Religious Education
RE 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:

In honor of the Thanksgiving Holiday, there will be no Religious Education Classes on Wednesday, November 23 and Sunday, November 27.  Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Birthday Party for Jesus  RE Children K-3rd grade and ICGS children preschool-3rd grade are invited to a "Birthday Party for Jesus."  Details can be found here.  R.S.V.P. is required.

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

Christmas Eve: Living Nativity at 3:00pm Mass in the chapel.  Children age 4 through 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 pattern, trace and cut it out on cardstock or other paper.  Decorate the sheep, star or angel and attach a paint stick or ruler.  When Father is proclaiming the Gospel and calls for the sheep, all who are sheep will come to the front, etc.

Confirmation Candidates - Saint Reports due the BEFORE the Christmas Break. This report must be on the Saint whose name you are taking as your Confirmation name.

 


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.