Children's Faith Formation (Religious Education)
The Religious Education program has a 2 year consecutive attendance requirement for the reception of the Sacraments of Communion and Confirmation. 1st Reconciliation & Communion are usually celebrated in 2nd grade and Confirmation is celebrated in 8th Grade.
Special Sacraments Class
Students in grades 3-7 who need to receive the Sacraments of 1st Reconciliation & Communion will be enrolled in this class in their second consecutive year of attendance in the Religious Education Program. This class is designed to be a separate class to prepare the students for these sacraments. This class meets on a separate Saturday each month from 9-11am.
Mass & Service Hours
Students in grades K-8 have a certain number of Mass and service hours they must complete each year.
For Mass hours, if you attend in person, you need to get a bulletin signed by the priest or a volunteer.
While Cardinal Cupich's dispensation for attending Sunday Mass is in place, students can also earn their hours by watching Mass on TV or online. To get credit, they must fill out an online Mass worksheet which you can find below.
Students can earn service hours through various activities which are listed on the service hours direction sheet below. For each act of service the children do they must complete a service hour form. The form is below.
Students can turn this form in to their catechists when they attend class in-person or they can scan it or photograph it and email it to the Religious Education Coordinator.
ONLINE MASS WORKSHEET
SERVICE HOURS FORM
Registration is still open for the 2021-2022 school year!
You do not need to be a parishioner to enroll your child in the religious education program.
We will be offering in-person learning with classes meeting either every other Tuesday from 6:00-8:00pm or every other Saturday from 9:00-11:30am. For families who are not yet ready to return to in-person learning we will still have a home school option available.
To enroll your child you will need a completed registration form, tuition payment, and a copy of your child's baptism certificate and first Reconciliation and Communion certificates if applicable. You can enroll your child by arriving early on a class day or by contacting the religious education office and setting up a time to come and register.
2021-2022 RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CALENDAR
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION HANDBOOK
Saturday, September 11th
First Religious Ed. Class - 9:00-11:30am
Tuesday, September 14th
First Religious Ed. Class - 6:00-8:00pm
Tuesday, September 21st
Religious Ed. Class - 6:00-8:00pm
Saturday, September 25th
Religious Ed. Class - 9:00-11:30am
Sunday, October 3rd
Family Mass - 11:30am
The 5th grade will be reading & bringing up the gifts
We will have the blessing of the catechetical staff at this Mass.