Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

This program, based on Montessori principles, educates young children about the essential truths and teachings of our faith. Children from 3 to 12 years of age are invited to register.

For more information on this program, click here.


Children’s Sunday Liturgy – Friends of Jesus Program

Friends of Jesus is the Children’s Liturgy of the Word Ministry at Holy Rosary Parish. Programming is designed for children aged 4 – 6 years of age, but all children are welcome. Registration is not required. Children are invited forward at the beginning of the 11:00 am Sunday Mass, and proceed to the classroom. Children listen to the Gospel reading in terms that are easily understandable, and discuss how it relates to their lives. A full-colour pamphlet reinforces the Gospel story and has a short activity for the children to start at the Friends of Jesus and continue at home with their families. The session runs about 25 minutes, and children rejoin their families before the Liturgy of the Eucharist. The program runs from late September until early June.

Volunteers are welcome and needed; training will be provided. Screening of volunteers is required.


Catholic Schools

The following are schools that serve the geographic area near Holy Rosary Parish. For more information on Catholic schools in Guelph and Wellington County, as well as information on directing the education portion of your residential property taxes to Catholic schools, please contact the Wellington Catholic District School Board.

Elementary Schools

  • Holy Rosary Catholic School (519) 824-5620
    St. Patrick Catholic School (519) 822-0200

Secondary Schools

  • Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic High School (519) 836-2710
    St. James Catholic High School (519) 822-4290
    Bishop Macdonell Catholic High School (519) 822-8502

Catechetical Correspondence Courses

These programs are available for children from Kindergarten through to High School. They are intended for children not currently receiving religious instruction in a school setting. These programs may be beneficial to families wishing to engage in faith development as well.

For more information contact:

The Diocesan Office for Ministry, Family and Religious Education
Phone: 905-528-7988, ext. 2238
or via the Diocesan website

Registration forms are available in our Parish Office. Registration forms may also be downloaded from the above web site. An August registration is preferred for a September start, but registration can be completed at other times as well.

These programs are the same courses formerly offered by the School Sisters of Notre Dame.

Adult Faith Development

The purpose of this group is to come together on a regular basis to learn more about our faith and to have discussions on issues brought up by reading a book or watching a video.

For more information on this program, click here.