Parents and interested parishioners are essential to the success of our Religious Education program and they play the very important role of assisting the catechetical ministry in sharing the Catholic faith with our youth. We need your support and "hands on" assistance to bring a full learning environment to all of our youth. However you feel you might join in the catechetical ministry at Notre Dame, your gifts of time, talent and witness will be a treasure. Your prayerful support will enable our children to see faith in action and realize that we are all called to serve!  Please look over our Religious Education Volunteer Form (click here) so see how you can help.
Unwrap your GIFT, Become a Notre Dame Catechist or Aide
Share the Gift of Faith with the children of Notre Dame!

The volunteer ministry of catechist requires:
  • Caring Catholic adult who enjoys working with children
  • Initial interview and two grade level/catechist meetings per year
  • Catechist formation/training sessions (six hours per year)
  • Completion of “Protecting God’s Children” & permission for background check
  • One hour per week to prepare for class
  • One and one-half hours per week teaching and passing on the faith
Lesson plans, teaching materials, and supplies for class are provided each week.
Share your GIFT – the rewards are heavenly!
Contact the Director of Religious Education to find out more about becoming a catechist (or program volunteer) at 630-601-1762.
Volunteer Forms:
Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Profile Release
Policy Regarding Sexual Abuse Of Minors
Parent Guide Preventing Abuse 
Protecting God's Children

All Volunteers working with minors are required, by the Diocese of Joliet, to take the "Protecting God's Children" awareness training.  All Notre Dame religious education parents should complete PGC; this training is mandatory for adults assisting in the classrooms or assisting with youth activities. 

For more information on this subject, go to:
For a List of Dates and Locations of Virtus Class being offered:
The Virtus Parent Handbook: