Religious Education

At Our Lady of the Holy Rosary-St. Richard Catholic Church (HRSR), we are here to help you live the fullness of your Catholic faith with the Sacraments.

Using Loyola Press publications, we prepare children and adults to receive the Sacraments of Initiation, so that they can live the fullness of our Catholic faith in the Sacraments.

Our Religious Education program prepares students from 1st grade through 12th grade to receive First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation.

We aim to prepare our students to receive their Sacraments and continue to live their Catholic faith after they have received their Sacraments, and we host family events and groups that help to create an atmosphere of community among our families.

Students who are preparing to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion must attend 2 consecutive years of classes, and those preparing for Confirmation must attend 3 consecutive years of classes.

Our classes run in tandem with the public-school year. Registration begins in June and classes begin in September. We observe many of the same breaks that public schools do, and we also break for Holy days.

Catholic Mass attendance is an obligation in our Religious Education program, and we encourage our students to participate at Mass, by lectoring, singing, presenting the gifts and greeting Parishioners.

We offer classes on Tuesday and Wednesday. Parents may choose either 4 pm until 5:15 pm, primarily for those students in 1st through 2nd grade, or 7 pm until 8:15 pm for students in all grade levels. We are also working to offer online classes which will likely meet online on Tuesdays at 6 pm. You may choose your class format when you complete the registration form.

We publish a calendar of events in September, and parents are expected to make note of the dates and times that they will need to be present for meeting, rehearsals and Sacraments. A TENTATIVE calendar has been uploaded here
, but please note that these events are subject to change.

We host three parent meetings throughout the year and parent attendance is required. Similarly, attendance is required at all scheduled rehearsal and Sacraments.

This year, we have initiated a contactless registration process. You can now register your child for CCD classes by filling out the registration form online. You will need to complete one form for each child, and you will need to upload your child’s:
  • Child’s ORIGINAL Birth Certificate

  • Child’s ORIGINAL Baptism Certificate

  • Child’s ORIGINAL First Communion Certificate (if applicable)
After submitting the form, you will be directed to a secure website to make the $40 per child, non-refundable registration payment. You will also be directed to fill out a Parish Registration Form if you are not already a registered member of the Parish.

Your child's registration will not be complete until all forms have been submitted and the registration payment has been made. If you experience any problems completing the forms or making the payment, please contact us via email catechesis@hrsrcs.org

Once your child's registration is complete, we will contact you via email with more information about the balance of fees and books.

To register for classes online, click here: HRSR Church CCD Registration Form 2020-2021
. Because the registration form requires documents to be uploaded, you will need to sign in to your gmail account to complete the form or, if you do not have a gmail account, you can create a free gmail account here: https://www.google.com/gmail/about/#

HRSR Candidates for 2020 Sacraments

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