CATECHISM

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM

Religious Education classes are offered on Tuesday evenings from 6:30–7:30 pm for grades 1st through High School running from September – May. Classes are taught in English, by volunteers, both parents of children in our program and other adults and older teens. Our teachers are given ongoing support and materials that are needed in order to be successful in passing on the Faith.

Students in all classes will also have the opportunity to attend other activities at the parish such as Adoration, participate in the Sacraments, learn stories from the Bible, Stations of the Cross, service projects and weekly visits to the classrooms by our priests for question and answer sessions and more. Additionally, weekly classes will help your child learn about the Faith with other children of the parish.

Parental involvement is a MUST! We are partners in the religious education of your children, with key support and involvement beginning at home. Parents are always welcome and encouraged to attend a class, and there will be various activities throughout the year where we count on parent support and attendance to help engage their students in the Faith.

Sacramental Classes: Per the Archdiocesan requirements, each student must complete two (2) years of formation and preparation to be considered a candidate for the Sacraments of Penance and First Holy Communion and Confirmation. All students must attend class at the parish. Students who were homeschooled in the first-year prep program in the 2017/2018 school year will be grandfathered into the 2nd year prep program this year only but must attend class at the parish.

St. Peter recognizes and respects the primary role of the parents in the education of their own children. The means used for this education fall within the prerogative of the parents. However, the administration of the sacraments is the responsibility of the pastor. The Archdiocesan policy states: “The pastor or his designate shall determine the readiness of children in light of their disposition and preparation prior to the first reception of the sacraments.” (canons 777 & 914). Therefore, it is not permissible to present your child for any of these sacraments unless and until the child has been determined ready by the pastor.

If you have any questions regarding the program, please contact the Coordinator of Religious Education.

We look forward to seeing you in September.

Contact Information:

Pastor – Rev. Anthony J. Rice, S.J.C.
815-385-5496 / email: stpetervolo@att.net

Coordinator Religious Education – Connie Ballantine
© 847-951-9526 / email: cballantine@archchicago.org

PROGRAM INFORMATION (IMPORTANT TO READ)

REGISTRATION FORM 2018-2019 (English)

REGISTRATION FORM 2018-2019 (SPANISH)

CLASS SCHEDULE FOR 2018-2019

REGISTRATION FOR 2018-2019

JULY 14 & 15 AFTER ALL MASSES

AUGUST 4 & 15 AFTER ALL MASSES

AUGUST 18 & 19 AFTER ALL MASSES

REGISTERED MEMBERS OF THE PARISH MAY PRINT THE ABOVE REGISTRATION FORM AND BRING TO ANY OF THE REGISTRATION DATES LISTED ABOVE.  AS A REMINDER, IF YOUR SON/DAUGHTER IS ENTERING INTO A SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM, A PHOTOCOPY OF YOUR CHILDS BAPTISMAL CERTIFICATE IS DUE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION (IF YOUR CHILD WAS NOT BAPTIZED AT ST. PETER CHURCH).

REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON AUGUST 19 AFTER THE LAST MASS.