Welcome to the Religious Education Program at Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church!

We are happy to support parents in their role as the primary spiritual and moral educators of their children.  We seek to give the children in our care the knowledge, experience, and skills necessary to become faithful and fruitful disciples of Jesus with the support of their parents or guardians.

CATECHESIS OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD

Do you have a 3-6 year old? We invite you to register for Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, a Montessori-based form of catechesis grounded in the Church’s liturgy and doctrine. Scripture passages and themes presented throughout the year range from the Good Shepherd and Eucharistic Presence to Jesus’ infancy and the liturgical year. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd meets once each school week. For more information, please email Claire Cousino at catechesisofgoodshepherd@gmail.com.

SUNDAY MORNING FAITH FORMATION

Grades Pre-K through 6th will meet on Sunday at 9am in the school classrooms. For more information, please email JohnMark Cayer at jcayer@charlestondiocese.org

Faith Formation Registration 2022-23

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION

Classes for sacramental preparation are 2-year programs. Students in 1st or 7th grade in public schools will need to attend religious education classes this year, as well as next year, in order to receive First Holy Communion in 2nd grade or Confirmation in 8th grade.

CLASSES FOR GRADES 1-2

Grades 1 and 2 will meet on Sundays at 9:00 a.m. in the school classrooms. As part of preparation for First Holy Communion, parents of 2nd grade children will need to attend 4 classes, which will meet during that same time.

MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH GROUP FOR GRADES 7-8

In preparation for Confirmation, Our Lady of the Rosary has a Middle School Youth Group which meets on Sunday evenings after the 5pm Holy Mass. All students preparing for Confirmation must attend the Middle School Youth Group, in accordance with Diocesan guidelines.  For more information, please email JohnMark Cayer at jcayer@charlestondiocese.org

CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

We encourage families who have children with special needs to contact us so we can discuss resources and accommodations that are available.

We look forward to the new year of Religious Education in our parish community, and we hope you and your family will find this new approach interesting and spiritually beneficial.  We welcome your questions and comments.  Thank you for your partnership in sharing the Faith with your children.

For more information about Religious Education at Our Lady of the Rosary, please contact JohnMark Cayer, Director of Faith Formation, at jcayer@charlestondiocese.org or 864-422-1648, EXT. 209.