An integral part of the mission of Queen of the Rosary is to share the Catholic faith with the next generation.
All students, regardless of religious affiliation, are required to attend Morning Prayer, religion classes, liturgical, and para-liturgical services.
Prayer is an important part in our lives and therefore is part of our day. We begin and end our day with prayer and also thank God for his blessings before and after lunch. Non-Catholic students are not required to actively participate in prayer, but are asked to stand reverently as we pray.
We encourage non-Catholic parents to share their belief system with their children and welcome their presence at all our social and religious events.
As part of our Religious Education Program, the staff of QofR works with the parish priests and Directors of Religious Education to address the spiritual and moral needs of our students. Part of our Religious Education Program includes sacramental preparation.
1. Students who are receiving the Sacraments of Reconciliation, First Eucharist, and Confirmation will receive instruction in our school and through their home parish. Since these sacraments unite us with the Catholic community, they are administered at inclusive liturgical celebrations.
2. According to Diocesan Norms, children will receive their sacraments in their own parish.
3. Parents whose children are part of a sacrament preparation program are usually required to attend Proximate Preparation sessions with their children. The date and time of these sessions are announced by your own parish.
4. According to Diocesan guidelines any child requesting Baptism after the age of seven (7) must participate in the Religious Education program for a minimum of three years. The child’s progress will be evaluated each year. Children who understand both the dogma and teachings of their faith and are willing to accept their responsibilities to participate in the life of the Church will be invited to join the Church at the end of 3 years. These children will be fully initiated at that time. Full initiation means the child will be baptized, receive the Eucharist, and receive the Sacrament of Confirmation at a single liturgy.