program for all children, youth and families. We believe that faith formation is a lifelong process and recognize that the parent is the most important role model to teach the faith to children. Our church program is designed to be a supporting role that forms and supplements the ongoing faith of the family.
The classrooms work along with the Celebration of Mass and involvement in parish life is key to the success of a child and families faith experience.
Our program has embraced the recommendations from the Synod, which are published in the document “Disciples on the Way”. As society and family evolve, it is our responsibility to ensure our faith teaching and formation evolves with the times.
The following is a description of the programs offered at Holy Rosary Church:
Note: We understand that each family situation is unique, we will try to accommodate the needs of our children and families. However, we must ensure that the children in the Sacramental preparation class are properly prepared and understand the Sacrament they are to receive.
All dates will be announced and posted as soon as they become available. Here are some guidelines to help you
Regular Catechism classes:
Sacramental preparation cost is calculated to actual cost of event. This cost is in addition to the regular fee. This includes, gown, pictures, certificates, retreats and preparation material. Fees are collected prior to the Celebration.
Financial Concerns – No child will be denied access to our program, if registration or Sacrament fees are a concern, please discuss these with the program coordinator or Priest and we will work out a solution. Fees may be waived, reduced or exchanged for volunteer help.
Director: Julia Stiller
“Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it.”
Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into his presence with singing!
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.
Where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.