Welcome to Religious Education

Grades 1 - 8










Religious Education Curriculum and Class Attendance Calendars
Click on grade level for current curriculum and class attendance calendars.


Grade 1

Grade 2 - Sacrament of First Holy Communion

Download First Reconciliation & First Holy Communion Information HERE

Download First Holy Communion Registration Form HERE

Grade 3

Grade 4

Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Introduction for families click HERE

Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Parent Resources click HERE

Grade 5

Download Sunday Mass / Gospel Reflection Sheet

Download Acts of Kindness Reflection Sheet

Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Introduction for families click HERE

Pflaum Gospel Weeklies Parent Resources click HERE

Grade 6

Grade 7

CHOSEN resource materials HERE

Grade 8 - Sacrament of Confirmation

Download Confirmation Important Information and Dates 
                                  Click on the RED FOLDER for content 

CHOSEN resource materials HERE

CHOSEN: Your Journey Toward Confirmation

Mrs. Healy, Mrs. Dow, Mrs. Offerman and Mr. Botka's seventh and eighth grade students will be using  a new, exhaustive faith-formation resource from Ascension Press which offer young people all the information they need to choose Christ with confidence.

Chosen: Your Journey Toward Confirmation is a hefty text which doesn’t speak down to the young men and women who will use it. At the same time, it’s engaging—with its catchy graphics, stunning photography, weighty questions and confident answers to the questions teens ask.

Teens who experience Chosen will find themselves drawn deeply into the beauty of Catholicism and the love of Jesus Christ. In a world searching for meaning, Chosen speaks to the hearts and minds of our youth through comprehensive materials and engaging videos taught by an impressive array of presenters. This is a new level of catechesis that uses modern methods to transmit eternal truths.”

To learn how this comprehensive learning experience integrates video and workbook lessons, as well as how materials for leaders, parents, and sponsors are seamlessly incorporated into this dynamic program, visit www.confirmationstudy.com.


Religious Education Classes are held on Monday evenings beginning in September and ending the first week of May. Class schedules follow calendars provided by the local grade schools. Classes are held in the Cathedral of Saint Raymond Grade School.

4 & 5 years - Catechesis of the Good Shepherd
Monday Evenings 4:30 - 5:45pm

Grades First - Sixth (1-6)
Monday Evenings 4:30 - 5:45pm

Confirmation Years 1 & 2 - Grades seventh and eighth (7-8)
Monday Evenings 4:30 - 6:00pm 














We believe our children need to know their Faith in order to live their Faith. When they truly understand what our Faith is about, they want to go out into the world and spread the good news through words and deeds. 

New Adaptive Resources Available for Children with Special Needs
New resources are now available to better adapt lessons for children with special needs. For more information regarding these adaptive materials visit www.loyolapress.com, or contact Christine Pershey at 



Religious Education Team

Christine Pershey
Director of Faith Formation

Catechesis of the Good Shepherd

click to visit CGS page
Rosie McCune
Ann Mortimer

1st Grade
Rachel Bialko
Anna Foreman
Dee Jaworski

2nd Grade
Kathleen Albrecht
Heather Moreno
Mary Lynn Panek

3rd Grade
Amy Buss
Carrie Lee

4th Grade
Nancy Daoust
Colleen Moody

5th Grade
Kimberly Schmitz
Lisa Wildon

6th Grade
Beth Matichak
David Ponzevic
Lisa Scarcelli

7th Grade
Diane Dow
Madonna Healy

8th Grade
Tim Botka
Heather Offerman

Support Team
Nikol Alexopoulos
Mark Bialko
Linda Cassineri
Jeanne Lagger
Kenia Lochirco
Cindy Nielsen
Amy Pacchetti
Peyten Pacchetti
Lisa Prost
Bea Regganie
Danielle Schumacher
Linda Silakowski
Cheryl Strong
Michelle Swearingen
Ilona Vaughn
Jenny White
Jacob Wilson


Downloadable Documents

Pastoral Policy Regarding Sexual  Abuse of Minors

Protect Your Children
Sex and Cell Phones

Internet Safety Brochure

Parent Guide - Understanding and Preventing Child  Sexual Abuse

Diocese of Joliet Standards of Behavior for Those Working with Minors


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