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What is the Religious Education Program? St. Mary provides a thorough catechesis in the Roman Catholic Tradition for all parish children so they might grow in their faith journey in communion with the Church and its life of prayer and mission. Catechesis is also offered for parents who have children celebrating the Sacraments of Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.

The Religious Education Program operates under the direction of the policies and procedures of the Archdiocese of Chicago and in particular under the guidelines of the Office for Catechesis and Youth Ministry.

If you are new to St. Mary and would like to enroll your children in our program, please first contact the parish office to make an appointment to register with the parish.

St. Mary welcomes children in all stages of their faith formation and works with families who may have been away from the church for awhile. Formal faith formation can begin as children enter kindergarten. First grade is when children should be enrolled as that first year is most important before preparation for the sacraments of First Reconciliation and First Communion in 2nd grade. Children are then expected to continue each year until they reach 8th grade and are prepared to celebrate Confirmation.

Our Religious Education Program is made possible by the many volunteer catechists who share their faith with the children they teach. We cannot support our large program without their help. If you love kids, love your faith and would like to share it, consider this ministry. For more information, please contact me using the information below. There is no better way to grow in your own faith than to share it with others.

Sue Matousek

Director of Religious Education | 847-223-0010 ext. 218

Registration for REP:  **Registration for the 2018 - 2019 school year is open now**

  • Registration forms for the 2018-2019 school year are available now click here.
  • Please note that registration forms will not be mailed to families. Forms are available on the parish website and at the kiosk in the church narthex. 
  • You can mail, fax, email or drop off your forms to the parish office.

Emergency Closings: