Religious Education
 
Immaculate Conception Religious Education
 
Attendance Hotline and email

In  accordance with Diocesan policy, a parent must  report a child's absence from a Religious Education class session. Not reporting an absence will result in a call from the RE office confirming an absence.
630-530-3483
OR
reattendance@icelmhurst.org
(for attendance purposes only)
 
 
2017-18 IC Religious Education Class Calendar
 
News and Noteworthy:
 
Religious Education registration information for the 2017-18 school can be found here.  
 
Confirmation Candidates - A second Confirmation Enrollment Covenent Mass will take place Sunday, September 24 at the 7:30am Mass.  If you did not attend on September 17, you must attend on September 24.


Looking ahead...
Confirmation Candidates - Pre-Retreat Meeting for Candidates and Parents - Sunday, October 22 @ 3:00pm in the church.
3rd Graders - Walk-Through Mass - Tuesday November 7 @ 7:00pm in the church
2nd Graders - Sacrament of Reconciliation Parent & Child meeting - Sunday, November 12 @ 1pm in the church.
Kindergarten/1st Grade - St. Nicholas/Advent Night - Tuesday, December 5, 6:30-7:30pm in Plunkett Hall

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you have. Thank you for your continued commitment to the Faith of your children and your family.  We are blessed to be a part of it.
 
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MISSION
The Immaculate Conception Religious Education Office is a formational ministry serving the faith community of Immaculate Conception Parish.  It operates under the direction of Religious Education Staff with the support and advice of the Religious Education Advisory Board.  It promotes the Reign of God through life-long faith formation.  It seeks to proclaim the Word of God, foster Sacramental celebrations and worship, and further the work of justice and service.  It implements the guidelines of the National Catechetical Directory and the policies of the Diocese of Joliet.

 
CURRICULUM
The Blest Are We series used in our program is a spiral curriculum built on the four pillars of the catechism and is used in grades one through eight.  These four pillars of the Catholic faith are:
 
  The Profession of Faith – The Creed (What We Believe)
•  The Celebration of the Christian Mystery – Liturgy and Sacraments (How We Celebrate)
•  Life in Christ – Christian Morality (How We Live)
•  Christian Prayer – A Personal Relationship with God (How We Pray)


 
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION CLASSES
Classes are held on Wednesday evenings, 5:10-6:15 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception Grade School.  Classes are also offered on Sunday mornings, 10:10-11:15 a.m. in both the IC grade school and high school buildings.  Parents may choose either day for attendance.

 
CATECHISTS
Our Catechist/Catechist aides participate in the Religious Education Ministry and share their faith with  our young people.  As the faith of our young grows, they learn and grow as well in this truly rewarding ministry.  Our program could not be a success without them. We urge you to pray on consideration of joining this rewarding minsitry.