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Religious Education

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION OFFICE, 51 LINCOLN PLACE, FREEHOLD, NJ 07728

PHONE (732) 308-0215       EMAIL: [email protected]

 

Video: How to Receive the Eucharist

Video Series:  “What’s Inside a Catholic Church?”

For parents to watch with their children.

5 episodes.

Video Series:  Rosary for Children

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Growing with God Parent Introduction

 

 

Forms and Documents

         Examples of Community Ministry

 

Religious Education Calendar, Tuesdays, 2023 - 2024

 

Religious Education Calendar, Saturdays, 2023 - 2024

 

Sunday Calendar with Mass Reflections, 7, 8 grade and RCIA

 

Registration Form, English

 

Registration Form, Spanish

 

 

Mass Reflection Form - A - English

Mass Reflection Form - B - English

Mass Reflection Form - C- English

Mass Reflection Form - A - Espanol

Mass Reflection Form - B- Espanol

Mass Reflection Form - C - Espanol

 

 

 

Volunteers: Click here to Read Father Jim’s Letter to Volunteers

 

 

PEOPLES RESPONSES TO THE MASS

Diocese of Trenton Confirmation Video for Parents, Sponsors, Catechists and Candidates

Overview:
The St. Rose of Lima Religious Education Program provides religious instruction for students in grades K through 8 with an enrollment of approximately 800. Our program consists of a faith formation curriculum that cultivates the gradual faith development of our students. The curriculum encompasses the diocesan guidelines in the six core areas of catechesis: God, Sacred Scripture, Sacraments, Church, prayer/worship and moral life.

Orientation:
A brief orientation of our program and a parent handbook are provided to all parents of students on the first day of class.

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist:
Diocesan policy requires each student to attend one full year of religious instruction (first grade religious education) prior to entering the sacramental preparation in second grade. All parents are required to attend parent information meetings.

Confirmation:
Preparation for Confirmation begins in the sixth grade and concludes just prior to the reception of the sacrament. All sixth, seventh and eighth grade students are required to complete community ministry each year as follows: 6th Grade – 1 hour; 7th Grade – 5 hours; 8th Grade – 10 hours. All 8th grade parents are required to attend a sacramental preparation workshop.

Classes:
Classes are offered for grades 1 through 6 on Tuesday afternoons from 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM and on Saturday mornings from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM.   Classes for grades 7 and 8, as well as our Teen R.C.I.A. program are held on alternate Sunday mornings from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m.  Please phone the Religious Education Office (732-308-0215) for detailed information regarding the classes for particular grade levels.

Registration:
Registration for students previously enrolled in our program takes place online. For families new to the program, there is an in-person registration event held on June 3.
A choice of class days is given on a first come, first serve basis. Due to the limited classroom availability no re-registration can be accepted after the second week of classes. Newly registered members of the parish should register for Religious Education as soon as possible. When registering your children for the first time, you need to provide a copy of their baptismal certificate. 

Catechetical Ministry:
Our catechists are faith-filled volunteers who are committed to the faith development and teaching of our faith to the children. Diocesan Catechist Certification is offered to all of our volunteers. Each classroom has a teacher and an aide. The program is always in need of volunteer teachers, special education teachers, aides, substitute teachers, nurses, traffic volunteers, hall and door monitors, and more. If you are interested in serving in this ministry in any capacity, please call the Religious Education Office. Currently, catechists and aides receive free tuition.