Welcome to our Notre Dame Religious Education Program  2017 - 2018

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 our children Grades K-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’! And we are proud to announce NEW for 2017-2018 the addition of KINDERGARTEN (Sundays only)



  • ND RE  - Grades K - 6- meets  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: 4:00 – 5:15 - October thru April
  • RCIC PROGRAM (Rite of Christian Initiation for Children) for students who have missed receiving the above sacraments
  • VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL (VBS) 2018   JUNE 25, 26, 27, 28  Campers: Grades K-5 and Peer Leaders: Grades 6,7, 8 and HS


    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 the Mass; they learn the parts of the Mass, the progression of the Mass as well as how to attend and participate in the Mass.

    FORMATION MEETINGS:There are (3) SACRAMENTAL PREP formation meetings which are required in 2nd Grade: Two (2) - Parent /Child Retreats and one (1) - Parent only meeting. These retreats/meetings are a mandatory component to complete the preparation process and to insure that the children are as fully prepared and confident as possible to receive these very special sacraments.


    PARENT OPPORTUNITIES:  Because we consider faith formation to be a family/parish family endeavor we have designed several opportunities for you as parents to participate in our NDRE Program as well:

     Catechist • Substitute Teacher • TA - Teachers' Assistant • Room Aide • Hall Monitor • Attendance Caller •

    • School Nurse • 1st Communion Reception-3rd Grade & 1st Grade Families• Parking Lot Control •
    • Program Photographer • VBS - Vacation Bible School Helper • VBS Nurse

    Our ND RE – Notre Dame Religious Education family is a warm, welcoming and always growing parish family! We are a program that is always adding new curriculum; new events and experiences and new families! We look forward to meeting you and your family!

    We have a place just for you! 



    TO ENROLL your child(ren) in The NDRE program, simply print and fill out the REGISTRATION FORM or use our ON-LINE FORM.       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.

    **PAYMENT MUST accompany your registration to complete the registration process.



    NEW FAMILIES: Need to register with the Parish before registering for Religious Education. Use this Parish Web Site Link or Call the Parish Office: 630-654-3365 to register.  

    NEW STUDENTS: Including all students entering the KINDERGARTEN and /or 1st Grade, ​MUST have a copy of their baptismal certificate on file. Parents must provide a copy for each child being registered. 

    TRANSFER STUDENTS:  will need to complete the Diocesan Transfer Form.