Religious Education
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    Immaculate Conception Religious Education
    WELCOME!

     
    Attendance Hotline and email
    630-530-3483
    OR
    reattendance@icelmhurst.org
    (for attendance purposes only)
    Parents must  report a child's absence from a Religious Education class session.
    Parents will be called in  accordance with Diocesan policy if no call/email has been received
    pior to the beginning of class.
     


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    Welcome to the Immaculate Conception Religious Education webpage.

    Here you will find much of the information regarding our Religious Education program.  Please feel free to browse! 
    Please do not hesitate to contact us via the "Staff" tab on the right with any questions you may  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.

     

    News and Noteworthy...
     
    The class calendar for the 2018-19 school year can be found here.


    Angel, Sheep, Star templates, with directions, for four year olds through grade 2 are available here

    News regarding First Reconciliation/First Holy Communion:
    First Reconciliation will take place in early February.

    Confirmation News:
    Saint Report due Wednesday, Dec. 5 and Sunday Dec 9
    Confirmation Interview Sign-up will begin in early January.




     



    Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you have.
     
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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.