Religious Education

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

630-530-3483
OR
reattendance@icelmhurst.org
(for attendance purposes only)

 
2016-17 IC Religious Education Class Calendar
 
 
News and Noteworthy:
Confirmation Interviews: We are in the process of scheduling Confirmation Interviews for our Confirmation Candidates and their parents/sponsor.  More than half of the interview time slots are taken.  If you have not yet done so, please send your first and second choice of dates/times to jblaszak@icelmhurst.org.  All Candidates received the schedule at the January meeting.

First Reconciliation:
        
 
Group A:  Monday, February 6, 2017 at 6:30pm
             Group B:  Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at 6:30pm
              Reception is hosted by our 3rd grade famiies.  Please dontate your gift of time to this tradidtion as other families have done for you.



Wonderfully inspiring Service Opportunities for not only middle school students, but for the entire family can be found here.
 
 
Looking ahead...



First Communion Parent Meeting - February 26 - 1:00pm - IC Church (Groups A & B)

Bread Breaking Ritual for First Communicants and their parents -
   
      Group A - March 20 - 6:30pm - Plunkett Hall
            Group B - March 21 - 6:30pm - Plunkett Hall


Confirmation Sponsor Day for RE students: Sunday - March 12 and Wednesday - Marach 15


Important Dates...

First Communion - Group A - May 6 - 9:30am - IC Chapel
First Communion - Group B - May 6 - 1:00pm - IC Chapel

CONFIRMATION - May 13 - 10:00am - IC Chapel



 


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 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.