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Please Note: An error was made in the mailing announcing Mass times for Christmas Eve. There is no 1:00pm Mass on Christmas Eve.

The times for Christmas Eve Mass are 3:00pm, 5:00pm, and 11:00pm. Thank you!

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 10 & 15 Links
    December 12, 2018
    Dear Parents, We are getting nearer and nearer to Christmas and I hope you and your families are excited about this holy day reserved for inspiring peace and joy within us. There is only one assignmen …


  • December Options for RE Classes
    December 5, 2018
    Dear Parents, I hope you are having a great week! A reminder that during the season of Advent, there are two options for you and your child’s participation in Religious Education. 1. To attend the Adv …


  • K-2 This Sunday and Chapter 9 Links
    November 28, 2018
    Dear Parents, I hope you had a great Thanksgiving! I am writing to remind you about the schedule for Religious Education in the week ahead. There will be class for K-2 this Sunday, December 2, 2018 at …


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

Confirmation

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

  • Should We Change Class Time in January?
    December 13, 2018
    Dear Parents, I don't like changing schedules once they are set and I would always make accommodations if I caused harm to someone's schedule… … but it was pointed out to me that the nex …


  • Pre-Christmas Check In – Confirmation
    December 12, 2018
    Dear Parents, I wanted to write you to let you know that I really enjoyed meeting with your child(ren) last week during our Confirmation class. There were no assignments after the class and we don’t m …


  • Class Next Week for Saint Mary's Confirmation Class
    November 28, 2018
    Dear Parents, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am writing to remind you that in the week ahead, we have class for your child in our Confirmation Program. If your child is in Religious Educat …


Recent Messages - Confirmation St. Joseph Class

  • Small Correction
    December 13, 2018
    Dear Parents, This message applies only to parents of Religious Education Students. I erroneously wrote the wrong date for the next Confirmation Class in the last email. The correct date for the next …


  • One Month to Go!
    December 12, 2018
    Dear Parents, I hope you are doing well in these last few weeks heading into Christmas. We are only a month away from the Sacrament of Confirmation at Saint Andrew and I deeply appreciate all the stud …


  • Confirmation Class this Sunday
    November 29, 2018
    Dear Parents, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I am writing to remind you that we have a Confirmation class this Sunday, December 2, 2018 from 4:00pm to 5:30pm A small change of which to take …


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