Children's Faith Formation (Religious Education)
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
About Our Program
Our Religious Education classes meet in person twice per month at the Wagner Street entrance of the religious education building either on Tuesday evenings from 6:00-8:00pm or Saturday mornings from 9:00-11:30am. We also have a homeschool (remote) option available. We are committed to giving our students in grades K-8 the tools they need to grow and mature in their faith by:
Registration is still open for the 2022-2023 program year! The last day to register your child is Saturday, October 22nd. You DO NOT need to be a parishioner of Holy Virgin Martyrs to enroll your child in the Religious Education Program. You can still enroll your child by arriving early on a class day or you can fill out and submit your registration form online by clicking the link below. When you submit your form online the coordinator will email you to confirm that your form has been received and send you a statement of what your total tuition and fees will be. You can submit your payment and child's Baptism and Communion certificates by mailing them to 4157 Atlantic Ave. Schiller Park, IL 60176 or dropping them off on a class day.
Below are the links for our registration materials:
To fill out and submit your registration form online, click HERE
To download a copy of our registration form, click HERE
For the 2022-2023 calendar, click HERE
For the religious education handbook, click HERE