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.
If you would like to learn more about our Religious Education Program, please contact Ryann Goulet, the Director of Religious Education. May the Lord continue to bless you and your family.
Queen of the Rosary Parish - Religious Education Office
680 West Elk Grove Boulevard
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007
Director of Religious Education:
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 toward the right side of the webpage.
Catechists are called to teach the Catholic Faith, to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the children. All training and materials are provided, and no prior teaching experience is required.
Watch the following insipiring video about the role of a Catechist:
If you feel the Lord is calling you to teach religion as a Catechist, Substitute, or Aide, please contact Ryann Goulet, the Director of Religious Education.
The Religious Education Program utilizes the following resources:
- Christ Our Life (Loyola Press) for Grades Pre-K/K, 1, 3, 4, 5
- God’s Gift–Eucharist and God’s Gift–Reconciliation (Loyola Press) for Grade 2
- Encounter (Ascension Press) for Grade 6
- YOUCAT (Ignatius Press) for Grade 7
- Chosen (Ascension Press) for Grade 8
Important topics such as prayer, liturgy, Scripture, service, chastity, and ministry are integrated into the appropriate grade-level programs.
The registration process includes the submission of forms and program fees as described in the “Registration Information” document below. Forms and fees may be dropped off at the Parish Office or mailed to: Religious Education Office, 680 West Elk Grove Boulevard, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007.
SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION: A photocopy of the child's Baptism Certificate is needed if the child will be preparing for a sacrament such as Reconciliation, Communion, or 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 Church or another Catholic church. Children in Grade 3 who would like to prepare for Reconciliation and Communion may also particiapte 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.
- Registration Information 2016-2017
- Registration Form 2016-2017
- Photo Waiver Form 2016-2017
- Medical Authorization Form 2016-2017
- Sensitivity Information Form 2016-2017
- Copy of Baptism Certificate (for students in Grade 2, and other students preparing for a sacrament)
Sunday Mass attendance (Saturdays after 4pm, and all day Sunday) is a requirement for all students in the Religious Education Program. For those students who are preparing for Reconciliation, Communion, or Confirmation (usually in Grade 2 or Grade 8), attendance is verified by parents using the Mass Attendance Record shown below:
Sessions and Special Dates
Religious Education sessions will be held:
Grades Pre-K through 5: Saturday mornings, 9:00am to 10:30am
Grades 6 through 8: Tuesday evenings, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Special Sacramental Preparation Program, Grades 4 through 10:
Monday afternoons, 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Special dates are:
First Reconciliation: Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 9:00am in the church
First Communion: Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 10:00am in the church
Confirmation: No Confirmation Liturgy in 2016-2017
The Schedules of Sessions for 2016-2017 are now posted on the grade-level pages.
The following websites and documents are recommended for further study:
- Archdiocese of Chicago
- Catechism of the Catholic Church
- Catechist’s Journey
- Family Catechism
- General Directory for Catechesis, 1997, from the Vatican (GDC)
- Ignatius Press
- Loyola Press
- National Directory for Catechesis, 2005 (NDC)
- New American Bible
- Our Hearts Were Burning Within Us: A Pastoral Plan for Adult Faith Formation in the United States, 1999 (OHWB)
- Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry, 1997, from the US Bishops (RV).
- US Conference of Catholic Bishops
- The Vatican
- VIRTUS Online
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.
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Our facility’s name is “QUEEN OF THE ROSARY RELIGIOUS EDUCATION”.
Our ID number is 8474373349.