The Theology Department, with support of Campus Ministry, provides education in Catholic teaching as well as fostering a personal relationships with Jesus Christ. Students are encouraged to live out their Faith through service.
With an emphasis on the values of the Gospel, students are encouraged to engage in social programs locally, and are provided opportunities to travel and learn more about social justice and their potential impact.
Activities like our chorus' recent trip to the Vatican reinforce our students' learning and spirituality during their four years with us.
The Theology curriculum begins freshman year with a study of salvation history through the Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, always with an eye to the fulfillment of salvation in Jesus, the Christ.
Sophomore Theology picks up with the study of the Church, the community of followers of Jesus Christ and how that community seeks to connect with God through the grace of the Sacraments.
Junior year Theology leads students to consider, as followers of Christ, how then are we to live? For Juniors, Christian Morality and Catholic Social Teaching are the two areas of concentration.
Senior year takes the students through Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue, encouraging knowledge of, experience with, and true respect for other faith traditions and the persons who live them. As a kind of capstone course, seniors also study Christian Vocations, a discernment of each one’s unique call by God and her individual, intentional response to God’s call throughout her life.
The spirituality of the women of Rosati-Kain is enriched through liturgies, prayer services, annual retreats, and service opportunities.
Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet (CSJ), St. Joseph Educational Ministries empowers us to provide the Catholic identity and the mission of our school.
Through them, our vision for Catholic faith-based education promotes social justice bringing unifying love to the world. We seek to form leaders who join the CSJ vision and reflect God’s love to the dear neighbor everywhere.
Jesus taught, “Come, you who are blessed by my Father. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me. . .whatever you did for one of these least of mine, you did for me” Mt. 25:31-38
In light of this teaching, the Archdiocese of St. Louis requires that all students in our Catholic high schools participate in works of charity and service as part of their graduation requirement. Rosati-Kain provides a Christian Service Program as an expression of our identity in Christ, as an Archdiocesan school, and according to the four core values given by our founding orders, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and School Sisters of Notre Dame:
Humilitas – We listen to God’s call, we recognize that everything we are is a gift from God, and we embrace God’s call in our lives.
Virtus – We pursue good and always give the best of ourselves.
Scientia – We use the gift of intellect and life experiences which transform and empower us
Caritas – We celebrate God’s unconditional love living in and through us.
Requirements (per year)
Freshmen: 10 hours
Sophomores: 15 hours
Juniors/Seniors: 75 hours – immersion experience and summer hours of service
Total Graduation Requirement: 100 hours
Freshmen and sophomore students may meet their service requirements in a variety of ways. Service may include volunteer assistance in their home, neighborhood, school, or parish. Hours may be verified by parents or appropriate supervising persons. The school offers many opportunities for service including volunteering at events such as the Phon-a-Thon or during summer camps.
Junior and senior service require participation in a formal “service immersion” program at the end of junior year. Specific guidelines will be given in junior classes.
As part of their spiritual development as women of faith, our students attend a day of prayer or retreat each year. These activities are designed to allow students to slow down, take a breath, reflect, pray and prepare for whatever is next. The prayer days and retreats are also a time for students to develop new relationships and recognize God in all things that surround them.
Freshman Prayer Day
This day of prayer introduces the new freshman to the charisms of our school. This day is also an opportunity to begin bonding as a class and for the students to reflect on their relationship with God.
Sophomore Prayer Day
Led by the Archdiocesan Office of Youth Ministry’s REAP team, the theme of this day of prayer is “Freedom in Christ.”
Junior year the retreat experience is a three-day retreat: “Kairos.” Kairos means God’s time. Juniors can choose from two Kairos retreat dates at the beginning of the school year. The retreat allows the students to reflect on their relationship with God, others, and self. The cost of the retreat is included in your tuition.
Senior Prayer Day
This day of prayer is planned by the seniors as a day to reflect on their years at Rosati-Kain and what the future may hold for them after graduation.
Erin Brennan | Campus Ministry
Welcome to Campus Ministry at Rosati-Kain! We have the joy of walking with each student as she grows in faith and cultivates a life of prayer, reflection, and service.
The journey of faith looks different for each individual, and we seek to meet students where they are and walk with them. Campus Ministry provides opportunities for students to help plan and participate in liturgies, retreats, prayer, and service work. Students take initiative in their own faith formation and encourage the formation of others.
The Campus Ministry room is always available for students to spend time working, hanging out, having meaningful conversations, or having a good laugh. Please know that you are always welcome, and we look forward to getting to know each of you personally!
(314)-533-8513 ext. 2218
Rosati-Kain High School provides its students with opportunities for spiritual growth.
Every month during the academic year, students come together to experience the liturgical life of the Church through Mass. Each week there is an opportunity for students to join the faculty and staff for Mass on Thursday mornings at 7:20 am. Throughout the year, prayer services and reconciliation days are planned usually during the Advent and Lent season.