Religious Education Program

Margaret Waldron, MBA, LEM, MAPS
Certified Director of Religious Education
Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish
Direct Line:  847-998-5289
OLPH RE website:

OLPH RE 2021-22 Registration is now open at

Greetings to All Current and Prospective OLPH RE families! OLPH RE online registration is open at RE website under the Registration drop-down list on the home page.

According to Archdiocesan guidelines, we are planning to resume full enrollment and inclass programming in the 2021-22 school year. If you need a hard copy registration form, please contact Margaret Waldron at 847-998-5289.

OLPH RE Learning Models 2021-2022
In-Person Learning 1) Catechist Led-Student Classroom Model – Classes are led by the Catechist for the students in a classroom. Classes will be held on the days of the week set forth below for 75-minute sessions. Classes will be held onsite at OLPH Parish for 75-minute sessions. Tuesdays at 4:30pm to 5:45pm Tuesdays 6:30pm to 7:45pm Saturdays at 9:00am to 10:15am 2) Family Catechesis Model – Groups of OLPH RE Families meet once a month on site for 75- minutes sessions. Parents work with children to complete the student weekly lessons. This Family Catechesis Model would be for those families, who prefer to teach their children at home after having done so this past year while we were all-remote learning.

OLPH RE 2021-2022 begins September 19, 2021
We will begin our OLPH RE Program at Catechetical Sunday morning Mass on Sun., Sept. 19 at 10:30am to celebrate and pray for our beloved Catechists and their faithful service to our OLPH Parish children and families for the upcoming year. Family Catechesis class sessions will meet once monthly, mostly on the first Sunday of the month at 10:30am beginning October 3 or the third Friday of the month at 6:30pm, beginning October 15. Please mark your calendars for RE May Crowning on Tuesday May 3, 2022 at 4:30pm and 6:30pm in the Church. Ongoing Communication re OLPH RE families The main communication channel from the RE office to families is the RE website: Please watch the News homepage of the RE website for more information. I will also be providing updates to our registered families and catechists as we move ahead via email. 

Totus Tuus
Don’t forget to register your child for Totus Tuus Summer Youth Camp, which begins Sunday, July 18. We have expanded capacity for campers to 60 at this time. We also need 5 (five) adult and youth volunteers to help with the day program with check-in, clean-up, aiding missionary team, snack/lunch and recess.  
Please contact me if you are willing to help:

First Communion Masses for RE Students and Families
Below is our remaining First Communion Mass schedule (updated 06/04/21). Please keep our OLPH RE students, families, catechists and me in your prayers.   

First Communion Masses    Catechist
Sat., June 19 at 1:00pm           Mrs. Molly Kuhn
Sat., June 19 at 3:00pm           First Communion RE Students

Contact person: 
Margaret Waldron