Religious Education

Immaculate Conception Religious Education

Attendance email 
[email protected]

(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.

 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...

2023-2024 Class calendar can be found here.

Christmas Eve Children's Mass:   3:00pm Mass on Christmas Eve in the Sacred Heart Chapel (only).  A special focus will be given to the children of the Parish.  Children four years old, in Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades will have the opportunity to participate in the Living Nativity.  Patterns of sheep, stars and angels can be downloaded here. You can simply print the patterns, trace and cut it out on cardstock or posterboard. Decorate the sheep, star or angel and attach a paint stick or ruler and bring to the Christmas Eve 3:00pm Mass in the Chapel.

VOLUNTEERS: Contact:  Pam Stefik/Safe Environment/Protecting God's Children for next steps/requirements.


     First Communion/1st Reconcilation  calendar of events and important dates 2023-2024.


Jr. High service information can be found here.


     Confirmation preparation calendar for 2023-2024 can be found here.
     Confirmation forms

Dear Religious Education Parents,
Thank you for your commitment in continuing teaching the Catholic Faith to your children.  We are here to support you in passing the Catholic Faith on to your children and as such, Religious Education registration information for the 2023-2024 school year will be posted here in early May and will also be emailed to our current Religious Education families.  You have the option to choose one of the following Religious Education class sessions, both expected to be held in the ICGS building:
Wednesdays, 5:10 – 6:15pm              OR                   Sundays, 10:10 – 11:15am
Particular family needs will be addressed on an individual basis.
Register before July 15, 2023 to receive the lowest tuition rate.  The regular tuition rate will apply for registrations received after July 15, 2023.   Tuition is due at time of registration. If, however you are unable to pay in full at this time, please do not delay your registration.  A monthly invoice can be sent.  Please contact the Religious Education Office if you require tuition assistance.    
The registration is not considered complete until all paperwork is turned in.  This includes:
  • Copy of Baptismal Certificate is required for all new students
  • Volunteer Form: There is an urgent need for Catechists, Catechist Aides and Hall Monitors
  • Registration form
  • Tuition/Fees worksheet with payment
  • Medical Emergency Form
 As you know, our Catechist and Catechist Aides are a vital component of our successful Religious Education program.  Two adults are necessary in each classroom.  Please prayerfully consider walking in the steps of others before you as you join this very special ministry as you learn and grow in your own faith and are touched in a very special way by our Religious Education children.  
  • If you wish to request a particular classroom placement for your child, please read, complete, and include the appropriate special request form with your registration no later than July 15, 2023
  •  Class placements will be sent out in early September. 

Please check the Religious Education page of the IC Parish website for ongoing updates to our IC Religious Education program.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have.
God’s Blessings each and every day. We look forward to seeing you in the fall!
            Sister Mary Francis                                                     Mrs. Josephine Bastianoni
            DRE – K-5                                                                    DRE – Jr. High
            [email protected]                                  [email protected]
                        630-530-3480                                                              (630) 530-5262


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. and Sunday mornings, 10:10-11:15 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Grade School building.  Parents may choose either day for attendance.

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.