Religious Education Program

General Information

Mission Statement & Program Goals

Attendance & Discipline Policy

Registration Information

Registration for the 2018-2019 RE school year is currently open.  Please return your completed paperwork prior to July 31st, 2018 to avoid a late fee.

Religious Education Registration 2018-2019

Schedule of Weekly Religious Education Classes

 Schedule of Classes PK-8th 2018-2019

Schedule of Sunday School Classes PK-K

Curriculum & Sacramental Preparation

Loyola Press: K - 6th Grades

First Reconciliation and First Eucharist

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, along with the Archdiocese of Chicago, requires regular and active participation in a religious education program for a minimum of two consecutive years for a sacramental preparation prior to receiving a sacrament.  Therefore, the preparation for 1st Reconciliation and Eucharist begins in the 1st grade. 

Curriculum:  Loyola Press "God's Gift Reconciliation" and "God's Gift Eucharist"

Reconciliation & Eucharist Resources

Reconciliation & Eucharist Handbook 2018-2019

Highlighted Meetings & Events for Reconciliation & Eucharist 2018-2019

7th Grade Confirmation Preparation: Year One

Our Lady of Perpetual Help, along with the Archdiocese of Chicago, requires regular and active participation in a religious education program for a minimum of two consecutive years for a sacramental preparation prior to receiving a sacrament.  Therefore, the preparation for Confirmation begins in the 7th grade. 

Curriculum: Chosen by Ascension Press

8th Grade Confirmation Preparation:  Year Two

Year two and the final preparation for the reception of the Sacrament of Confirmation is completed only after year one has been satisfactorily completed.

Curriculum:  Chosen by Ascension Press

Confirmation Resources

Confirmation Handbook 2017-2018 - will be updated soon!

Confirmation Candidate & Parent Expectations 2017-2018 - will be updated soon!

Highlighted Meetings & Events for Confirmation 2018-2019

Confirmation Candidate Information Form

Confirmation Sponsor Form

"Called to Serve" Service Forms

Works of Mercy

Gather & Grow:  A Family Catechesis Program

Gather & Grow Mission Statement & Goal

Gather & Grow Attendance Policy

Schedule of Classes Gather & Grow 2018-2019

Gather & Grow Curriculum

Additional Resources

Called to Protect for Young Children & Youth-providing a safe environment for children

Contact person: 
Cherie DiCesare, Director of Religious Education
847-998-5289