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.
Video Series: Rosary for Children
Forms and Documents
- Prayers Your Children Need to Know
- Community Ministry Report Form
- Saint’s Report form for Confirmation Students
- Confirmation Sponsor Form
- Confirmation Information Form
- Sacraments F.A.Q
- Mass Reflection Form 8th Grade
Diocese of Trenton Confirmation Video for Parents, Sponsors, Catechists and Candidates
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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.