“The time has come for young people, to commit themselves and learn how to enter into a personal relationship with Christ. The time has come for us to look upon the history of this third millennium which has just begun a history that needs more than ever to be lifted by the Good News of the Gospel…You, my dear young people, are my joy.” – Benedict XVI
The Office of Catechesis is responsible for parish-based religious education programs. Through the Catechesis program, we help students prepare for sacraments such as Baptism, First Reconciliation, First Communion, and Confirmation. The office is also responsible to train, assist, and support volunteer catechists.
Our office is open Monday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 am to 1:30 pm; Tue and Wed from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. You may email at us at email@example.com or call (305) 233-8711, ext.115.
Sacramental Parent Meeting – October 14th, 2023 (download PDF)
Registration for the 2023-2024 is CLOSED. Next year’s registration will open in April of 2024.
Thank you for interest in the HRSR Catechesis program!
Our program consists of a 2 year Eucharist program and 3 year Confirmation program. All classes are offered on Tuesday or Wednesday. Classes meet once a week for an hour and fifteen minutes.
No person on the grounds of race, color, or national origin is excluded or otherwise subjected to discrimination in receiving services at the Catechesis program. Nor do we discriminate in hiring, promotion, discharge, pay, fringe benefits, job training, classification, referral, and other aspects of employment based on race, color, disability, age, gender, or national origin.
It is the goal of the parish to provide Catechesis for every child in the parish. In rare cases, the parish may not be able to invite a student into the program because it does not have the resources to meet the special needs of the child. In such cases, the parish will assist the parents in providing catechesis for their child, especially in preparation for the sacraments.
Non-registered parishioners will be required to pay an additional fee of $100.00 since the parish supplements the Catechesis program. To be qualified as a parishioner, you must have been registered while using your parish number for weekly giving (donations) at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary St. Richard parish for at least 6 months before the first day of catechism class. In the 2024-2025 school year, you must have been registered prior to March 2024.
Each student must have their Birth Certificate, Baptism Certificate (if applicable), and First Communion Certificate (if applicable) on file. The Document deadline will be October 1st. Failure to submit the documents required may jeopardize students’ continued attendance.
Please notify the Catechetical Leader from the parish the child is transferring from to ensure that the information provided is accurate and that there are no outstanding issues at the previous Catechesis program.
Tuition payments go through FACTS. Every family will be enrolled in FACTS Tuition Management for payment of Catechesis. Failure to pay fees hampers your enrollment and re-enrollment into the Catechesis program. The Archdiocese has the final decision in matters of admission or dismissal to the program or to the
reception of a sacrament.
List of Fees
Enrollment Fee – $50 per family
General Tuition – $30 per family
Books (Non Sacramental) – $35 per student
Books (First Communion E2/R2) – $50 per student
Books (Confirmation C3) – $80 per student
Technology – $100 per family
Non-Registered Parishioners will be required to pay an additional fee of $100.00 since the parish supplements the Catechesis program. To be qualified as a parishioner, you must have been registered at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary St. Richard parish for at least 6 months before the first day of catechism class. In the 2024-2025 school year, you must have been registered prior to March 2024.
Please click the link above to access a pdf version of our Calendar.
Our pick-up/drop-off line begins at the Park & Ride lot entrance (the entrance closest to 77th Avenue.) Parents are welcome to drop off their children for class up to 15 minutes before the class start time. It is important to note that all children must be dropped off no later than their respective class start time of either 4 pm or 7 pm. In the event that a child arrives late, they must enter through the Religious Education office located at the front of the building. Thank you for your cooperation in ensuring a safe and timely drop-off and pick-up process for all students.
Godparents and Sponsors
For students in Confirmation 3, please have your sponsor complete the form above. The form must be signed by the pastor of the sponsor’s parish. Please email the completed and signed form to firstname.lastname@example.org.