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
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:
pngRegistration is now open for the 2022-2023 program year!
You DO NOT need to be a parishioner of Holy Virgin Martyrs to enroll your child in the Religious Education Program.
Our Registration Days will take place in the Religious Education office at the Wagner Street entrance of the Religious Education Building on:
To enroll your child in the Religious Education Program you will need the following:
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