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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

  • This Week in RE – Chapter 17 Links
    February 18, 2019
    Dear Parents, I am writing remind you that this week in Religious Education, we ask that you complete Chapter 17 with your child and to complete the online review found at the links below (except for …


  • Make-Up Session on Wednesday
    February 7, 2019
    RE Parent Make-Up Session  Hello Parents! We wanted to send an additional reminder that this coming week's Make-Up Session for Parents is on Wednesday, February 13, at 7:00pm in the Social Hall. …


  • Parent Session This Sunday February 10
    February 6, 2019
    Dear Parents, I am writing to remind you that this Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 8:45am will will have our next Parent-Child session for Religious Education. After you drop your child off in the school …


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:

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 6:30pm 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

  • Confirmation Sponsors – Information Needed
    February 6, 2019
    Dear Parents, I am writing to check in with you about Confirmation Preparation. I spoke during the last meeting about your child choosing and asking someone to serve as their Confirmation Sponsor. Thi …


  • Class this Sunday – January 27
    January 24, 2019
    Dear Parents, I hope you are doing well and staying warm! I just wanted to send you a note to remind you that the next class for our Confirmation program will take place this Sunday, January 27, 2019 …


  • Just 5 Days – Deposits Due
    January 10, 2019
    Dear Parents, I hope you are doing well! I am writing to remind you for a few things. First of all, as a reminder, the next class for Confirmation will be on Sunday, January 27, 2019 at 4:00pm in the …


Recent Messages - Confirmation St. Joseph Class

  • What Happens After Confirmation?
    February 6, 2019
    Dear Parents, I’m writing to you just a few weeks after we celebrated the Sacrament of Confirmation with your children. I hope you felt inspired by the whole experience, I know that I did. Seeing the …


  • One Week to Go to Confirmation!
    January 9, 2019
    Dear Parents We are one week away from celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation – Wednesday, January 16, 2019 !  I really enjoyed the last class with all our students and talking to with them as they …


  • The button is now attached…
    January 2, 2019
    In the last note that was sent had reference to a button that did not appear. We're trying to post it again. We've also posted the URL below. Thanks for volunteering if you can. Dear Parents …


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