Elementary (Grades K-6)

Elementary Ministry provides for the religious formation of the parish youngsters. Sacramental preparation is provided for First Holy Communion and Reconciliation (Confession).

Classes are facilitated by catechists, generally, in their homes. We offer two classes for each grade in the building for families with 3 or more children in the program, single parent household and special circumstances.

Each grade level has a large group event held at the church throughout the year.



Religious Education Registration

It is diocesan policy that a person be in the Religious Education program for one full year before receiving sacraments.  A child needs to be in First Grade Religious Education to be on track to receive the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist in Second Grade.  


Religious Education Registration packet 2017-2018

K-5th Grade Calendar 

6th Grade Calendar 

6th Grade Calendar 







Catechist Resources:

Elementary text books:  Loyola Press, Finding God

Kindergarten text books:  Loyola Press, God Loves us

Catechist Information




All Religious Education volunteers are required to have Protecting God's Children training:

  • If you have already attended training, you will need to provide a copy of your certificate.
  • If you have not attended training, you can sign up here.

You must also complete and submit these forms:


Peggy Idstein

Director of Religious Education



(Grades K-6)

Peggy Idstein

Director of Religious Education

630-416-1992 x6352



Jr. High (Grades 7 & 8)
High School (Grades 9 & 10)
Youth Ministry

Michael Bannon

Director of Religious Education

416-1992 x6353