Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church
80 South 17th Avenue
Faith Formation and Education
Infants and children are brought into the Family of God through the Sacrament of Baptism. The pre-Jordan class prepares parents and godparents for the baptism of the infant or child by instructing them in the fundamental aspects of Baptism and enlightening them about the important role they play as the primary teachers of their children in the ways of the faith. The one-session class is held every month and parents are expected to attend as they prepare for their child's baptism; godparents are encouraged to attend as well.
Pope John Paul II Regional Catholic Elementary School
Pope John Paul II Regional Catholic Elementary School has a rich and historic background. In 1970, the parishes of St. Cecilia, St. Joseph and St. Stanislaus Kostka consolidated their parish schools into Coatesville Area Catholic Elementary School (CACES) and included families from Our Lady of the Rosary and Our Lady of Consolation parishes. After many years of parishioners’ hard work, planning and sacrifice to build a new school, the CACES students moved to the present 30-acre site and state of the art facility in West Brandywine, Pa in 2007. Now known as Pope John Paul II Regional Catholic Elementary School, the school offers a faith-centered academic curriculum for children 3 years of age (Preschool) to grade 8 and a child care program, Little Saints Academy, for infants and toddlers 6 weeks to 36 months of age. The school welcomes families from the surrounding community as well as parishioners from its partner parishes: Our Lady of the Rosary, St. Joseph(Coatesville), St. Peter and Our Lady of Consolation. For more information or to schedule a tour please visit www.popejohnpaul2sch.org or call 610-384-5961.
Dr. Sarah Kerins, Principal
Patty Tarquinio, Vice Principal
Parish Religious Education Program (PREP)
PREP (Parish Religious Education Program) is being offered for Pre-School through 7th Grade. Religious education is provided at 8:45 AM on Sundays during the school year in the church hall. This allows children to begin to learn the fundamentals of their faith, prepare for their sacraments and develop a sense of community among their peers. For more information please contact Paul Friel or Jackie Townsley through the rectory.
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA)
Everyone -18 and older -interested in learning more about the Catholic faith with the possibility of becoming a Catholic is invited to become involved in this process which will teach them about the faith and introduce them into the Catholic community. The process involves weekly meetings with Fr. Brennan and other interested adults beginning in late September and continuing until Easter. Other parishioners are involved to bear witness to the reality that the Church is, indeed, a community. Anyone who is interested in RCIA, or helping Father with this important ministry, please contact the rectory at any time.
Evangelization is the essential work of the Church, which is called to proclaim the Good News of Salvation through Jesus Christ. The Evangelization Team assists Fr. Brennan in this work by sponsoring activities that spread the Gospel to both the active and inactive members of the parish as well as those in the area who are open to the Gospel. The team fulfills its mission in a variety of ways such as welcoming new parishioners, visiting all parishioners, sponsoring spiritual speakers and ecumenical activities. Anyone Interested in learning more about how you could help In this Important ministry, please contact Fr. Brennan.
God created every human being in His image and likeness and for Himself. Consequently, Catholics believe that every life is to be protected and nurtured from conception to natural death. Various Pro-Life activities throughout the year raise awareness of this truth and encourage Catholics to transform society into a pro-life community. We welcome all those interested in defending the most innocent of God's children.
Holy Rosary Early Learning Center
Sponsored by Our Lady of the Rosary Parish, this center serves the community by: by offering affordable, quality daycare and pre-school for children 2 (potty- trained) through 5 years of age. The center provides a loving and caring environment that is emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually enriching for each child.