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Religious Education

The first catechists in any child’s life are the family members with whom he or she lives. What happens at home – both positive and negative – provides lessons for life. In the family, faith is shared as part of the unfolding of daily life. The home or “domestic church” provides a real place in which a child learns to live his or her faith as well as understanding it. 

Our goal is to create a program of lifelong faith formation that is centered in and flows out of the events of Church life. It embraces all ages and generation, promotes faith growth at home and promotes participation in Church life. 

Our program includes grades from Preschool through Confirmation.  Our program uses Faith and Life Series online and the Chosen program for the  confirmation classes. We also use CHILDREN’S LITURGY OF THE WORD as part of our opening prayer.  

The program consists of prayer, large and small group learning based activities and more.

Our schedule is typically twice a month from 9:30-11:30 after mass.

For More Information Please Contact: St. Mary office at 815-858-3422 or email [email protected]