Who is Jesus?

Wise man, enlightened moral teacher, or God our Savior? Many people have opinions about who Jesus is. But what did Jesus say about His own identity? Who did He reveal Himself to be? The answer will change your life!

Find out more about Jesus

Become A Catholic

Is Christ calling you into the Catholic Church? What does the Catholic Church actually believe? What does it mean to be a disciple of Christ? If you are interested in exploring the answers to these questions, we'd like to help.

Become a Catholic

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

Overview
Our Religious Education program supports the mission of the parish by forming the children into young disciples of Christ.  The children begin or deepen their personal relationship with Christ and discover what Christ and His Church teaches.

Our program fosters the faith formation of children in Pre-K/K (ages 4-5) through 8th grade. Classes are held on Saturday mornings for grades K through 5, and on Tuesday evenings for grades 6 through 8. Preparation for the sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist is the focus of the Grade 2 program. Preparation for Confirmation is the heart of the Grade 7-8 program.  We also provide faith formation sessions for parents, sponsors, and our catechists.
 

Contact Information

Queen of the Rosary Parish Religious Education Office
680 W. Elk Grove Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL  60007
Phone: (847) 437-3349
Fax: (847) 437-8961    

What is Catechesis?
The Catechism of the Catholic Church reflects the insights of Pope John Paul II’s encyclical Catechesi Tradendae when it states that catechesis is

“the totality of the Church’s efforts to make disciples, to help men believe that Jesus is the Son of God so that believing they might have life in his name, and to educate and instruct them in this life, thus building up the body of Christ” (#4).

More specifically, the Catechism goes on to say that catechesis

“is an education in the faith of children, young people, and adults which includes especially the teaching of Christian doctrine imparted, generally speaking, in an organic and systematic way, with a view to initiating the hearers into the fullness of Christian life” (#5).

The Guiding Principles of the Religious Education Program can be found on the sidebar on the right side of the webpage.

Catechists
Catechists are called to teach the Catholic Faith, especially by sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. All training and materials are provided, and no prior teaching experience is required.  Catechists work toward archdiocese certification through an online formation program which requires as little as 15 hours per year.  See www.formedcatholiconline.com for more information.  As mandated by the Archdiocese of Chicago, all volunteers need to sign a Code of Conduct & CANTS form, complete an online Criminal Background Check, and attend a Virtus Training session, which are held in various parishes throughout the year.    

Watch the following insipiring video about the role of a catechist:

Called to Be a Catechist

If you believe the Lord is calling you to serve His Church as a catechist, substitute, or aide, please contact the Coordinator of Religious Education at (847)437-3349 or caroluhlarik@qotr.org.

Curriculum
Our Religious Education program utilizes the following resources:

   - Christ Our Life Series for Grades K-8, Loyola Press, 2016.
   - God’s Gift–Reconciliation and Eucharist. Loyola Press, 2016.

Important topics such as prayer, liturgy, Sacred Scripture, Christian morality, and ministry are integrated into the appropriate grade-level programs.

Registration
The registration process includes the submission of forms, tuition, and fees by August 1, 2018.  Forms and payments may be dropped off at the parish office or mailed to:  QR Religious Education Office, 680 W. Elk Grove Blvd., Elk Grove Village, IL  60007.

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION: A photocopy of the child's Baptism certificate is required if the child will be preparing for sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist, and Confirmation.  Also, each child preparing for a sacrament must have previously attended at least one year of religious education, either at Queen of the Rosary or another Catholic program.  Children in Grade 3 who would like to prepare for Reconciliation and Eucharist may also participate in the Grade 2 Program.  For children in grades 4 through 10, there is a special Sacramental Preparation Program that parallels the Grade 2 Program. 

Mass Attendance
Sunday Mass attendance (any Mass on Saturdays after 4pm or all day Sunday) is a requirement for all students in the Religious Education Program.  Please also consider getting involved as lay ministers.  Children third grade and older may train to become altar servers, and all confirmed Catholics may train to become Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Lectors, or Commentators.   

Sessions and Special Dates
Religious Education sessions will be held:

       Grades K through 5:  Saturday mornings, 9:00am to 10:30am
       Grades 6 through 8: Tuesday evenings, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
       Sacramental Preparation Program, Grades 4 through 8: TBA.

Special dates are:

       First Reconciliation:  March 9, 2019 9:00am
       First Eucharist:  May 4, 2019 10:00am
       Confirmation:  April 26, 2019 7:00pm

Resources
The following websites and documents are recommended for further study:

Emergency Closing Information
In case of hazardous weather conditions, sessions may be cancelled due to road conditions, unplowed parking lots, or storm related conditions.  Please contact the Emergency Closing Center at:

www.EmergencyClosingCenter.com or listen to local radio and television stations.

Search for "Queen of the Rosary" in "Elk Grove Village".
Our facility’s name is “QUEEN OF THE ROSARY RELIGIOUS EDUCATION”.
Our ID number is 847-437-3349.