Religious Education


Welcome to our Notre Dame Religious Education Program - NDRE.  

Here at Notre Dame we believe that following Jesus is joy and a life-long journey that begins at Baptism and continues into eternity. To that end we offer catechesis for Grades 1-8 with each program specifically designed to teach your child the ‘good news’ in a way that excites them to ‘learn it’ and challenges them to ‘live it’!




  • ND RE  - Grades 1 - 6 - meet on Sunday -10:45 - 12:00 and Tuesday - 4:30 - 5:45 - September thru May
  • FAITH ALIVE - FA 78:  Grades 7 & 8 -  is a 3-tiered component program: Coursework - Service - Enrichment designed for students Grades 7 & 8 which meets on Sundays: 3:00 – 5:00 from October to April
  • RCIC PROGRAM - (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) for students who have missed receiving the above sacraments
  • VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL-VBS - 2017 - July 10-13 - Students Grades 1-5 and Peer Leadership Roles Grades 6,7 & 8 (Click Here) 


The SACRAMENTAL PREP PROGRAM is a two year program beginning in 1st Grade and completed in 2nd Grade which prepares the children specifically for the reception of the sacraments of First Reconciliation; received in December and First Holy Communion; received on the first Saturday in May.  Children must be enrolled in both years to receive these sacraments. Matrices are in place to assist students who arrive mid-stream. Please contact the Religious Education Department directly for more information.

In 1st Grade, the children learn the basic truths of the faith and their first prayers.  In 2nd Grade, the children progress to learning the prayers specific to each sacrament and they learn about the Eucharist and Mass; the parts of the Mass, the progression of the Mass as well as how to attend and participate in the Mass.


TO ENROLL your child(ren) in The NDRE program, simply fill out the REGISTRATION FORM or register ON-LINE. To enroll in the FAITH ALIVE - FA 78 program fill out the FA 78-Registration Form.  Registrations are taken on a ‘first come’ basis. If a session is full, your child will be placed in a session on the alternate day. Early registration is strongly encouraged as our classes fill quickly, especially for Grades 1 & 2.


   We are so excited that you have chosen Notre Dame for your child’s Religious Education.

   We as a program and as a parish are here to assist you in educating your children in our Catholic Faith.

   We look forward to getting to know you!


Parents... DON'T Forget to check our Parent Resource​s Link for tools & ideas to help you share the faith​ with your children.          And the ND RE and the Newsletter Link for the latest events, news & updates!



Phone: 630-601-1757            email:         Attendance: 630-654-3386