How to Receive the Eucharist
Forms and DocumentsOnline Registration, 2018 - 2019Is Now Underway.Parents who have previously registered their children in our programwill receive logon information and a password for the Registration Web Page from the Parish Giving Company (email@example.com). If you have difficulty registering online, call the Help Desk 866-307-7140.Note: Register Now. $40.00 late fee applies on July 15!Families new to the program will have to register in person. Call for an appointment 732-308-0215. Our office is closed on Fridays during the summer.Remember to bring a copy of your child's baptismal certificate with you if you need to register in person.
Registration ends August 15, 2018Volunteers 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).
2018-2019 Religious Education Calendars:
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 twelve hundred 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 year, second grade students will celebrate the Sacrament of First Reconciliation on February 20, 2016 and First Eucharist on May 7, 14 and 21. 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 a sacramental preparation workshop.
Eighth grade students will celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation on Friday, May 3, 2019. 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.
An in-person registration is offered on a Wednesday evening and a Saturday morning during 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.
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.