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 Grade 1 through Confirmation 2.

  • Parish School of Religion (PSR) - for students in grades 1 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 one year of class 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

Phone: 630-832-7588      

Email:  dre@stjohnvillapark.org

Office Hours:  Mondays, 6:00 - 9:00 PM and Saturdays, 8:30 AM until Noon when school is in session.

     Registration Form

     Formulario de Inscripcion


Religious Education Tuition and Sacrament Fee payments can now be made online!

Click here for secure payment through WeShare. (RE Tuition)

Due by March 2, 2024 / Vence el 2 de marzo de 2024

Sacramental Fee - Eucharist /$65 per Child

Cuota sacramental - Eucaristía /$65 por niño

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Sacramental Fee - Confirmation / $75 per Child

Cuota sacramental - Confirmación / $75 por niño


Religious Education Resources

2023-2024 Religious Education Calendar

Religious Education Policy Handbook

Religious Education Policy Handbook [Spanish]

Emergency Closure Information


Communications from the RE Office

RE students and their families should attend the opening Mass for the new school year on Sunday, September 24 at 11:00 am. See you there!

Los estudiantes de RE y sus familias deberán asistir a la Misa de apertura del nuevo año escolar el domingo 24 de septiembre a las 11:00 am. ¡Te veo allí!

For Grades 1-5 and Faith Fundamentals/Saturday –

On Saturday, September 23rd, students must report to the RE classrooms at 9:00 a.m. A parent must attend the mandatory parent meeting from 10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Dismissal for all at 11:00 a.m.

El sábado 23 de septiembre, los estudiantes deben presentarse en los salones de RE a las 9:00 a. m. Un padre debe asistir a la reunión obligatoria de padres de 10:15 a 11:00 a. m. Salida para todos a las 11:00 a. m.

For Grade 6, Faith Fundamentals/Monday, and Confirmation 1 –

On Monday, September 25th, please report to the RE classrooms at 6:45 p.m. for the mandatory parent and student meeting.

El lunes 25 de septiembre, preséntese en los salones de RE a las 6:45 p.m. para la reunión obligatoria de padres y estudiantes.

For Confirmation 2 –

On Monday, September 25th, please report to the Church at 6:45 p.m. for the mandatory student and parent meeting. Please enter through the church doors and check in at the table.

El lunes 25 de septiembre, preséntese en la Iglesia a las 6:45 p.m. para la reunión obligatoria de estudiantes y padres. Entre por las puertas de la iglesia y regístrese en la mesa.