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
After years of planning, hard work and sacrifice, the parishioners of St. Cecilia, St. Joseph, Our Lady of the Rosary, St. Peter and St. Stanislaus Kostka have a new regional school where our children can be informed and formed in their faith as they attend K-8th grade under the careful guidance of the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart and dedicated lay teachers and staff working together to achieve superior results. A wide variety of other parish and non-parish organizations, programs and activities are now able to use the new school facilities. It is envisioned that this school will serve as a community center, where everyone is welcome to learn and grow in their faith and develop their talents and skills to the praise and glory of God. If you want to find out more about the school, programs held there (including JPII Athletic Association-open to all JPII and PREP students), or learn how you can help the school with your talents, please call one of the contacts below.
Sr. Anne McGuire, IHM, School Principal 610-384-5961
Mr. Dave Michell, JPII Athletic Director
Mrs. Terry Altscheuler, Facility Coordinator 610-384-5961 ext.5
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.