St. Christopher School
Welcome to our school! Saint Christopher School is a Catholic School in the city of Rocky River, Ohio. We currently have 270 students in grades K-8. We have a welcoming and caring faculty and staff, certified by the state of Ohio.
Students have daily religion classes to learn about our Catholic faith. Students have many opportunities to share their faith. We have monthly liturgies, monthly prayer services, sacramental preparation, yearly class retreats, and service for other projects. Prayer is incorporated into every day.
Parish School of Religion (PSR)
To assist families of children in public school with religious formation, The Religious Education Office runs a PSR program in two sessions on Sunday: 8:30 and 10 o’clock. Please click on the PSR Website below for more information or contact Sharon Armstrong at 440-331-6226 X 402 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
PATHS- School Parent Group
Parents and Teachers Helping Students(PATHS) is our parent group that supports our school spiritually, financially and physically.
Contact Info: Laura Kowalski at email@example.com
A consultative body established to assist the Pastor and Principal of St. Christopher School in the effective operation of the parish school.
For more information, please contact Mary Kate Farrar at firstname.lastname@example.org
CLOW- Children’s Liturgy of the Word
Celebrated during the 10:00a Mass on most Sunday’s, CLOW helps children ages 5-10 participate more fully in the Sunday liturgy by listening to the scriptures and reflecting on them at their level.
Children are seated with their parents during the Opening Rites. Before the first scripture reading, the celebrant will announce that children participating in CLOW should come forward. They are led to the Gathering Area/Prayer Room by adult leaders who proclaim the readings adapted for children and guide them in a reflection. Children are returned to the gathered community in pews at communion. Children have not left Mass! No need to register and you can join your child.
CLOW depends upon adult volunteers. You’ll work on a team and your commitment would be about one Sunday each month. Contact PSR Principal Sharon Armstrong at email@example.com to learn more.
St. Christopher Parish Athletic Association exists to promote, coordinate, and finance an athletic program at St. Christopher Parish.
Registration: Open All Year
Meeting time: First Tuesday of every month
Contact: Kristen LaPorte mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
VIRTUS – Compliance to work with Minors
Everyone who works with minors in any capacity needs to be compliant. This is a three-step process:
Background check (BCI and/or FBI – contact the Religious Education Office)
Read and sign Standards of Conduct for Ministry, 2016 and Policy for the Safety of Children in Matters of Sexual Abuse, 2016(tab below)
Attend a Virtus live training session (tab below)
To view the Diocesan Documents and Policies please click the button below, which will direct you to the Diocese of Cleveland’s page “Protecting God’s Children”.
To see a schedule of training sessions, or to register for a session, please click here the button below.