Pre-K to Grade 5 Religious Education
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Catholic Church offers quality religious education (RE) programs for grades Pre-S to Grade 5. We provide a systematic faith formation program taught to the children at an age-appropriate level. It is expanded upon each year as they develop their ability to comprehend and practice their faith. We offer Sacrament preparation through our RE programs. Our program is divided into three groups:
PreSchool – PreK (ages 3 - 5th)
This program is Christ-Centered and Child-Focused and is anchored with Child/Family Activity Sheets that are simply and easily connected to real life. The emphasis is on building a relationship with God and one another and an understanding God's great love for us.
Kindergarten – 4th Grade
This program invites the children to hear God’s invitation to a personal relationship through His Word, helps them to discover and learn the Church’s teaching, and teaches them how to live as Catholic disciples. We emphasize our relationship with one another through church community life. We also help parents form their children in areas of moral development, prayer life and liturgical formation and practice.
Our 5th grade program brings the Catholic Faith to life in words and images, and provides a complete review of the Catechism of the Catholic Church for students. At the heart of every lesson is a clear and consistent focus on Scripture and Tradition, connected to the students' lives through prayer, reflections, activities, and stories of faith lived in the example of saints and other holy people.
Please visit the RE Registration webpage for more information.
Elementary RE Lead & Substitute Teachers and Class Assistants
Under the direction of, and with the assistance of, the Coordinator of Religious Education, Lead Religious Education teachers prepare and conduct lessons for children from preschool age through fifth grade. A Catechism of the Catholic Church, teacher’s manual, syllabus, and other resources are provided to aid in lesson planning.
Substitute Teachers fill in for Lead Teachers or Class Assistants who cannot be present for a particular class day. Pre-planned lesson materials are provided. Class Assistants help to implement the lessons, take attendance, and manage paperwork and may also work with children on activities designed to help them understand the content of the lesson.
Teachers and assistants must be 16 years or older. They are persons of Faith who love the Lord and have a desire to hand on the Faith to children. Throughout the year, teachers and assistants work with students in approximately sixteen 1 1⁄4 hour classes, and participate in catechetical formation training sessions. RE classes are held weekly from September through May and there are also catechetical formation and planning sessions.