Religious Education (RE)
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Our Religious Education Program, at the St Therese School and Sunday CCD, works to foster, in an educational environment, the teachings and values of Jesus Christ and the Roman Catholic Church. Through the promotion of these teachings and values, we create a Catholic community where students are accepted, cherished, and challenged. Children from all backgrounds, including our Asian-American parishioners are welcome. Our program seeks to foster the spiritual development of children both as a member of the family of our faith, as well as an important member of our parish community.
We seek to involve the child’s family in his or her faith journey and to recognize each individual’s unique gifts and growth in the faith and the community.
All CCD educators are in full compliance with the Archdiocesan standards published by the Office for the Protection of Children & Youth.
About CCD on Sundays
Classes are open to registered parishioners with students in grades one through eight who are attending a public or non-Catholic private school or home-schooled. Instruction in the sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion and Confirmation is provided.
Please note that sacrament preparation is a two-year process and attendance in both first and second grade is required for the reception of Reconciliation in second grade and First Communion in third grade.
Attendance in both sixth and seventh grade is required for the reception of Confirmation in seventh grade.
Students are invited to join the Youth Ministry at 8th Grade.
About Our Catechists
Catechists follow the family-oriented curriculum created by the Archdiocese of Chicago to educate our children to grow and become good Catholics. Catechists teach every Sunday from 10:45 AM to 12:00 noon during the school year (September to May).
Our catechists are creative, responsible, patient and energetic individuals who enjoy working with children and are passionate about sharing their faith with the next generation. Prospects must attend a Virtus class and complete the catechist certification classes. As required by the Archdiocese of Chicago, all volunteers who work with children must complete a background check and sign a Code of Conduct form.