Religious Education Program

REP Weekly News – Week of July 22nd

Posted on July 21, 2019 by Published by

Religious Education Program Needs Catechists For Next Year!

  • 1 Catechist Aide for Grade 2, meets every Tuesday from 4:00-5:15 p.m.
  • 1 Catechist for Grade 3, meets every Tuesday from 4:00-5:15 p.m.
  • 2 Catechists for Grade 4, meets every Tuesday from 4:00-5:15 p.m.
  • 1 Catechist for Grade 5, meets every other Tuesday from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Please call 847-398-5011 to Volunteer or email


Grade 6 is a pre-requisite for entering the Confirmation preparation program. Preparation for Confirmation takes place in grades 7 and 8. Students entering Grade 7 must have had formal religious instruction in Grade 6, otherwise they will be placed in Grade 6 instead of Grade 7.

During the two-year preparation program for the Sacrament of Confirmation, students are to attend classes regularly with as little absence as possible if they wish to be confirmed in Grade 8.  The following is a description of what is taught in Grade 6 in the Religious Education Program: Grade 6 – Text-book: We Believe Series Catholic Identity Edition – published by William H. Sadlier, Inc. (2016 publication)

All sixth graders receive a Bible to be used both at home and in class. The Hebrew Scriptures (the Old Testament) are the foundation of study for this grade level. The his-tory of God’s People begins with the story of creation and continues on through subsequent stories of the people’s turning from God and coming back again. The children receive an appreciation of our Judeo-Christian heritage. The fulfillment of God’s promise to send a Messiah is shown in the coming of Jesus in the last chapters of the book.

Grade 2 is a sacrament year, as students will receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist for the first time. Students entering Grade 2 must have had formal religious instruction the previous year; otherwise they will be placed in Grade 1.

Parents who have not registered their children, especially for grades 1 and 6 are asked to print the forms from this link and complete them as soon as possible. Fill out the forms, and return them to the Parish Center with a check payable to OLW for the registration amount. Parents who will have children for the first time in the Religious Education Program are required to turn in a copy of your child’s/children’s Baptismal Certificate along with the Registration and Volunteer forms.

Comments are closed here.