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Religious Education for Children

Participants in last year’s program do not need to register again if your contact information has remained the same. Simply call the parish office (773-525-3016) to indicate that your child will participate or email the RE Director David Heimann. Cost for the program is $240 per family per year. If you need to make a payment for Religious Education for the coming year, you can do so by writing a check and sending it to Saint Andrew Parish or online through Give Central.

About the Program

Looking for a way to teach your children about the faith? We have something for you!

Saint Andrew Religious Education (RE) will offer a family program for families with children from Kindergarten through High School utilizing the Family Catechesis Model. This model has been adopted to the needs of Saint Andrew families after two years of working with families and publishers to have the most flexible and dynamic program we can offer.

Not only does this model offer flexibility to kids and families who may have vacations, sports, grandparents to visit, etc. It has also been proven as a way of having families grow together in religious literacy and faith.

Classes will meet on Sunday mornings from 8:45 am to 9:50 am.

Were excited to offer this program at our parish because of its proven approachability and adaptability for families. We hope you’ll join us in this journey!

Tentative 2018-2019 Schedule
Visual Representation of the Program

Religious Education Recent Messages

  • Chapter 2 Links for Online Review
    October 17, 2018
    Dear Parents, Thanks for a great first parent session this past week! I really enjoyed meeting with you and as it is… the Trinity is one of my favorite topics. For your own reference, I put the video …

  • Parent Session This Sunday!
    October 11, 2018
    Dear Parents, I hope you are had a great Columbus Day weekend and are now staying warm with the change of weather! I wanted to send you a reminder that this coming Sunday, October 14, 2018 will be the …

  • We Have Class This Sunday – Sept 30
    September 26, 2018
    Dear Parents, It's hard to believe that September is almost over! I wish I could make time stop and go back in time a few weeks but since I'm rather limited in that power, we march on! A rem …

First Communion

First and Second Grade students prepare for First Communion through RE. The normal expectation is to prepare for two years and receive First Communion in the second grade. This requires a few additional classes with their teacher for both first and second graders.

Second graders (and older children who are receiving First Communion) need to attend the following programs:

TBA First Reconciliation
Saturday, March 30 from 1 – 5 pm First Communion Retreat
Thursday, May 2, 2019, 5:30 / 6:30 pm First Communion Rehearsal
Saturday, May 4, 2018, 10:00am / 12:30pm  (TBA))   First Communion Mass


Our Confirmation preparation program is for youth who are in the 7th and 8th grade. This class meets at a different time (4:00 pm to 5:30 pm) on Sundays starting on September 9, 2018 and includes an all-day retreat on Saturday, October 20, 2018. The registration process is the same as the RE program.

Those seeking Confirmation should start in the beginning of their seventh grade year and should attend the parent-child meeting on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 4:00pm.

Recent Messages - Confirmation St. Mary Class

  • Class Next Week – Confirmation Preparation
    October 16, 2018
    Dear Parents, I am writing to remind you that next week I will be meeting with your children for their next Confirmation class. For Students in RE: This will take place at 4:00pm on Sunday, October 21 …

  • St. Mary's Class – Confirmation Update
    September 27, 2018
    Dear Parents, I hope you are doing well! We’re officially on our way to celebrate the Sacrament of Confirmation with your child! Our first session went well and I’m getting ready for the first Confirm …

  • Thanks for the First Meeting!
    September 19, 2018
    Dear Parents, Thank you so much for everyone who came to our first meeting for the Saint Mary's Class of Confirmation at Saint Andrew Parish. I think we got off to a great start! My number one co …

Recent Messages - Confirmation St. Joseph Class

  • Confirmation Retreat – This Saturday!
    October 16, 2018
    Dear Parents, I am writing to remind you that this Saturday, October 20, 2018 we will have the Confirmation Retreat for your child at the National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini at 2520 N. Lakev …

  • Sunday Afternoon — Help If You Can
    October 14, 2018
    Dear Parents, Looking forward to seeing your child in just a few hours for our Confirmation Class. I have enlisted the help of 3 volunteers for this afternoon and could still use the help of two addit …

  • Help Needed!
    October 11, 2018
    Dear Parents, The last email I sent was about the upcoming events in the Confirmation program. What I also need for these events is help! I apologize for the late notice, but I know that I need 4 addi …

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