Religious Education

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



Forms and Documents

Registration for 2020 – 2021

Online Registration for Religious Education began July 20.  Families who have previously registered with receive an email with a link to the registration site from our online company.

Final In Person registration is available in our office on three Thursdays:  August 13, 20 and 27, from noon to 4 p.m. for new students, students in our Special Prep or R.C.I.A. programs and for families who do not have internet access. Only one adult, wearing a mask, may enter the school to register their child.

The fee for one student is $155.00


The fee for two or more students is $255.00


The sacramental fee (First Communion and Confirmation) is $40.00




Registration form english 2020-2021_1

registration form spanish 2020-2021


Bring the completed form with payment to in person registration.


Registrations will not be accepted on class days or during teacher orientation days.

 Registrations will not be accepted on the first day of classes.

Volunteers Please Note:

Volunteers (catechists, aides, substitute teachers) who work in the classroom with children registered in the program need to pay a $20.00 fee per child to cover educational materials. Non-classroom volunteers pay half tuition plus the cost of their child’s textbooks ($20.00 per child).

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


Bilingual Calendars 2020 – 2021 for In Person Instruction


Note:  This is a prelimiary calendar, subject to change.


RelEd_Calendar TUESDAY 17 – 18


RelEd_Calendar SATURDAY 2021






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 one thousand students. 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:
This coming spring, second grade students will celebrate First Reconciliation on Saturday, March 7, 2020 and First Eucharist on September 12, 19 and 26, 2020. 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.

Eighth grade students will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation in October. This date is determined by the Bishop’s Office. 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 5 on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons from 4:15 PM to 5:30 PM or grades K through 8 on Saturday mornings from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM and for grades 6 through 8 on Tuesday or Thursday evenings from 7:00 PM to 8:15 PM. 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 in the spring.
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. Late fees apply beginning July 1.

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.