Religious Education

Religious Education Program

The Religious Education program is designed and maintained under the direction of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark. The program at Holy Rosary Parish begins in First Grade and concludes after the Reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation in Ninth Grade.

It is imperative that parents understand the importance of continuous Religious Education in the development of faith in Jesus Christ. Our children benefit best in their understanding of our values with attendance at weekly Mass with their families and a continual learning the Roman Catholic faith each year. Each year’s program entails gradual learning and religious development.

Classes began on September 15th, and run until the end of May.  Registration forms are available from the Parish Center.  In the alternative, you can print out the forms using the links below.  Each form must be printed, completed by hand — one for each child being registered — and returned to the Parish Center with the applicable registration fee.  If your child is being registered for the first time, you must also include a COPY of the child’s Baptismal Certificate.

Your completed documents and registration fee may be dropped into the weekly collection basket, brought to the Parish Center, or mailed to:   Holy Rosary Church, 26 Edgewater Place, Edgewater, NJ 07020


First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation

Children at the appropriate age of 6 years old should be registered in the Religious Education Program at Holy Rosary Church, unless a child is attending a Roman Catholic elementary school. Preparation for reception of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation involves instruction throughout the Religious Education program.

The Confirmation instruction in the Religious Education program requires attendance in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. The eighth grade is the year prior to the reception of the sacraments and the immediate year preparing to receive the sacrament. Confirmation is celebrated with our young adults in the Fall of ninth grade.

Parental instruction and support of this program is mandatory throughout the Religious Education program as parents are the first teachers of their children throughout their lives.

For more info please contact the Parish Center at 201.945.6329.

For Consideration by Parents and Caregivers: 

We do not remove our children from school every other year.  Why then do parents/caregivers do so in a Religious Education program!?