RELIGIOUS EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN
“But Jesus called for them and said,
‘Let the little children come to me, and do not stop them;
for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you,
whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, will never enter it.” Luke 18: 16-17
"Education in the faith by the parents should begin in the child's earliest years. This already happens when family members help one another to grow in faith by the witness of a Christian life in keeping with the Gospel. Family catechesis precedes, accompanies, and enriches other forms of instruction in the faith. Parents have the mission of teaching their children to pray and to discover their vocation as children of God. The parish is the Eucharistic community and the heart of the liturgical life of Christian families; it is a privileged place for the catechesis of children and parents." Catechism of the Catholic Church #2226
Our mission is to help you as parents/guardians to nurture and foster growth in the Catholic faith of your children. This is accomplished with help from Catechists/volunteers of our Parish who give of their time and talents.
We offer Religious Education for children from Kindergarten through the 8th grade:
- Parish School of Religion (PSR) - for students in grades K through 8 is designed to assist families of children attending public school in their religious education. Students meet on Saturday mornings or Monday evenings in the Religious Education Center.
- Sacramental Preparation for Children - is the process of welcoming all young people to prepare for and celebrate the Sacraments of First Reconciliation, First Eucharist and Confirmation. Students who have not attended RE classes since their First Communion and return to be confirmed, must be enrolled in Faith Fundamentals before they can be promoted to Confirmation I and II classes.
- For children over the age of 7 who have not been baptized, a sacramental program is available through the Religious Education curriculum. When a child completes the program courses, he/she will receive all three Sacraments of Initiation at the Easter Vigil.
- It is our hope that these programs assist you, as your child’s first catechist, to realize a deeper understanding of the words and ideas which guide the Catholic understanding of God; and to foster a growing spiritual sense of closeness with God by fully living out the faith as part of a community of service.
Contact: Mrs. Dolly Foley, Director of Religious Education
Office Hours: Mondays, 6:00 - 9:00 PM and Saturdays, 8:30 AM until Noon when school is in session.
Religious Education Registration will begin July 18, 2022 and end on September 1, 2022 for the 2022/23 school year. Please complete the Registration Form, call the office at 630-832-7588 and leave a message with your name and number. The office will call you to set up a registration appointment.
Religious Education Tuition Payments can now be made online!
Religious Education Resources
2022-2023 Religious Education Calendar - TBD
Communications from the RE Office