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Religious Education for Children

Our Religious Education program is nearing its end for 2018-19. We will open up registration for 2019-20 in May. The program will be similar to the information provide on this page. Please peruse our webpage for information on how our program is structured.


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

  • Have a Great Spring Break!
    April 10, 2019
    Dear Parents, I hope you are having a good week. We’ve started our “Spring Break” for religious education as we know many of you will be on Spring Break either this week or the next. As such, I’ve put …

  • Links to Chapter 25 – Stations of the Cross this Sunday
    April 3, 2019
    Dear Parents, I hope you are having a good week! It was good to see so many of you last week and I am grateful that several others will be coming tonight to the make up session at 7:00pm in the Social …

  • Parent Session This Sunday, March 31
    March 27, 2019
    Dear Parents, We hope you are having a great week! I’m glad to report to you that in the first two weeks that we have had the Penny Challenge to support Matiamulumba Kakooza through One Heart Uganda , …

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, 2019, 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

  • Easter Vigil This Saturday
    April 17, 2019
    Dear Parents,    Blessed Holy Week to you! I hope that this time of recalling the central mysteries of the Christian faith brings you joy and peace. As a touchstone to our Confirmation preparation, he …

  • Holy Week and Easter Update
    April 10, 2019
    Dear Parents, I hope you are having a great week! It was good seeing so many of your children over the weekend with the Service Project and the Parish Mission. (See photos below!) There is not another …

  • Next Class – This Sunday
    April 3, 2019
    Dear Parents, I am writing to remind you about the next class that will be held in preparation for your child’s Confirmation at Saint Andrew. You child’s class is being held in conjunction with the Pa …

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