Religious Education
RE Attendance Hotline
In order to alleviate a call from us, please remember to inform us
when your child is unable to attend a Religious Education session.


News and Noteworthy...
2016-17 Immaculate Conception Religious Education registration is underway!
As per usual, classes are filling up quickly, especially for Wednesdays.  Please make every effort to submit your registration early, especially before July 15 to avoid the higher tuition rate.

Registration materials and tuition information can also be found here.

If you are a new to our Immcaulate Conception Religious Education Program please do not hesitate to contact one of our directors listed below:

Sister Mary Francis, DRE K-5

Mrs. Josephine Bastianoni, DRE 6-8

You are welcome to complete and submit the appropriate forms found in the previous link and return them to:
Immaculate Conception
Religious Education Office
134 Arthur Street, Elmhurst, IL   60126

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.

Looking ahead...

July 24-29, 2016 
TOTUS TUUS is coming to Visitation Parish
Totus Tuus is a diocesan catechetical summer youth program whereby seminarians and college students travel throughout the summer proclaiming the Gospel through Catechetical instruction, Mass, Confession, games, fun and more!
Visitation is partnering with Immaculate Conception Parish to sponsor Totus Tuus, July 24-29.  Children entering grades 1-6 and youth entering grades 7-12 are welcome from both parishes.
 Entering Grades 1-6 (maximum of 90)
Monday – Friday
9:00 AM to 2:30 PM
Cost: $25  

 Entering Grades 7-12 (no maximum)
Sunday - Thursday
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cost: $10
Family Rate: $70 for 3 or more children grades 1-6
*Grades 1-6 need to bring a bagged lunch & drink daily
 Daily Mass at 11:15 AM – All are welcome!

To register, please click here.
For more information please contact:
Matt Pozen (Visitation Director of Parish Faith Formation)
630-279-7058 x 502
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.

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)

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.

Our Catechist and Catechist aids participate in the Religious Education Ministry and share their faith with  our young people.  As our Catechists and Catechist Aides nurture the faith of our young, 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.