Religious Education Office
Linda O'Connor, Religious Education Coordinator
See Parish Google Calendar for more event dates.
Interested in Learning More
About the Catholic Church?
Take a look at the RCIA (Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults). The Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults (RCIA) is a process by which the Catholic Church welcomes new members into its communal life. RCIA is a living experience of the Church, and not just a series of classes that teach knowledge about the Church. Although there is instruction in the facts of the faith, instruction is but one part of a larger experience of knowing and sharing with other members of the Church. There is also an RCIA process for teens and children. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Fr. Kurt, the the Parish Office or call Linda O'Connor at 630-257-2414. Watch the bulletins for further details.
What is SPRED?
SPRED is a unique program of religious education/faith development for children, teenagers, young adults, and adults with mental retardation, autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and those with learning problems. It is not a typical religious education program but one of growing in faith within a small group. It is an opportunity for people to come together to grow in friendships and see their lives as meaningful by becoming more aware of God's presence. Parents are most welcomed no matter the age or abilities of their child. We are also looking for interested men and women who would like to volunteer. Please see the bulletin or call the Parish Office for more information. Volunteers need no experience with special needs people just a willingness to become someone's friend and to grow in faith together. Training is provided.
Registration Forms for the RE 2019-2020 school year have been mailed out to families who had a child registered in Religious Education last year. If you did not receive a packet, please call Linda in the RE Office at 630-257-8012. If you have a child who will be entering first grade in the fall, please call the RE Office to request a packet.
Religious Education Class dates are posted on the Parish Google Calendar at the bottom of this page. These dates will be accessible year round to view from your computer or your phone. If you need to check a date, chances are you will be able to find the answer on the Google calendar quicker than by calling the office. Classes are on most Wednesdays this year, from 6pm to 7:15pm. September 11th is the first class date for 2019-20 year.
First Reconciliation - Saturday, December 14th 2019 at 10am.
First Holy Communion - Saturday, May 2nd 2020 at 10:30am.
Confirmation for the class of 2020 St. Patrick Parish and St. James Parish: March 21st 2020--10am
Parking Lot – Can You Help For Fifteen Minutes a Week?
We are in need of a couple of people to help direct students and traffic in the parking lot after class on Wednesday evening. This volunteer service is a commitment of 15 minutes per week. If you can help us keep our students safe, please call Linda in the Religious Education Office.