Catholic Education for Children
Children learn the ways of the faith best in the circle of the family, and from the example of the family members, especially their parents.
Often, one hears the opinion that some parents “are not going to instruct their children in religious matters, so that they can make up their own minds when they are older”.
This attitude sets the scene for a type of “spiritual stagnation”. Rarely do such children end up opting for a spiritual position: often enough, they simply do not have the background from which a meaningful decision can be made. We would never adopt this attitude in relation to the other areas of our children’s development.
Every person ultimately has to make a decision about Jesus. Such a decision is best made from a position of knowledge and experience. The religious formation of our young is very important, for only in its light can the conscientious, religious decision, which comes to every person in life, be made.
The Holy Rosary offers a programme to provide Catechetical instruction to children.
The RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults) is the church-based programme and process by which non-Catholics prepare themselves to join the Catholic Church. The programme is generally taken by a group of interested people.
Holy Rosary conducts an RCIA programme twice a year in conjunction with neighbouring parishes. The local clergy lead the discussions.
The following topics are covered in the RCIA course over 12 weeks:
- Religion and Catholicism
- Jesus Christ
- The Church
- The Sacraments
- Sunday Mass
- The Family