Spiritual Life


Catholic values, doctrine and morality permeate the school day at St. Rose. Prayer takes place throughout the day and Religion is taught as a core academic subject.

Students attend Holy Mass once a month and the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is offered at school three times each school year (the beginning of the school year, Advent and Lent).

Liturgical seasons are marked with special prayer services and the devotional life of the Church is nurtured throughout the school year. The lives of the saints are celebrated and students are encouraged to see their lives as a journey to sainthood.

kerraThe second grade curriculum includes sacramental preparation for First Penance and First Communion. St. Rose students are instructed during the regular religion period while the reception of the sacraments take place at SS. Rose & Clement Parish with the children in the parish Religious Education program.

Catholic families with children who are not yet baptized can make arrangements for this sacrament through SS. Rose & Clement Parish. The teachers will help with the child’s preparation. Catholics in need of sacraments and non-Catholic families that would like to explore the possibility of conversion are encouraged to join the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults) program at the parish.

Students at St. Rose learn to see themselves as God’s beloved sons and daughters who return His love for them through loving service at school, at home, at the parish, in the community and in the world.

 

Throughout The Year

Over the course of the school year, students have many opportunities to grow in their spiritual lives:

Daily Prayer: The school day and lunch begin with prayer each day and prayer is encouraged throughout the day.

Monthly School Masses: Individual grades plan and participate in Liturgies that the whole school attends on a monthly basis that takes place at the school or at SS Rose and Clement church.

Christmas program: Under the guidance and direction of the music teacher, the whole school participates in the annual Christmas Concert held at St. Clement Church in Advent.

Altar Servers: Students in fourth through eighth grades are eligible to become altar servers and become part of a serving team. New servers are trained in October of each year.

Liturgical Year: St. Rose School celebrates the Liturgical Year through appropriate prayer services, devotional practices and service projects. During Lent, the students pray the Stations of the Cross as they prepare for Easter and during Advent, students gather for a morning prayer service each week.

Devotional Life: St. Rose School honors the rich devotional life and traditions of the Catholic Church. Honoring our Blessed Mother, praying the Rosary, learning the lives of the saints (especially the American saints), processions and Holy Images permeate the life of the school.

Stewardship: The sharing of our time, talent and treasure with others, especially the poor, the sick and the marginalized is encouraged in every grade. Collections of money, food and other supplies for the needy (whom Blessed Mother Teresa called “Jesus in distressing disguise”) are arranged throughout the year. School-wide service projects are organized for the needs of the local community as well.

VINES (Volunteers Impacting Neighbors Engaging Students): Our parent lead after-school program focused on teaching students about stewardship. Please click here for more details.

 

Sacraments

Baptism: Parents desiring to have their children receive the Sacrament of Baptism should contact our Director of Religious Education, Mrs. Rachael Czyepha, or our second grade teacher, Mrs. Colleen Quattromani, for further information.

First Communion: During Second Grade the children will prepare for both First Penance and First Communion in conjunction with SS. Rose & Clement Parish’s Second Grade Religious Education Program. Separate parent meetings and classes will be held for this program.

RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults): Adult Catholics who are in need of completing their Sacraments of Initiation (Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation) and non-Catholics who are interested in exploring the Catholic faith are invited to join the RCIA program at SS. Rose & Clement Parish. For more information, please contact Deacon Noel Edsall at 401-739-0212.