The religion program at Holy Child School at Rosemont strives to share with our School community the reality of God’s loving presence in our world and God’s action in and through us. It models the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and the philosophy and tradition of a Holy Child education. Through actions and words we make our faith a lived experience in service of God and neighbor. The goal of our religion program is to experience and live our faith, not to simply learn about it.
The Holy Child goals emphasize both communal Christian worship and reverence for the dignity and uniqueness of each person. Our program encourages children to understand and appreciate the tenets of Catholicism, but our school population includes children of other faiths as well. For parents of many religious backgrounds, the value of a Holy Child education transcends any single denomination. Our students become acquainted with other world religions as they relate them to the cultures they are studying. They compare and contrast these other faith traditions with their own.
Large school liturgies are celebrated in the Rosemont College Chapel of the Immaculate Conception. First Holy Communion and Graduation are held at St. Thomas of Villanova Rosemont Chapel. Prayer services, such as the ones held at Thanksgiving and during Lent, are celebrated in a manner that is open to all. Our community outreach program, in which children, parents, and faculty participate, is another example of how we strive to practice faith in action.
Emphasis is placed on student participation and leadership in worship. Music, art, reenactments, movement, and symbolism are incorporated wherever possible.
Our faculty and staff also model the importance of experiencing and living out their faith. As members of different denominations, faculty and staff gather as a community for prayer services, Masses, and retreats. They also lead and serve on both the Service Learning and Worship Committees.