At the Church of the Holy Rosary, religious education — or CCD (Confraternity of Christian Doctrine) as it is commonly known — begins in the first grade and concludes after the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation in the ninth grade. Our classes run from September until May. However, we have “rolling registration” at Holy Rosary, so you can continue to register your child for CCD after the September start date. Scroll down for more information on registration.
All classes are on held on Sundays in the Church Hall at 56 Edgewater Place. (Click the link above for the class schedule.) Students should arrive by 9:45AM, as classes begin promptly at 10:00AM. Each class consists of one hour of classroom training, and one hour attendance at the 11:00AM Mass in the Church.
The Religious Education program is designed and maintained under the direction of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.
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. Your completed documents and registration fee may be dropped into the weekly collection basket, brought to the Parish Center, or mailed to: The Church of the Holy Rosary, 26 Edgewater Place, Edgewater, NJ 07020.
If your child is being registered for the first time, you must also include a COPY of the child’s Baptismal Certificate.
At the Church of the Holy Rosary, we believe that children grow in faith, virtue, respect and values by weekly attendance at Mass with their families and with continual learning of our Roman Catholic faith. 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.
The Sacraments: First Reconciliation, First Communion and Confirmation
Children can be registered as early as six in our CCD program, though this is not necessary if the child is attending a Roman Catholic elementary school. Preparation for reception of First Reconciliation, First Holy Communion and Confirmation involves instruction throughout the Religious Education program.
Confirmation instruction requires attendance in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. The eighth grade is the year prior to the reception of the Sacrament. Confirmation is celebrated in the Fall of ninth grade.
For more info please contact the Parish Center at 201.945.6329.